Saturday, May 08, 2021

Draw prizes and a guest speaker featured at Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's virtual AGM

 Draw prizes (not exactly as shown) will be given out at the WMRC's 2021 AGM.

At our virtual Zoom AGM we will have our annual photo contest, awarding of trophies and even door prizes! How are we going to give out door prizes at a Zoom meeting? You'll have to attend to find out!

Our special guest speaker will be the International Plastic Modeller's Society of Winnipeg's President, Peter Kallenbach. Peter will talk about his organization, its history and their meetings. He will also talk about decals and describe some of his favorite techniques for applying decals. The Winnipeg IPMS group have been displaying their fine work at the Manitoba Mega Train shows for many years. 

 The meeting starts at 7:30PM on Friday, May 14. If you are not a member and wish to attend this Zoom meeting, please contact us before the meeting at wmrc.trainclub@gmail.com to receive a link. Guests (even virtual ones) are always warmly welcomed!

Friday, April 30, 2021

Exclusive photos of Ed Mulholland's N gauge layout of northern England

For one of the club's monthly on-line photo displays, WMRC program director Dave Downie submitted three images from Ed Mulholland's spectacular N gauge layout. Ed, a retired school teacher who was born and raised in northern England, painstakingly recreated many scenes of his birthplace in his layout. He fully researched and photographed each structure and scene during his annual trips to his homeland. 

Ed's layout was even featured on CBC Radio (yes, radio) on Ron Robinson's weekend morning show. Sadly, this layout is no more, as Ed decided to switch scales and build an even more spectacular layout in HO gauge.



Friday, April 23, 2021

Assiniboine Valley Railway is being forced to move

The Assiniboine Valley Railway is being forced to move from its present location by October. The 1:8 scale 7.5" gauge railway was founded in 1995 by the late Bill Taylor on his seven acre property in Charleswood. When he died in 2013, the group was allowed to remain on the premises by his widow, Mary-Lou Taylor. No information has been released on whether they will be able to find another location. The railway has been closed to the public since 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions.