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Mike Rourke's O&W Layout

Photos by Bill Comley

Mike Rourke's O&W Layout. This N-gauge (1/160) layout commemorates the now-vanished Ontario & Western Railroad.  This famous layout was featured in Great Model Railroads 2000.  

The Ontario & Western's Kingston branch terminated at the O&W Depot in the middle of Kingston, New York. The O&W had a long and difficult existance, and finally went out of business in March 1957.  To find out more about the O&W, go to the Hudson Valley Railroad Links page and go to the Historical Societies, Museums, Clubs link.

(All photos below are thumbnails to larger photos)

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The town section. The buildings in the middle of town are scratchbuilt replicas of well-known buildings in Kingston.
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The center of town.
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The industrial section. The buildings are scratchbuilt replicas of Kingston area industries.
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The shack in the corner, behind the trees (is that corn mash boiling in the still?).
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Sheffield Farms Creamery.
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Limestone hill, with tunnel. This represents part of the cement industry that once flourished in the Kingston area. A model mine (not visible) is built into the hillside. The large set of buildings in the middle crush and load limestone.
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Closeup of building. Note the exquisite detailing and weathering. This is N-gauge, folks!
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Closeup of the Sheffield Farms Creamery.
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Closeup of the tunnel entrance under the limestone hill. A kitbashed O&W EMD FT diesel is going in.

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