Rail is a large home layout and is a freelanced
model railroad influenced by western Canadian railroad operations.
is a busy mainline railroad and its operations frequently include
long trains as necessary to keep up with customer demands. Due
to the recent downturn in the economy, things have been a bit
slow lately. One the positive side, this has allowed the railroad
to acquire a few locomotives and some rolling stock from other
lines at very reasonable cost!
design features include automatic train control using JMRI
(a open-source computer interface) and custom-developed scripts
to run trains and special effects.
view scenes from the layout as it was developed over the years,
see LAYOUT OVER THE YEARS
Calgary Yard - June 26, 2011
of the goals is to collect, preserve and restore railroad
equipment of historical significance.
East - June 26, 2011
effects are also a major feature of the layout. During the
month or so leading up to Christmas, the RHJ
Rail Christmas Holiday Train traverses
the layout, stopping at various locations and presenting a
performance of seasonally appropriate music.