Here is the area I am working on:I have the same question as Robert. What makes a switching layout a railroad is the presense of staging--unless that is what you planned your yard to be.
Staging makes the railroad open ended. The yard sorts the cars to and from the railroad and sends some of the cars to switch the sidings. Without the railroad (staging), your yard overpowers your switching.
I'm not by any means suggesting you reduce the yard, there's a lot of action to be had from it. What I'm suggesting is you increase the traffic with staging to justify it.Yes, I'll redo the yard, not thinking clearly Sunday. (2 macaws annoying me all day!)
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