Staging Yards Expand Operating Opportunities
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I planned a hidden staging yard for two reasons -to provide an off-site location for operating sessions and to store whole trains that are ready to come out and make a run for visitors. Because it will be totally hidden, I had to find a way of seeing and/or sensing. I'm using both ideas by incorporating video cameras and IR sensor detectors for fouling points of switches, occupancy indicators, and end of track indicators. My space allowed for 9 tracks of full-length trains that would have limited accessibility. But it was far more than anything I had before; so I will accept the challenges.
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