As stated, Tarana and the branch will be as close to prototypical as possible in the available space, Wang will have all the track from the prototype, but with a couple of Fuel sidings (based on western prototypes) and the milk depot that used to exist in Lithgow. I am still considering having a wheat silo but am still deciding. These extra sidings are so that the shunting engine (26 Class) has more to do. It will also have the coal stage on the main, that once existed in Lithgow. The Loco depot won't be based on any particular prototype but will have a75' TT, roundhouse, similar to Valley heights, ash siding under Arr/Dep roads and some coal storage roads.
I intend to use code 83 flextrack for the main, code70 for the branch and Fast Tracks, no. 6 turnouts and slips and of course it will run on DCC.
My main problem now is layout height. I like eye level viewing, and Oberon will be at a height of about 1.7m, but I would like Wang to be at desk height (900mm), which means I'm going to have to use a spiral on the peninsular. This can be done in 2 ways, firstly, use a normal spiral in the centre, or secondly, I could keep looping it around having it all sceniced until the required height is reached. Now, this sounds good except that I don't like the spaghetti look, any suggestions?
Well that's enough for now, my eyes are starting to hurt:(
More updates soon