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    A staging Yard Solution
    Ya know, you don't have to cross over or fool with a helix. Down in the SW you have another solution:
    The Ophir Loop;
    See, you don't even need a box canyon, throw up a couple of spectacular trestles and touch a foreign wall....
    A staging Yard Solution
    John Passaro said:
      ...I could turn one entire loop (of the two loops on the ground) into what would amount to a very long helix, kind of like the Georgetown Loop up there in Idaho Springs. Again, it would be quite an undertaking.
     
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    A staging Yard Solution
    No double track shown, John; so there would not be any "Overtaking"....as in overtaking a train on the parallel track....!!
      Fred Mills
    A staging Yard Solution
    John Passaro said:
       Thanks, Fred. I'm not finding Mike's Blog. Can you point me in the right direction.
     
      Also, I was sitting out back watching trains run around and had a crazy idea...I could turn one entire loop (of the two loops...  more
    A staging Yard Solution
    " Rooster " said:
     
     Seems like you are breaking all the rules "that you preach to others with that helix" if that's what you call it.    A bit more than clearance issues Greg ?
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    A staging Yard Solution
    Greg Elmassian said:
    They take a lot more space than you think. I tried once to make one in 10' diameter, and stringlining and clearance were issues.
     
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    A staging Yard Solution
    John Passaro said:
       Thanks, Fred. I'm not finding Mike's Blog. Can you point me in the right direction.
     
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    A staging Yard Solution
       Thanks, Fred. I'm not finding Mike's Blog. Can you point me in the right direction.
     
      Also, I was sitting out back watching trains run around and had a crazy idea...I could turn one entire loop (of the two loops on the ground) int...  more
    A staging Yard Solution
    We have many of the same concerns, and do stage several trains, even in a fully OPERATING situation, on the IPP&W. 
       We use the RailOps program and set out 150+ cars, every Saturday morning (Weather permitting) 
        &nb...  more
    A staging Yard Solution
    They take a lot more space than you think. I tried once to make one in 10' diameter, and stringlining and clearance were issues.