Good yard design for model railroads

I stumbled across this web page on designing yards for model railroad operations. In his notes, the author (Ragnar Torfason) makes the following comments:

"The value of a freight yard-model or prototype is not measured by how many cars can be stored in the yard, but by how smoothly and efficiently cars en route to and from their destinations can be processed in the yard."

Ragnar recommends the following basic design:

I totally agree with Ragnar, and I recommend his page to anyone who is looking for a design for a yard for their layout.


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