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