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   The current HO scale layout (1:1/87), which is the third for the club, was started in 2004. The orginal design was for a 12' x 48' oval, which over the years, has been lengthened with additional corner modules, bringing the total length to about 60 feet. The track configuration is a multilevel 4 loop design in which the loops can be used independently or combined into one continuous run. The layout was originally designed and built in a modular fashion, allowing it to be disassembled, loaded into 2 trailers and transported to train shows and private viewings, primarily in SW Ontario and Michigan. The various TVC layouts have been seen and appreciated by many since its 1965 beginning. In 2015, a decision was made to have the layout remain permanently in the clubhouse, allowing a much greater variation in scenery, buildings etc. as we no longer have the many restrictions imposed on us by having it portable (it still had to fit into the trailers). Also, the layout was showing numerous signs of wear and tear after so many trips over its 11 years on the road. Since becoming a fixed layout, all of the north side of the layout has undergone an extensive rework, with many other changes including a complete rebuild of Avilliville and the east end of the layout. Currently, we have major work being undertaken on both the south & west sides. The TVC layout is controlled by a Digitrax Radio Digital Command Control system. The buildings and bridges are an assortment of kit, kitbashed or scratch built units. While the majority of the layout has its scenery completed, except for the areas under repair / construction, we are still a long ways from saying 'It's finished'. That day will probably never come as we find ourselves changing and rebuilding for either operational or scenic improvements.