Hamilton, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway

 

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DESCRIP-
TION
The HW&PR is an HO gauge model railway loosely based on the “transition era” passenger, but primarily freight operations, of the Canadian National Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway, and the Hamilton Toronto and Buffalo. The mainline loops of the HW&PR run about 200 ft. through scenes depicting industrial southern Ontario, the Canadian shield, western farming, and the Rocky Mountains, with mining and forestry industries scattered along the way; all connecting primary yards at Hamilton, Winnipeg and Vancouver. Most mainlines maintain a minimum radius of 30” with 24” on branch-lines. Maximum slopes are about 2% with a total change of elevation of about 9”.

Operating usually involves 7 or 8 friends running prescribed mixed local and resources trains, or five “long-trains” of 30 to 50 cars distributing rolling stock throughout the layout, sometimes with a TH&B “doodlebug” running about just to make things interesting.
SCALEHOSCENERY
FINISHED %
65
SIZE30 x 12POWERDCC
OPER-
ATIONS
YesOPERATING
SYSTEM
Engineer instructions, one for one exchange of cars
LOCALEHamilton, Winnipeg and Vancouver and places in betweenERATransition (approximately 1950s)
FEATURESSteel mill, turntable, iron ore and coal mines; Hamilton, Winnipeg and Vancouver yards; Canadian Shield and Western mountain scenery

self-guided tour