|NKP 941, a 2-6-6-2 mallet, on the start of the wye and the Adena RR branch. JJ Young JR photo|
Highlighted in red on the valuation map below shows the track I'll be working on next. Click on the valuation map to see a larger version.
|Tracks added in this blog post 4-9-19, Valuation Map from RailsandTrails.com|
Here's photos of the bridges that will be built on the west end of Adena.
|Toledo Mainline BR 192.13 over the Short Creek and Blairmont Rd. not too far away to the left is the Adena Tunnel. 4-9-2014 Chris Ellis photo|
|Toledo Mainline BR 192.67 over the Short Creek inside the Adena wye. 4-9-2014 Chris Ellis photo|
|Adena Branch BR 0.20 over the Short Creek inside the Adena wye, JJ Young photo flickr.com.|
|Adena Branch BR 0.40 over the Short Creek. 4-9-2014 Chris Ellis photo|
|Adena Branch BR 0.60 over W. Main St. Google Maps|
Here's where the wye at Adena stands before trackwork. A while back I started the through girder bridge 192.67 and it's masonry footings which can be seen in the below picture. You can pretty much only make out two sides of the wye, but all the lines are laid out.
|Adena wye looking east toward the yard before the real track work begins.|
|Adena wye looking west.|
The cork road bed is now in place leading up to Bridge 192.67. A layer of the rubber sheet material I like to use and HO scale cork roadbed brings it level with the stone bridge abutments.
|Toledo Mainline BR 192.67|
|Spackle fill out a low spot on the main and a seam transition on the wye.|
|Mainline part of the wye|
|The homasote roadbed goes in for the west end of the wye|
|Homasote roadbed cut for the west end turnout.|
The west end of the Adena wye is anchored with a #8 curved 32"/25" radius turnout. I built this one freehand with a paper template before I received my Fast Tracks fixture. In order to fit the yard and wye along one wall I had to curve the west end of the wye. I was able to keep the 30" mainline radius on the outside but had to drop down to 24" for the inside of the wye. This brought the turnout pretty close to the backdrop which should make scenery there interesting.
|The turnout ready to be spiked down after the headstock ties get glued in.|
|The beginnings of the Adena Branch|
- Quick links
Track work for Adena - Part 1
Track work for Adena - Part 2
Track work for Adena - Part 3
Track work for Adena - Part 4
Track work for Adena - Part 5