Mainline Mark 2 (retired and sold)
This 00/H0 gauge layout, which consists of a double-track elongated cross-over figure-of-eight, was constructed in modules and was intended to show off trains of all nations in a continuous “main line” setting. It was improved and enlarged over the years, like Mainline Mark 1 before it, but the decision was taken to dispose of it to make room for other, new, layouts. Consequently, the layout has been sold and has a new home in Tasmania.
Trains operated on the layout were H0 or 00 gauge from many eras. They were mostly British, American, Continental and Australian. Steam, diesel and electric are featured hauling all types of rolling stock.
A new module, incorporating a model of an iron foundry from the Forest of Dean on the border between England and Wales, was completed before the sale.
The layout allowed DCC operation on one track with conventional DC on the other.
Here is a short video of Mainline Mark 2, made in 2006 by Terry Smith.