Model Railway Pictures of the 
York Railway Modellers'
HO Layout in Toronto, Canada

One of the many detailed scenes on the club's beautifully scenicked layout
ho model accident scene

The York Railway Modellers club is located at 5 Oakland Avenue in North York, Toronto. The club has been building the layout since 1992. It occupies roughly a 40 X 40 square foot space (1600+ sq ft). Track is 100% completed and about 95% of the wiring for DCC is done. There's 11 scale miles of HO track. Scenery is almost complete although detailing continues. The club follows prototypical practices of CPR and CNR in Southern Ontario between 1953 and 1957. The layout follows NMRA guidelines. The mainline goes from CPR's Lambton Yard in West Toronto to the CNR yard in London, Ontario. There is a single track mainline with passing sidings. Towns along the route are serviced only by one of the two railways. There are elevated cabs for mainline engineers and local switching is done with car cards.

You can find more information about the club at the link above. The club holds annual open houses to raise money. I know a number of the members through trips to Trainfest in Milwaukee and from operating sessions on Al Crisp's layout. However, I had never seen the York Railway Modellers' club and layout. I had the opportunity to attend the open house on Novemember 24, 2013. I plan to return. It's is well worth visiting.

Below are a couple dozen of photos I snapped during the tour. Click on the thumbnails for a larger view.

model train passenger yard HO model cracking towers HO model train fuel depot
HO model railroad vines on wall HO model train freight house HO model train grain silos
HO model train factory HO model railroad forest model train stationl scene
model train mill scene HO model railroad stores HO model train village street
HO model railroad freight train HO model train loading freight cars HO model train cattle pens
HO model train town yard HO model railroad army tank model train roundhouse
model train grain elevator HO model train freight yard HO model train car accident scene
HO model railroad church scene HO model train coal dealer HO model train grain elevators scene

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