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The site of the new Hanging Yard, beneath the table
where the H-Yard resides, and suspended over the E-Yard on the
Here, you can see the E-Yard on the floor. This picture
was taken from below the H-Yard's table, within the Helix's tiers.
The various pieces of LGB track used to measure and
layout the track for the Hanging Yard. All measurements and track
arrangements are planned in place using spare LGB track I keep
for just that reason. This method eliminates any error that can
occur by simply using pen and paper.
Here you can see a view of the entire work area. The
Hanging Yard is entirely contained below the H-Yard's table. The
first tier of the helix, the one closest to the floor, is just
visible in this photo and is the height of the Hanging Yard.
At this stage, the main stringer supporting the first
tier of the helix has been cut away creating a hole for the lead
switch of the Hanging Yard.