Current Projects

Some things being worked on in the shop and in the basement


This is the equivalent of a diary or journal for some of the things that are either on the workbench, or under way somewhere.

SBLK Redivivus Again

There is not much room for an operations oriented layout in the Barriefield.

What I have begun is a 2' X 17' panorama that I will be able to use as my Lenz Test Module.

The concept is that of the SBLK's Hawk Lake facilities

Hawk Lake was only a short passing siding on the original SBLK, but the new Hawk Lake's only resemblance to that is likely to be the grain elevator, which survived the move to Wilton and then again to here..

This time around I hope to be able to "finish" before going completely dotty.

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SBLK Redivivus!!

The St. Boniface, Lac des Bois & Kaministiquia Railway operated regularly in Ottawa from 1995 until torn up in 2001, when we moved to Wilton. Every time I saw a member of the old operating crew, the question is the same: "When do we begin operations again?"

Well, I managed a little bit of progress, but never enough to get to operating during all of our time in Wilton.

The SBLK II was torn up by Grant Knowles and David Steer in one day in late 2013 just before we had to leave Wilton.

The photos below are for the historical record only.

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The SBLK I - For the Record

The St. Boniface, Lac des Bois & Kaministiquia Railway operated regularly in Ottawa from 1995 until torn up in 2001.

It was the best railroad that I have ever built.

It ran, as my friend Michel Boucher said "Like a Swiss watch".

Except when another friend and regular operator, Angus Palmer, flicked the power switch on an off several times, just to test the electricals and the Lenz Digital Plus DCC.

The SBLK was, I believe, one of the, if not THE, first DCC layout to be constructed and run regularly in Ottawa.

The photos below are for the historical record only.

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HO Narrow Gauge SAR Beyer Garrat

Building a Backwoods Miniatures etched brass flat kit.

this is a project that got started and put away several times during our time in Wilton.

I hope to be able to open up the box again and show some more progress.

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