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.
Fleamarket & CMRS Spring Mini Meet
March 3, 2019
Inn, 2720 Glenmore Trail SE
(corner of Glenmore Trail & Odgen
Fleamarket 8:30 a.m.
- 09:30 - 10:00
- 10:00 - 12:00
- 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
- 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.
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.
- 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.
Scratch Building Structures: Do you have ambitious layout dreams
but not enough time to fulfil them? Thats my dilemma too.
Im Kevin Pyle and Im modelling the Kootenays 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 Ive developed, and continue
to develop of modelling structures, both simple and complex in a
fraction of the time you might expect.
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.
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 attendees equipment.
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
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