I installed three more turnouts today. That makes 5 so far - almost halfway there! I also used up the first bag of 1,000 spikes.
|This switch stand had to be mounted away from the points |
due to lack of clearance between the tracks,
These are key turnouts as they feed the yard tracks to the wharf and wye. So far they run smooth. I need to cut gaps before running trains through.
I decided to add an additional stub track off the nearest yard track. That will serve the bakery. This track is nearly long enough to hold a 7 car train, so it can also be used as slough track when switching the yard if the bakery spots are empty. That's why finishing 5 turnouts is not quite halfway. I now have 11 in Aquia Landing.