Marcus Ammann

The Layout

The Main North

Modelling NSWGR in 1965 from Sydney to Armidale using double and triple decks

Layout Description

Heading north from Sydney, an engine change from electric to mainly steam at Gosford. There are three north coast trains operating with diesels. From Broadmeadow split operation to either Newcastle or Werris Creek and the North Coast. Trains to the north over 250t are rear end banked from Murrurundi. Then on to Werris Creek where some stage to the North West but trains continue to Armidale, stopping at Tamworth.

There is a return loop at both Sydney and Tamworth for continuous running.

Most operation is through freight or passenger. Signature train is the Northern Tablelands Express, a 7 car DEB set splitting at Werris Creek for Armidale and the north west.

Site Information

Layout Owner:Marcus Ammann
Address:8 Myoora Street, Pymble 2073
Phone contact:02 9402 8929
Email contact:mammann@optusnet.com.au
Layout details:Name: The Main North
Scale: HO with DCC
Size: 9 x 9m
Operating sessions:Yes
For operation review:mainnorth.blogspot.com
Refreshments available:Yes

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.

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