The Railroad & Workshop
Plans are to build a loop of track around our home in
The "railroad" will be more than a "loop". There will be two passing sidings (one of each side of the house). Eventually, one of these will be expanded to create a small switching area much like the HO scale "John Allen Timesaver". There will be a turntable in one corner to turn equipment, and a couple other spurs for switching operations. A spur will run thru the workshop for storage. In one corner will be a 20 foot long, curved trestle, about 3 feet high. And there will be a 30-35 foot long tunnel, along side of the shop, that will double as another storage location.
For a better idea of the track plan, see the rough drawing here... < track plan >
I am building a 10ft by 15ft Workshop in the backyard. The main reason for the shop is for construction and maintenance of this railroad. A workbench will run the length of the shop on one side, and under it will be a storage spur.
For initial design and construction photos of the shop, click < HERE >
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