Saturday, December 09, 2017

Assiniboine Valley Railway hosts its first Christmas open house next weekend

It's here! The Assiniboine Valley Railway is holding their first Christmas open house for 2017! The trains will run on Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM on both days.

Please note that due to the death of AVR founder Bill Taylor, there will again be no Christmas light display in the evenings.

Tickets are still two bucks for one ride. A 12 ride pass will set you back only twenty bucks! Children two years of age and under ride for free. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

The AVR is located at 3001 Roblin Boulevard, just west of Assiniboine Park. Look for the sign by the road!

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

All aboard for the Winnipeg Model Railroad Club'sr annual Christmas bash!

We're holding our annual Christmas bash and hot dog banquet! We will be continuing an ancient,  time honored tradition dating all the way back to 2006, serving hot dogs, drinks, donuts, and coffee. Come on out for some refreshments and conversation, and leave a little room for pizza at Santa Lucia's after the meeting!

We'll be collecting food for Winnipeg Harvest, so be sure to bring "a tin for the bin".

There will also be a presentation of Ian Plett's rail fanning adventures, featuring images he took all over North America as a long range trucker.

The fun starts at 7:30PM on Friday, December 8 at the Charleswood Legion, 6003 Roblin Boulevard. We'll also be holding our monthly model display and the ever popular 50-50 draw.  Hope to see you there!

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Dennis Rietze is selling off his HO equipment

Long time WMRC member Dennis Rietze is selling off most of his collection of HO engines, rolling stock and various equipment. The sale is for this week only, and ends on Wednesday, December 6. Sale hours on Sunday, December 3 are from from 1PM to 5PM. Sale hours for Monday December 4, Tuesday December 5, and Wednesday December 6 are evenings only, from 6PM to 9PM. For more information contact Dennis Rietze at