Vancouver Island Model Engineers
Turning dreams into reality (again)
Over 2000 bricks were donated by local people
The last brick!
The recycled plastic ties now being used at VIME came from the local high school. When their stadium bleachers were renewed, the old planks were salvaged and cut up for tie material.
The view from the main Victoria - Sidney highway
With the snow and holidays behind them, work is now focused on all the connecting tracks
The scope of the new rail lines for the roundhouse access and the new dual track balloon loop can be seen in this image
Jim lining up Art's SW1500 to back it into the roundhouse
Claude putting finishing touches to the new signage
Opening day May 16th Project Manager Claude standing on his box of Dynamite, thanking all the sponsors and volunteers. Club president Dave Cormie looks on while track welder Steve Alder sits on his loco in the background
Wayne Halliday flew in from South Africa and took the invited guests for a ride behind the last loco
his Father, Allan built
Images by Watcyn Jones, updated to May 17th 2009