Elgin Car Shops
Custom Model Building Services for Model Railroaders Everywhere

Untitled Document
HOME :: ABOUT :: FINISHING SERVICES :: GALLERY :: FOR SALE :: CONTACT :: MY LAYOUT BLOG

Wabash RailroadThe Wabash Railroad
in Southern Ontario, circa 1951

 

ABOUT MY RAILROAD...

Until the Autumn of 2008 I was building a layout based on the Canadian National Railway’s branch line hub in Palmerston, Ontario. Then, I had the opportunity to visit Bill Darnaby’s well-known HO scale model railroad, The Maumee Route. The experience had a profound effect on me and caused me to rethink everything I was attempting to do in my train room. After some careful thinking about options for the space, I settled upon modeling something that was in my own backyard. The Wabash Railroad had a significant operation across Southern Ontario that just begs to be modeled. The Buffalo Division was primarily a single-track bridge line established to reduce shipping times between Buffalo, New York, and Detroit, Michigan.

I am building a double-decked layout featuring selected towns and signature scenes on the Wabash Railroad’s 240-mile Buffalo Division. My layout models the segment between Aylmer and Cayuga, Ontario. This 60-mile stretch of the Wabash includes a number of online customers typical of small-town Ontario, as well as a section of the mainline shared with the Canadian National Railways’s Hagersville Sub. Since I am modeling 1951 it will be neat to see the little CNR 2-6-0s sharing the rails with the paired F7A units used on the Wabash Red Ball freights. I’ll be posting regular updates and photos of my progress on this blog.

Please visit often.

THE LATEST BLOG POST...

And it's off to the paint shop!

June 25th, 2016



The platform is done! And the last little details are on the model. Shortly it'll be deciding which shade of black to apply.
The platform went together far quicker than I was worried it might. Which is always good news.
Heavily aided by thoughtful design and valuable input from the team that helped get this project done.
This project has been in the works now for almost 3 years. It has involved at least 8 different people in 3 countries on 2 continents. My deep gratitude to all who had a hand in this.
It's a great hobby.



>> Read More Blog Posts...

 

©2015 Pierre Oliver - Elgin Car Shops - All rights reserved. Images may not be used without permission.