Saturday, February 11, 2012

Final Look at the Canada Central: Video

There are lots of videos of layouts in action or under construction; I'm not aware of any showing one being dismantled.

Until now, at least. Discovery Channel's Daily Planet show had a feature about Montreal's Canada Central layout on February 8. The segment was about the loss of the layout, one of the largest (if not the largest) in Canada.

In addition to footage of final runs, the segment showed members beginning the process of taking the layout apart--prying buildings off the layout, plucking off trees, removing wiring, etc.

It's a bit sad and poignant at parts, particularly when members dismantle portions they laboured over for a long time.

Click here to see the show. The segment about the Canada Central is at about the seven-minute mark.

Below find a few more photos of this layout. You can more photos on this blog by clicking here.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting that, I was lucky enough to visit this layout last August while working in Montreal. The video doesn't do it justice.