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Monday, April 6, 2015

Scratchbuilding the Woodstock CNR Station - Part 1

The current CNR station was built in Woodstock
in the mid 1800's in gothic revival style by the Great Western Railway, retained by the Grand Trunk Railway and, in the 1990's, renovated in the original style by CN. It served as a pattern for other Grand Trunk stations in Chatham, Sarnia, Strathroy & Windsor.

This is the completed scratchbuilt model of the Woodstock station  in 1:87 scale [known also as HO gauge] now located in the city of Wellington on the Huff and Puff model rail layout on the se-
cond floor of the former Timberjack factory on Devonshire Ave. in Woodstock.

Resources included measurements, both actual and eyeball, pictures, a cardboard mockup and
styrene station sections that were already com-
pleted by Jim Fox, one of the Huff & Puffers. He graciously loaned them to Glen McDonald who
made a commitment to the club to build the station.


  1. Great job Glen on this project...are you open for the Woodstock show this to see it in person...George Dutka

    1. Thanks, George. Your'e welcome to drop in any Tuesday night between 6 and 9 pm. Some of us are running on Friday afternoons but phone me first @ 519-539-2403 to ensure that we will be there.
      Glen McDonald