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I have been working on an extension to my train shed so I don't have to carry out cars two at a time and place them on the tracks. It is about 15' 4" long and will be 4 tracks wide. This will give me about 20' or so of yard length. I hinged the roof so it can be lifted up for access to the trains. I need to get sheeting for the roof yet and some rolled roofing. I have siding to match the 8'x8' storage shed. I plan on using 1x4 pine stock [cut down to rail height and striped] for 3 of the tracks and Aristo 5' for the other. Does pine work ok for this or is a better wood needed?
I also built a bridge from layout to shed [plank] for access. Here are a few progress pictures.


more work ahead! I'm on vacation this week so should make progress.
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If the lid turns out to be too heavy. You could always at a couple of upright posts to the hinged side and add some Calble, pully, with counter weights to make it easier.

It's a fine looking train shed.
I would have put about a 1 foot staight track after the switch then made all the rest wood rails. At the price of track I would not tie some up in the storage yard.

Is that a Grain Elavator I see in one of the Pic's Did you make that or is it ready made?
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