Mystic Mountain RR extended into a previously un-raised area of
the yard by raising it to "railroad level". It became a home for
the sawmill complex and ACME Manufacturing plant.
My objective for this area was
to create some challenging switching operations. After some
trial and error, I was able to include a long spur to hold
several arriving log cars from the logging camp. I added a
runaround siding, one leg of which serves as outbound track
for the sawmill. Finally, I made the spur serving ACME
“trailing point”, i.e. an engine has to pull cars past the
switch and back into ACME. This will present some challenges
in switching cars in and out of this area.
Overall View of Sawmill Complex
Steam boiler & water tank for sawmill
Mystic Mountain RR #5 Dropping Off a String of Log Cars