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, September 16, 2018

Jonestown Yard Completion

Three weeks ago it was an empty space, but yesterday saw the completion of the track laying for Jonestown Yard.  

The yard is a 6 track arrangement that is connected to a triangle at one end and has a dead-end head shunt at the other end, effectively making this a terminus yard (and also acts as staging).

I've already been thinking about getting my Wisconsin Central stuff out and using it like a classification yard, running locals to other parts of the layout, and through trains around the layout, only to return and to be classified as per the waybills.  

Currently the frogs are not powered, but I have a hex-juicer to install and test out, along with a PSX circuit breaker.  

Sorry about the lack of prototypical trains scattered on the layout.  The kids are having fun! 

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