I live in the Halifax area in Nova Scotia, Canada. I model HO late transition period but I do have one or two more modern diesels.
The Musquodoboit, Eastern Shore and Sydney is based loosely on an old CN sub running up the Musquodoboit valley. The MESS moves fish, coal, ore and lumber through a geologically diverse area.
The MESS came about as a result of a friend and fellow ship modeller who had to get rid of his 4x8 layout days before Christmas back in 98'.I told him I couldn't take it as I broke!! He said "it's free I need the room for a pool table!
The layout is dedicated to Gary Stroh who's life was cut short by someone who was using a cell phone while driving. A sad end for a gifted and generous individual.