John Dever

The Layout

Wombat Hollow

Based on the northern line between, Narara and Wyong, partially prototypical but with many freelance features. I lived in the area and decided to model the line where I lived.

Layout Description

The Main North on the central coast serving freight operation between 1945 and 1985.

Some stations modelled, Narara, Lisarow, Niagara Park, Ourimbah. Dual line, Up and Down. Freight and passenger operation, both diesel and steam.

Branch line from upper level near Tuggerah, rises to a third level.

Industry on east side of main line, not connected to main line until Wombat Hollow needed industry to create a line with a purpose.

Site Information

Layout Owner:John Dever
Address:3 Walker Road, Wyoming 2250
Phone contact:02 4328 4470
Email contact:
Layout details:Name: Wombat Hollow
Scale: HO with DCC
Size: 8 x 2.5m Double deck with a helix at one end
Entry: To get in the helix, crawl into the inside, much like a wombat.
Refreshments available:Yes
Special instructions:Parking easy until 1430. Enter layout through breeze-way.

Layout Visits

The layout is open to guests at the following times:

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The layout is not open for viewing during the course of the 2023 NMRA Convention on Saturday 30 September or Sunday 1 October.

*Places indicates the remaining spaces available for each session.