Just a question, but what type of track should I use for a VR branchline layout station. I was thinking of code 83, but I am unaware of the correct size. The track is code 60, but I am unaware of the size that comes down to in HO scale. I have used Peco code 75, for a test, only 1 section of flextrack, but it seems to go well with my Hornby rolling stock.
Code 83 equates to 132lb rail, Code 70 is 100lb and Code 55 is 75lb rail. Your Victorian Branchline probably used rails between 60lb and 82lb. Modelling a branchline you should be thinking Code 55, but Code 70 or Code 75 would be easier. Code 83 is way too big for a branchline if you want it to look like a branchline.