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Vancouver Train Expo

Nov 10-11, 2018

Pacific National Exhibition Forum

Vancouver, BC

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WVMRC annual Railroad Show and Swap Meet

Dec. 01, 2018

Rickreall, OR

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45th annual Pacific Science Center show

Jan 19-21

Seattle, WA

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Help Support the Rural Retreat Depot Foundation Fundraiser

Cardstock rural retreat depotClick Here to receive this special edition HO Scale cardstock model or for more information on how you can help.

CNR depot

Check out the CNR Depot in Cereal, Alberta

The CNoR 3rd class depot appeared in many locations across Canada and parts of the United States. One of the survivors is being turned into a museum in this prairie town that gets it's name from the crops that were produced in the area.

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Train Trip Takes Turn for the Worse!

Who would have expected the little town of Port Alberni BC to have such a high crime rate! What started out as a pleasant ride on a vintage steam train ended up with the notorious "Beaufort Gang" coming out of the forest on horseback to hold up the train.

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Fort Steele Historic Site

Fort Steele - a trip back in time

Fort_Steele_steam_trainFort Steele was one of several gold rush towns in the early history of British Columbia. Originally the settlement was called Galbraith's Ferry after the ferry service that was established to cross the Kootenay River. The town was later named Fort Steele after the Northwest Mounted Police Superintendent Samuel Steele.

Beginning around 1899 Fort Steele began to suffer the fate of other gold rush towns, as the Canadian Pacific Railway route favored the nearby town of Cranbrook. In 1961 Fort Steele was declared an historic park. The Friends of Fort Steele Society have worked hard to preserve and restore over 60 buildings, to create a fascinating tourist destination, which can include a ride on an early 1900's steam train. Check out the first of our Fort Steele Structures.

The Great Stone Viaduct Scale Model

The Great Stone Viaduct

The Great Stone Viaduct was monumental in creating a railroad transportation link between Ohio and West Virginia and to the West after the Civil War. The bridge was constructed at the shared expense of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and the Central Ohio Railroad, and the route became known as the “great short line” between the east and the west. Constructed between 1870 and 1871 the bridge is unique with the 43 stone arches made of individual stones called voussoirs (ring-stones) which line the arch and keystone which locks the ring-stones of the arch to give it great strength, openness and beauty.


The Great Stone Viaduct is on the National (1976) and Ohio Register (2008) of Historic Places. The Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society was created to acquire and preserve the Stone Viaduct. Please visit their site at

scratch building Z scale paper model railroad structures


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Someone more obsessed with trains than I am?

If you haven't seen this one yet, you need to!

Jason Shron from Rapido Trains Inc. likes trains so much he built one is his basement... a REAL one!

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Maharajas' Express train

Maharajas’ Express Train

The Maharajas' Express train in India is one of the most luxurious trains in the world. The train is created and operated by Indian Railways and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), and gives passengers a choice of five itineraries, each one visiting examples of some of Indias most prominent tourist attractions, such as the legendary Taj Mahal. If you have ever dreamed of being treated like a Prince, this might be your chance.
Maharajas' Express train

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Scale model plans for HO Scale , N Scale, OO Scale, and O Scale model railroad buildings and structures. Create realistic, inexpensive scale model buildings for your model railroad layout, diorama, or toy train set. Build to accurate scale with Computer Aided Design miniature plans or simply cut out the traceable templates.  As an added feature, you can print out color patterns to card stock to create paper models of buildings and structures. If 'kit-bashing' is more your style, try customizing, or combining patterns to create a unique scale model structure. View our on-line catalog of HO and N scale plans to get started on your next building in scale project. Beginners Welcome!

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