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.
events, such as the following, are sometimes combined with a particular
- Annual General
Meeting of the CMRS
- CMT's (Calgary
Model Trainmen's) Fleamarket
Meet Resources for Show and Tell Photos
and Clinic Materials from previous Mini Meets.
Fall Mini Meet and
Annual General Meeting
October 16, 2022
Inn, 2720 Glenmore Trail SE
(corner of Glenmore Trail & Odgen
Price - The Coquihalla Ops Was The Easy Part
This presentation of largely unpublished images shows the variety
of battles that were fought constantly to keep the railway open.
Throughout the Coquihalla's short life, the battles never ceased.
Kitchen - Understanding Electrical Switches and Relays
This clinic is the second in a series intended for those who
feel somewhat intimidated by electricity and wiring. It will focus
on understanding terminology around electrical switches and relays,
electronic switches versus mechanical switches, specialty switches
and relays and their uses, how to pick the right switch or relay
for the job, common model railroad applications such as light control,
block control, reverse loops, Ys, turntables, switch machines, train
detection, multiple throttles, computer interface.
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Thomas - History of Banff Station and Summer Passenger Train Operations
It outlines the history of the station buildings, and changes
to the tracks and yard facilities that served summer resort passenger
traffic as well as year round freight and passenger service since
1883. The clinic identifies the principal passenger trains that
have served Banff, the types of equipment they contained, and how
extra cars were added and removed at Banff. Both photos and plans
are used. At the end there is a note about selective compression,
and a sample of other destinations served by similar heavy dedicated
passenger train service.
Sproule and Wayne Toth 11:00 Scratch Building
This clinic will illustrate techniques to work with wood buildings
such as cutting out walls, windows and doors, bracing and shingling
model buildings. It will also include comments on cutting your own
strip wood and building jigs for model assembly. This clinic will
be very useful for those with a model builder's table saw, however,
it will also be of great interest to anyone wanting to expand their
model building skills with wood.
Jones - Fairly Fit for Settlement: Canadian Pacific and the Alberta
When the Canadian Pacific Railway Company was incorporated to build
the first transcontinental line across Canada, the company received
25 million dollars and 25 million acres of land from the federal
government to aide with the enormous cost of its construction. Railway
author David Laurence Jones examines where the railway chose to
take those lands, culminating with the final land grant allotment
that committed the CPR to developing the largest irrigation project
in North America.
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