Outer Melbourne - T Gauge Road and Rail

martink Jul 11, 2019

  1. martink

    martink New Member

    My second linear motor layout is now taking shape. This is another small Aussie layout, a 48" x 17" model in T scale (1:450) of a typical but fictitious location on the outer edge of the Melbourne electric suburban network. Quite a few lines around Melbourne drop down to single track for their last station or two before the terminus. The setting is the 1970s / early 1980s, and will feature a good mix of EMU stock from that period, all 3D printed. The layout also features a working two-lane road system and level crossing, with road traffic stopping and giving way to the trains.

    The track plan is a simple stretched oval, which will mainly run as a point-to-point shuttle with the rear half of the oval concealed behind the backscene. Having a continuous run helps during testing, and will allow a great deal of operating flexibility. As usual, the layout will be fully automated, with up to 4 trains running in a semi-random sequence from either end of the hidden track. As with Monbulk Creek, the linear motor system is my own re-implementation of an IDL Motors product.

    The layout is now functionally complete, although the software is currently just a test version to prove that everything works.

  2. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

    Holy moly!!

    That is amazing how it all works!
    Especially in this scale!

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