About the Railway

The Ringbalin Light Railway is an elevated dual level Large Scale/G/Garden railway with trains running on 45mm, Code 332 track.

It is a freelance, i.e. follows no “prototype”, railway and only exists in the Kepnock Valley which geographically occupies a part of my backyard and a portion of my imagination.  There is no printed track plan at present the plan exists only in my head and is constantly changing, I am creating a plan as I progress which I may publish at a later date.

It is a small scale operation with a few older steam engines and some small industrial diesel engines.  It mostly hauls sugar cane and raw sugar plus a little timber and some freight, there is a passenger service for the town folk and a railcar service for the workers at the mill.

It has 2 levels which run across the "Back Fence" of the garden around the "Corner" formed by the intersection of  the "Back Fence" and down the "Side Fence" (which runs the full length of the house block, but only a small part is used).  

The upper level track then descends to the lower level with an overall grade of 4% which consists partiality of a 14 Foot long curved trestle bridge.

Once the 2 tracks are on are on the same level it line crosses a lift up bridge to allow access to the inside of the loop which contains a landscaped seating area around a firepit.

The lines then passes across a free standing table type area 900mm above the ground it is here that there is a crossover formed by 4 LGB points so that trains can move from one loop to the other in both directions.

Both track loops then pass through an area, where there will be shunting sidings.

The upper track ascends back to the upper level via curved track, that crosses a bridge part way up, while the lower loop continues across the front of the shed on benchwork, where there are a pair of LGB points back to back that will lead to another “table” on which will be built small a sugar mill that is planned to be a Center Point of an industrial area to try and give the impression of a sugar cane tramway feeding the mill.

There are another pair of points that will take a planned line running into the shed with storage tracks under a HO layout  Ringbalin Light Railway HO Division located inside my shed.