Two Ottawa Layouts...by Don Janes
|Three GP-7's lead a forty car freight train over the New England River on Mike Hamer's B&M Western Route layout
Mike Hamer's B&M Western Route Layout
|A B&M passenger train is just pulling into North Dover. The scene behind where the train is coming out from beneath the street and buildings was based on the tunnel in Bellow's Falls, VT
|These two views show the staging tracks and how they wrap around the outside of the layout.
|Here are two more views of North Dover showing the various industries and all the operating potential.
|Mike likes to add a personal touch to his scenes as illustrated by his model of the Martin Guitar Co. building.
|This rural scene includes a model of the first country school that Mike taught in.
|North Tower is where trains enter or leave the layout in either direction. Here an MEC freight is waiting for the B&M train to clear the junction.
|The New England River bridge is a good spot to railfan and this day we were lucky to catch three trains crossing the bridge.
|I got two more shots of B&M 1746, one at North Tower and the other crossing the stone arch bridge over the Salmon River before it was time to pack up and head back to my trailer.
|Here's Mike proudly displays his recently completed Mt. Albert Scale Lumber new HO scale kit. Behind him is the poster of his GMR cover and several of his structures.