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What's New!

April 9th, 2014

The newest issue of the "Canadian" has been mailed out and the electronic version is available in the members section.

Coming up on April 26th think about joining the Golden Horseshoe Chapter Meeting taking place in Dundas, Ontario. Details are located in the Events page.

New information is in the newsletter for the 2014 convention so have a look.

David King

Current Events

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Note: Events indicated with the CARM logo are CARM EVENTS.


LMRA Model Railroad Flea Market

Date: Saturday April 12, 2014
Location: Apostle's Continuation Church, 10 Belfield Road, Etobicoke (Toronto), Ontario
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Contact: Steve McCoy
Phone: 416-817-4015
Email: supertraindude@yahoo.ca
Website: www.lmra.ca
Information:
Presented by the Lakeshore Model Railroaders Association this flea market will have plenty for everyone.
Admission: Adults $5.00, Youth $2.00. Children under 6 free
Directions:
This is a new location for this show. It is located at 10 Befield Road just west of Kipling Ave. and just north of highway 409 & 401. See website for more details.

Ontario Narrow Gauge Show

Date: Saturday April 26, 2014
Location: Schomberg Community Hall, 325 Main St., Schomberg, ON, L0G 1T0
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Contact: N/A
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Website: www.narrowgaugemadness.com
Information:
Canada's only exclusively Narrow Gauge Railway Show,
featuring layouts, modules, displays, vendors, model contests, clinic workshops, live demonstrations, & lunch counter.
Hourly draw for door prizes! An extra door prize draw ticket for each contest entry! Special prize draw & more for pre-registered participants! Contest judging by participant ballot, with award plaques for each contest classification, plus valuable prizes for the top 3 spots in "Best in Show"!
New lower admission prices!
$5.00 advance registration, $8.00 at the door
Directions:
Schomberg is located just north of Toronto. Exit off Hwy 400 north at interchange 55 (Hwy 9), and travel west, crossing over Hwy 27. Turn left onto Main Street and proceed about 2 minutes south to the Schomberg Community Hall at 325 Main Street.

Central Ontario Garden Railway Assoc. Spring Swap Meet

Date: Saturday April 26, 2014
Location: Cheltenham Community Hall, 14190 Creditview Road, Caledon, Ontario, L7C 1Y4
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Contact: Russ Bennett
Phone: 905-838-3541
Email: bobbieandruss@rogers.ca
Website: N/A
Information:
All Gauges - All Railway Enthusiasts
Swap or trade or visit or whatever
G - #1 - HO - On30 - N - Z - Stories
No pre-registration, just come and enjoy a day of friends and model trains. Bring your own tables (12 tables at the hall - available first come), chairs supplied, free setup space, no admission charge, lots of room.
Vendor Setup: 12:30 to 1:00
Directions:
The Cheltenham Community Hall is attached to the Fire Hall on Creditview Road just north of King Road.

Golden Horseshoe Chapter Meeting

This is a CARM event

Date: Saturday April 26, 2014
Location: Royal Canadian Legion, 280 King Street West, Dundas, Ontario
Time: 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Contact: Tom Allan
Phone: 905-575-9326
Email: thomaseallan@shaw.ca
Website: N/A
Information:
This will be our annual General Meeting and election of Officers will take place. If you are interested in holding office as Chair of the GHC or Secretary/Treasurer, please submit your name to Tom Allan and position(s) for which you wish to run.
David King will be continuing with his electronic clinic and will be doing a track occupancy detector circuit. This is used to trigger the flasher board that we made at the first part of electronics last April.
Review the Tools List.
Admission: $2.00
Directions:
Royal Canadian Legion, 280 King Street West, Dundas is located in downtown Dundas.
See Google Map

Great British Train Show

Date: Saturday May 3, 2014 to Sunday May 4, 2014
Location: Jim Archdekin Rec. Centre, 292 Conestoga Drive, Brampton, ON
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Contact: Peter Scrimshaw
Phone: 905-458-8967
Email: scrims@rogers.com
Website: www.theplatelayers.org
Information:
British Train Show with operating layouts, static displays, new/used collectibles and sales items. 29 confirmed vendors and 24 confirmed layouts.
Admission: Adults $10, Children $5, Family of 4 $20, Free Parking
Directions:
West of highway 410, East of highway 10 and north of Bovaird Drive in Brampton.

Brantford Model Train Show and Sale

Date: Sunday May 4, 2014
Location: Best Western Brant Park Inn, 19 Holiday Drive, Brantford, ON
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Contact: Ian Ward
Phone: 519-428-8875
Email: toyshow@kwic.com
Website: www.collectorshows.ca
Information:
Featuring 70+ vendor tables of Model Trains of all scales including train sets, locomotives, transformers, rolling stock, track, structures, photographs, videos, DVD's, and railroad memorabilia. A great family event. Also featuring at least one operating layout.
Admission: $5.00 per person, Children under age 12 will be admitted for free when accompanied by an adult.
Directions:
Located at the Southeast corner of the junction of highway 403 and the Wayne Gretzky Parkway. Exit highway 403 and head south one block and turn left onto Holiday Drive.

16th Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale

Date: Saturday May 10, 2014
Location: County Line Caboose, 014121 Bruce County Rd. 10, R.R.#1, Elmwood, ON
Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Contact: Carol
Phone: 519-807-2345
Email: sales@countylinecaboose.ca
Website: N/A
Information:
Looking for a great hobby? Need to unload excess equipment?, Can't pass up loads of bargains? Check out this garage sale.
Free to the public and vendors. Call for more information or to become a vendor.
Directions:
Head north on Highway #6 from Guelph and turn left (west) on highway #4 at Durham. Continue to Hanover and turn right (north) on County Rd. 10.

Ancaster Collectorfest

Date: Sunday June 1, 2014
Location: Marritt Hall & Concession Building, Ancaster Fairgrounds, 530 Trinity Road, Ancaster, ON
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Contact: Ian Ward
Phone: 519-426-8875
Email: toyshow@kwic.com
Website: www.collectorshows.ca
Information:
Two buildings full of Model Trains and other collectibles. One building will feature Model Train vendors plus several operating layouts. The second building will feature Model Train vendors plus additional vendors selling old and new Die Cast Toys, as well as a variety of other collectibles. Southern Ontario's largest Collectibles event.
Admission: $5.00 per person, Children under age 12 will be admitted for free when accompanied by an adult.
Directions:
Exit highway 403 at Exit 35 (Copetown Road Exit) and go one-half mile south on highway 52, proceed south across highway 2 and turn right at the Fairgrounds exit.

Grey Central Railway Club Annual Open House & Train Show

Date: Saturday September 20, 2014
Location: Participation Lodge, 684136 Side Road No.30, Holland Centre, Ontario
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Contact: Al
Phone: 519-794-3692
Email: allenireton@hotmail.com
Website: N/A
Information:
Tables with items for sale both new and used as well the club layout. Lunch is available on site.
If you are looking to be a vendor or have a display for the show please contact Al at the above information.
Admission: $5.00 per person, chidden 12 and under free
Directions:
Heading north on highway 10 continue to Holland Centre, turn right (east) on Side Road No. 30. Continue for 5 minutes to Participation Lodge. The show is located in the basement of the nursing home.

Montreal Model Train Exposition

Date: Saturday September 27, 2014 to Sunday September 28, 2014
Location: 4251 St. Urbain Street, Montreal, Quebec
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Contact: Ivan Dow
Phone: 514-636-9665
Email: i.dow@videotron.ca
Website: www.MontrealModelTrainExposition.com
Information:
Train & Model Exposition
Directions:
Free parking at 100 Beaubien West with free shuttle bus to the show.

The North Shore Train Show

Date: Saturday October 4, 2014 to Sunday October 5, 2014
Location: Complexe Multi-Sports, 995 rue Bois de Boulogne, Laval, Quebec
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Contact: Martin Slythe
Phone: 438-863-6167
Email: info@salondutrainrivenord.org
Website: www.salondutrainrivenord.org
Information:
The North Shore Train Show, First Edition
Saturday October 4th, 10am to 5pm
Sunday October 5th, 9:30am to 4pm
Directions:
Complexe Multi-Sports
995 rue Bois de Boulogne
Laval, Quebec

Woodstock Model Train Show

Date: Sunday October 19, 2014
Location: Auditorium & Mutual Buildings, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis St., Woodstock, ON
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Contact: Ian Ward
Phone: 519-426-8875
Email: toyshow@kwic.com
Website: N/A
Information:
Expanded to two buildings and will feature over 160 vendor tables of Model Trains of all scales including train sets, locomotives, transformers, rolling stock, track, structures, photographs, videos, DVD's, and railroad memorabilia. Featuring several new vendors including vendors from Eastern Ontario and Quebec. A great family event with lots to see for anyone that is interested in Model Trains. Several model train layouts will be in operation throughout the day.
Admission: $5.00 per person, Children under age 12 will be admitted for free when accompanied by an adult.
Directions:
Located in the Auditorium and the Mutual/Market Buildings, on the Woodstock Fairgrounds. Just follow the highway signs to the Woodstock Fairgrounds or the the Slots Building (Casino) which is located on the Fairgrounds and you can't miss it.

Boomers Model Railroad Auction

Date: Saturday October 25, 2014
Location: Community Centre, 111 George St., Harriston, ON
Time: 8:00 AM to ? PM
Contact: Harold Jones
Phone: 519-821-2454
Email: hgjones@execulink.com
Website: N/A
Information:
Come make a day of it and get a bargain model railroad item for your railroad. If you are just starting in the hobby, any member of our club would be happy to give you some ideas and/or information or point out an item that might be what you are looking for.
Doors open at 8:00am, auction starts at 10:00am, sign up sheet for tables start at 6:30am (for people bringing items, tables are first come, first served)
Admission: $5:00 at the door (includes a door prize ticket), refreshments available.
Directions:
Check map for directions.
Google Map

Kitchener Model Train Show and Sale

Date: Sunday November 2, 2014
Location: Bingemans (Marshall Hall), 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, ON
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Contact: Ian Ward
Phone: 519-426-8875
Email: toyshow@kwic.com
Website: www.collectorshows.ca
Information:
Featuring 150+ vendor tables of Model Trains of all scales, plus railroad memorabilia and several operating layouts.
Admission: $5.00 per person, Children under age 12 will be admitted for free when accompanied by an adult.
Directions:
The show takes place in Marshall Hall, in the Bingemans Conference Centre Building, at 425 Bingemans Drive, Kitchener, On. For detailed directions visit the website.

TH&B Flea Market, Fall

Date: Sunday November 9, 2014
Location: Marritt Hall, Ancaster Fair Grounds, Ancaster, ON
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Contact: John Henwood
Phone: 905-335-9112
Email: N/A
Website: N/A
Information:
Over 150 tables including vendors of new and used equipment, book, memorabilia, many special interest groups, and more.

Admission $5.00 Children under 12 Free
Directions:
Take Highway 403 between Hamilton and Woodstock to the exit for Highway 52/Trinity Road. Head south on Trinity Road to 630 Trinity Road.

TH&B Flea Market, Winter

Date: Sunday January 25, 2015
Location: Marritt Hall, Ancaster Fair Grounds, Ancaster, ON
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Contact: John Henwood
Phone: 905-335-9112
Email: N/A
Website: N/A
Information:
Over 150 tables including vendors of new and used equipment, book, memorabilia, many special interest groups, and more.

Admission $5.00 Children under 12 Free
Directions:
Take Highway 403 between Hamilton and Woodstock to the exit for Highway 52/Trinity Road. Head south on Trinity Road to 630 Trinity Road.

The 2015 Copetown Show

This is a CARM event

Date: Sunday February 8, 2015
Location: Copetown and District Community Centre, 1950 Governor's Road, Copetown, Ontario
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Contact: John Johnston
Phone: N/A
Email: editor@caorm.org
Website: www.caorm.org/copetown/
Information:
Camada's Best Kept Model Railway Secret.
Layouts, Historical Societies, Scratchbuilding Supplies, Manufacturers, Craftsman Displays, Slide and Phot Collections, and much more for the serious modeller.
Admission: $6 (under 12 free)
Presented by The Bayview Junction Modular Group, Rapido Trains Inc., and The Canadian Association of Railway Modellers
Directions:
Copetown is just 15 minutes from Hamilton. See website for full directions and map.