As I laid flex track around the staging yard, I got to the point where I needed to construct the yard ladder to close the yard off.
As originally designed, it was going to be a compound ladder (meaning I would have two main branches, with a mix of left and right hand turnouts), like its opposite number already is.
Before I went down that path, I figured to use the templates to put some physical controls up to see if there was any alternatives that would work to the compound layout.
|An overview of an option found during layout|
|This somewhat track level shot shows that I didn't have it laid out as straight as I thought; but the benchwork wasn't 100% square either.|
What shook out was a couple of alternatives from the compound arrangement.
|Alternative with a standard ladder arrangement.|
I ended up selecting the option with the ladder built next to the aisle way edge, to make it as easy as possible to work.
Next time, I will share some shots of the yadder build in progress.