Layout Stats


HO (1:87.1)

Track & Wheel standards

NMRA Fine:HO (RP25/88)


Chilcott’s Ck to Temple Court (10.4 miles/16.7km) ,  Main Northern Line,  Liverpool Range,  NSW,  Australia

Turnout & Signal Control

Wire-in-tube mechanical control back to working, fully interlocked lever frames for Kankool, Ardglen and Pangela, slow motion motors for storage yards.  Signals scratchbuilt from brass with some 3D printed.


Integrated behind valance, LED slimline battens.


1980 to 1983, New South Wales Public Transport Commission & State Rail Authority eras.

Motive Power

ALCo Diesel/Electric locomotives – 44, 442, 45 and 48 classes.  Seven car DEB set railcars will provide passenger transport.


Viewable scenicked areas will be handlaid code 70 on Central Valley plastic sleepers with handlaid 1 in 8 turnouts.  The staging yards will be handlaid code 70 on PCB sleepers with 1 in 6 turnouts.

Minimum radius

40 inch (1016mm); 36 inch (914mm) in helix


Diorama/shadowbox style on open frame benchwork, double deck, with spline roadbed.

Train Control

NCE Procab wireless DCC system with RR-Cirkits control boards for the staging yards.

Track height

42 to 70 inches (1067 to 1778mm)

Ruling grade

1 in 84 (1.193%) against UP trains – prototype is 1 in 40 (2.5%)

Total length of mainline run

458 feet (139 metres) – between staging yard exits, including helix

Room Size

Approximately 100 square metres (1076 square feet)

  1. I’ve only glanced and that’s impressive

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