Thursday, November 26, 2015

Selkirk Model Railroad Association holds train show on Saturday, November 28

A huge Milwaukee Road passenger train pulled by two "Little Joes" roll down the Selkirk Model Railroad Association's O gauge layout.

Not a football fan? Tired of shopping on black Friday weekend? Don't care for the Santa Claus parade? Then come to Selkirk for the Selkirk Model Railroad Association's train show this Saturday!
You'll see lots of rail action with three operating layouts in O, HO and N gauge! The hours are from 10am to 4pm, and you can find them at 217 Clandeboye Avenue in Selkirk. Admission charge for adults is $4.00. Ages 12-16, $3.00. Free admission for everyone under 12!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Winnipeg's model railroad and rail fan community mourns passing of David Harris

We are saddened to announce the passing of one of the founding members of the Winnipeg Railway Museum, David Harris, who passed away on Nov. 20.

"Dave was one of the first railroad-types I met when I moved here in 1987." Said Morgan Turney, WMRC Program Director. "I remember going up to his apartment where he had the Winnipeg Railway Museum stuffed into a spare room! His dream was to find a place to display what was then a fair amount of stuff he had collected, and to rescue The Countess of Dufferin out of the Weston Shops! His dream was fulfilled when Via Rail  gave the museum some space on tracks one and two."

There will be a celebration of his life and works on the main floor of the south tower of Armadale Hollows at 1750 Pembina Highway on Friday, November 27, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Coffee and tea will be provided. If you plan to attend, contact Dave McDowell at 204-489-6512 or email him at:

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Brent Tingey wins the monthly prize at Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's November model display

Long time WMRC member Brent Tingey was awarded the monthly prize at the club's model display at their November meeting for his model of a CN 36' wooden stock car. Brent has won many awards for his model and for his rail fan photography. He has also won the President's Shield for his volunteer work for the club. 
To qualify for the monthly prize, the submitted model must show signs of either some assembly or some weathering. Each entry must include your name and a short write up describing the work that has been accomplished to date. If you are planning to build a model using a 3D printer but only have completed some portion of your 3D CAD drawings, then we would like to see them, but only if the renderings are your own work—no scanned materials! Failure to comply with all of these rules will mean immediate disqualification. Each entrant will submit just one entry. The monthly prize of a voucher in the amount of $15 from a local hobby shop is chosen at random.