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.

CMT Fleamarket & CMRS Spring Mini Meet
was held
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Glenmore Inn, 2720 Glenmore Trail SE

(corner of Glenmore Trail & Odgen Road, SE)

CMT Fleamarket 8:30 a.m.


  • Setup        - 09:30 - 10:00
  • Viewing     - 10:00 - 12:00
  • Takedown - 12:00 - 12:15

In addition to the Show and Tell room, there will also be a slide show running from 1:00 – 3:00. This will be a repeat of some of the slides from slide night.

CMRS Kit Challenge - At the fall mini meet, there was a sign-up for the next CMRS kit challenge. Results will be on display in the Show and Tell room.


Time Clinic
11:00 – 12:00

Don Thomas - CP Stations: My clinic will illustrate some of the many types and styles of stations used by the Canadian Pacific Railway. While CP stations often varied significantly over time and between regions, they exhibited some common features distinguishing them from those of other railways. Join me to take a tour of the system over the years.

11:00 – 12:00

Roger Walker - Scratch building a signal: This clinic consists of a slide presentation of how I scratch built the intermediate signal between Sunalta and Brickburn. I measured and photographed the prototype, and used brass shapes to construct the signal. I will emphasize how the shapes were used, and address many of the problem-solving issues that arose. I also used some scrap styrene pieces and one red/green LED. Lettering on the signal was produced in photoshop using the prototype photos. Total cost was well under $10, and the only tools were a simple drill press, many files, and a simple soldering iron from Canadian Tire. The signal will be on display at the clinic.

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00

Kevin Pyle Scratch Building Structures: Do you have ambitious layout dreams but not enough time to fulfil them? That’s my dilemma too. I’m Kevin Pyle and I’m modelling the Kootenay’s from Cranbrook to Midway BC. The layout is large, triple deck and has many structures, some of them the historic stations we just love. Join me as I share the methods I’ve developed, and continue to develop of modelling structures, both simple and complex in a fraction of the time you might expect.

1:00 – 2:00

Geoff Southwood Slide Show: At the CMRS Slide Night held in November, slides were presented on railroading in New England in the 1960s. What can we learn from slides and how can we source the modelling supplies and techniques to bring an era to life on your model railroad.

2:00 – 3:00 Doug Lee - Fine tuning rolling stock for better operation: Doug Lee will show how to check and adjust car weight, couplers and wheels so one's trains operate reliably; the same techniques are valid for locomotives. He will demonstrate the techniques using HO scale Intermountain and Rapido freight cars, Walthers lightweight and heavyweight passenger cars, and Kadee couplers. This is an informal 1-hour workshop, and attendees can drop in and leave at any time. Attendees are welcome to bring an owned piece of rolling stock for checking, but to avoid the risks of damage, the host will not adjust an attendee’s equipment.
2:00 – 3:00

Jeffrey Burk Adhesives: We will look at the different adhesives, glues and solvents and discuss features and benefits of the various types. We will discuss where and how to use them in various facets of our hobbies.

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