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.

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

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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.

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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.