15_Staging at Windhoek
Staging is where trains leave Windhoek for Gobabis and the deep south, including South Africa. Planning on parking 14 trains in staging, so that they are ready to appear back in Windhoek when needed. This will give the yard operator a little more time at the beginning of an operating session to build his/her first train, by letting a staged one go first!
Laying out the newly assembled benchwork for Staging under Okahandja and Windhoek:
And making it permanent! (What a job getting 1.5% grade in bench work):
Track all in and glued down, even the switch machines and track sensors are connected, 2-turn Helix and reverse loops also active: