Welcome to the new and improved website which features the new CPR Boundary Subdivision layout. If you are interested in the previous layout, click on the link provided on the lower left.
I am very fortunate to have a much larger layout room in our new home, primarily because the house was custom designed and constructed. We moved into the house in the spring of 2012. The new room is approximately 1200 sq. ft. in area which is more than double the size of the room that housed the previous layout. The fundamentals of the new layout have been designed, although, like most layouts, the plans are constantly evolving as work proceeds and research continues.
I model in HO scale and the layout represents the Canadian Pacific Railways Boundary Subdivision, which operated in the rugged mountainous area of south eastern British Columbia as part of the CPR’s “second” mainline. The layout will include portions of the CPR’s Phoenix Subdivision and Slocan Subdivision, and also GN’s Nelson Subdivision.
This layout is a double deck design to maximize the mainline run and increase the number of stations from the previous layout. The design is more true to the prototype and is definitely focused on operations. One of the objectives was to create a sense of being in the middle of nowhere since a lot of the prototype runs in relatively remote areas of BC. While we are continuing to model the Boundary Sub, 1960 has been chosen as the era to rationalize the through traffic in our operations scheme. I chose to model during the classic Tuscan & Grey diesel era of the late 1950’s to early 1960's, and in the early fall to capture the vibrant foliage colors.
We enjoy prototype operations, so this layout is designed and is being constructed with that as one of the primary objectives. Ultimately, we anticipate keeping an operating crew of 15 members entertained.
Although the layout construction is relatively new, you can click on the navigation bar to explore the site and our progress to date. We have just commenced operations on the first phase of the layout.
Layout and website content by: Scott Calvert