This yard rebuild project started around September 1st. My plan is to push on with this through the fall and will be posting regular general updates along with posts on specific items as needed. This is the first general update.
On the entry end next to the helix all 5 of the turnouts and Tortoise motors were removed. Enough of the track and road bed was removed so a smooth transition from old and new could be achieved. 3 new Peco turnouts were assembled into a yard ladder on the bench and then installed and integrated into 4 of the existing yard tracks. The turnout in the upper left corner will create the return loop and still needs to be installed.