Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Assiniboine Valley Railway to hold its first Christmas open house this weekend

Christmas wouldn't be complete without a ride on the Assiniboine Valley Railway, and now you can go on their first winter run for 2018 this weekend! They're open from 1:00PM to 4:00PM on both Saturday, December 22 and Sunday, December 23.

Rides through their seven acre winter wonderland are still only two bucks, and a 12 ride pass is still only $20! Kids two and under ride for free. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. The AVR is located at 3001 Roblin Boulevard, just west for Assiniboine Park.  Look for the signs on the road!

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Thanks to everyone who came to the Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's Clinic Carnival


A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the WMRC's Clinic Carnival and Christmas hot dog banquet on December 14! We had a wonderful turnout and all of the clinics were excellent! Richard Mikolayenko's scratch building project of Winnipeg's historic Market Square building was awesome! We will be featuring images of the other clinics in the days to come.



Sunday, December 09, 2018

It's Clinic Carnival time at the Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's December meeting!


Step right up for the annual “Clinic Carnival” at the WMRC! We have five clinics set up for all to enjoy. Here is your opportunity to see what some of Winnipeg's best model railroaders have been working on and a great chance learn how they do it!


Here is our talented roundup:


Virginia Braun – Virginia is a very talented modeller who will showcase some of her structure and scenery work and talk about the tools and materials that she uses.


Richard Mikolayenko – Scratch building and Old Market Square structure from photos and triangulation. Richard is an experienced modeller who will showcase his techniques as he works to replicate a historic Winnipeg building.


Neil Carlton - “Painting undecorated HO figurines for fun and financial savings" Every model railroad needs people and Neil will explain how to populate a scene without breaking your bank account.


Christopher Robinson - “Modules” Every model railroader can make a module. Whether it be a portable section of a home layout or for a portable modular model railroad, modules give us a unique way to participate in the hobby.  


John Bate - “Using Servos as inexpensive switch machines”. John will demonstrate how you can utilize inexpensive servo motors as switch machines. Servos are rapidly becoming as a means of controlling switches, signals and applications requiring animation on model railroads.
But wait! There's more! We're also holding our annual Christmas banquet! Enjoy a hearty meal of hot dogs, chips and pop as you enjoy the Clinic Carnival! The fun begins on Friday, December 14, at 7:30 in the Tank Room at the Charleswood Legion, 6003 Roblin Boulevard. Guests are always warmly welcomed!