To emphasise the time to and from the mines, I am thinking of running a double track loop along the side fence for about twenty metres, each way, with two hidden tracks and two open, one empty track and one loaded track going into the loading tunnel. In that way the empty train that has travelled from the port can disappear into the load-out tunnel and return to port along the hidden track whilst the loaded train on the hidden track emerges from load-out and travels to the Port to be unloaded at the rotary dumper before returning to the load-out portal.
The outdoor track will be mounted on brackets on the side fence, above the garden bed, with two metre lengths of tinted UV covers hinged to flip down and cover the track when not in use and flip back and provide a backdrop when in use.
If all of the wiring is appropriately sealed, will it be safe for DCC? I would like to operate the whole system by PC, with mates using Roco or iphone controls.
I would appreciate any thoughts.
Amended to include the scale in the text as I forgot to include it in the title and it won't let me modify that field