Model Train Photos
from the Holland Centre, Ontario,
September 2008 Model Train Show

overview of NMRC modular model railroad An overview of the Nottawasaga Model Railroad Club (NMRC) modular layout at the Holland Centre, Ontario train show, September, 2008. Click on image for a larger view.
left side of NMRC modular model railroad. Looking down the left side of our NMRC modular layout towards the mine end. Click on the image for a bigger view.
the mine on the NMRC layout module The single mainline loops behind the mine at one end of our traveling layout. Click on image for a larger view.
city on the NMRC module This is the opposite end of the NMRC layout where there's a double mainline. The inside track is used as a switching lead. John Carruthers is running the mainline. Click on image for a larger view.
village on the NMRC module NMRC member Barry Ruse took this picture of the village on the end module. Click on the image for a larger view.
GCRC model railroad cityscape Participation Lodge at Holland Centre, Ontario is home to the Grey Central Railway Club. Click on the image for a larger view.
GCRC model train city with mirror A mirror is used (left end) to increase the size of the city scene on the GCR. The city is on the left as you enter the layout room. Click on the image for a larger view.
GCR model railroad roundhouse On the right as you enter is the GCR main railway yard with a roundhouse and engine servicing facilities.
GCRC scenery with highway A highway parallels the mainline on the Grey Central Railway. Scenery is 99% completed. Click on image for a larger view.
GCR model railroad passenger station The passenger station is in front of the city as you enter the room. Note the signals to control movement. Click on image for a larger view.
model railroad mine A large mine is a centerpiece near the mainline loop. Click on the image for a bigger view.
GCR model railroad trestle Mountain scenery with a trestle dominated the far end of the GCR layout. Click on image for a larger view.
GCRC mainline A long view down the mainlines that take you to the trestle pictured above. The scenery is nicely done. Click on the image for a larger view.
ship painted on backdrop The backdrops are painted directly on the walls. This laker ship and silos looks like Owen Sound on Georgian Bay, Ontario. Click on the image for a bigger view.
main street on the GCR model railroad Main street on the GCR is right above the major control panel. There is a hidden operating pit as well. Click on image for a larger view.
highway backdrop painted on layout room wall. This highway and rural scene is to the right of the main city scene and is painted on the wall. Click on the image for a bigger view.
control panel on the GCR model railroad layout The GCR is DC block controlled. The main control panel is clearly marked with a track and block diagram and is flanked by the power packs. Click on image for a larger view.

Dominion Coal 8 live steam locomotive Dominion Coal #8 is 1" to the foot live steam and is now owned by Clive Morgan from Lion's Head on the Bruce Peninsula. Click on image for a larger view.
front of live steam locomotive Dominion Coal 8. This locomotive, originally set up for coal, has been converted to propane. Clive operates this scratch built replica on his home outdoor railroad. It's a good puller! He has a special carrier that allows him to roll-on and roll-off his track with ease. Click on the image for a larger view.
narrow gauge G scale shay Brian Swanton of Lion's Head brought his narrow gauge engines to the Holland Centre train show. This Bachmann shay runs on G scale track and is battery powered and radio-controlled. Click on the image for a larger view.
G scale narrow gauge CP3401 Brian's inside frame 2-8-0 narrow gauge CP3401 is modeled after the Kettle Valley, BC engine. It's run with Aristocraft radio control. Kettle Valley was later changed to standard gauge later. Click on image for a larger view.
MOW self propelled locomotive Brain used the yellow engine from the LGB digital starter kit for the chassis and motor in this Deer Creek #7 MOW car. Click on the image for a larger view.
electronics in G scale locomotive The scratch built MOW self-propelled car is battery-operated with 8 rechargeable cells. Here you can see how Brian found room for all the electronics. Click on the image for a larger view.
freemo module with digitrax Steve Hoshel brought some free-mo modules to the show. More work-in-progress pictures are posted on the free-mo page. Steve is a member of the Canadian Association of Railway Modellers (CARM).

Brian Swanton and Clive Morgan are active members of the Ontario West Coast Garden Rail Society. It is a family-oriented group of people who enjoy activities associated with garden railroading.  The members enjoy gardening, building indoor and outdoor layouts, running trains and sharing their ideas and knowledge with others. They generally hold round-robin meetings in members' homes monthly from March to November, usually consisting of workshops, clinics and running trains. A club newsletter is available and annual dues are low. Contact Brian should you be interested: brimar@amtelecom.net.

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