Phase 1 Action
2021 — 2022
1: The 11 tracks of DUT station and the 5 tracks of the joint line return loop were laid before moving to my current location. So far in 2021 I have laid the 2 additional tracks on the joint line return loop and all of the remaining trackage for modules 1 & 1a.
2: Once the wiring and testing of these 2 modules is complete I will lay a temporary return loop on modules 5 and 6a. That will provide for continuous running once the track is laid and tested, including the two Kato Scissors crossings.
3: Wire up the local control panel using NCE's Mini Panel and install signals on modules 1 & 1a. Trains can now be broken in, decoders installed, locos speed matched and general testing. The layout can be operated as a 'Switching Layout.'
4: Build the kits and create the scenery for modules 1 & 1a. This will include the D&RGW Burnham loco facility, the Arapahoe Power Plant, the PSC gas Plant and the Denver Market & Produce Terminal (Wazee Market).
5: Lay the track for Rice Yard, the C&S Intermodal Yard, the passenger storage tracks and the CB&Q & UP loco facilities on modules 2–5.
6: Wire and test the tracks and turnouts for modules 2–5. Build one or maybe two control panels and set up route control using an NCE Mini panel.
7: Build and install Denver Union Terminal (DUT), the platforms, all of the trackside industries and the Denver commercial buildings along Wynkoop Street, in front of the station.