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Above: An overivew of the HO layout looking at Delany Yard. Photo Credit: Jim Spavins

Above: A view of the layout from Brookside Farm. Photo Credit: Jim Spavins

Below: Another overview photo of the HO layout. Photo Credit: Jim Spavins

Article By: Jim Spavins
Show Date: October 2, 2011

On October 2, 2011, the club participated in the New Haven Society of Model Engineer's Fall Train Show held at the Durham Fairgrounds in Durham, CT.  The club displayed a 14'x46' HO modular railroad at the show.  The layout included two large yard module sets - Pennsy Yard and Delany Yard - plus included the debut of the two foot Rivulet module.  This module was built in less than 90 hours during the week leading up to the show (see the time lapse video below).

Attendance was steady throughout the overcast day and most of the vendors and exhibitors seemed to enjoy the show.  Besides the club HO layout, there were numerous other layouts at the show including the Central Connecticut G Gaugers and the Connecticut Shoreliners On30 and HOn30 layouts.  The host's O scale layout with its well known bascule drawbridge was setup at the show along with their HO scale modular layout.

Train Show at a Glance

Date: October 2, 2011
Location: Durham, CT
Scale: HO, G
Highlights: 90 Hours to Rivulet

Module List
Brookside Farm
Delany Yard
Gas Station Corner
Lift Bridge
Pennsy Yard
Pomfret, CT
Rivulet Spacer
Rockville Corner
Swing Bridge

The HO layout setup as a part of the 2011 Durham Train Show.

The HO layout setup as a part of the 2011 Durham Train Show.