|Designed using SCARM|
|View of Stephenson Yard|
|Das Station and Oak Hill|
The track plan for the Stephenson Branch is in the very early stages of development (see photos). The concept is one I have thought about many times, but a recent railfanning trip has set my mind in this direction. I had the opportunity to drive along an old branch line in southern Missouri which still handles grain traffic from local elevators. This is my favorite type of railroad scene, and I have decided to pursue this type of operation on my fictitious branch line.
This track plan will surely change in the future as I begin building the new layout. I am seriously considering using either code 70 or code 83 track for the layout. This will require a major outlay of cash since I have little code 83 and no code 70 track on hand. I still have a ton of code 100 track lying about from a previous layout, so it may get the nod in order to save on cost. No final decision on the track yet.
I have also assembled the benchwork, and it has been in place for several months to test the room's functionality with other activities. I am pleased with the arrangement so far.