Thursday, 4 January 2018

Brian Smith's HO Scale Layout

CN 2253 pauses at the Hamilton, Ont. Tim Horton's, a regular stop for train crews. I think some truckers are a little upset while they wait to get going.
 Just after Christmas Peter and I visited with Brian Smith to photograph his layout. Brain wants some views to  better remember his layout. When the warmer weather comes he will be taking the layout down as he and his wife will be moving. This is the layout's last hurrah although it will be open for the London area layout tour in April. Brian plans to finish a couple of scenes for the tour and maybe I will get over once again to take some photos of the scenes.

Brian's layout is loosely based on Hamilton (Kinnear) with a touch of Niagara escarpment. He has some really nicely detailed scenes that are totally finished. An element of the layout one quickly notices is the highly detailed and weathered rolling stock. Much of this equipment has been done by Jim Sloan. Link to Jim's blog is on the sidebar. Stay tuned for a post on Brian's rolling stock...George Dutka

The Niagara escarpment is modeled in one location.
In the laundry room Brian has some staging. Although it is not finished there is a nice backdrop and curtains below the faceboard.
This building in Brian's Hamilton scene has a finished interior including a jukebox.
This is one of the scenes one views after entering the train room. These freight cars are weathered by Jim Sloan.

A CN freight heads through downtown Hamilton. The structure with the jukebox is seen in this scene.
A nicely weathered group of hoppers are seen on the siding. This is the handy work of Jim Sloan.

On one of the side walls is this impressive structure that really stands out. It is massive, one only sees the middle portion or about half the structure.

Another view of the Tim Horton's scene. The tool car is one I had built for Brian.

An overhead bridge divides two scenes in the Hamilton area.

Brian checks out the siding at the entrance to the layout room.

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