Originally Posted by Country Joe
Have you thought about moving the turntable to the left side of the layout and using it to move the engine from the front track to the back track? That would also free up the turnout to the TT for more industry. I'm not sure if I'm explaining it well.
I understand what you're getting at but the back track is 2 inches higher in elevation than the front track and TT. I like multi level trackage and right now the back track is there purely for scenic interest. As soon as I have more room, I will build a module with a 180 degree turnback curve on a 2% grade that will go on the left side and connect the front and back tracks together.