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February 10th, 2016

Are you looking for something to do during this cooler weather that is not in your layout or workshop room? If so and you are in the area don't forget about the Copetown Show located in Southern Ontario in early March. This is a CARM event and shows off some Canadian Companies, suppliers and modellers of high quality. This show is not big but the quality is high. Stay on the right track and have fun!

David King

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Scarborough Model Railroaders Train Show, February

Date: Sunday February 28, 2016
Location: 17 Jeavons Avenue, Toronto, ON
Time: 11 AM to 4 PM
Contact: Michael Marmoreo
Phone: 416-262-9971
Email: michaelmarmoreo@gmail.com
Website: N/A
Information:
Two floors of model railroads. 1500 square foot fifties era HO scale layout set in southern Ontario featuring:
- Authentic steam and diesel sound.
- Walkaround Digital Command Control.
- Passenger and freight train operation.
Over 1000 square foot (and growing!) N scale layout with:
- 28 scale miles of double-tracked mainline, running through mountain scenery.
- The only permanent N scale club layout in the GTA.
Refreshments available.
See also February 28.
Fare: Adults $5, seniors $3, children $2, family (2+2) $12
Directions:
From southern Birchmount, one block south of Danforth Road (not Danforth Ave) turn east on Parnell, then after one block south on Jeavons.
(Parking on the east side of the street risks a ticket.)

Cobourg Model Train Show

Date: Saturday March 5, 2016
Location: Cobourg Lions Centre, Cobourg, ON
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Contact: N/A
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Website: N/A
Information:
The Cobourg Model Railroaders present the Cobourg Model Train Show including vendors, operating layouts, exhibits, food and beverages. Adult admission $5.00, children 12 and under $1.00.
Directions:
From highway 401 take exit 472 or exit 474 and proceed south to Elgin Street. Turn left (east) onto Elgin and proceed to the Lions Community Centre on your right between Division and D'Arcy Streets.

The 2016 Copetown Show

This is a CARM event

Date: Sunday March 6, 2016
Location: Copetown and District Community Centre, 1950 Governor's Road, Copetown, Ontario
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Contact: Steve Tuff
Phone: N/A
Email: copetownshow@yahoo.com
Website: www.caorm.org
Information:
Canada's Best Kept Model Railway Secret.
Layouts, Historical Societies, Scratchbuilding Supplies, Manufacturers, Craftsman Displays, Slide and Photo 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
Open Flyer
Directions:
Copetown is just 15 minutes from Hamilton. See website for full directions and map.

Scarborough Model Railroaders Train Show, March

Date: Sunday March 6, 2016
Location: 17 Jeavons Avenue, Toronto, ON
Time: 11 AM to 4 PM
Contact: Michael Marmoreo
Phone: 416-262-9971
Email: michaelmarmoreo@gmail.com
Website: N/A
Information:
Two floors of model railroads. 1500 square foot fifties era HO scale layout set in southern Ontario featuring:
- Authentic steam and diesel sound.
- Walkaround Digital Command Control.
- Passenger and freight train operation.
Over 1000 square foot (and growing!) N scale layout with:
- 28 scale miles of double-tracked mainline, running through mountain scenery.
- The only permanent N scale club layout in the GTA.
Refreshments available.
See also February 28.
Fare: Adults $5, seniors $3, children $2, family (2+2) $12
Directions:
From southern Birchmount, one block south of Danforth Road (not Danforth Ave) turn east on Parnell, then after one block south on Jeavons.
(Parking on the east side of the street risks a ticket.)

Niagara Model Railway Show

Date: Sunday March 6, 2016
Location: Merritton Community Centre, 7 Park Avenue, St. Catharines, ON, L2P 1P9
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Contact: N/A
Phone: 905-357-6539
Email: info@nfrm.ca
Website: www.nfrm.ca
Information:
Over 8,000 square feet of vendors, layouts and displays. Free parking. Food/drinks available. Adult Admission $5.00, under 12 Free (with adult).
Directions:
From Toronto, take QEW Niagara and exit at the 406. Take Glendale Ave. exit and turn left on to Glendale Ave. Proceed on Glendale Ave. and turn left on to Merritt St. After the 2nd light make an immediate right turn on to Seymour St. Turn right at the stop sign on to Park St. The Hall is on the right.
From Niagara Falls and Welland take 406N. Turn right at the light on Glendale Ave. Proceed on Glendale Ave. and turn left on to Merritt St. After the 2nd light make an immediate right turn on to Seymour St. Turn right at the stop sign on to Park St. The Hall is on the right.

Kingston Rail O Rama

Date: Saturday March 12, 2016 to Sunday March 13, 2016
Location: Ambassador Hotel, 1550 Princess Street, Kingston, ON, K7M 9E3
Time: 10 AM to 4 PM
Contact: Graham Oberst
Phone: (613) 542-9461
Email: graham.oberst@bell.net
Website: www.kingstondivcrha.org/
Information:
This is the 27th edition of Kingston's annual model train show featuring operating train layouts in different scales as well as vendors of model railroad equipment(both new and used)as well as tools,scenery supplies, vehicles and structures. Everything a modeller needs! Other vendors will have books, DVDs, railroad memorabilia and other railroad related items for sale. A 'Thomas' activity table will keep small children occupied and a 'hands-on' Lionel layout allows older children to try their hand at running trains. Fun for the whole family!
Admission: Adults $6.00, Seniors (60+) $5.00, Children (5-12) $3.00.
Directions:
From Hwy 401 take Exit 613,Sydenham Road,and head South on Sydenham. At the first light take a left onto Princess Street. Go straight at the next light. The Ambassador Hotel is on your right just over the CNR overpass.

33rd Annual DoubleHeaders Model Railroad Self-Guided Layout Tour

Date: Saturday April 2, 2016
Location: Hespeler Arena, 640 Ellis Road West, Cambridge, ON
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Contact: Mark Van Runt
Phone: 519-622-9555
Email: detour@gmail.com
Website: N/A
Information:
33rd Annual DoubleHeaders Model Railroad Self-Guided Layout Tour

Over 40 Layouts in Kitchener - Waterloo - Cambridge - Guelph
Most Layouts Open 9 am - 9 pm

Tickets & Maps available at: Hespeler Arena, 640 Ellis Road West, Cambridge

Admission: $6 per person - Children MUST be supervised
For more info, email to dhtour@gmail.com

Come see our Free-mo layout Saturday & Sunday, April 2 & 3, Freemo Layout Set-up at Hespeler Arena. Credit Valley Free-mo Group is sponsoring a Free-mo Setup.
If you have a free-mo module and would like to join, please contact Paul at ptaylor@ica.net
Directions:
Starting at the Hespeler Arena, 640 Ellis Road West, Cambridge, ON

Fenwick Central Railroad Open House, Day 1

Date: Sunday April 3, 2016
Location: 1141 Maple Street, Fenwick Ontario
Time: 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Contact: Dave Stremlaw
Phone: (905) 892-2767
Email: dstremlaw@vaxxine.com
Website: www.gnmre.ca
Information:
An HO model railroad with 6 trains operating with dispatcher and yardmaster. Minor sales available. Sundays only.
FREE-donations appreciated. NOT wheelchair accessible.
Sponsored by The Greater Niagara Model Railroad Engineers.
Directions:
See website.

Toronto Railway Prototype Modellers Meet

Date: Saturday April 9, 2016
Location: Humber College, 205 Humber College Blvd, Toronto, ON, M9W 5L7
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Contact: Brian Gauer
Phone: 416-621-7829
Email: bdgauer@yahoo.ca
Website: N/A
Information:
The day consists of clinics by prototype modellers and the unique "show and tell" component, an open forum for modellers to discuss the display models. Each attendee is urged to bring a model, whether completed or not, for this, although this is not mandatory. The Meet's location is the same as last year. The admission is $15 and parking is free.
Directions:
Full Address: Humber College, 205 Humber College Blvd, Toronto, ON M9W 5L7 - North Campus, Building B, rooms B201& B202
Hwy 27 north of Hwy 401 to Humber College Blvd. Go west on Humber College Blvd. Bldg B is at the extreme west end of the campus.

Fenwick Central Railroad Open House, Day 2

Date: Sunday April 10, 2016
Location: 1141 Maple Street, Fenwick Ontario
Time: 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Contact: Dave Stremlaw
Phone: (905) 892-2767
Email: dstremlaw@vaxxine.com
Website: www.gnmre.ca
Information:
An HO model railroad with 6 trains operating with dispatcher and yardmaster. Minor sales available. Sundays only.
FREE-donations appreciated. NOT wheelchair accessible.
Sponsored by The Greater Niagara Model Railroad Engineers.
Directions:
See website.

The London & District Layout Tour

Date: Saturday April 23, 2016
Location: Layout Tour in the London Ontario Area
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Contact: Bob Shiell
Phone: 519-660-8373
Email: shiellb@gmail.com
Website: N/A
Information:
The London & District Layout tour presently has 18 layouts available. The layouts are in various states of completion and different model scales. Many of them use DCC control.
Directions:
Tour booklets with maps and brief description of each layout will be available in local area model train stores and railway museums. The booklet will cost of $5.00.

The Great British Train Show

Date: Saturday May 7, 2016 to Sunday May 8, 2016
Location: Jim Archdekin Centre, 292 Conestoga Dr Brampton,ON
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Contact: Alan Farmer
Phone: 519-929-9692
Email: farmeralan27@gmail.com
Website: N/A
Information:
The Platelayers Society presents the Great British Train Show, to our knowledge the only show in N. America dedicated to British model railways. The show will include numerous high quality layouts and exhibits in all scales plus many vendors.
Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for Children and a family rate of $20 (maximum 2 adults)
Directions:
Hwy 401 or 407 to 410. North on 410 to Bovaird Drive. West to Conestoga, north to Jim Archdekin Centre.

Montreal Model Train Exposition

Date: Saturday September 24, 2016 to Sunday September 25, 2016
Location: 4251 St Urbain, Montreal, Quebec, H2W 1V6
Time: 10 AM to 5 PM
Contact: Ivan Dow
Phone: 514-918-1501
Email: i.dow@videotron.ca
Website: www.montrealmodeltrainexposition.com/
Information:
This year's show, September 26th and 27th 2015, features the largest collection in North America of model railroads that children can operate. New for this year are original model railroads from the 1920's, 1930's, 1940's, 1950's and 1960's, giving a historical view of model railroads from the 1890's to the present. And yes, they can be played with by the general public. More than 30 model railroads will be on display, including Tomas the Tank Engine and Harry Potter, with all the bells and whistles to entertain and show the artistry and availability of the world of model railways. Trains can be bought and sold at the show, which provides ideas and stimulates the creative mind. There will also be books, new and used, and videos for sale along with collectables and scenic materials to make mountains, trees and water and lots of free advice on how to create and enjoy your very own world in miniature. This show makes for happy children and grandparents with railways for children from 2 years to 100 years old. At the Montreal Model Train Exposition, you can also see the facilities that provide support for the needs of Montreal. Sun Youth Organization is the largest independent charity in Montreal and is renowned for its integrity and ability to help those in need. Sun Youth Organization also enriches those who become involved with it. Not only is this show fun, but, as a fundraiser for Sun Youth Organization, it is of benefit to the society in general and those most in need.
Price: $8 Adults, $6 Children
Directions:
Downtown Montreal
Free parking: HOME DEPOT 100 Beaubien West, with shuttle bus service.

Brampton Model Railway Show

Date: Saturday October 1, 2016 to Sunday October 2, 2016
Location: Brampton Fairgrounds, 12942 Heart Lke Road, Caledon, Ontario
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Contact: Paul Thompson
Phone: 519-855-4413
Email: bramptonmodelrailwayshow@gmail.com
Website: bramptonmodelrailwayshow.com/
Information:
2 day show, 33,000 sq. ft. with operating layouts, vendors, manufacturers displays, special interest groups and craftsmen demonstrations. Free parking, accessible facilities, food service and family friendly.
ADMISSION: Adults $7, NMRA member $6, Senniors and Teens $5, Children (6-12) $3, Children under 6 free
FREE re-admission on Sunday
Directions:
Take Hwy 410 north from the 401, exit at Mayfield Road. Turn left (west) onto Mayfield Road, then right (north) onto Heart Lake Road. Proceed approx. 2km to Brampton Fairgrounds, on the left at Old School Road.