Bureau Junction has two storage tracks: Peoria lead (15 cars max) and Silvis lead (7 cars max). Although LaSalle Yard will have two tracks, I need to keep one open for the UTSW. So, I set the max storage at LaSalle to ten cars. Chillicothe will have a max of 18 total. The spreadsheet will be updated after the track is laid and actual measurements can be made.
I then re-ran my scenario to visually see (with limits in place) how traffic will flow across the layout. I think it will work well. I already want to run either one of the Turn Locals. Both seem like they would be a lot of fun to operate.
Storage Track Calculator
Here is the layout at the beginning of the session.
Follow along with train #113 Joliet to Bureau Junction as it travels from East Staging Yard to Ottawa, LaSalle, Bureau Junction and returns.
Second in the line-up would be train #130 Peoria to Bureau Turn. Here's how it would play out.
Enough scenarios already! We need to get building! Well, I have a plan now. Next up, seeking approval from the CEO.