Layout

Layout Overview and Technical Details

Click on place names in the diagram above to see photos of those locations. If the map links don’t work, these are the links to individual locations.

Cartier Subdivision

Nickel Subdivision

Webbwood Subdivision

Little Current Subdivision

Track Plan

Crosssection

Technical Details

Railroad Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail): Sudbury Division
Time Period 1970-79
Track Visible: handlaid code 55, 70 & 83
Hidden: flextrack code 100
Standards Maximum Mainline Grade: 1.5%
Turnouts (mainline): #8 or greater
Turnouts (industry & hidden): #6
Minimum Mainline Radius: Mainline 30 inches(hidden)
Track Centres: 2 inch spacing
Track Occupancy Control Dispatcher Controlled – Signalled CTC on Cartier Subdivision main line (in progress)
Branch lines are currently using a form of OCS (Occupancy Clearance System – like Track Warrants on US RRs) but may use Timetable & Train Orders in the future
Command Control System NCE DCC

Recent Posts

2021 Open House Cancelled

Due to Ontario being stuck in phase-3 of COVID reopening, it is with reluctance that the WRMRC executive has decided to cancel our 2021 Fall Open House which was scheduled for October 16th this year.

We had been procrastinating and hoping for better news from the province, but with the occupancy conditions currently in place our club could not reasonably hold a public event.

Phase-3 conditions require us to cap the capacity within our Quonset hut to 25 people, which would have to include the ten or so members volunteering to guide visitors and operate trains. Despite any limit our aisle-ways would prevent proper social distancing, and that cap would obviously cause line-ups before entry. There was also the matter of Ontario’s new vaccine passport system, something we would need to enforce and that none of us wish to police.

In closing, our club recommends you protect yourself and others by following the medical advice of your doctor, and to be vaccinated if you are able to. It is the only way forward for society to return to normal, and for train shows to happen again.

We are hopeful this will all be resolved by the end of March for our club to participate again in the 2022 Doubleheaders Layout Tour, and of course we fully expect to hold our Fall Open House again next October.

Stay safe and stay healthy.

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