Sunday, September 17, 2017

Manitoba Mega Train Show to be held on September 30 and October 1

This is the big Kahuna! The ultimate train show experience! The biggest train show between Toronto and Calgary is back! It's the MANITOBA MEGA TRAIN SHOW, and it's better than ever! Last year the show had over 3,000 happy guests, and with 40,00 square feet of space, there's plenty of room for more in the Red River Exhibition Place!

The Manitoba Mega Train Show will be held on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1 at Red River Exhibition Place, 3977 Portage Avenue. Hours are from 9AM to 5PM on both days. Adult admission is $7.00. Youth 4-12 is $5.00. Infants 3 and under free. A family pack (which includes two adults and up to three children 4 to 12 years of age) is $20. As usual, each admission entitles you to free unlimited rides on the Mega Train!

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Monday, September 11, 2017

See the Gateway Western railway at Winnipeg Railway Museum's Railway Days this weekend

The WMRC's Gateway Western Railway, undoubtedly the largest of its kind in the city, will be open for public viewing this weekend at the Winnipeg Railway Museum as they hold their annual Railway Days event. The Gateway is open to the public only twice a year, so be sure to grab this rare opportunity to view it!

The museum is located on the second level of the Via Rail station at 123 Main Street, and is open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM on both Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17. Admission by donation.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Assiniboine Valley Railway holds open house September 9 & 10

The Assiniboine Valley Railway is holding their monthly open house this weekend! They’re open from 11:00AM to 5:00PM on Saturday, September 9, and from 1:00PM to 5:00PM on Sunday, August 10. 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!

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

All aboard for the Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's first event of the season

It's our first event of the season, and it looks like it's going to be a good one! It's also time to renew memberships, and we're always delighted to accept new members! Guests are always warmly welcomed, and there's never any pressure to join, so why not come down to the club and see what it's all about? 

Our September program is a follow-up to last year’s “Computers in Model Railroading” presentation by John Bate. This time the focus is on tiny computers called Arduinos, which  are small embedded processors that can become an integral part of any electrical or electronic system - including a model railroad. You could control a level crossing, build a train speedometer, eavesdrop on your DCC system, or build a complete CTC system with a dispatcher’s console implemented in hardware, or on a computer screen. All of these things will be demonstrated. It requires a little bit of programming, but you will see that this is not nearly as scary as it sounds. 

The fun starts at 7:30PM on Friday, September 8 at the Charleswood Legion, 6003 Roblin Boulevard. We'll also have our monthly model display, so come and see what our members had been working on during the summer!