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Sunday, 27 October 2019

Track work on the Shippensburg Yard entrance...

Today I got the Shippensburg Yard lead entrance secured down after wiring the Peco turnouts and drilling the holes for the Tortoise fulcrums, and installing and marking the location of the insulated rail joiners for the blocks & detection.





I also got the crossover from the north arrival track in too after they were wired, the remaining east & west yard ladders are all manually operated Peco’s.



Next stage is to install the remaining track, install the Tortoise Motors, and attach all the feeders.

Jas...

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Altering Fascia Panels for Shippensburg Yard...

Working on the alterations to the Harrisburg East, Carlisle Junction & York Haven fascia panels today.

These are being altered to add the additional track for the Shippensburg Classification Yard.  The track work has been added to allow greater flexibility for operations.

The layout flows east to west (right to left) in the photos below starting from Harrisburg East moving left finishing at York Haven.







Next step will be to print out, laminate and install onto the layout fascia.

Jas...

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Working on the Shippensburg Classification Yard...

Working on the alterations to Shippensburg Classification Yard today, the changes will allow local freights to be made up from an arriving freight from “the rest of the world” via Staging.



There are two small three (3) track storage tracks so that freight can me sorted via either westbound and/or eastbound traffic onto the layout.  There are two yard leads within the middle of the yard allowing for continuous operations.



There is also the ability to make up outbound freight to either the “rest of the world” via staging direct, or via Rutherford Yard.  The added double track truss bridge now shifts the yard entrance to the south side of Harrisburg.



The classification yard also has the ability to allow through freight from staging direct to the layout without interfering with yard operations.  The addition of the extra long yard lead from the south side of Harrisburg also give the ability for the yard switcher to move bigger cuts of cars now too.



Jas...