Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A new venture into Canadian railroading in HO

Probably the main reason that I decided to expand and include HO scale in our model railroading is the vast availability of Canadian Model Railroad products in HO. I have always had a real soft spot for the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railroads. The beautiful scenery which they call home and the colorful trains rolling through snowy mountain, prairie, or costal terrain has always been something that I wanted to model. I wanted to try to do Canadian modeling in S scale, however that was just not to be. There is such a lack of product in general in S scale that Canadian modeling is basically out of the question. HO however has a wealth of products from fine companies such as Rapido, Bowser, Intermountain, and Trueline Trains just to name a few. Here are a few quick pics on our old diorama of some recent acquisitions:

Multiple scales?

So it has been a while since I've posted to the blog. I was mainly going to model in S scale. I have since decided that I am not going to restrict myself to just one scale. My good friend Troy said something to me the other day that really hit home and made a lot of sense… He said why not model them all? There's a lot of wisdom in that thought. I think he's right. So going forward I will be posting blogs about all three scales that we will be modeling here at railfanx. New 3rail O, S, and HO layouts will all begin construction in the spring of 2012. Hopefully :)