• Commence Scenery

    Commence Scenery

    Initial scenery layer

  • Commence Module Construction

    Commence Module Construction

  • Track risers

    Track risers

    Paper Templating

  • Track Elevations in place

    Track Elevations in place

    Foam Fillers

  • Commence Track Laying

    Commence Track Laying

    Indoors out of the weather

  • Scenery and Tunnel Access

    Scenery and Tunnel Access

    Cleaning Access is important

  • Flathead River

    Flathead River

    Fresh water from melting snow

Exhibition Layout: Whitefish

About the project

The Whitefish HO Scale Exhibition Layout is based on the city of Whitefish in Flathead County, Montana, USA.

The layout measures 5.4m X 4.5m with a swing out bridge module so those of us less agile don’t have to duck under to get inside.

The line was originally used by Great Northern but has since changed hands to BNSF, and is now the main route for AMTRAK from Chicago to Seattle.

The layout is DCC only and all control is via our hand held throttles including changing route points. In other words, there are no control panel switches. Further, it will include full signalling. We plan to also include an overhead LED route panel to show the route being used.

The team building it include Martin Jones, John Wilson, Geoff Barnes and Chris Kremler.

It has been a four year project to date.

Build Status

Module Construction 100%
Track Laying 100%
Track Wiring 100%
Scenery 25%
Lighting 0%