Welcome to the first entry of my Model Train Blog. Many viewers would know my Blogging from 'Rollingstock News' - www.wagonfreak.blogspot.com
I didn't think I would be writing about a layout so soon (especially considering I have no room for one), but an opportunity came up on Ebay a few weeks back to purchase a well know HO scale layout - Wills St (owned by AMRA Vic Branch).
I saw this layout operating at Caulfield this year and was quite impressed with the design and quality, although I didn't think I would ever own it. I have included a few shots I took at Caulfield.
A new chapter of Wills St starts here. During October the plan is to move the layout to NSW and story it at a suitable location for at least a few months while a shed is built or we move house. Once up, the layout will be wired for DCC, and renamed 'Nathans Point'. The goal is to have everything up and running by mid 2011, with operating sessions following soon after.
Nathans Point is derived from my son's name, and Stevens Point, which is a major yard on the former Wisconsin Central (WC). Obviously the layout will be based on the WC in the mid 1990s.
The plan is to regularly update the Blog when various milestones are reached. It might be a bit quiet while the layout is in storage!! I'll try and put up some kit building or weathering Blogs.
Anyway, sit back and enjoy my life changing purchase!
The EBAY screen shot from 27th Sept 2010.
Staging Yard - Photo from AMRA.