as shown in my new video a few days ago, I finished the mainline on my garden railroad. Shay #7 got the honor to deliver the last section of track, including the “golden rail joiner” to close the loop in the upper garden.
I spend a lot of thoughts for the final route, but finally I discarded any plan which routes the track behind the garden shed. Weeds would overgrow the tracks very quick and there’s only bad access to this section. So I decided to cross the lawn in front of the garden shed. This reduced the track length of the loop by approx. 10 meters, but one can simple add another lap before returning to the rail station.
For the moment, this simple track layout gives me plenty of possibilities for real logging railroad operations. Never the less, I also have ideas to add another siding or spur track to place a logging camp, which will provide some more operation, especially for freight cars. And I still have some tracks left ;-)