Israel Schnute's

Connecting the portal to the new alignment

In Lapara on November 13, 2019 at 6:00 am


The new tracks are only a few feet away from the old alignment.  Three feet for the inbound track and nine feet for the outbound track.  From rail to rail.  Instead of tearing down and rebuilding a whole building with its electronics and glass and bricks and billboards, we made a track loop.

As always, all work takes place at night.  We have 10 year floodlights that still do the job as good as any.

In this first image, the traffic signal will stay.  The tracks will circle around it.


The lower light will be re-positioned.Snapshot_597Snapshot_598Snapshot_600

There were two tracks previously.  We now have two loops AND a crossover track!Snapshot_601Snapshot_602

That means I’ll have to do some electrical work for the rare case a train will have to wrong rail right here to get to the other door.

Here are the videos of the new run.  It clears the pole so nicely.

Maybe other sims will put it all on a straight line.  But I really like wedging things into existing spaces.  The S-curve on the train makes this look rather exciting.

Hard Hats and reflective gear is required.


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