Graeme Barnes MMR

The Layout

The SH&LLRR is a freelance interpretation of rail lines in and around the Southern Highlands. Built in a 15 x 7.5m shed, the layout was commenced in April 2021. The design of the layout is an around-the-wall and walk-in style of over 245m track.

The layout includes trackage from Picton in the north, Dombarton in the east, Bomaderry south on the coast and Moss Vale to the south-west. A prominent part of the layout is the Loop Line passing through Thirlmere to Mittagong. The location of the layout is 50m from the real Loop Line in Hill Top.

The layout includes scratch-built and kit bashed structures, running scratch-built and ready to run locomotives, wagons, and coaches. Rolling-stock includes NSW prototype from the early 20th Century to modern day. The layout is a work in progress. The philosophy is to lay track in sections and complete all landscaping of the section before commencing the next section. Landscape and completed sections include rail yards at Thirlmere, Loop Line track from Thirlmere, through Hill Top and onwards to the concrete sleeper works at Braemar. Recent work displays Mittagong station and northwards past the coal loader at Tahmoor, across the Picton Viaduct over Stonequarry Creek and down over the eastern escarpment using the (never completed) line towards Dombarton.

Site Information

Layout Owner:Graeme BARNES MMR
Address:21 Wyong Street Hill Top NSW 2575
Phone contact:0427 400 755
Other information:Hot and cold drinks are available during the day.

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.