This year being our 60th anniversary year, WMRC model contest chair Morgan Turney came up with a truly novel idea for the special event - to make a model incorporating the club's 60th anniversary logo! A special logo was made by WMRC blog editor Paul Ullrich for this event, and was made into a decal by Black Cat Decals. We had so many entries for this event that we're going to split them into several different post during the week! Here are the first three:
First place went to Morgan Turney for his hydrous-ammonia tank car.
Second place went to Morgan Turney for his Baldwin VO 1000 463 diesel locomotive.
Third place went to Suzanne Lemon for her 40' boxcar.
Haven't had enough modelling, what with the WMRC open house, and the open houses held by the Selkirk Model Railroad Association and the Brandon Hills Model Railroad Club? Well, you're in luck! IPMS Winnipeg (that stands for International
Plastic Modeller's Society) is holding their annual scale model
contest, titled Valour Con 6, on April 17 and 18 at the St. James Legion, 1755 Portage Avenue. Guess what - The admission is free!
There will be an early registration today and a "meet and
greet" from 4PM to 8PM. Registration continues tomorrow on Saturday, April 18
until noon. Awards will be presented at 4:30PM. This year's special
contest theme commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
This event has something for every modeller, whether you're a model
railroader or not. A model is still a model, and we all work in plastic!
The IMPS holds regular meetings the first Wednesday of the month
through the year at the St. James Legion. The meetings start at 7:00pm.
enhancing demonstrations are a prominent feature at the meetings. The
club also publishes a quarterly journal and a monthly bulletin.
Frances South, one of the WMRC's youngest members, has Juvenile Diabetes. At our April meeting, Frances gave a presentation to the club about living with Juvenile Diabetes, and to promote the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes. Frances is a youth ambassador for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF ).
am the 'take steps towards a cure' type”. Says Frances. "By fundraising for JDRF, I am
committed to helping JDRF fund crucial research into cures, better
treatments for and prevention of type 1 diabetes (T1D). What type are
you? Be the putting your dollars to work type by clicking the "Support
To support Frances simply click here.
Please enter the name: Frances's Family & Friends, then click on Frances to support her.
There’s a great video on her page! The TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes
provides individuals touched by type 1 diabetes (T1D) the opportunity to
unite with others and to raise funds for research focused on curing,
treating and better preventing T1D. Over 45,000 Canadians walk, share
stories, and connect across Canada and become one community with
participants in six other countries.
The TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes is being held on June 14, at the Assiniboine Park, Lyric Theatre Registration is at 9:00 am. The walk starts at 10:30 am
The walk length is either 5 or 7.5 km
After the walk there will be food, music and prizes!
For more information, email Vicki at email@example.com or phone 204-953-4479
On April 25, the JDRF will be holding their 28th annual Starry Starry Night Gala 2015 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund at the RBC Convention Centre.For more information contact Dorothy Ross or 204-953-4477