July 2020 Trackside Model Railroading Digital Magazine

Pete Vassler's
Canyon Creek Timber Rwy
Multiple Modelers'
HO, S, G & 1:32 Scale Layouts

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HO Scale

Various Scales

Canyon Café - Behind the Scenes

Layouts in the July 2020 Issue

Canyon Creek Timber Railway in HO Scale

You'll enjoy Pete Vassler's HO scale Canyon Creek Timber Railway, a beautiful, freelanced logging railroad based in southwestern Washington State. We share an article about the layout with lots of details on how he built his scenery, how he operates, and some tips from Pete's perspective. You'll see video of the railway in action and lots of photos of this work of art. We have photographed the CCTRwy more than once and show a few updates over the years where he has added to the layout.

Tunnel Usage and Tunnel Portals in Various Scales

We share photos of several layouts' tunnels to give you ideas for ways to incorporate them into your layout. The images are from several layouts in HO, S, G and 1:32 scale.

The Making of the Canyon Café
Rather than a project this month, we share a behind-the-scenes look at Pete's process as he built the Canyon Café on the CCTRwy. This article is an extension to the layout tour and includes some in-progress photos from when Pete was hard at work on this unique structure. He used several kits as well as some scratch-built parts and many hours to build the café.

Canyon Creek Timber Railway in HO Scale

Tunnels in Various Scales