PROVINCIAL MUSEUM TRAIN
This page illustrates my efforts to model the Provincial Museum Train which operated from 1975 to 1979. It visited northern British Columbia in 1975 and 1979, and provides me with an opportunity to operate a steam train from time to time.
I have completed the flatcars, boxcars and display coaches pictured below. The next instalment will be to model the Dolbeer spool donkey and Climax steam locomotive exhibits for the flatcars.
The two display flatcars CHEMAINUS RIVER and CAYCUSE RIVER were scratchbuilt in styrene and mounted on Micro-Trains metal boxcar underframes to provide weight. These flatcars will carry the Dolbeer spool donkey and Climax steam locomotive.
The two boxcars were modelled from the Intermountain 40 foot boxcar kits with Des Plaines Hobbies flat panel roofs. On the left is power boxcar CHEAKAMUS RIVER; on the right is stores boxcar NANAIMO RIVER.
The three display coaches were modelled from a Geoff Gooderham resin kit for the CPR 2200 series coaches. I added Panamint Models trucks, American Models Ltd. diaphragms, and wire grab irons.