Sudbury Division Modeller’s Resources
Some sites we have found to be very helpful in modelling the CP Rail Sudbury Division.
- Canadian Pacific Railway Diesel Locomotive Roster – CPR diesel photos and paint scheme information.
- Mountain Railway – Wilco van Schoonhoven’s photo site of the CPR in the Rockies, also has a great gallery of CPR diesel motive power. One of the best sites in existence for CPR diesel locomotive photos!
- Algoma Eastern Railway – The unofficial site of the former AER, merged by CP in 1932 into their Little Current and Nickel Subs.
- 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 Central Railfan & Modelling Site – Even more photos and operational information on the Algoma Central Railway.
- Fallen Flag Railroad Photos – A great collection of locomotive and rolling stock photos for all railroads.
- Canadian Freight Car Gallery – Photo gallery designed for Canadian freight car enthusiasts and researchers.
- Canadian Freight Cars – Canadian freight car roster listings.
- Maine Rail Photos – Larry Goss’ photo album of 1960/70’s era CPR, BAR and MEC operations in northern Maine.
- The View from Galt Station – Images of the CPR Galt Sub in Waterloo County.
- http://www.trainweb.org/incorail/ – UnOfficial INCO Railway site.
Selected Model Manufacturers
What would model railroading be without kits to build or detail parts to add?
Here are some manufacturers whose products we have found helpful in our modeling. The emphasis is on small Canadian companies making quality products for the CP Rail modeller and on companies whose products are used on the WRMRC layout.
- Rapido Trains
- True Line Trains
- North American Railcar Corporation
- Sylvan Scale Models
- North Coast Engineering – the DCC system used by the WRMRC
- Miniatures by Eric – cast brass detail parts
- Athabasca Shops – etched brass passenger car sides and caboose sides
- Aberdeen Car Shops – TH&B and Canada Southern decals and details
Local Hobby Shops and Dealers
- The Train Cellar – Mount Forest, ON
- Paris Junction Hobbies – Paris, ON
- Credit Valley Railway Co. – Mississauga, ON
- Otter Valley Railroad – Aylmer, ON
- Action Hobbies – Kingsville, ON
Prototype Model Railroad Layout Links and Blogs
A partial list of other modellers and clubs who share our enthusiasm for prototype inspired railway modeling.
- Toronto Railway Prototype Modelers Meet – official site for the annual prototype modelers’ meet in Toronto
- Hunter Hughson’s Ontario in HO Scale and The Niagara Branch.
- Chris vanderHeide’s Algoma Central in HO Scale
- Trevor Marshall’s Port Rowan in S Scale
- Pierre Oliver’s Wabash Railroad in Southern Ontario
- Joe Fugate’s SP Siskiyou Line – Modelling the Southern Pacific through southern Oregon in the 80’s.
- Marty McGuirk’s Central Vermont Railway
- John Longhurst’s CP Rail M&M Sub – Narrating his layout, and Canadian railway modelling in general.
- Bernard Hellen’s chemins de fer Quebec-Gatineau in HO Scale
- Tony Thompson’s Modelling the SP
- L&N Henderson Sub – Rick Ridout’s L&N line from Evansville, IN to Nashville during the 70’s.
- La Mesa Model Railroad Club – SP/ATSF Tehachapi Pass line built in a museum.
- NEB&W – ’50s New England modelling inside the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
- Bill Schneider’s New York, Ontario & Western layout.
- Michael Burgett’s C&O Clifton Forge Division – Early 1960’s era, excellent modelling with prototype CTC signal system and dispatching.
- George Dutka’s White River Division – Modelling New England and much more.
- Mike Dodd’s HO scale Virginian Railway – Set in 1954, and operated with TT&TO procedures. Web site has photos and descriptions of the railroad, plus information and samples of the paperwork used during operating sessions.
- 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 – The Pennsylvania circa 1950’s. Great modelling plus operations-based layout with working US&S CTC dispatching 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 Grimes Line and Scott Thornton’s IAIS Milan Branch.
- North American Prototype Modelers – A Milwaukee based club with an impressive layout.