Back in October 2020 before I started the rebuilding of the main yard, I did some brainstorming about the scene in El Dorado:
With the new OPs plan the need for the yard in El Dorado really isn't needed any longer so I've been thinking about ripping this scene up for a third time to create more of a small town appearance by reducing the yard to nothing more than a passing siding and a smaller siding for a place to drop off and pick up cars bound for the industries there.
Before doing so I wanted to run an abbreviated session to see how things would work and what I'd need to accomplish this. A few weeks ago I was finally able to schedule a time for Matt come by and help me out.
Here is how the tracks are laid now:
Here is a sketch of what I have planned:
I'll keep the bend in the mainline like I have it now as it adds visual interest and an excuse to keep the old depot in place.