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The freight yard tracks – January 2011

Taking advantage of the Christmas holidays we can work on our layout a bit longer. Basically, we are to create the freight yard buildings, as the tracks laying took place in a previous period.

The next step will be the construction of the passenger station building.

Freight yard
Freight yard

The yard consists of two parking and loading sidings, the first connected to the depot and to an opposite siding.
The yard houses a small scratch-built warehouse in Forex (closed-cell polistyrene) and plastic for which we publish a tutorial. (read more).

Freight yard - tracks
Freight yard – tracks

Access to the yard is routed from from the 1st track. As we have limited space available, two curved turnouts and two medium-radius turnouts have been positioned (scratch-built). Near the yard there will be a small water tower, also scratch-built with brass, copper, Forex and plastic.  (Read the article).

Freight yard - tracks
Freight yard – tracks

The depot is located aside the station. This will probably host a diesel railcar, interlocking with a twin and circulating on layout the upper line. Next to the depot there is a siding. We published an article describing the constrution phases. (Read the article).

Freight yard - depot
Freight yard – depot

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