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Hi There,

Im thinking of starting a VR mainline layout. dual mainline station, yard etc... was thinking around the 4 x 8 feet mark

any ideas what would work or what real life area could suit this?
 
Shazam75 Chief Commissioner

You need to determine a few more points before getting to the layout design part.

VR had a very long epoch - so be more specific on what era you would like to model.  If you are interested in the 1960s, obviously that rules out the X Class diesels.

Do you want Steam or/and Diesels on your layout?  Are you interested in shunting operations or tail-chasing?  With tail-chasing, this can get boring very quickly.

So you need to think long and hard what you enjoy from model railways.

Cheers
Shelton.
 
wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
VR mainline layout. dual mainline station, yard, eh? I know a fellow with a accurately scaled model of Wallan circa 1974 as his home layout, that takes up 27 x 10 feet!

An 8 x 4 footer will have boring looking return curves at each end, but ever long container wagons will make it around okay. Here are some random layout ideas:
http://www.cke1st.com/m_train2.htm

As for Victorian locations on double track, you don't have many to pick from out in the country: out from Melbourne to Geelong, Bendigo or Moe.
 
Roberts0001 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, Western Australia
VR mainline layout. dual mainline station, yard, eh? I know a fellow with a accurately scaled model of Wallan circa 1974 as his home layout, that takes up 27 x 10 feet!

An 8 x 4 footer will have boring looking return curves at each end, but ever long container wagons will make it around okay. Here are some random layout ideas:
http://www.cke1st.com/m_train2.htm

As for Victorian locations on double track, you don't have many to pick from out in the country: out from Melbourne to Geelong, Bendigo or Moe.
- wongm


Could do North East line pre SG .......
 
LaidlayM Chief Commissioner

Location: Research
Hi There,

Im thinking of starting a VR mainline layout. dual mainline station, yard etc... was thinking around the 4 x 8 feet mark

any ideas what would work or what real life area could suit this?
- ButterFly_Doors


Why not single track, there's a lot more out there than double track.

Mark
 
jezzbott Chief Train Controller

Location: Victoria
Hi There,

Im thinking of starting a VR mainline layout. dual mainline station, yard etc... was thinking around the 4 x 8 feet mark

any ideas what would work or what real life area could suit this?
- ButterFly_Doors


Mate Im modelling Euroa, North East Victoria, around the 50's,

If you are interested, http://euroanscale.blogspot.com/

Cheers
 

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