CP Rail in Woodstock, circa 1980

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Last week, Ryan Mendell, Hunter Hughson and I visited Bob Fallowfield and his terrific HO scale layout, based on the CP Rail operations in and around Woodstock, Ontario in the autumn of 1980.

I’ve written about our visit on my Achievable Layouts blog, because Bob’s layout is a great example of a prototype-based model railway that can support a mainline parade of trains plus interesting yard and local switching for a small group of friends, while still being manageable by one builder.

In fact, Bob started his layout – which occupies a space about the size of two bedrooms – less than five years ago and he’s well on the way to finishing it, with convincing scenery and prototype fidelity. His progress over such a short time should provide inspiration to anybody who is still struggling with getting past the dreaming stage to start building.

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(Click on the image to read my report)

Thanks Bob – I look forward to our next operating session!

4 thoughts on “CP Rail in Woodstock, circa 1980

  1. Very inspirational article Trevor! I model CN/CP in Northern Ontario in the 90’s and this layout basically sums up my future plans for a full length layout of my own. Everything looks to be spot on with the prototype! My complements on Bob’s amazing work and attention to detail.

  2. Kuddos to you Bob for receiving the recognition of your achievements in the hobby. I am fortunate and honoured that you are my friend too!
    Monte Rreeves

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