Critical Position

This point is probably the most critical piece of trackwork on the entire layout. It will serve as one leg of the triangle of track that will permit the exit and entrance of all trains into and out of the storage lines. It’s position is also critical because unless I get this right the radius of the main line curves will be smaller than planned thus possibly restricting what stock I can run. In addition it sits on top of the junction of four pieces of ply, there are two a changes of elevation commencing just beyond it, the track bed transitions from plain ply in storage to sitting on the purlin tape beyond it under the mainline track beyond it and eventually a line to the coal branch will cross over the top of this location thus making it the most difficult point on the layout to access. What could go wrong? 🙂

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