Monday, June 28, 2010

Chris Lyon's LVN (Lyon Valley Northern)

Chris Lyon's LVN is a colourful railroad depicting train operations out in western Canada where the CN mainline interchanges with the NAR (Northern Alberta Railroad). I enjoy going over to Chris's place as he is so much fun to hang out with, although he needs no help on the layout as he is a master modeller in his own right! I built and painted the Canadian Northern 3rd Class station you see in these images as well as the section houses. They were all resin kits.

A BCRail locomotive approaches the station platform on a slow order restriction as a couple is engaged in conversation while sitting on the railroad bench. Chris snapped this shot.

Chris's scenery techniques are a marvel to behold. His backdrop painting is marvellous and he ties his three dimensional scenery in so well with the 2D backdrop. Photo by Chris Lyon.

I offered for Chris to have this structure as he had the need for large buildings to fill his space. Howard Scodras built the Hamer Hats building and it was an honour for me to have this facility named for me. Howard has since passed on, but his memory is with us always. The structure certainly looks like it is at home on Chris's layout!

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