Ray Walter

Ray Walter

The Layouts

White Deer Valley RR (On3)
Sandy River and Rangely Lakes RR (On2)

Layout Description

White Deer Valley RR set in Oregon in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Originally this was part of the 3 foot gauge Red Stag layout from Geoff Knot and friends. The layout features a multitude of logging activities in the Pacific northwest. The layout includes many scratch built buildings and rolling stock. Featured locomotives are Shays, Climaxes, and a single Rod. Locomotives are painted by Ray Walter.

At one end of the layout is a particularly impressive engine house and workshop. The O scale buildings are complete with interior fittings and lights.

Sandy River and Rangely Lakes RR is 2 foot narrow gauge based on activity in and around Salem, Maine in the late 1930’s. Layout industries are logging, milk and other dairy products and potato growing.  A particularly important industry in the area is cranberry growing and harvesting.

The O scale buildings are typical of New England mainly scratch built, with some kit built structures. The railroad has its own colour scheme of grey and green. The station and a covered bridge show the flavour of the region.

During the era of the layout, five short line railroads can be seen operating through the town. Local passenger traffic relies on an early 20th Century rail car based on a White truck motor and body.

Site Information

Layout Owner:Ray Walter
Address:18 Picasso Crescent
Toongabbie 2146
Phone contact:02 9631 1476
Email contact:trainray3@bigpond.com
Layout details:Name: Sandy River and Rangely Lakes RR
Scale: On2
Size: 25 sqm
Refreshments available:No
Special information:Park in the street. Entry right side of the house, layout before the garage.

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.