Well , after our pool was remodeled, the landowner/wife gave permission to my long needed reverse loop. After measuring and checking grades I confirmed it is doable and not under my required 10’ curve limitations.
This is the hidden area where trains will have 2 choices on which way to go. About where the gap between the 2 planters is where the choice between going same way or reversing will be. Trains will be close to the wall and mostly out of sight for this part of the journey
Behind the bush on the left is the second switch, trains will go straight or turn and come in front of the huge Lantana. The lantana is a volunteer that has claimed that area. I have already been doing trimming on this huge bush behind it to confirm trains will fit with room to spare, since I can fit halfway in from the right. The grade should be less than a 1.5% drop as it goes down behind the pool pump
This should be the next image, guess I loaded them wrong, you can see the switch which will serve the new trackwork. another switch just out of view behind the blue building will be the other connection to the existing trackwork
The hole in the wall was a head sctratcher for me , no room the go past the whole pool so I had to figure a way to go through it. 2 36" pieces of 1/4" X 3/16" steel provides a base to the tunnel and supports these heavy blocks, I think they are 16Lbs each. The track will NOT be on the pool, that was a requirement.
The club I belong to has a yearly auction and I scored this 94" steel bridge for a pretty reasonable price the name welded on the bottom says 2003
2 cans of black spray paint later and i think it will stand out a little better than the silver it was originally