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Current Layout by Jim Martin

Layout Name:

"Port Dover Branch"

Layout Status:

active

Track Type:

S

Layout Space:

15' x 22'

Layout Style:

Sectional, U-shaped

Track Manufacturer:

Tomalco, handlaid (Fast Tracks)

Rail Size:

code 83, 70

Min. Turnout Frog:

#5

Min. Radius:

36"

Ruling Grade:

0%

Track Height(s):

49"

Mainline Track Length:

50'

Completed:

benchwork: 100%, track: 95%, scenery: 80%

Era:

1950s

Setting:

Port Dover, Ontario, Canada

Railroad(s) Modeled:

CNR, LE&N (CP)

Control System:

Battery-powered (BlueRail Trains)

Featured In:

The S Scale Resource, Jun 2022, pg 10

NASG Dispatch, May 2018, pg 24

Notes:

Point-to-point layout operations with battery-powered engines and battery-powered turnout control. Many scratchbuilt structures.


(copyright © Joe Kimber; used by permission)

(copyright © Pete Moffett; used by permission)

(copyright © Pete Moffett; used by permission)

(copyright © Pete Moffett; used by permission)

CN local 236 bends the iron heading past the Clubine Mill on its way to Port Dover.


(copyright © Jim Martin; used by permission)

(copyright © Pete Moffett; used by permission)

(copyright © Pete Moffett; used by permission)

(copyright © Pete Moffett; used by permission)

(copyright © Pete Moffett; used by permission)

(copyright © Pete Moffett; used by permission)

(copyright © Pete Moffett; used by permission)

The Canadian National Railway local M236 is southbound out of Simcoe, Ontario on its way to the Lake Erie community of Port Dover. The S Scale Locomotive & Supply E-10 Mogul runs on battery power. The rolling stock is a combination of S-Helper Service, S Scale America, and American Models products. Tomalco Track code 70 and code 83 rail is used throughout. The stake bed truck in the foreground-right is a Railmaster kit, and the large industrial block in the background was built from HO-scale kit components. The Harley-Davidson motorcycle (background-left) is a Hallmark (of Christmas cards fame) model. Pete Moffet's photo of Jim's layout appeared on the inside cover of the June 2023 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman in the NASG promotional ad campaign.


(copyright © Pete Moffett; used by permission)
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