The plan was designed for one of the challenges laid down on the Small Layout Design mailling list - to design a layout suitable for a student to build while in college. The challenge required that the trackwork would be basic and inexpensive (so there’s just the one turnout) and the maximum dimensions would be 36 inches by 10 inches.
There’s a sector plate beneath the shops long enough to hold a short switching loco and a box car and operation would largely consist of switching cars between one of the factory spurs and the front siding. The doors to the factory should open, effectively doubling the length of the two sidings.
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