Peter McGuire

The Layout

Dogbone Creek Falls

A NSWGR freelance exhibition layout, with emphasis on 19th Century steam and rolling stock.

Layout Description

The name of the layout tells how the layout is designed. The layout features many rising tracks to emphasise gradients in the prototype. There are hidden sidings for storage of the many different trains operating on the layout. Landscaping includes a waterfall, a small lake, goods sidings, Dogbone Creek station. A planned feature is a sawmill based on G W McGuire & Sons at Tomarong – all hardwoods for building construction. Some of the timber was transported to steel mills at Port Kembla for use in mines as pit props.

To create rolling stock of the 19th and early 20th Century requires scratch building and kit bashing using current wagons and coaches.

Light weight foam and aluminium construction to minimise weight for exhibitions. The end modules are curved. The layout is under construction, ready for its first showing in 2024.

Site Information

Layout Owner:Peter McGuire
Address:36 Nerang Street, Burradoo 2576
Phone contact:0413 226 825
Layout Description:

Name: Dogbone Creek Falls
Scale: HO with DCC
Size: 8 x 1.8m Freestanding rectangular modules.
Special Instruction:Park on street only. Layout in garage at front of house.
Refreshments available:No

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.