Pine Ridge

The main club layout which was in use for more than twenty years, located in Panton Hill. The layout was decommissioned in November 2005. Images

Travelling On Pine Ridge

Written by David Head. Posted in Pine Ridge

Let's take an imaginary train ride along the railway:

It's early morning, cool and clear with the promise of a fine warm day to come. We join a crowd waiting at Henty to board our train, the morning service to Pine Ridge, via intermediate towns. In platform No.1 is a very clean set of Vline N cars awaiting a locomotive. We are asked not to board until staff have prepared the train, but that does not worry us as we are more anxious to see what loco will arrive. Shortly a horn blast beyond the platform heralds the arrival of our motive power for today, an aged and well worn S309.

Pine Ridge Construction Notes

Written by David Head. Posted in Pine Ridge

Introduction

The layout was built in the 9m x 4.2m packing shed at Panton Hill just north east of Melbourne. It is a terminus to terminus design in HO scale. It is based on an Australian prototype with a strong leaning toward Victorian Railways, although locomotives and rolling stock from all over Australia can be seen running on most running nights. Even some imports from America can be seen on odd occasions.

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