These picture have been a long time in coming and my friends and I are nowhere close to being finished. We are in the process of an N gauge layout on a very large scale probably not to be finished in the near future but to be done with a lot of love and a sense of accomplishment. The layout is under a two car garage with lots of room. This is a Canadian layout “Canadian Union Rail Road—CURR the Dog Line” located just north of Port Perry Ontario Canada.
We are not rivet counters nor are we using any fancy power systems. There are three separate lines and a yard with transformers for each. We just like to watch the train go round especially when they tend to pass each other. Although tracks are powered they tend to be set up as static scenes (our choice). My friends, who deserve a lot of credit are John Stainton and Joe Harmum. We get together once a week when possible and “play trains”. John has done most of the work on Johnstown and Joe has spent valuable hours on the prison called “Joeville Arrest Haven” I have been responsible for the ravine, the park, the campsite, the nursery, the storage area and the parts of the farm that have been completed.
The city will be called Frederickton and every one will be making a contribution. The hills you see are made from cans of insulating foam covered with plaster cloth and paint and of course scenic materials. We are trying to use as little bought material as possible. That is why your web site has been a gold mine. At then end of the pictures I have included a set of Christmas led “white” lights; cheap and easy to setup and work on batteries that will last quite a long time if you were only using then for sometime night effects (I will supply more information if any wants it).
Big thanks to Fred. Do you know, I’ve been sitting on this one since November. I get sent so many emails some do fall through the cracks – like this one. So if you’ve mailed me, and not heard from me, please bear with me.
That’s all today folks, I’m having one of those days where nothing goes right. Feeling proper miserable.
Keep ’em coming.
Beginner’s guide is here if you haven’t taken the plunge yet.