A few weeks ago I made the decision to remove the passing siding opposite of Murphy’s Cement. This was for the most part prompted by the turnout just plain not working. Since it was such a small section of track I just ripped it out and based on a conversation with my friend Troy decided to replace it with a Lance Mindheim style one turnout industry. I’ve had some time to rough in the track and now I have a siding that beyond the clearance and grade point is 56 inches, which equates to 406 scale feet. In operational sense that’s about eight 50 foot cars.
For industry I’m thinking of a mining supply or explosives company, in other words a freelanced industry that would be at home on the Missabe.