WHY I WENT FOR BENDIGO
All tho bendigo has the biggest yard out all of them, i like it because of the facitlies it has and all the different types of trains that went through. From having large holding sidings, stock yards, engine repair shop, a large engine shed with turntable and goods shed, two platforms and docking platforms and going up to north bendigo workshop and a flour mill siding in the middle. This all added up to having lots of trains running with lots of people or even just one person having fun. Another reason for doing bendigo is that i have family that have lived in the area for over 100 years so it just seem right to do it.
THE MASTER PLAN
Now with the location made, how was i going to go about it. This is going to be that one layout that i will build and run on for the rest of my life so i made the choice of doing it to scale (1:160). As i plan to go from A box right through to D box it soon become a huge layout. It has worked out going from A box to the end of the platforms is just under 11 meters long. C and D box will do a 180 and run the other way on the other wall.
The layout will be built in modules and will start at A box and go on from there. Once the layout is in its final resting place i will extend the double line from A box towards melbourne and from D box the three single lines will be a reverse loop.
|A and B box|
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