One benefit of summer modeling and having your layout in your basement is the cool temperature there. In a quest to keep as much of my rolling stock as possible on-line I decided I needed more staging and dodge some heat. As some of you know, my layout is the tradional "dog-bone" design. Simply opening up the outer track would allow for access to new staging. Keeping the inside track of the dog-bone uncut allows for continuous running. (see photo 1).
Photo 2 show the completed new staging yard. The 4 tracks on the left are Jersey City and the three on the right are Chicago.
Finally the photo 3 shows the end of the dogbone and its original penetration into the laundry room.