Wallarah Creek began way back in 1998 in a spare back room. This was my first attempt to build a modular layout and as such had no formal planing except for the one in my mind. The layout is based on Wyee which is on the "short north" between Sydney and Newcastle. Why Wyee? Well I had always been interested in the operations of loading fly ash from the near-by Power Stations, which took place there until the early 00's. Also my father work briefly there in the mid 70's. The period that I decided to model was from the introduction of electrification in 1984 till when the bridge over Mannering Creek was replaced in 2004. It was also around the same time that the loading facilities were decommissioned. Wyee has been done as an exhibition layout before (WYE NOT) so I used a near by creek as it's new name.