Layouts in the October 2019 Issue
Flathead Valley Branch of CP Rail in HO Scale
Gerry Yurkoski models a "what if" version of a Canadian Pacific Railway branch line. The line is in the southeastern Kootenay Region of B.C., in the Flathead Valley. You'll enjoy the creative history behind construction of the branch line and how the town of Jerome was founded along it. Gerry's artistic scenes are sure to inspire your own creativity: the town is intricately detailed. You'll see CP Rail trains hauling trains through the valley and enjoy the impressive Rocky Mountain skyline behind the town. We share lots of photos, the article about the mythical history and about the layout's construction, a brief interview with Gerry, and a cab ride around the layout.
Canadian Pacific's Kettle Valley Division in HO Scale
Explore the CPR's Kettle Valley Division, which was built by the Kettle Valley Railway. The model is built inside the S.S. Sicamous, now a museum in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. You'll get to see CP Rail hauling goods through the mountains from Midway to Hope, as the whole line is modeled. The Kettle Valley Model Railway is sure to interest history buffs and railfans. You will also get to see the Sicamous itself, which the CPR utilized to move passengers up and down Okanagan Lake. We share railfanning video and lots of photos of the layout (which include a few other railroads like the GN and BC Rail, plus a little steam on the logging branch). Some images of the Sicamous and the museum's tug boats are also included as well as a partial cab ride video around the layout.
Build a Classified Load for a Bulkhead Flatcar
Make a creative, shrinkwrapped load for a car. It's an easy project that can be completed in any scale.