“Western Highlands”

Model Railway 1B

Western Highlands is a point-to-point model railway based on central and western New South Wales in the mid 1970s. The aim of the project is to make an 8 baseboard (2×4) layout with dual direction main lines, at least 5 stations with yards, as well as various other industry related assets to interact with, including a small branch line.

The main traffic on the route is coal and wheat, along with container and general goods as well as fuel tanker sidings at most townships.

The layout will comfortably be able to run 10 trains at all times with the configuration also suited to allow autonomous use of AI traffic for solo sessions.

Both east and west fiddle yards include a balloon loop with 6 holding roads, 2 terminus roads with run-around loops and engine storage facilities. The balloon loop also serves as a multiple industry asset to service trains “off the grid”.