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
October 20, 2019
Inn, 2720 Glenmore Trail SE
(corner of Glenmore Trail & Odgen
- 12: 15
Walker Modelling the Thompson River Canyon Modelling River
Valleys with Emphasis on Scenery and Running Water.
clinic comes in two parts, and will be both a slide presentation
and a demonstration. In part 1 I will show how to make the basic
Valley shape using hard shell. I will show how to install rocks
and scree, and how to add ground cover (mostly from Woodlands Scenics)
and how to model low bushes (sage brush). In part 2 I will demonstrate
how to add turbulent water using Woodlands Scenics "Deep Pour"
and "Waves". I will show how the waves develop from obstructions
at the edge of the river, and how to form the waves. I will finally
use acrylics to add white caps and turbulence to the waves
- Understanding Electricity and Good Wiring Practices.
is intended for those who feel somewhat intimidated by electricity
and wiring. The first half will focus on understanding the basics,
definitions of common terms used in electrical circuits and their
relationships to each other. The second half will deal with wiring
of model railroads: what types of wire to use for different services,
rail as a conductor, how to make good connections, diagnosing problems,
safety, documentation and tools.
Crowdis - Beyond the Powders & Chalks: New Techniques for Weathering
The goal of
weathering is not to make your locomotives and rolling stock look
dirty, but rather to create the illusion of size and realism. This
workshop looks at the process of weathering, along with some new
tricks and techniques stol... er... borrowed from other modelling
genres. This workshop looks beyond so-called traditional methods,
and shows how some very realistic results can be achieved with relative
is a relatively new returnee to model railroading. Having
learned his craft initially with fantasy & science-fiction genres,
with a good trip through military modelling, he began applying what
he learned to model railroading when his kids encouraged his return
to the trains that he played with as a boy. A member of Cantrak
since 2016, John started a YouTube channel called JCs
Riptrack in September 2018, dedicated to the art of weathering
and painting model trains. The channel has garnered an international
following, which has grown to approximately 1900 subscribers and
continues to grow. Check out Johns YouTube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/c/jcsriptrack
Lightweight Sectional Construction for Model Railways
Sectional construction makes your railway empire easier to build,
easier to maintain, and easier to move when the inevitable happens.
This Clinic shows how to make your railway baseboard in sections
which are robust, light weight, and transportable, applicable to
home as well as exhibition layouts.
My power point
presentation describes how I used material/methods to make my Johnson
Landing harbour diorama using a selection of tools, scratchbuilding
several buildings, roofing materials, Ngineering LEDs and
sound cards, roofing materials, water products, signage, static
grass and more.
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