Sudbury Division Modelling Resources
Some sites we have found to be very helpful in modelling the CP Rail Sudbury Division.
- CPR Diesel Roster – The restored website founded by Wilco van Schoonhoven. Probably the best online reference for CPR diesel locomotive photos.
- Canadian Pacific Railway Diesel Locomotive Roster – CPR diesel photos and paint scheme information.
- Canadian Freight Car Gallery – Photo gallery designed for Canadian freight car enthusiasts and researchers.
- Canadian Freight Cars – Canadian freight car roster listings.
- Fallen Flag Railroad Photos – A great collection of locomotive and rolling stock photos for all railroads.
- Old Time Trains – Canadian railway history and stories.
- The unofficial Algoma Central Rly Home Page by Ted Ellis – Dozens of classic CPR and ACR photos in northern Ontario from the late 60’s to the early 80’s.
- Algoma Eastern Railway – The unofficial site of the former AER, merged by CP in 1932 into their Little Current and Nickel Subs (archived from the original site).
- The View from Galt Station – Images of the CPR Galt Sub in Waterloo County.
- http://www.trainweb.org/incorail/ – UnOfficial INCO Railway site.
Canadian Model Manufacturers
Here are some manufacturers whose products we have found helpful in our modelling. The emphasis is on Canadian manufacturers making quality products for those modelling the CPR and associated lines, and on companies whose products are used on the WRMRC layout.
- Rapido Trains – High-end train geeks making high-end train models
- Aurora Miniatures – New Canadian manufacturer
- North American Railcar Corp – Pacific Western’s own line of railway models
- Sylvan Scale Models – Manufacturer of fine resin kits
- Yarmouth Model Works – Quality parts and kits for Canadian and US models
- Miniatures by Eric – Cast brass detail parts for Canadian modellers
- Black Cat Publishing – Decals for CP, CN and other Canadian roads
- Aberdeen Car Shops – TH&B and Canada Southern decals and details
- Readytrain – Andy W Scale Models
- North Coast Engineering – the DCC system used by the WRMRC
Model Railway Shops Near Us
Please support your local hobby shop. This is a list of model train stores within a 100 km radius of our club layout.
- Credit Valley Railway Co. – Mississauga, ON
- Otter Valley Railroad – Tillsonburg ON
- Paris Junction Hobbies – Paris, ON
- Railway City Hobbies – St. Thomas, ON
- Dundas Valley Hobbies – Dundas, ON
- Burlington Junction – Hamilton, ON
Prototype Modelling Layout Links and Blogs
A partial list of other modellers and clubs who share our enthusiasm for prototype inspired railway modelling.
- Toronto Railway Prototype Modellers Meet – Official site for the annual prototype modellers’ meet in Toronto.
- Chris vanderHeide’s Algoma Central in HO Scale
- Hunter Hughson’s Penn Central Niagara Branch
- Steve Lucas’ Midland Railway of Canada
- Bob Fallowfield’s CP Rail Galt Subdivision
- Trevor Marshall’s Niagara Traction in S Scale
- Pierre Oliver’s Southern Pacific – Clovis Branch
- Bernard Hellen’s chemins de fer Quebec-Gatineau in HO Scale.
- John Longhurst’s CP Rail M&M Sub – Narrating his layout, and Canadian railway modelling in general.
- George Dutka’s White River Division – Modelling New England and much more.
- Marty McGuirk’s Central Vermont Railway layout set in the 1950s.
- Mike Confalone’s Allagash Railway on Facebook.
- Tony Thompson’s Modelling the SP – Great resource for transition-era modellers.
- Rick Ridout’s L&N Henderson Sub – A pioneer in prototype modelling.
- La Mesa Model Railroad Club – SP/ATSF Tehachapi Pass line built in a museum.
- NEB&W – famous layout of the Rensselaer Model Railroad Society.
- Michael Burgett’s C&O Clifton Forge Division – Great layout featuring prototype CTC dispatching and signalling.
- Bill Schneider’s New York, Ontario & Western – Archived blog of a small but mighty layout.
- Mike Dodd’s Virginian Railway – Another archived blog, features operation by train order and timetable.
- John Parker – BNSF Fall River Subdivision – Modern BNSF modelling on a heavy operations-based layout with working CTC dispatching and real-time car control.
- Larry Reynolds – PRR Altoona Area – Circa 1950s with working US&S CTC dispatch panel coupled with PRR position light signals.
- What is it about the Iowa Interstate that inspires modern shortline modelling? Two different blogs help answer that; James McNab’s IAIS Hills Line and Scott Thornton’s IAIS Milan Branch.
- North American Prototype Modelers – A Milwaukee based club with an impressive layout.