Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Log onto railpictures.ca and view a great railroad photo gallery

Here's a neat website that Peter Newman, our good friend from Orlando, Florida sent us. It's railpictures.ca and it has thousands and thousands of great Canadian railroad photos, taken by rail fans just like yourself! Anyone can contribute to the site, and registration is free! You create your own photo page and profile and post your own images, and even get feedback from other members! We can't show you any of the images on this site without permission, as all contributors hold their own copyright, but all you have to do is log on to railpictures.ca and see all the great train images they have!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Read Rene Gourley's Pembrooke:87 blog

Peter Newman, who sent Morgan Turney the information we posted last month about Del Rosamond's amazing photos posted at http://www.CanadianSteam.Smugmug.com, also sent us another fascinating post: http://pembroke87.wordpress.com/. It's a great model railroading and rail fanning blog all in itself, and it also features a post on Del Rosamond's photography, which he posted on September 5, which you can read by clicking here. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Learn how to operate a model railroad with a cell phone at the National Model Railroad Association's train show in Winnipeg on November 1

Want to learn how to run a model railroad with a cell phone?  That's one of the the exciting clinics and demonstrations that the No. 1 Northern Division of the National Model Railroad Association is holding at their annual train show this November 1st at Whyte Ridge Baptist Church, located at 201 Scurfield Boulevard.

There will be several operating layouts, including the No. 1 Northern's Free-Mo HO layout, a portable N scale layout, the Lionel 027 Giraffe car layout, and a G scale layout! You can also test your skill at switching with the John Allen time saver module. There will also be continuous video presentations during the show.

Admission is by donation, and the church is handicap accessible. Hours are from 10AM to 4PM. Hope to see you all there!