Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Proposed new layout concept Port Pirie updated

Hi All

This is another proposed layout, I have not done a full size mock up, yet!
However its one of those things that you will always default to what you know the best.
This is about Port Pirie, in the AN era it is a busy area.  However I was also looking for some out and back action.  Thus I have added Crystal Brook, for and out and back for grain.  And a slice of Broken Hill for ore out and back.  In between then is staging tracks, for other in and out trains, such as the 260, 305 etc.

Port Pirie is an extensive shunting location, lots to do, I will outline that was I work the plan.  Shunt movements to an from the wharf area, taking bites out of larger rakes.  The key points here are large industry.  Dominating the scene.

On the peninsula, Crystal Brook, this is the out and back for the grain workings. ie somewhere to go.

Now Broken Hill, this is only a slice of the yard, its just too big to do completely in model form.
However key elements are two load out locations for Silverton to do their thing.
And industrial sidings, ie where fuel from Port Pirie would be distributed.  However the industrial sidings around Broken Hill would have to be accomplished by the SRA.  Thus another stand alone job.
Finally there is AN.  So the aim here is lots of little jobs that lots of operators can do without being all over everyone else.  And its a walk in layout, which is what I am after.

I have a modified plan, removed the hidden sidings.

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