One of the downsides to using dimensional lumber from the big box stores is that it seems to warp as it dries, even assuming you get decent pieces to start with. Over time, the main spine of the peninsula has warped this way and that, causing it to be a bit challenging to fit other pieces to it.
|Overview of the corner. I think the lower track might be relocated to be closer to the aisle.|
|Zoomed in a bit to highlight this corner|
|Protecting the rail on the lower level for errant tools, arms, etc.|
|Moved the signals out of the way. When I started buying signals, they were less than $20 each for a 3 light single head; they've reached over $25 now.|
|Added a "strong arm" joist and gave us a chance to eliminate a nasty bow in the plywood.|
|Also giving us a chance to not have plywood and homasote edges line up.|
The opposite side (inside side) will give us a chance to simulate trains running west on the BB Division, which is a great addition to operations.
|The plywood and homasote that has been cut at an angle previously is where the Bear Island Paper Plant is going to go. I have a track diagram, so it should be fairly involved for the crew.|
|Looks like access to this should still be workable. It will need some more lights though...|
|Access is still good!|