Mini Meets are one-day model railway events for members of the CMRS and usually include clinics, displays (Show and Tell), related activities, and sometimes lunch.

Other events, such as the following, are sometimes combined with a particular mini meet:

  • Annual General Meeting of the CMRS
  • CMT's (Calgary Model Trainmen's) Fleamarket

See Mini Meet Resources for Show and Tell Photos and Clinic Materials from previous Mini Meets.

CMRS Spring Mini Meet and CMT Annual Fleamarket
was held

Sunday, June 5, 2022
Glenmore Inn, 2720 Glenmore Trail SE

(corner of Glenmore Trail & Odgen Road, SE)


07:00 Set-up
09:00 Opens
11:00 Closes


11:00-12:0 Jim McArthur - Rock Casting, Painting and Detailing:
The clinic will explain the process to cast, paint and detail rock castings for outcrops, faces or whatever purpose the casting is to represent.

11:00-12:00 Doug Phillips - Main Line Construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, 1875 to 1886
1. Government Construction Progress 1875 to 1885.
2. Company Construction Progress 1881 to 1886.
3. Construction Standards.


12:15 - 12:45 Lunch


12:45 Set-up

13:00 - 14:30

14:30 Take-down


13:00 - 14:0 Ian Mears - Static Grass and Applicators:
1. Different types of static grass and applicators;
2. Problems and a look at what may cause them; and
3. Finally different ways of using and applying static grass

- view Static Grass and Applicators on YouTube (An introduction to Static Grass)
- view Making Flowers on YouTube (Brining a Garden to Life)

13:00 - 14:00

Don Thomas - RDC: The Rail Diesel Car in Canada.
1. The development of the RDC;
2. Types of cars available and spotting differences between the two phases of production;
3. The RDC fleets and services of CP, CN, VIA and BC Rail; changes to some of their cars; and
4. Later owners of the cars in Canada and the U.S.

- view presentation (pdf )

14:00 - 15:00

Bill Bergman - Wires Along the Rails - Realistic modelling of open wire telegraph, telephone and power lines along railway lines:
1. The functions and features of the wires on railway telegraph poles;
2. Realistic features of telegraph, telephone and power lines along the track right of way;
3. A short discussion on power transmission lines and substations; and
4. Some correct and incorrect features of lines on model railways.

- view presentation (PowerPoint)

14:00 - 15:00

Doug Lee - Layout construction ideas
Doug Lee will offer some ideas on executing layout construction based on previous layouts, and his current layout.

- view presentation (pdf)


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