East of the Blue Ridge

Chronicle of an On30 quarry railroad

October 2021

Improved Access

At some point I actually plan to build scenery for my layout.

When the day comes to build scenery on the peninsula, I will need to have access to the track coming off the tail of the wye that runs along close to the wall.


In order to minimize the impact of providing access to that back track, I decided to make some benchwork modifications.


I installed a new section of girder much closer to the wall. The joist supporting the riser was cut back and attached to the new girder.


The old girder was cut away. This opened up access space much closer to the back track itself, which will allow shifting the access hole much closer to the wall.