"Port Rowan in 1:64"
Official Web Site:
14' x 30'
Min. Turnout Frog:
#9 (main), #7 (spurs)
Mainline Track Length:
benchwork: 100%, track: 100%, scenery: 85%
Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
The S Scale Resource, Feb 2015, pg 8
Railroad Model Craftsman, Jun 2014, pg 88
Operated point-to-point, between terminal and staging. A track plan can be found in The S Scale Resource article. Trevor has moved, so this layout is no more. Check his web site for the latest.
Port Rowan is a modest terminal on the Canadian National Railways. Like the prototype, the model has just five turnouts to serve an elevated coal delivery spur, a team track, and a feed mill. A large passenger station, a section house, and a turntable round out the facilities.
Heading east into St. Williams, the mixed train is behind a CNR 4-6-0 today.
One of the CNR's light-footed 2-6-0s crosses Charlotteville Street in St. Williams en route to Port Rowan.
St. Williams has a modest depot that handles passengers, mail, express, and LCL. It also provides telegraph services to locals, and is an open train order station.
The west end of St. Williams has a spur serving a coal dealer, team track, and feed mill.
Leaving St. Williams, trains follow the Lynn River through a heavily-wooded valley.
The Lynn Valley also features a water tank. It's the only spot on the branch where steam engines can top up the tender, so every train stops here.
The terminal in Port Rowan is in a meadow at the north end of town. The section house provides a home base for the crews who maintain this branch.
The biggest online customer on the branch is the Leedham Mill, located right at the end of the main track in Port Rowan.
Port Rowan, Ontario; a summer playground on the north shore of Lake Erie.