The Other Project

Canada Southern Railroad (CASO) Free-Mo Group

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CASO Free-mo

For the last several months in addition to my Bronx Terminal layout I have also been involved in a Free-Mo (Free Modular) group modeling the Canada Southern Railroad, a line that ran through Southern Ontario between Fort Erie and Windsor. This line was a “short cut” across Ontario and was used by several railroads over the years and has a very interesting history.

In the fall I was asked if I wanted to join the group and build a model of LaSalette, a town not far from where I grew up (Delhi). I accepted the offer and have had lots of fun working with the group on the project.

This past weekend was our first set up of all the modules involved. This took place at the former CASO train station in St. Thomas. This station is an impressive structure that is being restored to its former glory and was an excellent venue for this event. I spent more time photographing the building than anything else (pictures soon).

I have set up a gallery of pictures of the layout from last weekend. The pictures show a few shots from the modules, including my LaSalette module. Below are a few from the gallery…

CASO Free-mo

CASO Free-mo

CASO Free-mo

CASO Free-mo

The complete gallery can be found at the link below, the CASO gallery is at the bottom of that page.

CASO Free-Mo group modular layout gallery.


About the Author:

I'm your host, Tim Warris, a product developer in Port Dover, Ontario. Since March of 2007 I have been documenting the construction of the former CNJ Bronx Terminal in HO scale. For my day job, I design track building tools for Fast Tracks, a small company I own and operate. Fast Tracks makes it fast and easy to hand lay your own trackwork. Stop by our website to learn more!

Posted by: Tim | 05-06-2008 | 01:05 PM
Posted in: LaSalette Freemo Module | Latest Posts


  1. Very nice pictures of a very nice layout. I’m curious as to the lighting setup and technique you used to get such good lighting on each subject. Thanks.

    Comment by Alfredo — May 8, 2008 @ 8:49 pm
  2. Hi,

    No additional lighting was used. This building has SEVERAL windows and lots of natural light fills the room, in addition it was a cloudy day so the light available was soft and without harsh shadows. The images are all taken with a tripod at f22 and long (2-4 sec) exposures. They were shot RAW and processed using Picasa and Photoshop CS2.



    Comment by Tim — May 9, 2008 @ 1:45 pm
  3. Your very talented and gifted young man the world is fortunate to have people like you around.

    Comment by anthonyshrubb — October 8, 2011 @ 8:16 pm

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