Yep, I meant near, in that it is not new in terms of history but near to new. Anyway, the club started building the N scale layout in early 2005. By May we had the framing in place and ready for some decking.
We used plywood for all building materials, but in hindsight I think we needed to go thicker that the 5 or 6mm ply we used for the decking and the cheap grade ply for all the subframing. I think next frames and such will be done out of better grade timbers for sure, so as to make it stronger and less prone to warps and twists.
By June of 2006 we had the deck on and were busy preparing for and also laying the track. Here's the river we made and the bridges being worked out.
By October of 2006 the track was almost down and we were testing sections of track with trains already.
CGSY with Stainless Stripes - A shot of a Qube grain train coming through Mittagong last week. The CGSY rake still runs via Sydney as it appears that it isn't yet certified to run down...
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