Nathan's Point

A modern-era proto-freelance H0 scale layout with a NSW terminal and regional theme.

The layout is a point-to-point design with the open staging yard being the main yard (Jonestown) of the layout and comprising of a basic loco facility, intermodal terminal, grain receival terminal and a passenger station.

From the yard, the mainline (or in this case the branchline) operates through a grain loading town (Heidiville) and then continues onto the terminus town (Nathans Point) which is also a grain town and includes a regional intermodal terminal, passenger station, and small steel distribution centre.

There is no hidden staging, with all trains operating with an on-layout purpose.

Follow along as the layout finally gets closer to reality during 2018 and 2019!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Nathans Point Update

Its been a busy couple of weekends in the train shed.  Here is a bit of an update:

A temporary control panel has been installed for Nathans Point.  This allows control of the Tortoise point motors.  The final panel will also have orange and green LEDs to show the route.  Apologies for the sloppy wiring, but I was keen to get this one section up and running so I can move on with other parts of the layout.

The back of the panel with the DPDT switches.

The NCE DCC system is down the end of the layout.  I intend on making this shelf the control area for all the various DCC and 12V items.  

Once of the Tortoise point motors installed.  I had to cut into the L Girder to fit this one.  Not great, but not a big issue either.  

G535 sits on the track as power is turned on for the first time.

Success!  All the droppers were wired to the track bus without issue (except for two burns from the soldering iron!).

The track and the droppers.  A pretty tidy finish, but should have aligned them closer to the end sleeper.

The droppers before being wired to the bus.


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