|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.
|SIZE||30 x 12||POWER||DCC|
|Engineer instructions, one for one exchange of cars|
|LOCALE||Hamilton, Winnipeg and Vancouver and places in between||ERA||Transition (approximately 1950s)|
|FEATURES||Steel mill, turntable, iron ore and coal mines; Hamilton, Winnipeg and Vancouver yards; Canadian Shield and Western mountain scenery|