Hopefully some of the ideas in the photo below can be negotiated into the addition?
More to follow soon...
So the great news is there is going to be an addition to the layout shed due to expansion within our home. We are converting our garage into another room for our two boys which requires the contents of the garage to be moved.
The layout room will be extended by a further 4 metres (13") to the east of the current entrance. This will also allow for further expansion of the layout, namely the possible removal of the workbench & dispatch area into the new section & the addition of a sizeable staging area that will modelled as a classification yard.
The above plan shows the additions to the new area, and the slight alterations to the existing layout. The current staging area (3 tracks) in the l&T area will be converted to more narrow bench industry, and there will also be the addition of the wye coming from the new yard.
This new area will also possibly allow for the addition of small crew lounge area that is outside of the layout area, also with the dispatch desk being outside of the main layout area will also free up space for more operations within the room.
Above the workbench & dispatch area will also be the addition of a locomotive service facility that I have had as a given since designing the JL&T.
More to follow soon as the build starts hopefully with the next few weeks.