Yes, this is a different bench I am building. I ran into many “challenges” by using an old desk for the foundation, and removing that old desk made life much easier!
Mark the vertical plane where your switch machines will be located BEFORE you install your bracing.
This is an NCE DCC command system that will be running 3 Locos on a typical day. The outer loop is the main track power, and the inner loop is a reversing loop and will be fed from its own bus block.
Getting a track plan onto the layout sub-roadbed has always been challenging. This time I tried a different method:
This layout is a prototypical representation of railroads operating in and through Fort Worth, Texas, with the central focus being Tower 55.