Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Two great programs on tap at Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's October meeting

At our October meeting, which will be held on Friday,  October 18,  Dave Downie will present part three of “Rebirth of a Model Railroad”. Lots of work has been done by Dave with scenery and structures, and he’ll have lots of before, during and after photos to guide us through the process.

Terry Viddal will make a presentation on track maintenance on the prototype and model railroad. Terry worked for over 30 years in track maintenance for CN. He will cover various aspects of track maintenance, including photos of a Jordan Spreader in operation. He has some great ideas that you can use on your layout!

The fun begins at 7:30 at the Tank Room in the Charleswood Legion, 6003 Roblin Boulevard. The canteen will be open and we'll also have our monthly model display. Not a member? Not a problem! Guests are always warmly welcomed. 

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's October meeting date has been changed to October 18

Please note that the date of the meeting has been moved from Friday, October 11 to Friday, October 18, as the Charleswood Legion's Tank Room will be used for advance polling for the Federal election.The meeting will be held at 7:30 PM as usual.

At the next meeting Dave Downie will present part three of “Rebirth of a Model Railroad”. Lots of work has been done by Dave with scenery and structures, and he’ll have lots of before, during and after photos to guide us through the process.

Terry Viddal will make a presentation on track maintenance on the prototype and model railroad. Terry worked for over 30 years in track maintenance for CN. He will cover various aspects of track maintenance, including photos of a Jordan Spreader in operation. He has some great ideas that you can use on your layout!

The canteen will be open and we'll also have our monthly model display. Not a member? Not a problem! Guests are always warmly welcomed. 

Monday, September 30, 2019

Canadian Pacific reveals their heritage fleet paint scheme

How cool is this? CP Rail has revealed a set of SD70ACU locomotives done in their iconic and beloved maroon and grey paint scheme.Up until now, CP and CN have been the very last class 1 railroads who had not painted heritage colors on any of their modern locomotives. In the early 2000s, it painted a GP38-2 and FP9s used for its business train and other excursions.

CP will be painting a total of 10 units, five with block lettering and five with script lettering. The other eight locomotives will be painted in heritage colors by the end of the year. The locomotives are expected to be in service primarily in Western Canada. Rail fans all across the country can't wait to see these modern locomotives with that classic paint scheme in action!