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.
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
- North American Railcar Corporation
- 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
- Aberdeen Car Shops – TH&B and Canada Southern decals and details
- Black Cat Publishing – Decals for CP, CN and other Canadian roads
- Readytrain – Andy W Scale Models
- North Coast Engineering – the DCC system used by the WRMRC
Model Railway Shops Near Us
- 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
- Cedar Creek Hobbies – Oldcastle, ON
Prototype Modelling 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 Penn Central Niagara Branch and former Ontario in HO Scale blog.
- Chris vanderHeide’s Algoma Central in HO Scale
- Steve Lucas’ Midland Railway of Canada
- Bob Fallowfield’s CP Rail Galt Subdivision
- Trevor Marshall’s CNR 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.
- Joe Fugate’s SP Siskiyou Line – Modelling the Southern Pacific through southern Oregon in the 80’s.
- Marty McGuirk’s Central Vermont Railway layout set in the 1950s.
- Mike Confalone’s Allagash Railway blogging at Model Railroad Hobbyist.
- 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 – ’50s New England modelling inside the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
- 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.