Saturday, August 26, 2017

Check out these videos from Calgary's South Bank Shore Lines

CNR's vintage 1392, seen here on display at Expo 86 in Vancouver.

Morgan Turney sent us these links, which were sent to him by Calgary's South Bank Shore Lines model railroad club, which Morgan describes as the "Mother club" to Winnipeg's Kildonan Short Lines HO modular group. 

Featured on these links are two videos of the Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions taking the CNR 1392 going from Stettler to Big Valley. One is long, one is short, but both are good watching!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Weathering and Decal workshop to be held at Toad Hall on August 26

Darryl Audette will be hosting a weathering workshop that will also deal with decaling at Toad Hall Toys. The workshop will be held on Saturday, August 26th at 10:30 a.m. There are only 12 spaces available, so if you're interested please give him a call at 204-956-2195.  
Learn about various MIG products, discover techniques and have the opportunity to ask questions and find like-minded folks to chat with. So them a call and get ready to up your modelling game.

If you haven't been to Toad Hall Toys lately to check out their model railroad department, then it's worth the trip! Darryl Audette has taken over the reins, and he's made some terrific changes! 

Toad Hall has been a supporter of the WMRC for many years, and has continued to faithfully advertise in the club's official publication, The Lantern. Every member in good standing receives a 10% discount on all no-sale in-store model railroad items, so be sure to bring your card!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Check out this video of the CP 150 train in Winnipeg!

There has been some marvellous images and videos taken of the CP 150 train when it came to Winnipeg. This includes the above photo, taken by our own Felix Lesiuk, of the train's classic F-units rolling past a beautiful field of sunflowers.

One exceptional video we found was made by some surprisingly young rail fans, who call themselves Trainboy Productions,  who shot the CP 150 train in various locations all around the city. You can watch their video by clicking here.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Assiniboine Valley Railway holds open house August 12 & 13

The Assiniboine Valley Railway is holding their monthly open house this weekend! They’re open from 11:00AM to 5:00PM on Saturday, August 12, and from 1:00PM to 5:00PM on Sunday, August 13. One ride costs two bucks, and you can buy a 12 ride pass for only $20! Children two years of age and under ride for free! All minors must be accompanied by an adult. They're located at 3001 Roblin Boulevard, just west of Assiniboine Park. Look for the sign on the road!

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Get your decals made at the UPS store on Ellice Avenue

Making your own custom decals using the Testors decal system is very popular, easy, and inexpensive. That is, until you try to print them on a crummy $50 ink jet printer! So, you go to a print shop to print them up for you , but they won't do it because they only have laser printers that will melt the decal paper. Then you look for a printer that uses a high quality ink jet printer and come out empty handed.

Well, here;s some good news, fellow custom decal makers! After an exhaustive search, we've found a place with a high quality ink jet printer that will do it for you, at a very reasonable cost! It's the UPS store #431 at 120-1400 Ellice Avenue. We had some decals printed up there, and the did an excellent job! Check the out by clicking here, or just go to the store yourself and ask for Alex!