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On Oct. 14, last year, my brother-in-law died. Before he died, he started collecting N scale trains. His plan was to make a layout of his favourite railfan location, the Thompson River Canyon in B.C. Since he died before he could make it, I decided to make a small portable layout of that location in his memory. I unveiled it to the public last weekend at our annual train show. (Which the two of us ran together for about 15 years; last year's show was also his last public outing before he died.)

You can follow along as I describe how I built it, and see photos of the completed layout, on my blog, starting with the introduction. Find the first post here:

John Longhurst, Winnipeg

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