Lyon Valley Northern

This site is designed to promote the hobby of ferroequinology. It also provides an opportunity to show the development of the "Lyon Valley Northern": an HO railroad featuring CN and BNSF action in the West. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or comments at

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Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Saturday, November 25, 2006

More work on the open pit mine

Well I worked away building som slag piles and a conveyor today. There will be one more built that will go to the big pile in the back.

Had some fun adding a few other small piles and putting in some terrain as well

This Helo view gives you an idea of the whole area. Still needs tons of work. I will be adding some ore piles in the pit as well as a few other details as I think of them. Will weather the building a bit more to I think not to mention the vehicles.

Monday, November 13, 2006

New River Mining Coy is added to the coal facility

It was a rainy old day yesterday so I headed for the basement to do some more modelling. I decided to build the mine below. I had prepainted it in the backyard this summer with the Krylon aluminum and cam green and earth. Played around with photoshop to reflect the day and fill in some groundcover.

The first hour was taking a fine tip brown artist pen to paint the windows. Then it was assembly. Five hours later it was done.

I had built the trackwork with 2.5 inch centres and the mine fit just right

Here is another angle. The next step is the Bragdon powders and the stairs and conveyors which will be installed after the two remaining buildings are built.

Will be back on Friday. Ta ta for now:)

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Getting the mine building built

Lots of fun on the Lyon Valley Northern this week. My new GP40-2W arrived and it is great. Got operating ditch lights, sprung trucks and even a GM number plate.

I was down in Syracuse at a train show and picked up this Resin Flat. Here are some shots of the painting and weathering with Bragdon powders.

Today I was busy working on this coal loader and I think I will run a conveyor from the backdrop to this puppy. It has promise. I mocked it up to see what it would look like.

Hope all is well with everyone. I am of to CFB Petawawa this week. Be back on Friday. Just in time for train operations.