Member Layouts and Pictures

This section is dedicated to NMRA Canada member’s layouts, meets, shows, and conventions. We want to feature your builds here.

Niagara Frontier Region Layouts and Pictures
Southern Ontario and North Eastern Ontario

St. Lawrence Division (Eastern Ontario)
This layout is very much under construction.  It was started a year ago and progress happens as Andrew has the time.  It is based on CN in Stellarton, Nova Scotia in 1978.
Mike Hamer’s Boston and Maine Layout in Ottawa was featured in an annual issue of Model Railroader’s “Great Model Railroads” a few years ago and it is a gem.  Check out the blog and join the conversation with Mike.  Mike is an active member of the SLD of the NMRA.
Michel’s Layout is popular amongst Ottawa area operators because of the effort and detail he puts into the sessions.  Michel hosts 2 regular operating sessions a month as well as many special sessions.  Michel is an active member of the SLD of the NMRA.
The Credit Valley Railway.  Will’s layout encompasses the Credit Valley Railway’s branchline from Cheltenham to Orangeville circa 1880-1900. It is located in a 10’x10′ room and runs on DCC.
Western Ontario Division
CNJWS II is the second version of my home layout– Canadian National Junction West Sub. I run CN (with some CP and TH & B) in the 1950’s transition era. Location is west Toronto in the “Junction Area” (Annette, Keele, Dundas) Many structures are scratchbuild or kit-bashed, the layout is fully scenicked and all is heavily weathered (as time allows!). I have over 225 feet of mainline with a 24″ minimum radius and eight switching areas. I am a member of a local round robin group and am usually open Monday nights for operating, worknights etc. Call ahead to visit. John Kanakos (519) 660-1844 London, Ontario.

North Eastern Region Layouts and Pictures
Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces

The Aroostook Valley Model Railroad is a prototype based representation of the AVRR in Presque Isle, Maine in the Fall of 1967.
An HO-scale operating model railway located in Carleton County, NB ca. 1965.

Thousand Lakes Region Layouts and Pictures
North Western Ontario and Manitoba

No 1. Northern Division Pictures

Pacific Northwest Region Layouts and Pictures
Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC and the Territories

The Cariboo Western Railroad is a freelanced model railroad. That means no prototype ever existed. The route follows the PGE/BCRAIL from North Vancouver to Anderson and an imaginary extension to Ashcroft. Some parts are modeled to closely follow the prototype and other parts are creative fiction. However all modeling will attempt to reproduce the geology and ecosystem accurately.