REGION: Ottawa East
|This layout depicts the Clearwater Valley Railway (CVR), a struggling narrow gauge line in the late 1920s that serves local industries and the logging industry in the Thompson-Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Four towns are depicted on the layout – Mara, Clearwater, Mosquito Flats and Lac La Hache, which is at the western end of the modelled portion of the railway and is staging. Clearwater and Mosquito Flats boast a few industries and Mara is the eastern terminus of the line. The Okanagan Lumber Company connects with the CVR near Adams Lake.
All the track is done and scenery is progressing. The cardboard building mock-ups are “craftsman quality” with the use of computer generated graphics. While the layout is freelanced, it is designed for operations. Currently operators use switch lists to switch the industries along the line.
|SIZE||19 x 11||POWER||Digitrax DCC|
|Yes||OPERATING SYSTEM||Switchlists from Shipit!™|
|LOCALE||Southern Interior British Columbia||ERA||1929|
|FEATURES||Handlaid code 70 track. Craftsman structures, many scratchbuilt.|