Nelson Shops

Once upon a lifetime model: The Nelson diesel shops
By Mark Dance
CPR's Diesel Shop in Nelson BC was a railway icon in western Canada. A significantly compressed version of the Shops had always been planned for the clinician's N scale Columbia & Western Railway and, 12 years after the layout's construction began, it was time to tackle the model. Inspired by the modelling of others, and the wonderful drawings, photographs, and stories published on the shops, design and construction proceeded over a 12 month period.

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