Club Layout featuring C&O’s Canadian District

A couple of days ago, Action Hobbies in Kingsville announced plans to host a club which will build a layout depicting C&O’s distinctive Canadian District through southwestern Ontario.  An ambitious project, no doubt.  If lived within a reasonable drive of Kingsville, I’d be a part of this.  Check it out…

Part 1 of the 2nd Announcement: Reconfiguring the Layout to C&O’s Canadian District.


C&O Caboose Kit from DR&LE

This announcement is two months old, but I just learned of it now.  Action Hobbies in Kingsville will be producing an HO scale C&O C-15C caboose in kit form and RTR.  These represent the most common caboose type seen on the Chessie in Ontario during the 70s.  They will be produced under the brand Detroit River & Lake Erie Railroad Company.  The operations of American roads in Ontario have always been interesting, and depending on your regular exposure to trains, they offered a somewhat more obscure alternative to CN and CP.  These are essential to anyone modelling a locale along the southern edge of the province.