|Original loading track configuration|
The paved areas need some tuning to make sure the trains run without interference. But so far so good.
I also received a shipment of Walthers kits. I immediately got the storage tanks and Medussa Cement kits out to mock up.
|New loading track location|
I also relocated the petro-products loading track so that the 4-inch tanks are between the loading track and the "main" track. This does a much better job of screening the hole to staging. It also makes spotting the tank cars at the future loading platforms much easier as they are in the foreground. The second photo shows the new arrangement.
|Medussa Cement mocked up as the Borax facility|
I plan to kit bash the Medussa Cement into the storage silos at US Borax. The actual facility is 8 silos long with some doubled and some single. Turns out that 2 inch PVC pipe is nearly the same size as the Medussa silos, so I plan to use sections of 2 inch PVC pipe to expand the facility.
|Mock up of the pier shed.|