The mine is larger, now served by two tracks. Adjacent to these tracks is
a two-track mini-yard, again eased by the use of a #4 turnout. And another track provides the switching lead for a fairly
large mill that spreads out over both sides of the two tracks which serve it.
As in Jim Kelly's design, there's no place on the extension to run around
these cars, so the switcher would have to come out to the extension with cars on each end. Not an unusual situation for the
prototype, but not ideal. If we had another couple of feet, a runaround track would be an excellent addition.
I trimmed a couple of the turnouts by one inch or less each to help everything
fit. Since Mr. Kelly had done something similar on the original layout, I figured a little trimming was OK.
Here's how it would look combined with the 4X8 HO Turtle Creek layout: