Welcome to the Burrowa model railway blog. The layout is a NSWGR model railway in HO scale is based on the railway of Boorowa, in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, during the period 1955-64.
Parts of the original track plan have been changed and condensed to fit the limited area available.
Because of this, I have changed the name of the model railway to Burrowa which happens to be the original name for the town in the 1800’s.
The mainline is 23 ft in length. Hand constructed Code 55 Micro Engineering rail is used for all track with Greg Edwards track template manual for the points.The curved point was constructed in situ with a 36 inch inside radius and a 42 inch outside radius.I did try a tighter radius of 30 inches but some locomotives shorted out on the inner curve. Tortoise point motors are used throughout and are controlled via switches on the console.
The layout was started in April 2008 and has progressed steadily since. The bulk of the work has been done and just final detailing has to be carried out. The main aim of the layout is to recreate a typical branch terminus of the NSWGR and give me hours of light entertainment and somewhere to run my small collection of models.