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This afternoon I grassed and ballasted most of the new DB staging yard. I haven't ballasted a turnout in a long time but it went well for all of them and they still work.

My knees started to bother me from kneeling on my work table so I stopped after I had all but two lines ballasted.

There's always next week.

 

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Thank you. I still have a lot of work to do on this section (like all of the other sections) besides ballasting the last two tracks.

I'll be adding platforms to the two tracks that are not ballasted, a signal tower, and several trackside electrical sheds, maintenance sheds, signaling, and last but not least a spiderweb of catenary wire and supporting masts.

It will be awhile before this section is completed. Catenary is $$$.
 

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Thanks.

That E6000 spray pump adhesive makes quick work of gluing it down.





 

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I don't care much for the transition either, but it is entirely prototypical. I read something about the increased stress on concrete ties on the diverging route of a turnout.

They don't even use them in Europe.
 
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