Friday, October 30, 2020

Gino Kost lights up his model building

  Gateway Western Railway superintendent and long time WMRC member Gino Kost used LED technology to illuminate a structure that he submitted for the club's monthly model display at our last public meeting in September. By using a 9 volt battery the building is completely portable and independent of the layouts power supply, which means it can be used and illuminated anywhere on the layout. The interior of the building is removable.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Take an N scale shopping trip to Pete's Market

Long time WMRC member Richard Mikolayenko brought this excellent N scale model to the club's monthly model display at our last public meeting in September. The wooden kit was assembled with white glue and painted with a poster paint wash. He scratch built the cooler shed behind the building with left over wood scraps. He modeled some crates from scrap wood and stacked them on top of it. The outhouse was assembled from a kit.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Christopher Robinson’s rolling stock gains weight during COVID-19

Many of us have gained weight due to COVID-19, but Christopher Robinson decided to have his rolling stock gain weight instead. He had a set of Rivarossi heavyweight passenger cars which the bought at the 1983 Railway Jamboree, the NMRA national convention held in Winnipeg. The heavyweight cars were anything but heavyweight, weighing just two ounces, so he hefted them up to six ounces as his COVID-19 modelling project.

He found interiors for the coaches which added two ounces of weight, making the cars weigh five ounces. To bring them up another ounce, he turned the cars upside down and put lead shot in a 1/4 inch gap between the centre sills under the door.

He secured the lead shot with diluted white glue and painted it aircraft interior black. He painted the floors, walls and bulkheads in MOW grey, and the chair frames in railway tie brown. The seat cushions will be painted light Tuscan oxide red.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

John Bate brings a great model to Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's monthly model display

Since our October meeting was cancelled due to the social gathering restrictions of COVID-19, we will be featuring model displays this month from all of those who submitted during our September meeting. These submissions, which usually appear in The Lantern, the official publication of the Winnipeg Model Railroad Club, will appear on the WMRC blog site instead.  

WMRC Treasurer John Bate brought a terrific model to September's display. He modeled an N scale shipment of bales, which were transported to Western Canada in the drought years by the federal government. The pickets were scratch built from Styrene, and  the bales were made out of jute twine and tape. 

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Winnipeg Model Railroad Club cancels October meeting


The WMRC's October meeting, which was supposed to take place on October 9, has been cancelled. The cancellation was made because of the orange alert which was imposed by the city of Winnipeg that limits all social gatherings to ten persons due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the city. This alert, which started on September 28, will last for four weeks. If it is not extended we will hold our next meeting on Friday, November 13.