setout& pickup track

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Nomad, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Hi everybody.
    I am laying roadbed and got to wondering, the setout and pickup track connected to the yard, would that be well maintained and up on roadbed, like a mainline, or poorly maintained and layed on the ground like sidings and yard tracks? I am not modeling any certian railroad, so that does'nt matter. I'm just wondering what most prototype railroads would do. Thanks for any advice.
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Most set out and pick up tracks would be laid on dirt like other sidings. You are talking low speeds, and at most one or two movements a day on the prototype, so the heavy mainline ballast just isn't needed.
  3. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Russ, thanks for the answer. Thats what I needed to know.

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