Monday, 14 November 2016

HOMES Layout - Hamilton, Ont.

The Hamilton, Ont. TH&B station. Another view of this station was seen in my last Sunday post.
With the HOMES group (HO Model Engineers Society) hosting the layout tour last weekend Don and I just had to stop by and check out this layout. We missed this layout last time around but made sure it was on our route. The layout is 44 by 33 feet in size plus lounge and staging. Housed in an old school basement the era is 1954-58 and reflects the area of Hamilton and the Niagara peninsula. One sees the towns of Stoney Creek, Smithville and Welland along the line although Hamilton is the main feature....George Dutka

On a peninsula Hamilton's steel mills are featured in a 30' long scene. Don Janes photo.

A very impressive swing bridge is another special feature of this layout. Don Janes photo.
The steel area of Hamilton as it is modeled by the HOMES group.

TH&B power is seen in various scenes.

Since some of the layout follows the Niagara escarpment a nice display is setup to show us how it was done.

Some of the memorabilia just outside the dispatchers door at the HOMES layout.

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