Friday, February 23, 2018

John Bate shows how to assemble Fast Track Turnouts at the Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's annual Clinic Carnival

At our annual Clinic Carnival held on February 9, WMRC treasurer John Bate held a fascinating clinic about assembling N gauge Fast Tracks Turnouts. John, who is a master at constructing all things N gauge, put together turnouts at his demonstration table with the greatest of ease!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Ian Plett demonstrates using Decoder Pro and Wi Throttle at Winnipeg Model Raolroad Club's Clinic Carnival

One of the highlights of the WMRC's recent Clinic Carnival held on February 9 was Ian Plett's demonstration on how to use Decoder Pro and Wi Throttle.Ian set up a compact layout complete with a passing siding and a turnout and operated several engines using these hi-tech cutting edge software systems.

Despite the cold weather, the club had a very good turnout for their annual clinic carnival. There were four clinics held, and each one will be showcased on this site in the days to come.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Jason Shron of Rapido Trains will be at Warehouse Hobbies this week

Jason Shron of Rapido Trains will be at Warehouse Hobbies on Thursday, February 15 at 6PM. He will have with him his model of the N gauge Turbo, an HO SW1200RS and an RDC. He may also bring the first pilot model of the CPR Royal Hudson. There also will be an opportunity to place orders for his upcoming items. Warehouse Hobbies is located at 265 Rouge Road.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

It's time for the WMRC's annual clinic carnival!

Step right up and join us for our annual Clinic Carnival! Once again we have some great clinics held by some of Winnipeg's finest model railroaders. Ian Plett will be demonstrating how to use Decoder Pro and Wi Throttle. Virginia Braun will be holding a clinic on structures. Larry Leavens will show you how to work with styrene, and John Bate will hold a clinic about using Fast Tracks Turnouts.

We'll also be having a 50/50 draw and the canteen will be open! But there will be no model display this month due to the Clinic Carnival. The fun starts on Friday, February 9 at  7:30 P.M. in the Tank Room at the Charleswood Legion, 6003 Robin Boulevard. Not a member? Not a problem! Guests are always warmly welcomed! Hope to see you all there!

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Toad Hall Toys scales back its model railroad section

Toad Mountain, an HO model railroad display at Toad Hall Toys created by WMRC member Darryl Audette, will be dismantled later this month.

Toad Hall Toys has announced in their monthly email that they are scaling back their model railroad section. 
   The message states,"Having no resident expert and a change in buying patterns for those that love the hobby of model trains, we have made the decision to shrink this area and concentrate on the beginning train model enthusiast for sets, with a small selection of rolling stock and engines. We will be concentrating on accessories and scratch model building supplies, as they cross over to plastic modelling, miniatures, architectural models and more."

Toad Hall Toys had recently discontinued carrying O gauge trains and equipment.  The model railroad display known as Toad Mountain, which was built by WMRC member Darryl Audette, will be taken down this month.