S Scale Workshop at Exporail 2015

Over the weekend, several members of the S Scale Workshop made their first appearance at Exporail – Canada’s railway museum in Saint-Constant, Québec.

What a great opportunity: A chance to show off thoughtfully-modelled examples of Canadian prototype railroading in this sort of setting:

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(That’s CPR Royal Hudson 2850 next to Gresley Pacific, “The Dominion of Canada”. Not a bad view from the layout!)

While the big locomotives always draw a crowd, the Workshop also had many fine examples of Canadian steam power to delight visitors – including two new models making their public debut:

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(Simon Parent scratch-built CNR 4205 – a 2-10-2)

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(Andy Malette extensively kit bashed a brass model of a Missouri Pacific 2-8-0 and added many scratch-built parts to create CNR 2526)

I was very keen to attend but in the end, other commitments kept me closer to home.

However, there’s lots more on the S Scale Workshop blog – including a more extensive show report with many additional photos, and a dozen videos from the event.

Based on the feedback from those who made it, a great time was had and we plan to do it again – so maybe next time.

If you want to find out where the S Scale Workshop is exhibiting, be sure to bookmark the group’s blog – particularly the Visiting the S Scale Workshop page.

3 thoughts on “S Scale Workshop at Exporail 2015

  1. Trevor
    What an impressive setting for a model exhibition. The 2-10-2 and 2-8-0 are beautiful. One would think that S has a bevy of CNR brass available. S has become the builders scale. O gauge gave up the title years ago.

    Gene

    • There’s an impressive selection of CNR steam to be had – in large part due to Simon and Andy. Between them, they have offered kits for 2-6-0s, 4-6-0s and 4-6-2s. The 2-10-2 and 2-8-0 are one-offs. There’s an Overland USRA light mike that can be bashed into a CNR (ex GTR) 2-8-2. And River Raisin did the GTR / USRA 0-6-0. But it’s definitely a builder’s scale and these two guys are terrific builders.
      Cheers!

  2. It’s been way too long since I visited Exporail / Delson – I visited when I was a teenager in the 60s and there was a tie-treatment plant next door, I have a few Brownie pictures of that. Seeing this puts it high on the list! And great work by Andy and Simon, too.

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