Sunday, July 10, 2016

Temiscouata: A Track Plan

While waiting to get 4-4-0 shells from Bachmann, I designed a new version of the Temiscouata layout after getting some new and inspiring information from fellow modeller Trevor Marshall.

The new plan reuse the Connors terminal as it was discussed a few months ago. I think it can hardly be better than that. On the other side of the room, I dared to add the next stop on the line which was a single end siding called Little River Mills. A nice flag stop station lied there and lumber was shipped all over North America from this remote location. I also added the low but long trestle that existed on the river by the station. Wood trestles were a staple on Temiscouata and many still remains to this day supporting a very scenic bike path.

You can find more detail about the discussion here and some interesting comments made by Simon Dunkley. We discussed the possibility to represent Connors at its peak circa 1910 which wouldn't be harder to do than a 1940s layout.


  1. Salut, Matthieu:
    This looks great! It reminds me a lot of my own Port Rowan layout, in terms of general arrangement: A small, intermediate station and a larger (but still modest) terminal, separated by a stretch of interesting scenery. I can confirm that such layouts are achievable and very satisfying to operate with a friend or two. Well done!
    - Trevor (Port Rowan in 1:64)