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.
Kooly Ore Train - While in Kalgoorlie, I managed to get loaded ore train 4413 at Binduli. The train comprised of two groups of two locos, and 160 ore wagons. AC 4308 and 43...
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