JTEX A switcher junkyard

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I have been wanting to start my switcher junkyard for a long time now. Well with the garage now built, I started building the bench work today. I have four 4' X 6' sections and one 4' X 6' that will be rounded. Right now the height is 44" high once the plywood gets put on tomorrow, but I'm thinking about lowering that another 4". So here's today's progress shots.

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Just one more ditty: Since I've learned not all your locos are depicted as being junk; that some are waiting repair, perhaps just the title "Switcher Junk Yard" is misleading. Because that's what caused me to believe was its sole function..
Perhaps, other than giving the entire facility a name' like "Stanton yard " or "Fletcher yard", call its function a 'loco maintenance yard [or facility]'.
I only say this because I believe 1:1 scale RRs don't use the term 'junk yard'.. And all completely burned out equipment goes to a bone or scrap yard...
 
Are you going to put track on those shelves? Or just set the locomotives on the wood? Or are you going to go crazy and put ballasted track on the shelves? :p
No I'll pass on putting track on them. I plan on putting I small piece of trim to the front edge of each shelf. That will keep anything from sliding off. We get a lot of vibrations around here from the Army shooting off artillery. I've already lost a Big Boy to falling off of a 7' shelf.
 
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Why build a large display shelf when all or most will eventually be sitting in the junkyard full time, the shelf empty ?..
I can't imagine the grand total value of all those engines. Personally, I'd rather have 4 engines and a new Mercedes...🌵 🛤☀
 
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