From a forum discussion, adding buildings and terrain.   Two train operation using the passing track with short trains.  Has two routes: the around the perimeter "L", and the bent figure-8 through the crossing.   It has two reversing loops, which allows reversing trains in either direction.  

Switching possibilities, with numerous industries, room to store a number of cars, and the passing track can serves as a run-around for switching and assembling trains.   Includes Mendard's lighted and detailed buildings.

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I wanted to see if the idea could be improved with wider turnouts.   Took a lot of time trying to get an arrangement that worked.

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Mainline turnouts are O60 & O48.  Industry turnouts are O36.  Min curve is O36.

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coach joe posted:

Ken, you mentioned two train running using passing track(s) and short trains.  How short?

Well, the sidings are about 75" in length.  A loco, 5 cars and a caboose?

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