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Loco Swap

This page describes the simple process of swapping a loco at a terminus station (such as at Buxton in this plan), allowing the first loco to be rested and changed for a fresh engine.  
 
Step 1 - The train approaches the platform with the blue loco, slowing to a stop
Step 2 - The train stops at the platform, with room at either end for the blue loco to get past the coaches 
Step 3 - The blue loco runs past the train on the lower loop, back onto the mainline
Step 4 - The blue loco runs into the depot sidings (via the headshunt) for refuelling
Step 5 - The green loco runs from the depot sidings, via the headshunt and mainline, onto the front of the train which is now ready to depart 
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Model Railway Hornby Bachmann Peco Railroad Train Set Layout
Model Railway Hornby Bachmann Peco Railroad Train Set Layout