Derwin Cole more or less models PEI locations with fictional town names. His layout really is quite nice, well detailed and fun to operate on due to all the switching opportunities. All in all I was thoroughly impressed, not only by his layout, but to discover that others in this province shared my interests.
His layout is DCC equipped and many of the engines have sound which makes for a really nice setup. Basically the layout is a "U" shape with two yards at either end. Each end develops into an "bulb" shape to allow for continuous running from one end to the other. As for the operating sessions, he uses a computer generated waybill system to create the orders for each train. Everyone is given a set of orders to complete for the first leg of the session. After a short break, everybody switches trains and runs for a while longer.
Town of Shellville
Level crossing in Shellville
CN 2001 awaiting the dispatcher's clearance from Ashtown
Waiting in the hole for the local to pass
Grade Crossing in Shelleville
As for the second half, I was assigned to the local, hauled by CN 8196, a S-4 by Atlas. My duties were to set out cars for CN 2001, returning from Shelleville to Ashtown.
From front to back Cold Storage, Jay's Clays and Armstrong Industries.
I'm told that he is not very far from expanding his layout into the next room. Everyone there seemed to be trying to give him ideas as to how to do it, but I'm sure that whatever he decides will look great, judging by the work shown here.