Macey Yard is my version of Alan Wright's Inglenook Sidings switching puzzle.
Detailed information on Inglenook Sidings and John Allen's Timesaver can be found on Adrian Wymann's The Model Railways Shunting Puzzles Website
Adrian's Inglenook Sidings Shunting Puzzle page.
Macey Yard is a 1 foot by 4 foot layout constructed on 2 inch foam that sits in a rectangular masonite hardboard base that it 3 3/4 inches tall.
My version is built with Atlas Code 80 Flex Track, two Atlas Custom #4 switches/turnouts, three Micro-Trains magnetic uncoupling sections, an Atlas rerailer section and four Atlas bumper sections.
Macey Yard is designed to use cars that are approximately 40' long and all are equipped with Micro-Trains trucks with short extension couplers.
The switching lead will hold the switcher and three cars. The center yard track will hold five cars past the magnet. Each of the other two yard tracks will hold three cars past the magnet.
Today I experimented with taking model photos with natural light. I never had a layout, module, or diorama that I could take outside to try it before.
This is a lengthwise view of the layout from the switching lead end.
The yard tracks.
View from the yard back towards the station.