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Crazy Staging Yard Idea

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, February 17, 2020 2:29 PM

Good idea, making it all part of the layout.

Mike.

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Posted by ATLANTIC CENTRAL on Monday, February 17, 2020 2:35 PM

corsiar

Going to look something like this.

 

 

I like that a lot.

Sheldon

    

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Posted by BERNARD CARMAN on Thursday, February 20, 2020 9:23 AM

I think clever!

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Posted by Tom H on Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:09 PM

My HO layout has a staging yard in a closet already.  I have 6 tracks (3 Eastbound & 3 Westbound).  This means there is no wye or complicated wiring.  A train comes out of Westbound and backs into Eastbound or vice-versa (all tracks are stub ended).  All of the yard is monitored remotely with three cameras and a small monitor hanging above the control panel at the main layout.  The two entrance/exit tracks go between factory buildings under an elevated walkway beyween the two buildings.  I have no problems backing trains into the yards because the trackwork is pretty simple, one or two switches at the most.  Good luck with whatever you decide. 

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Posted by D&HRetiree on Friday, February 21, 2020 6:21 PM
Equilateral Turnouts -- modelers call them wyes -- diverge half the frog angle in each direction so a No. 3 Wye diverges twice as fast as a No 6 lateral turnout while the divergence experienced by the train is equivalent to that of a No. 6 turnout.Thus the separation of tracks is done in a shorter space and could provide more room in the staging yard. The Prototype usually uses equilateral turnouts to permit higher speeds through interlockings. For example a No. 20 equilateral turnout allows approximately 50 mph while a lateral No.20 lateral turnout is good for about 35 mph. 

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