Aug 24, 2017

The Workshop at Exporail 2017

Over the past weekend, several members of the S Scale Workshop attended the annual celebration of model railways at Exporail - Canada's national railway museum in Saint-Constant, Quebec.

Members on-hand included John Johnston, Andy Malette, Brian Nicholson and Simon Parent. Simon supplied the end loops, John brought his Burnt River scene, while Andy has his brewery and swamp modules.

Simon's CNR 2-10-2 hauled a 35-car train on the layout - which we believe is a record for the group:

(Simon created these two videos with a Sony HDR-AS50 camera - small enough to ride onboard the train.)

While the group presented a smaller layout this time out, compared to previous years, this once again demonstrates the flexibility of Free-mo for groups that like to exhibit their work to the public.

The show was well attended and everybody had a good time. And as has been noted before, the venue can't be beat: What a great opportunity to run our 1:64 models in a hall shared by 1:1 Canadian railway history!