A few hours on the weekend working on Jonestown Yard. This is the only significant yard on the layout, and acts as a working yard, plus open staging, having a total of 6 tracks in a 3+3 configuration. The front 3 are common roads (mainly for steel and intermodal) and the rear three are the grain roads as they have access to the grain unloading tracks in the foreground.
Each yard track will be around 3800mm long although the tie in at the far end will be a bit of a challenge. All the roads will run to a single head shunt about 4 locos long, to allow run-around moves.
The control panel was a bit of a tester to see how things fitted, and safe to say, the wye/triangle needs to be bigger to allow a better fit for the route indicator lights. I'll also split the panel so the far right end of the yard is located near the points (about 8m away from this panel).
With the 6 yard tracks, I'll square them all up so they start as the same length which will make it a lot easier for wiring, as I can put all the droppers in the same place. I learnt this after doing Nathans Point with staggered joints on the main, loop and grain road.
By the end of the week, I will hopefully have 6 fully laid and powered yard tracks, but they'll be stub tracks for the time being.