Spencer McCormack

The Layout

The Short North

Western NSW railroading on the central coast.

Layout Description

A layout under the house, with stepped parts because of ongoing excavations over 15 years. Initially, a liking of Lima models inspired interest in model railroading.

The layout started with DCC with Garratts and 36 class locos. Over the years many more locos were acquired, now all fitted with sound. The layout comprises 51 locomotives, mostly operated in consists. Train operation is with long prototypical trains such as coal trains hauled by Garratts and 51 class. Motive power is steam and diesel (DL, NR, 44, 42 48 etc)

Site Information

Layout Owner:Spencer McCormack
Address:15 Morris Crescent, Bonnells Bay 2264
Phone contact:0400 228 332
Email contact:spencertrent1942@gmail.com
Layout details:Name: The Short North
Scale: HO with DCC
Refreshments available:Yes
Other information:Down side path with entrance to layout under house at rear.

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.