Category: Deconstruction

Under the Yard

Under the Yard here you can see all the switch machines  and the wiring panel before deconstruction, everything on this section was wired into the terminals. From there the connection was made to multi-pin telephone connectors salvaged from telephone PBX…

The Yard section after the engine house removed

The Yard section after the engine house removed, this shows the bench work and the wiring bundle. The bottom half was also separated for later use, I felt the track plan on the left end was too complicated to reuse.…

Engine house section as removed

The engine house section included about 1/2 of the main yard and the entrance to the big Passenger station. This section was mainly used for storage, there was room for large trains but there needed to be more small isolation…

Demolition yard prior to separation

You can see the whole yard board at this point. Buildings have been removed and the section has been placed on its side to work on it, at the bottom of the picture you can see the wiring board has…

demolition 02 I’m Working on the Railroad

First slice, deconstruction cannot save everything so the key is to identify (a) unique parts that (b) can structurally stand on their own if separated. Dremel in hand I cut across the center section these were just straight track on…