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We are rebuilding the club test track - Barrie Island

We mothballed our club test track Barrie Island at the start of the pandemic in March 2020 because of the Covid restrictions.

We realized the current test track was too bulky and heavy so the decision was taken to rebuild it on a lighter weight baseboard made of plywood.

The plywood for the baseboard has now been acquired and cut to size. The next stage is assembling the baseboard and then transferring all track from the current one.

Being the third version of the test track it will be known as Barrie Island III.

The test track is named Barrie Island as it is named after the club member Barrie Summers who looks after it.

Progress on the new Barrie Island III

 
The timber arrived in the Club Room on Tuesday 29th March   By Thursday 12th April the layout had been completed. A link to a film of the first train is below 

  Link to a film of the first train running on Barrie Island