Monday, May 23, 2016

See the Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's Gateway Western Railway this weekend during Doors Open Winnipeg

Brent Tingey watches Larry Leavens operate a switcher hauling several grain hoppers going around the bend on the WMRC's Gateway Western Railway, located in the Winnipeg Railway Museum.

Doors Open Winnipeg is happening this weekend, and that means that you can visit the Winnipeg Railway Museum for free and see the WMRC's Gateway Western Railway in action! This is a rare, once in a year opportunity, so don't miss out on it! The Winnipeg Railway Museum is located on the second level of the Via Rail Station at 123 Main Street. Open Doors Winnipeg runs on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29. The hours are from 11:00AM to 5:00PM both days. Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Aaron Woloshyn sweeps awards at Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's annual banquet

Aaron Woloshyn (right) receives the Clark Summers memorial award from outgoing MRC President Larry leavens at the club's annual banquet, held on May 13, 2016.

The big winner for the WMRC's annual model contest, held at the club's spring open house in April, was Aaron Woloshyn, who walked away with seven awards. Among the awards Aaron has garnered were the Clark Summers memorial award for his model of an HO rail section car and the Tyro award for his model of a Jordan spreader. 

Aaron is one of our newest and youngest members, and it is very rare for someone to win both of these awards in the same year. The Tyro award is given to someone who has shown exceptional modelling skills but has never won a WMRC award before. But Aaron's modelling skills were so exceptional that receiving just the Tyro award wasn't enough!

Aaron also won first place in the locomotive and the non-revenue competition. He also won third place in the non-revenue competition, third place in structures and the special event.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Winnipeg Model Railroad Club elects new President

Godfrey South has been elected President of the WMRC. Godfrey is a relatively new member to the club, and to the country as well, as he and his family emigrated from England just a few years ago. Since he moved to Winnipeg, he and his family have been very enthusiastic members of the club!
His lovely wife Jean has taken over the duties of running the canteen, assisted by their wonderful children - Frances, Tommy and James. Their kids have help run the Kildonan Short Lines modular railway at our spring open house and at the Manitoba Mega Train Show. Tommy and James are enthusiastic modellers who have won prizes in the club's annual model contest competitions.