Four wide track? Simples!

Written by Tim David on Sep 09, 2013 in melbourne 4 four narrow gauge mltc - 5 Comments

Apparently

I'm a big fan of narrow gauge train in Lego, but I always wrote off 4 wide track with minifig scale as too hard. However the Melbourne Lego Train Club didn't think so and have built a considerable layout including points/switches and a turntable!

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(Photos Ross Crawford)

I don't really know much more than you can see the photos and this video, also by Ross Crawford, of the layout at the AMRA train show in Caulfield. If anyone has any more details about the layout, trains and builders, please get in touch.

Edit: Some more search reveals that some or all of the models were built by Flickr user Alexander who has plenty more photos of the rolling stock.

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  1. Peter Ogilvy September 10, 2013 at 9:24AM

    The track was mostly built by Teunis Davey. He certainly built the turntable and the working switches.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/33949953@N07/8682908636/

    The switches were based on another persons concept, but I can't find the link at the moment.

  2. RailBlox
    Colin Redner September 10, 2013 at 9:36AM

    *ADMIN Note there was an error with two blog posts created. This comment was on the incorrect one, so I am copying it to the correct one. sorry for any inconvenience.

    Ross Crawford September 10, 2013 at 2:22AM

    Hi Tim, thanks for blogging. As you've already found, most of the rolling stock & buildings were done by Alexander, and most of the track was done by Teunis. It is inspired by the Puffing Billy railway in Victoria, Australia, the station is inspired by the Lakeside station on that line.

    The trains are all PF powered, with the hardware in the rolling stock rather than the loco.

    It's all done with 12v/4.5v track. The large radius curves are straight rails, with these between the ends on the outside track: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=4623

    The small radius curves are done with various combinations of curved rails.

    The points are pretty tricky to describe, but no rails were modified in any way. The curve on the outside of the reverse track is under some stress though. and these were used as flange guides on the points: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=4865

  3. Peter Ogilvy September 10, 2013 at 11:47AM

    The track was mostly built by Teunis Davey. He certainly built the turntable and the working switches.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/33949953@N07/8682908636/

    The switches were based on another persons concept, but I can't find the link at the moment.

  4. Theodore Maslanka September 11, 2013 at 5:29PM

    Hah. Oh wow. Functioning stub switches.

  5. Brian Panthera February 07, 2014 at 7:47PM

    ^o0^ Now if only there was something that didn't require old 9v track parts... That said, those look awesome!

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