Lyon Valley Northern

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Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Thursday, April 06, 2006

Dave's CN Dream

Details details details. Dave has done a super job with his HO scale CN layout. The track is peco code 100. The layout goes around the room and he has a double ended staging yard through the wall in another room. Dave had a great deal of fun integrating his track plan, ground cover, trees, rock castings, structures, figures and small details into this wonderful three dimensional masterpeace. The blending of the colours and careful weathering has made a great transition to the acrylic painted backdrop. Scenic breaks in the foreground add to the depth and the transition to the backdrop makes the scene go on for ever. The CN gang leaves the trailer park in the early morning and heads down to the round house for coffee before the morning run.

Here you see a mixed freight arriving to switch out tank cars boxcars and gondolas. You can only hold the main for a short time as there is a stream of freight and passanger traffic that must make its way through this sleepy western town

The flour mill is a Walthers Kit and he nicely combined it with a conveyor and two storage bins. The Switcher is an athearn model modified with juneco parts and custom painted and weathered. The caboose is a sylvan custom painted.

This gorge shows a grain train powering over a central valley trestle. When Dave reads this blog I hope he will add some details about the operations and I can then add a few more pictures. Consider this a draft ha ha.


Blogger Mike Hamer said...

Dave, you've got a great layout on the go there! Hey, can I come by to run trains! Maybe I could take the train out west for such an occasion! Keep up the great work.

Cheers, Mike Hamer

2:11 PM  
Blogger Mike Sherbak said...

Very nice layout Dave !
I am particularly interested in the turntablke as I am planning on developing an engine facility when I get back from my deployment to Iraq. Any recommendations ?
Absolutely outstanding detail work
I will be posting some phtots next week of my modules and the layout visits we make this week while trekking thru Maine and NH.
Ottowa this fall?
Best regards
Mike Sherbak

1:33 AM  

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