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 - AGM info.
  • 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
CMT Fleamarket
was held
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Glenmore Inn, 2720 Glenmore Trail SE

(corner of Glenmore Trail & Odgen Road, SE)


Time- 8:30 am to 11:00 am [Note the time.]
Location- Glenmore Inn, corner of Glenmore Trail and Ogden Road

Tables- $20 for standard 2’ X 8’ size table (half tables are also available for $10, to be shared with another vendor). Don’t be disappointed when all tables are gone. To book a table, please contact me at or call 403-201-4937. (The OrderBoard, January 2018)



9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bouma Challenge - For those that are participating in this year’s Bouma kit building challenge, that is the deadline to have your kit built and ready for display so you can obtain your $25 refund. Use your creativity and let’s see as many finished kits as we can. (The OrderBoard, January 2018)


Time Clinic
11:15 - 12:15

Grant Morgan - CN Lines Sig

The CN Lines Special Interest Group was formed within the National Model Railroad Association's mandate to facilitate the exchange and collection of railroad prototype and/or model railroad information with regard to specific topics. In the case of CN Lines SIG, that specific topic, from inception, continues to include a forum/forums for the exchange of information of common interest regarding the Canadian National family of railroads. Originally conceived prior to its first publication in 1989, the SIG continues to serve that role as the Canadian National Railways Historical Association (CNRHA). This clinic seeks to present the historical highlights of CN SIG / CNRHA as it enters into nearly 30 years of publication.To be provided tonight

11:15 - 12:15

Doug Lee - Tools and Operating Scheme

What tools and help are available to model railroaders to design and develop a suitable layout to meet their objectives and wants. download presentation ...

1:00 - 2:00

Steve Ryan - Service Design at CP

The Service Design department is a little known group inside a Class I railway. Its core responsibility is to provide for the proper flow of each individual railcar, load or empty, from origin to destination. Establishing the most cost effective route for traffic with what the Commercial department can sell to the market is a balancing act. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting the design. We'll explore how Service Design uses the traffic file to aggregate traffic into blocks of cars, how and why blocks are added to trains, the origin, route, destination and work each train is assigned, the factors in determining a train's route, as well as traffic connectivity between trains.

2:00 - 3:00

David Bedard - The Rise and Fall of Doris Yorke and the Trailer Princess.

A look into the genesis, construction, and implementation of vertical staging (with a twist) on my Esquimalt & Nanaimo layout.

2:00 - 3:00

Brent Ciccone - Build Your Own DCC System for $30

You can build a fully functional DCC system using a few off the shelf components. I will demonstrate how to build a DCC system using an Arduino microcomputer, an Arduino motor shield and some free software. This Clinic will not be for those who are afraid of electrons or some simple computer programming

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