operation challenge
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has anyone used a gauntlet as a operation challenge one end of current layout being built will be serviced by the astf and the dgr&w both having separate yards. my road the pb&l has trackage rights on the sf , there is only space for one track between buildings  going into town . my question would  joining both roads before bridge with a turnout then separating them  after bridge and town access  or run a gauntlet over bridge and town access  ?
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#2
Gantlet tracks were relatively rare. They would more likely have a pair of switches.
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#3
Sounds like an interesting challenge. I built my layout with lots of no-no's. Industries on the drill track for the yard, multiple industries on a single spur, an industry on the passing siding/run-around, etc. Would love to see how it turns out if you decide to build it.

Tom
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Some railroads were real cheapies, especially with bridges.
CN built a Toronto bypass in the 60s and the bridge over the Humber river had a gauntlet the last time I was detoured over it (probably in the 90s). That was for a double track mainline.
The line farther west seemed to be single track with passing sidings between the bridges over rivers; bridges over roads were paid for by the roads department and were double track width.

In your case, it might depend on whether your roads need to interchange cars at that point.
David
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(04-13-2019, 07:38 PM)BR60103 Wrote: Some railroads were real cheapies, especially with bridges.
CN built a Toronto bypass in the 60s and the bridge over the Humber river had a gauntlet the last time I was detoured over it (probably in the 90s). That was for a double track mainline.
The line farther west seemed to be single track with passing sidings between the bridges over rivers; bridges over roads were paid for by the roads department and were double track width.

In your case, it might depend on whether your roads need to interchange cars at that point.


my road interchanges with the sf the rg serves two or three costumers  in town  and tracks dead-end there the sf goes on (backdown to hidden storage yard ). the sf curves before  bridge the rg goes straight  my road joins up with the sf about 18 inches before the  bridge sf goes into tunnel down to storage yard . the reason I was leaning toward the gauntlet was it would eliminate 2  turnouts  and maintaining  them for me and the roads.
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