Vancouver Island Model Engineers

Roundhouse project

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








December 2008


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