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Design of the RGW....
Currently Under Construction (Literally)
(Shell) - Train Room (Interior)
- Layout Design
(click on pictures for full view)
As reviewed in the October update, the use of CADRAIL's
object information feature allowed us to dimension the table sections on the
floor in masking tape. Our latest work sessions involved the construction
of the framework for the Southwest Finger Table and the transition tables from
the in-place Renton Yard. As you can see from the pictures, we have
engineered this table to fully support two full railroads, the primary visible
railroad and the staging tracks that will support operation on the RGW. We
have elected to scenic many areas of the hidden staging yards and access tracks
so that the visible experience to the visitor will be enhanced and will provide
the operator with more opportunity to follow the progress of his/her train.
Our next step will be to add stringers from the eastern
edge of the table to the southwestern wall table. These stringers will be
1x4 L-girders that will then support north-south cross-members, which will form the
base for risers to support our subroadbed.
If you look carefully, you can see that we have also
notched the Renton Yard table to begin supporting the turntable, which is
visible on the floor in the background.
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