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


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Foothills Backdrop

Here are some photos of my latest backdrop painting along the far wall. My Alberta farming community will go in here with three grain elevators, station and flour mill. Same approach was taken. I started with blue wall, followed with scrubbed in clouds. A blue skyline and the yellow and black (green) for the hills. Distant mountains were done with ultramarine blue, white and a touch of crimson.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

LVN Grain Terminal

The Grain Terminal project was quite an adventure. I took four walthers kits and used all the silos to creat this 16 silo monster. It is built in three sections. Two sets of eight silos and the centre sorting loading unloading building. Kit bashed it went well and I ended up with this 40" structure. It was painted with Krylon spray bombs (Camo, sand, olive and dark browns. And Aluminum for the bits)

It serves as a great scenic block and an interesting siding for my grain cars. Central to the operations between the grain elevators, flour mill and bakery.

CSS07 Closeups First Ever Show

Craftsman Structures Show CSS07

Mansfield, just south of Bosten was the scene of the first ever Craftsman Structures Show. there were 250+ deligates and we had thre days of fun. Combinations of Clinics, contests and the vendors room open my eyes to new aspects of the model railway hobby. Learned about wook, castings and of course the opportunity to talk to the best in the business both modelers and vendors. George Selios, Bryan Nolan, Scotty Mainson Dave Ferary to name a few. Lots of Railroad_lines forum members (80+) as well.

Here are some pictures of models that were on display

Yep. It's was a great time. The people were friendly and the experience was great.