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Railway Modelling in Melbourne, Australia

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Welcome to gccdrailway.org

gccdrailway.org is the online home of the GC & CD Model Railway Group.

Based in Melbourne, Australia, the GC & CD have been been operating a timetable-driven model railway since 1982.

Cherylvale Station

Cherylvale Station

Cherylvale Station sits atop the Cherylvale mainline, linking the township of Cherylvale with the passenger platforms down in the valley.
Waybill System

Waybill System

The GC & CD Railway operates freight using a computerised waybill generating system called FTRACK.
Dannyville Oil Depot

Dannyville Oil Depot

The Esso Oil Depot at Dannyville provides half of the fuel oil requirements for the GC & CD Railway industries.

 

Rodhurst Railway

Rodhurst Railway

The Rodhurst narrow gauge railway, carries coal from the Rodhurst Coal mine to the Hutchinson & Son Colliery.

Modular Design

In order to allow for future flexibility and ease of movement, the GC & CD layout follows a modular design comprising 6 modules.

Panel Design

Panel Design

On a layout designed to run timetable operations, good clean, functional panel design is imperative.

Programmable Logic Controllers

At the heart of the GC & CD block and signalling system are a pair of industrial Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).
Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy is a narrow-gauge tourist railway in the Dandenong Ranges, east of Melbourne.
Taieri Gorge Railway

Taieri Gorge Railway

The Taieri Gorge railway operates out of Dunedin, NZ.
Timetable Design

Timetable Design

Passenger and parcel traffic on the GC & CD are run to a timetable over a scale 24 hour period.
Bells

Bells

Communication between stations on the GC & CD is conducted using bells.

Waybill System

Waybill System

The GC & CD Railway operates freight using a computerised waybill generating system called FTRACK.
Malesden Valley Cliffs

Malesden Valley Cliffs

The rock face at the end of Malesden Valley is a major scenic feature of the GC & CD Railway.

Cherylvale Station

Cherylvale Station

Cherylvale Station sits atop the Cherylvale mainline, linking the township of Cherylvale with the passenger platforms down in the valley.
Rodhurst Railway

Rodhurst Railway

The Rodhurst narrow gauge railway, carries coal from the Rodhurst Coal mine to the Hutchinson & Son Colliery.
Dannyville Oil Depot

Dannyville Oil Depot

The Esso Oil Depot at Dannyville provides half of the fuel oil requirements for the GC & CD Railway industries.