Sunday, November 10, 2019

Scratchbuilt hotel reatured at Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's monthly model display

Ivan and Nathanial Paradis submitted this scratch built model of a Sifton style hotel from a 50's prairie town at the WMRC's last meeting, held on November 8, 2019. The building is typical of the style of hotels found in many Canadian prairie towns from 1900 to 1950. Some survive to this day.

The model was scratch built with Evergreen sheets and strips, a Plastruct vac form sheet for the foundation, and Tichy Train Group windows, doors and corbels. The building is set to fit into a base that includes sidewalks and side steps. Lettering for the sign is forthcoming.

Monday, November 04, 2019

See Ed Mulholland's Cumbrian Valley Lines and take a trip to Budapest at the Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's November meeting

We have a great show lined up for our November meeting! Ed Mulholland will showcase his Cumbrian Valley Lines layout, one of most spectacular layouts ever built in Winnipeg. Then Tommy Kucera will make a presentation about his visit to the Hungarian National Railway Museum in Budapest. 

The fun starts this Friday, November 8, at 7:30 PM in the Tank Room at the Charleswood Legion, 6003 Roblin Boulevard. The canteen will be open and we'll have our monthly model display.Not a member? Not a problem! Guests are always warmly welcomed.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Ivan and Nathanial Paradis showcase their wooden grain elevator model at Winnipeg Model railroad Club's October meeting

WMRC members Ian and Nathanial Paradis brought in their superb model of a wooden grain elevator to the club's October meeting. It is a freelance model, based on a typical prairie grain elevator, and was scratch built using Evergreen styrene sheets and strips. The windows and the doors are from Grandt Line.

It was made up of four component parts for ease of building and maintenance. The base is complete with ramps, the main elevator body, the office and the balloon annex.

The balloon annex was constructed using scale 2x6, 2x8 and 6x6 as was the prototype. Further details include bolts and plates used to reinforce the annex.

The model has been painted and clear coated to protect the undercoat. Decals and washes will be added later.

Great job, guys!