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, August 08, 2012

Ore Train to Rico & Telluride Passenger Train

Ore Train for Rico

 This RGS train has a fleet of Ore Cars that Bill Scobie built for a friend.  Enjoy the video as the train goes from Ridgeway to Rico through one of the most scenic model railways in the Ottawa Gatineau area.  See meets and operating switch stands.  Take the time to enjoy the full length presentation.

Telluride Passenger train

Enjoy the run of this out and back passenger service on Bills Sn3 narrow gauge masterpiece.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Western Union train in Sn3

The western union train is one that I have wanted for a long time. The cars are Cimarron Works kits There are three Pullman Tourist Sleeping Cars and three box's and a flat from the Colorado& Northwestern Railroad. The lettering is based on the photos of car 302 taken in 1948. From that Dan Peterson of San Juan Decals and I worked up the rest of the lettering. Not a bad looking train.  Bill did all the model building, modifications, painting and decal work.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Ship Fanning at Iroquois lock SLS: MV Richelieu

MV Richelieu
Owners : CSL Group Inc.
Managers : VShips Canada
Class : Lloyd's Register
IMO number : 7901150
Flag : Canada (since 01-06-2010)
Ordered : February 1979
Keel laid : April 1980
Launched : October 1980
Delivered : December 1980
Ship type : Bulk carrier
Gross tonnage : 22,734
Net tonnage : 13,049
Deadweight tonnage : 35,630
L.O.A. : 222.49 meters
L.B.P. : 216.75 meters
Width overall : 23.22 meters
Draught : 9.72 meters
Depth : 14.36 meters
Builder : N.V. Cockerill Yards Hoboken
Country : Hoboken, Belgium
Hull number : 893
Engine builder : A/B Gotaverken
Country : Goteborg, Sweden
Main Engine - 1x B&W 6K67GFC
Fuel : Heavy fuel oil & diesel oil
Horsepower : 11,600 bhp or 8,531 kW
Speed : 14 knots
Propeller : 1 variable pitch
Bow thruster : 1 (1,180 hp or 880 kW)
Steering gear : Cort steering nozzle