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    staging Yard Track widths
    Steve Featherkile said:
    Actually, that was supposed to be rerail, but Bill Gates thought he knew better.  It sucks when you need to check the spell checker.  
     Well someone has to derail before you rerail... And yes, I think we can mak...  more
    staging Yard Track widths
    Actually, that was supposed to be rerail, but Bill Gates thought he knew better.  It sucks when you need to check the spell checker.  
    staging Yard Track widths
    Steve Featherkile said:
    Craig, can you derail a car in the middle of the yard?  Asking for Devon.  
    Only if you come over...  My goal is to have an operational layout by spring of 2020 so I can participate in Soundrail 2020. I'm not go...  more
    staging Yard Track widths
    Craig, can you derail a car in the middle of the yard?  Asking for Devon.  
    staging Yard Track widths
    Thanks for the suggestions. I figure the shelving will get modified over time as this was a quick build using the scraps I had left over. All the shelving is screwed into the brackets. The shelve is 3/4 plywood with grooves cut for wheels. 
     
    staging Yard Track widths
    Craig,
    I like the  Hayes wheel stops made by Tomar  Industries.
    https://tomarindustries.com/803.jpg
     ...  more
    staging Yard Track widths
     
    Sure hope you have that top shelf screwed to the brackets.
    I'd put brackets out at the ends or at least butt the shelf to the outcropping on the left and use a wood strip screwed to the out crop to support that end, and remove the right side bracke...  more
    staging Yard Track widths
     
    https://www.railclamp.com/online-store/Wheel-Stops-p16673232
    staging Yard Track widths
    I ended up with 4 tracks, set on 6" spacing. It's tight clearance when all the tracks are full, but it's workable. The yard uses a combination of #6 and #4 turnouts to provide maximum space with as few S curves as possible. I also took some time and ...  more
    staging Yard Track widths
    Rooster, 
    I think I ended up 6" centerline to centerline. Tight clearance when all the yard tracks are full, but it works.
     
    Jon,
    I ripped the ladder from a couple of 2x4's I had on hand. I think when I got outdoors from here, I will switch to u...  more