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.
Spring Mini Meet and CMT
will be held
March 15, 2020
Inn, 2720 Glenmore Trail SE
(corner of Glenmore Trail & Odgen
events planned for the weekend of March 14 - 15, 2020 have been
postponed due to the rapidly developing situation with the COVID-19
Railroad Prototype Modelers meet on Friday/Saturday
is cancelled, the CMT Fleamarket and the CMRS
Mini Meet are postponed to a later date.
situation with COVID-19/Corona Virus is rapidly evolving from
day to day. We are continually assessing the impact of this
situation on our other events. SUPERTRAIN 2020 is also
cancelled. See the SUPERTRAIN
website for details
March OrderBoard for
details on booking tables
- 11:30 a.m.
market items removed
and Tell set-up
- 3:00 p.m.
and Tell (same room as Fleamarket)
- 1:00 p.m.
Kitchen - Understanding Electrical Switches and Relays.
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, wyes, turntables, switch machines, train detection, multiple
throttles, computer interface.
- Slocan Star-Silversmith Mines Ltd Power House
A look at the
background of the Slocan Star-Silversmith Mine Ltd, 1895-1951+.
The main topic will cover the Hydro system from Carpenter Creek
& Cody Creek to the plant and the power plant building. The
plant provided compressed air and electrical power for the mine
and mill. Models of the hydro system and building will be displayed.
- Is Anyone There?
The clinic will
review the communication challenges faced by new immigrants to Canada.
Development and use of the CPR telegraph service as well as the
Railway Mail Service will be presented.
Keay - How to read Canadian Railroad Signals
on CN and CP (and some US railroads) tell the engineer and conductor
the route and the maximum speed their train can take through an
interlocking. This information is displayed to the train using:
a) one, two or three searchlights displaying a combination of colours
(red, yellow and/or green), b) solid and/or flashing lights, and
c) the use of placards on the signal mast. As can be imagined, the
combination of these factors can make signals difficult to understand
to rail fans. To add to the confusion, signals can also be displayed
on tall masts or dwarf signals. What is fascinating about the signal
displayed is that it indicates to the crew not only what they need
to do at the signal they are approaching but also what to expect
at the next signal. This clinic will focus on how to read the majority
of Canadian railroad signals using 5 simple steps and what information
signals are conveying to the train crew.
- Rail From Mill to Mainline (and beyond)
Rail is the
most fundamental component of railroads, and this clinic will take
you on a photographic journey through every aspect the product.
See how rail is made, transported, welded, installed, maintained,
cascaded, repurposed, and ultimately, recycled. The presenter spent
much of his career with both major Canadian railways in the engineering
and purchasing functions, dealing specifically with rail. Some of
his behind-the-scenes photos cannot be seen anywhere else.
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