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An exhibition layout based on a fictitious town on the southern outskirts of Newcastle, NSW. Consisting of rural, rail and residential buildings, brought together to create a realistic diorama.
All structures and buildings are replicas of existing buildings. The structures and associated detail have been scratch built from photos and measurements obtained from individual properties.
The signals and level crossing warning lights are hand made. The signals are 3 aspect, using LEDs and photo sensors for signal operation. The control circuits are from Ken Stone's "Electronics for Model Railways" Book 2. The addition of operating signals and warning lights adds to the realism of the layout and another dimension for the viewer.
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