Building a branch line RR I never made allowance for larger engines.  However in recent years several had crept in while I was not looking and kind of took over the interchange engine yard like invasive ivy.  Then  it occurred to me to fabricate a add on finger module in the staging area.

Problem one was a lack of space for  conventional whisker tracks so I built an arc shaped series of tracks fanning  out from of my 30" TT situated off scene in the staging room.  The curved tracks permitted minimum aisle loss yet still allowed five lengthy storage tracks.  Following are a series of photos showing development.

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Original 30" TT

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Spiral easement template to establish out of way centerlines.

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Trimming the basic foot print.

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Finishing off the edges.

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Mocking in a four track layout with an up graded 32" TT.

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Checking fit up with frame work installed.

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Ultimately decided on a five track arrangement to ease the crowded interchange TT in the main room.

This new arrangement keeps the out of place class 1 power hidden off scene.

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H-8, T-1, T-1, Class A & FEF resting out of view.

Eternity is a long time to have been wrong.

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John, I can stop by tomorrow and share an idea for a complete engine servicing facility including RH, TT plus tracks for the care and feeding of wayward diesels that wind up in your care.  You may need to be flexible and open minded.  tt

Eternity is a long time to have been wrong.

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