"Port Rowan in 1:64" by Trevor Marshall

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Layout Status:
active
Track:
Proto:64
Layout Space:
14' x 30'
Layout Style:
Around-the-room, U-shaped
Track Manufacturer:
handlaid
Rail Size:
code 70
Minimum Turnout Frog:
#9 (main), #7 (spurs)
Minimum Radius:
42"
Ruling Grade:
0%
Track Height(s):
48"
Total "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:
S Scale Resource, Feb 2015, pg 8
 
Railroad Model Craftsman, Jun 2014, pg 88
Notes:

Operated point-to-point, between terminal and staging.

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.


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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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