Williamson River - HO Gauge DC
Williamson River: HO - Canadian
The layout represents a small industrial line, somewhere in British Columbia, Canada. Featuring a small terminus station where Budd Rail Cars take passengers to work. The line has mixed freight services from both Canadian National (CN) and Canadian Pacific (CP). A small fuel terminal receives fuel tankers thanks to its track access. Cut Lumber is delivered to the Timber yard by truck and departs in mixed freight cars. The larger industrial building receives and dispatches multiple box cars.
We purchased the layout in 2017 as we needed a small layout that could be transported by car to exhibitions. It was named in memory of club member and former Chairman Gregor Williamson. As Gregor had an interest in Canadian Railways, we run mostly CP and CN Railroad locos and freight cars although you will see stock from railroads all over North America.
The club has decided to keep the layout on a longer term and completely refurbish it. This has included building a complete new board (replacing two individual sections), a full rewire, and some new scenery, along with a general overhaul of the layout.
Williamson River was featured in the October 2020 issue of Continental Modeller.
Williamson River won the Ian Wares Trophy for Scenic Detail at the 2019 Dundee Model Railway Show.