There’s an old joke that the older we get, the more appealing O scale becomes. That was certainly true for George Myer. In 1997, George’s eyesight began to deteriorate; today he is legally blind.
But that didn’t stop the avid model railroader from staying in the hobby—he just switched from HO to O scale, and kept going.
George is the proud creator and owner of a gorgeous two-rail O scale layout called the CPR Central Northern Subdivision. The layout resides in a 22 by 20 foot room in George’s Winnipeg basement. Set in the late 1960s to early 1970s, it finds CPR trains traveling though fictitious towns and scenes in southeastern B.C.