Monday, July 25, 2016

Selling model trains at a yard sale? Let us know!

Last month a woman contacted us who wanted to sell her late husband's collection of model railroad equipment. When she mentioned that she was going to have a yard sale which included this equipment, we posted notice of the sale on this site, and on our Facebook page. We are pleased to report that as a result of our posts, she managed to sell off most of the late husband's collection.

Thanks to the success of those posts, we're going to offer the same service to anyone in the Winnipeg area who plans to sell any model railroad equipment at a public yard sale, and at a public yard sale only. For privacy and security reasons, we will not accept notices for private sales. That's what Kijiji is for.

So, if you're holding a yard sale, and have some model railroad equipment to sell, let us know by posting a reply on this site or on our Facebook page. We'll post it for free, and you don't have to be a member of the Winnipeg Model Railroad Club!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Assiniboine Valley Railway holds their second July open house this weekend

It's time to take another ride on the trains at the Assiniboine Valley Railway's second July open house! Their hours are from 11:00AM to 5:00PM on Saturday, July 23, and from 1:00PM to 5:00PM on Sunday, July 24. There will be two more open houses in August as well! They're located at 3001 Roblin Boulevard, just west of Assiniboine Park. It's just two bucks a ride, and kids under two years of age ride for free. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. A 12 ride pass is only twenty bucks!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Tuesday Nights are still Gateway Western Nights all summer long!

This handsome fellow is happily stapling some landscape material (and hopefully not his fingers) to the Gateway Western layout in the Winnipeg Railway Museum. Photo by Christopher Robinson.

Just a friendly reminder that although we're in the throes of summer, construction and operation of the Gateway Western will continue throughout the season. Tuesday nights are still Gateway nights, come rain or shine, and you're welcome to join in on the fun! Progress has been impressive on the largest group owned layout in the city, and it has been proven to be a solid attraction at the Winnipeg Railway Museum!

The Gateway Western Railway is located at the Winnipeg Railway Museum, which is on the second level of the Via Rail Station, 123 Main Street. The gang meets at 7:00PM every Tuesday.

A sleek Burlington Zephyr runs through a snow tunnel on the Gateway Western.

The WMRC section crew gang is keeping everything running smoothly at the Gateway!