Saturday, November 10, 2018

Two models entered at Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's monthly model display

Christopher Robinson and John Bate submitted two entries for the WMRC's monthly model display this month. Christopher entered a Grand Trunk GP-38 that was originally his father's engine. He weathered it using several coats of acrylic paints. One technique he used was to apply a thick mix of medium grey paint on one side, letting it set for ten minutes, then running it under the tap with cold water.

He also installed a TCS T1 decoder, which required some cutting and filing on the inside of the shell and the chassis. He plans to install LEDs for headlights, front and rear.

John Bate submitted a N scale model of a company house (complete with an outhouse). This was a City Classics kit, which he also weathered.

Monday, November 05, 2018

Learn how to use the NMRA gauge at November's Winnipeg Model Railroad Club meeting

WMRC Past President Larry Leavens will demonstrate how to use the NMRA gauge. When building a model railroad, clearances are an important part of the design. The NMRA clearance gauge is a handy tool to have to easily measure them. It is useful to ensure steps and other low hanging parts of your train will clear buildings and scenery along the line. It is also used to fine tune your track work to help ensure flawless operation of trains.

John Bate will talk about the NMRA National Convention that was held in Kansas City this past summer. John was a clinician at the convention and he'll talk about what he saw and what he did while at the event. The annual NMRA National Convention is the biggest single model railroad event each year and Kansas City is a “hot bed” for the hobby. By all accounts, the convention was a huge success.

The meeting starts at 7:30PM on Friday, November 9, in the Tank Room at the Charleswood Legion, 6003 Roblin Boulevard. The canteen will be open, and we'll have a 50/50 draw and our monthly model display. Not a member? Not a problem! Guests are always warmly welcomed!

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Portage La Prairie CPR station holds grand opening Sunday November 4

Portage La Prairie Heritage and the Portage La Prairie Model Railroad Club are hosting the grand opening of the restored CPR station at 251 3rd Street NE in Portage La Prairie from 2:00PM to 4:00PM on Sunday, November 4. Model railroad layouts will be on display and cake and refreshments will be served.