Sunday, April 26, 2015

Streetcars at the Ottawa Train Expo

[The card attached to this beautiful little diorama noted: "Streetcars 695 and 854 on an Ottawa street in 1954 (Scale of models - 1:48)". Said street looks a lot like Bank Street.]

I went out to the Ottawa Train Expo on the weekend with John and Garret. It's a general interest, family-oriented model train show held annually in the spring in Ottawa. This year it was set up in a hockey arena out in Rockland. There were many good layouts on display, no streetcars though other than the one shown in the lead photo which was part of the OC Transpo Streetcar 696 restoration booth. It was set up in the overflow area way up at the top of the stands. The two 1:48 scale streetcars were well done and showed a high degree of craftsmanship.


  1. Too bad we couldn't see the 1/48th scale model streetcars in your report ! It's not often one can find such a display, when streetcars is the subject !! I am going to do my best to see the next show !! ha!.

    1. Hmmm. Both of the models appear in the lead photos, but I'll check my shots from the event to see if I have some others. I seem to recall having a little difficulty getting a photo that didn't have reflections from the glass case the setup was in.