This blog documents the progress of a finescale model railway layout based on the locality of Kingsvale, NSW, on the Blayney-Cowra-Demondrille line, circa 1953. Kingsvale is a fruit growing area and is the first station from Demondrille when heading north towards Cowra. It is the only crossing loop between
Demondrille and Young. Demondrille is on the main south and was the location of extensive railway infrastructure including a coal bunker to service locomotives on the main line.
Kingsvale, NSW 1963
A view of Kingsvale station, looking north towards Cowra c1963. Courtesy Ken Ames, "From Grease to Gold Braid".
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Here is the "grand plan" for my Demondrille-Kingsvale layout:
The modules (the rectangles shown above) would be in my train room; the loop on the left would be in an area under a balcony which I would have to enclose. I have to create openings in the brickwork for the track to exit and re-enter. The loop on the right is in an area under the house - difficult to access for operation, but plenty of room for construction of a simple un-landscaped loop, probably in code 100 for reliability. But my plan is to build it in stages and take my time. So I don't have to worry too much about that yet. The most pleasing thing about this design is that I can run trains continuously as well as preserve the character of both Demondrille North and South, as well as the branch line to Young/Cowra/Blayney, via Kings Vale.
Below is the condensed diagram from the 1954 ARHS Bulletin (ideal given that I'm modelling 1953).