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Former Layout by Trevor Marshall

Layout Name:

"Port Rowan in 1:64"

Official Web Site:

Layout Status:

dismantled

Track Type:

Proto:64

Layout Space:

14' x 30'

Layout Style:

Around-the-room, U-shaped

Track Manufacturer:

handlaid

Rail Size:

code 70

Min. Turnout Frog:

#9 (main), #7 (spurs)

Min. Radius:

42"

Ruling Grade:

0%

Track Height(s):

48"

Mainline Track Length:

75'

Completed:

benchwork: 100%, track: 100%, scenery: 85%

Setting:

Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada

Railroad(s) Modeled:

CNR

Control System:

DCC (ESU)

Featured In:

The S Scale Resource, Feb 2015, pg 8

Railroad Model Craftsman, Jun 2014, pg 88

Notes:

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.

Other Links:

Videos:

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.


(copyright © Trevor Marshall; used by permission)

Heading east into St. Williams, the mixed train is behind a CNR 4-6-0 today.


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One of the CNR's light-footed 2-6-0s crosses Charlotteville Street in St. Williams en route to Port Rowan.


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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.


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The west end of St. Williams has a spur serving a coal dealer, team track, and feed mill.


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Leaving St. Williams, trains follow the Lynn River through a heavily-wooded valley.


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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.


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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.


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The biggest online customer on the branch is the Leedham Mill, located right at the end of the main track in Port Rowan.


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Port Rowan, Ontario; a summer playground on the north shore of Lake Erie.


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