The Cumberland Amalgamated Southern Railway

(HO Scale Modular Railroading)

Albert & Simone Cormier's Award Winning Layout

This layout is the labour of love by a very special couple, who not only work together on the layout but because they are so interested in sharing their work with others that they have taken the layout on the road culminating in being awarded First Place Module and NMRA Chairman's Award at the NMRA national convention in San Jose in 2000.
The layout consists of 18 modules depicting charasteristic scenes from across Canada as we travel from tidewater in Newfoundland, through Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and to the ocean in British Columbia. As we pass along the rails we encounter 50+ scratch built structures and an equal number of craftsman kits, many in a much modified form. The scenery is complete with a multitude of trees of many varieties, over 800 painted figures and 60 Jordan vehicles provide the animation and human scale to the scenes. Thousands of smaller details including scratch built farm equipment, Toem poles, wigwams and numerous animals and birds delight the eye.

The Cormier's started in the hobby back in 1993. The enclosed photos are only a sampling of this layout and illustrates the phenominal detail Albert and Simone have been able to capture. Truely a work of art.

Scale: HO
Size: 12ft x 25ft
Prototype: No particular
Locale: Canada from Newfoundland to Prince Rupert, BC.
Period: 1925 - 1940
Layout Style: Portable modular.
Layout Height: 37 inches
Benchwork: Light weight modules 2 x 4 ft.
Roadbed: Cork on styrofoam
Track: Atlas Code 100, 83
Turnouts: Peco Code 100, Shinohara Code 83.
Minimum Radius: 19 inch
Length Of Mainline: 140 feet of linear mainline.
Scenery: Hardshell over foam.
Backdrop: 12 inch attached to rear of modules.
Power System: DC, 3 walk around handheld controls.
Operations: Continuous loop for train show display.
Typical Operating Crew: 1 to 4

British Columbia

Logging facilitites in Prince Rupert.

Water front activity in the town of Prince Rupert.

A western town in the province of Alberta.

Wheat fields in Manitoba.

Double grain elevators in Manitoba.

Camp ground in the Lake Of The Woods region of western Ontario.

Ottawa community.

Super detailed Freight Shed at Rigaud.

Typical Maritime community ocean front scene.

An east coast covered bridge.

The Staging Yard lead dissappears into a building doorway in Fort Amherst.

North Sydney.

North Sydney.

The Staging Yard lead dissappears into a building doorway in Fort Amherst.
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