This blog is a summary of the progress of the building of an N scale layout representing Strathalbyn station and yards in South Australia. The era being modelled is the 1960s. The Aus-moN free form modular system was chosen as the basis for construction. Besides operational use, the layout is also suitable for display. As Strathalbyn station is still in use today by tourist trains of SteamRanger, a swap era may be considered to add variety. (by the Southern N Scale Modellers informal group)
Progress in preparation for the 2016 Adelaide MR Show.
Progress at the time of the Noarlunga M/Railroaders Exhibition.
Stage 2 - The temporary top has now been replaced with the permanent top which is partly built.
Stage 1 - Framework
for the Bridges module is built and a temporary top has been
was added so we can finalise the placement for the cross beams to attach the bridge
abutments for the two bridges – the rail bridge and the road bridge. The cross beams
will also affect where we attach the cross supports on the folding
The temporary top was
painted to see where the roads go, so we get the right angle from the Station
module to the road bridge, and to work out the cut-outs for the embankments for
both the rail line and main road leading to the respective bridge.