October 2019 Trackside Model Railroading Digital Magazine
Flathead Valley Branch of CP Rail
Kettle Valley Model Railway's
Canadian Pacific's Kettle Valley Division
Build a Classified Load
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.
Gerry Yurkoski's Flathead Valley Branch of the CP Rail in HO Scale
Kettle Valley Model Railway's CP Kettle Valley Division in HO Scale
The full movie features narrated video of both of these layouts. A brief interview with Gerry Yurkoski is included on the movie along with the creative story of the building of the CPR's fictional Flathead Valley Branch and lots of railfanning video of the layout. You'll see manifest, passenger, and coal trains and some switching in the town of Jerome. The Kettle Valley Model Railway feature includes railfanning video and a partial history of the prototypical line (which was built in the early 1900s). The club models it after the CP Rail integrated it into its own network. You'll enjoy the model the KVR line through British Columbia and photos of the Sicamous, the sternwheeler-turned-museum that houses the layout. Both features include cab rides.
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