At last, something to report.
I have now finished laying track within the Bute Wharf complex. I'm happy with this arrangement, which means that the last of the track is finally down after 3.5 years of construction!
I've made a start on the steelworks main buildings. In this shot you can see the coal discharge shed for the MGR's to the right. The track arrangement now means that I can continually run a MGR train around the inner freight circuit - with the four main lines that means I can run 5 trains at once around the whole layout (3 if the upper figure-of-eight is being used). Should keep me busy!
Looking the other way, with the Quench Tower to the left ...
Another overall view, theoretically MGR trains deposit coal in the discharge shed, the coal travels up the first conveyer into the crusher, then up the second conveyer into the Coke Oven. Hot coke is then poured into a Quench truck which is shunted into the adjacent line by the red GM loco you can see in the siding: the coke is then shunted into the Quench Tower where cold water is poured onto it to produce the Iron Ore.