Thursday, 1 August 2013

Addition to the Alco roster & planning for rear expansion

A recent purchase of Ebay has been a Brass Mansfield 43 class. Finish is superb. Many thanks to a very well known Canberra Modeller.

Plan to add a Loksound decoder with multiple speakers and the correct Alco 244 sounds.

Current planning has begun for the rear of the layout. Considering switching to the south coast.
Thirroul Loco depot is the current idea, with PH already building the roundhouse and turntable area. The yard itself will be condensed due to the available space. The return at the front may lend itself to a representation of the viaduct at Stanwell Park if room and some engineering can be applied, due to needing to a lift up section to gain excess to operate

Until the next update.


  1. AH, welcome to the South Coast brother. A fine place to model!!
    Bob (SCR)

  2. Bob,
    Thanks for the encouragement.
    I see from your blog that you have tended to move a little further south than the NSWGR intended to now days.
    I myself also dabble in the Blue & Gold, but tend to run only on my mates Mexican layout, so as not to confuse the two.
    Do you have by any chance a copy of the Thirroul track plan? I can't find one anywhere other that to judge off some photo's or in Byways no 4.