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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    Originally Posted by dstuttgen
    Well it's pretty pathetic so far but I am working on it.

    But at least you have one!
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    You guys are making me feel bad. Not only don't I have a yard, I didn't leave enough room for even a small yard.

    Back to the drawing board...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tred View Post
    You guys are making me feel bad. Not only don't I have a yard, I didn't leave enough room for even a small yard.

    Back to the drawing board...
    For what it's worth Tred, a "yard" may be nothing more than a siding or two.

    A train could arrive at the siding, set out and pick up cars off the siding, and continue on it's way. A "yard" is nothing more than a track, or tracks, where cars are stored and trains assembled.

    If you have room to add a siding, you're all set! There are many prototypical locations that have a single "yard track" where trains spend alot of time switching cars into and out of their trains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scnscaler View Post
    This is pretty much done, a little bit more scenery on the one side to do after I finish the roundhouse project. Three A&D tracks, seven classification tracks, three passenger storage tracks, caboose track and MOW storage in about 12 feet or so.
    Oh my gosh, that is real nice!

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    Thanks for all the great yards , gave me some good idea what mine should look like.
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    That is one exceptional well-done yard scnscaler. I do like that roundhouse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tred View Post
    You guys are making me feel bad. Not only don't I have a yard, I didn't leave enough room for even a small yard.

    Back to the drawing board...
    Sorry Tred, Didn't mean to make you feel down.
    Like SooLineRob said "a "yard" may be nothing more than a siding or two."
    It all depends on your needs.
    When you find a need for one you find a place for it.
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    The main yard on my layout occupies a large bit of real estate on the lower deck of my layout. The normal entrance to the layout is from switches 101a and 101b at the lower center portion of the track diagram. Switch 120 is the normal exit from the yard and is located just to the right of the lower portion of the roundhouse. In addition to both back and front yard leads the main body of the yard is 10 tracks wide with 8 general purpose tracks, 1 ice house track and a runaround track down the middle of the yard.



    And now for a few photos.
    First the normal yard entrance. The BN caboose has just cleared the yard entrance switches. These are a pair of switches (sw101a and sw101b) operated as a single switch. Just behind these switches the very end of the back end yard lead curves to join another section of mainline.


    Here the back end yard lead curves and rises to meet the back end yard ladder switches.


    Here the train has cleared the back end yard switches.

    Here the train has progressed to the front yard ladder switch.


    Here the train is on the front yard lead dropping down to meet the main line.


    Here the train is approaching switch 120 the normal exit from the yard.


    Here are the caboose tracks with cabooses.



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    Since I'm stil in the planning stage a picture form my (back)yard taken from my future train room.

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    Oh come on who doesn't have a castle in their back yard?

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    You are right. Therefor I tried to tier it down..... They didn't let me.

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    Here's mine. I actually ended up deciding to make the front half of my layout into a larger yard scene. A double mainline passes through it and then runs across the arroyo and into the mesas in the background. The green circle is the location of the turntable I plan on installing. The blue tape is a service road within the yard. Runs from the car/machine shops in the background to the future turntable.
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    Would I be out a place to ask that this thread also be show us your loco service facilities ? It is a part of the yard too quite often
    I just didn't want to start another similar thread , but I dont want to hijack either

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    We had the castle removed before we moved into our house...

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    Quote Originally Posted by baronjutter View Post
    Oh come on who doesn't have a castle in their back yard?
    Yeah and Rob only lives about 25 km from me , so when he does have a layout I'll be sure to visit his castle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SocalGeologist View Post
    Here's mine. I actually ended up deciding to make the front half of my layout into a larger yard scene. A double mainline passes through it and then runs across the arroyo and into the mesas in the background. The green circle is the location of the turntable I plan on installing. The blue tape is a service road within the yard. Runs from the car/machine shops in the background to the future turntable.
    Bill , is that the start of a intermodal yard i see in the upper right corner ? Looks like your laying cork to bring the base up to track level

    Steve

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    This picture is about 3 years old. Since then I have added a 2' x 16' extension onto end of it. I'm thinking about removing this yard and replace it
    with a few more industries, adding another main line and a few more passing sidings.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aflica View Post
    Bill , is that the start of a intermodal yard i see in the upper right corner ? Looks like your laying cork to bring the base up to track level

    Steve
    No, not intended to be an intermodal yard per se. I just want to see the yard more along the lines of ones where the yard surface is near flush and made of concrete or asphalt as opposed to having crush rock ballast between the track.

    Here's a photo from the now abandoned Taylor Yard in Los Angeles. Nearly the entire yard was this type of surface.

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    I got it Bill
    I look forward to seeing the progress reports on that

    Steve

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    Default Main Branch Yard

    No Castle,(darn it!) just a small branch yard for my industrial area.




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    Since Steve asked, here are a couple of shots of my roundhouse area.

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