Marbelup Valley Railway - Summary

Name:Marbelup Valley Railway
Scale:Sn3 (1/64 scale, 16.5 mm gauge)
Prototype:Western Australian Government Railways (WAGR)
Period:Early 1960's, summer
Layout Style:Round the wall with peninsular
Layout Height:1394 to 1474 mm to top of rails (was 954 to 1034 mm*)
Room Size:8 m x 3.8 m
Benchwork:Grid style from 9 mm plywood in sections 1.5 to 2.8 m long
Roadbed:9 mm medium density fibreboard (MDF) over 9 mm plywood
Length of Mainline:32 m
Length of Track:100 m
Track:Handlaid Code 70 and 55 rail on stripwood sleepers
Points:Handlaid, 800 mm radius plus others to suit particular locations
Minimum Radius:700 mm (800 mm or more where possible)
Maximum Grade:1 in 80 (main line), 1 in 40 (timber line)
Scenery:Polystyrene foam with zip texturing for basic ground surface
Backdrop:Sky blue plasterboard walls*
Train Control:Lenz Digital Command control
Signalling Control:CTI Electronics hardware and software

* Changes due to move to different house, September 2005, included increasing layout height by 440 mm to avoid duckunder.

MVR Home Guided Tour Aerial Photo Locomotives and Railcars
Updated 23 October 2005