I would like to introduce my Railway “The Ringabalin Light Railway” a fiction railway that exists in my backyard in Australia.
The layout is elevated off the ground with a L shaped corner section built in a 15.5M x 8.5M area of my backyard bounded on two sides by a wooden fence (the “back” and the “side”).
At present there are 2 levels attached across “the back” with the lower level being 900mm (35.5") off the ground and the upper level 400mm (16") higher.
The plan is for the upper level to descend to the 900mm level across a corner and along “the side” with an overall grade of 4% which also consists partiality of a 2.1 Meter (7 Foot) long curved trestle bridge.
Across “the front” there is a town area planned on a free standing table type area (size not determined yet but planned to be in the order of 8 Metres x 2.5 Metres) which will be 900mm above the ground, both track loops will pass through the town area, where there will be shunting sidings, before the upper track ascends back to the 400mm higher level to form a continuous loop.
There is no printed track plan at present the plan exists only in my head, I am creating a plan as I progress which I may publish at a later date.
I have created a Blog to document my endeavors https://ringbalin-light-railway.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html.
Below are some pictures of my latest efforts of getting the 2 levels down to the same level. The rocks under the high trestle will be extended to the front under the low trestle to simulate a rocky creek/gully.