Today I started the installation of the staging deck for the layout. It will have six (6) tracks for storage, one arrival departure track, and a return loop.
The plan below shows the location of the deck, the tracks and return loop. It also shows the connection between the helix and staging.
The track and turnouts are all PECO Code 100, I have departed from the Code 83 simply because of cost.
The staging deck is 5 layer plywood screwed directly to the supporting frame, the track will be secured down to this using caulking.
So far a have two sections installed, and am waiting on more turnouts to arrive so that I can get the yard ladder installed.