"Texas Southern Switching District" by Joe Coen

Layout Status:
active
Track:
S
Layout Space:
10' x 20'
Layout Style:
U-shaped
Track Manufacturer:
various flextrack, Shinohara turnouts
Rail Size:
code 100
Minimum Turnout Frog:
#6
Minimum Radius:
32"
Ruling Grade:
0%
Track Height(s):
56"
Total "Mainline" Track Length:
100'
Completed:
benchwork: 100%; track: 100%; scenery: 5%
Era:
late-1970s/early-1980s
Setting:
small town Texas Gulf coast
Railroad(s) Modeled:
MKT, Texas Southern Lines (TXS freelance)
Control System:
Battery-powered

Overview of the layout. The empty oatmeal containers will eventually become a rice mill. The operational idea is to build up trains in the yard on the right, travel to the left to switch the various industries, and then to return to the yard.


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Left side close-up. This will become the industrial area. Placement of the structures is just temporary.


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Right side close-up. This is the joint MKT, TXS facility. The flats are temporarily leaning against the backdrop.


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The yard office at Arlen Yard.


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The freelanced TXS car shows its history.


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Another car lettered for the TXS.


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