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What's New!

February 17th, 2017

The latest issue of The Canadian has been added to the newsletter section in the members area.
The CARM Super Meet taking place in Montreal, Quebec has now been set for August 5th and 6th.
The Copetown Show is coming fast on March 5th. Watch here for more information when it becomes available.

David King

Current Events

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


Scarborough Model Railroaders Train Show

Date: Sunday March 5, 2017
Location: 17 Jeavons Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario
Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Contact: Michael Marmoreo
Phone: N/A
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.
1300 square foot N scale layout with:
- 35 scale miles of double-tracked mainline, running through mountain scenery.
- 60 to 80 car freight trains and full length passenger trains.
- Walkaround Digital Command Control.
- The only permanent N scale club layout in the GTA.
Refreshments available.
Directions:
From 401 westbound:
Exit at Kennedy, go left/south, turn right/southwest on Danforth Road, turn left/south on Birchmount, then follow "For all" directions.
From 401 eastbound:
Exit to DVP south, then follow "From DVP" instructions.
From DVP:
Exit at Eglinton, go east, turn right/south onto Birchmount, then follow "For all" directions.
For all:
From southern Birchmount, one block south of Danforth Road (not Danforth Ave) turn left/east on Parnell, then right/south on Jeavons.
(Parking on the east side of the street risks a ticket.)

The Copetown Train Show

This is a CARM event

Date: Sunday March 5, 2017
Location: The Copetown & District Community Centre, 1950 Governor's Rd., Copetown, Onartaio
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Contact: Steve Tuff
Phone: N/A
Email: copetownshow@yahoo.com
Website: www.facebook.com/CopetownShow
Information:
The Copetown Train Show includes Operating Canadian prototype layouts, displays by model craftsmen, Railway Special Interest Groups, Canadian Model Manufacturers displays and sales, Historical Societies, Scratch building supplies, slide and photo collections and more for the serious modeller.
Refreshments available on site.
Admission $6 per person, children under 12 are free.
Directions:
Just east of Highway 52.

LMRG's Monthly Public Viewing Night, March 2017

Date: Tuesday March 7, 2017
Location: 69 Holborn Ave., London Ont. Canada
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Contact: W. R. Thomson
Phone: 519-432-1491 Club # Tuesday or Thursday night
Email: contact@lmrg.org
Website: N/A
Information:
One of Canada's largest O Scale layouts with the club formed in 1938. The layout room size is 40ft. x 100ft. Approx. 1000ft. of main line track, 6 yards, complete 18 stall roundhouse with turntable large enough for an O Scale Big Boy. 3 scratch built operating bridges. The Bascule Bridge was built in 1938. The Vertical lift built in the early 1960's. The rolling lift built in the early 1980's. Numerous buildings model after London area prototypes. Also ON-3 and Traction under rebuild. 3 18 car scratch built circus trains, along with numerous scratch built cars and locomotives.
Directions:
Located at 69 Holborn Ave, London behind the A&W & Dairy Queen on Wharncliffee Rd. S. London, Ontario.

Rail O Rama Model Train Show

Date: Saturday March 11, 2017 to Sunday March 12, 2017
Location: Ambassador Hotel, 1550 Princess Street, Kingston K7M 9E3
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Contact: Graham Oberst
Phone: 613 542 9461
Email: graham.oberst@bell.net
Website: N/A
Information:
The 28th edition of Rail O Rama is designed to appeal to families as well as railroad and modelling enthusiasts. It features several operating model train layouts as well as a number of railroad related displays. A variety of vendors will be present offering for sale a range of products including model trains and modelling tools and supplies, suitable for newcomers to the hobby as well as experienced modellers, as well as books, DVDs and railroad memorabilia. A 'Thomas' activity table will keep small children occupied and a 'hands-on' Lionel layout will keep older children busy trying their hand at running trains. Visitors of all ages will find something of interest!
Directions:
From Hwy 401 take Exit 613 and head south on Sydenham Road. At the first light take a left onto Princess Street. At the next light go straight. The Ambassador Hotel is on the right past the CNR overpass.

8th Annual Bowmanville Model Train Flea Market

Date: Saturday March 11, 2017
Location: Clarington Central Seconday School 200 Clarington Blvd Bowamnville L1C5N8
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Contact: Bill Harford Jr
Phone: N/A
Email: sopervalley@gmail.com
Website: www.svmra.ca
Information:
Saturday March 11th 2017 8th Annual Bowmanville Model Train Flea Market. Sponsored by Soper Valley Model Railroad Association
Hours are from 10am to 2pm
General Admission $5 at the door, kids 12 and under free!
Vendor setup at 8am open to public at 10am sharp!
For Vendor and other inquiries please contact Bill Harford Jr through Email: sopervalley@gmail.com or facebook: Soper Valley Model Railroad Association www.svmra.ca
Directions:
Located at Clarington Central Seconday School, 200 Clarington Blvd L1C5N8
Easy to find just off hwy#2 Bowmanville behind Home depot
Free parking and fully wheelchair accessible!

Toronto Railway Prototype Modellers Meet

Date: Saturday March 18, 2017
Location: Humber College, 205 Humber College Blvd, Toronto, ON M9W 5L7 - North Campus
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Contact: Brian Gauer
Phone: N/A
Email: bdgauer@yahoo.ca
Website: torontoprototypemodellers.wordpress.com/
Information:
Located at Humber College, 205 Humber College Blvd, Toronto, ON M9W 5L7 - North Campus, Building B, rooms B201& B202.
The annual Toronto Railway Prototype Modellers Meet will be held on Saturday, March 18th from 8:30 am to 4:00pm. 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: Humber College, 205 Humber College Blvd, Toronto, ON M9W 5L7 - North Campus, Building B, rooms B201& B202. The admission is $15 and parking is free.
Directions:
Hwy 27 north from Hwy 401 to Humber College Blvd. Go west on Humber College Blvd. The campus will be on your left. The building we use is at the north end of the campus.

Lakeshore Model Railroad Flea Market

Date: Sunday April 2, 2017
Location: John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre 4300 Cawthra Road, Mississauga, Ontario.
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Contact: N/A
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Website: N/A
Information:
Admission
Adult $7.00
Youth $3.00
Children under 6 Free
Directions:
John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre 4300 Cawthra Road, just south of Hwy 403 in Mississauga

LMRG's Monthly Public Viewing Night, April 2017

Date: Tuesday April 4, 2017
Location: 69 Holborn Ave., London Ont. Canada
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Contact: W. R. Thomson
Phone: 519-432-1491 Club # Tuesday or Thursday night
Email: contact@lmrg.org
Website: N/A
Information:
One of Canada's largest O Scale layouts with the club formed in 1938. The layout room size is 40ft. x 100ft. Approx. 1000ft. of main line track, 6 yards, complete 18 stall roundhouse with turntable large enough for an O Scale Big Boy. 3 scratch built operating bridges. The Bascule Bridge was built in 1938. The Vertical lift built in the early 1960's. The rolling lift built in the early 1980's. Numerous buildings model after London area prototypes. Also ON-3 and Traction under rebuild. 3 18 car scratch built circus trains, along with numerous scratch built cars and locomotives.
Directions:
Located at 69 Holborn Ave, London behind the A&W & Dairy Queen on Wharncliffee Rd. S. London, Ontario.

The Lindsay & District 43rd Annual train Show

Date: Saturday April 8, 2017 to Sunday April 9, 2017
Location: Victoria Park Armoury 210 Kent St. West Lindsay Ontario
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Contact: Wayne Lamb
Phone: 705-324-5316
Email: waynelamb@sympatico.ca
Website: N/A
Information:
We Have HO, N and O27 Scale Layouts and new and used Trains and books and more. The Armouries is wheelchair accessible.
Directions:
Hwy 35 North into Lindsay turn Left on to Kent St. West Is our main street Down town go west past 3 sets of lights it is on the right side of the street across from Tim Hortons and Home Hardware.

Golden Horseshoe Chapter Meeting

This is a CARM event

Date: Saturday April 22, 2017
Location: Royal Canadian Legion, 280 King Street West, Dundas, Ontario L9H 1W1
Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Contact: Tom Allan
Phone: N/A
Email: tom.allan@bell.net
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. PLEASE NOTE THAT TONY IS STEPPING DOWN AS CHAIR AND TOM IS STEPPING DOWN AS SECRETARY/TREASURER

Mert Hambly will do a hands on clinic on making culverts for your layout.
A list of what you will need will follow later.
Meetings start at 12:00 pm. Admission $2.00. Guests welcome
Refreshments: Coffee, water and cookies homemade by Tom's wife
Check back here for for a link to the list of material.
Directions:
The next GHC meeting will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion, 280 King Street West, Dundas, Ontario L9H 1W1 on Saturday April 22nd 2017.
To get there from highway 403 from Toronto exit on Main St West, turn left at the traffic light. Turn right on Cootes Drive and follow this into Dundas. The legion will be on the left just after the Dundas downtown core.
To get there from highway 403 from Brantford exit on Aberdeen, turn left at the traffic light onto Longwood Avenue. Turn left on Mains Street West. Turn right on Cootes Drive and follow this into Dundas. The legion will be on the left just after the Dundas downtown core.

London & District Model Railway Layout Tour

Date: Saturday April 22, 2017
Location: London & St. Thomas, Ontario
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Contact: Don Wesley
Phone: 519 673-1695
Email: dgwesley46@gmail.com
Website: N/A
Information:
Over twenty model railroad layout available for viewing in the London/St. Thomas area. There is something to see for everyone from gauges N to G and garden! Come view beautiful historically based layouts of Woodstock and west Toronto in the 1950's, to present day railways, to freelanced roads!
A tour not to be missed!
Directions:
Tour Pass Booklets are $5.00 per family and are on sale from April 1st until April 22nd 2017 at:
Broughdale Hobby, London
Pete's Trains, London
Railway City Hobbies, St. Thomas
Elgin County Railway Museum, St. Thomas

LMRG's Monthly Public Viewing Night, May 2017

Date: Tuesday May 2, 2017
Location: 69 Holborn Ave., London Ont. Canada
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Contact: W. R. Thomson
Phone: 519-432-1491 Club # Tuesday or Thursday night
Email: contact@lmrg.org
Website: N/A
Information:
One of Canada's largest O Scale layouts with the club formed in 1938. The layout room size is 40ft. x 100ft. Approx. 1000ft. of main line track, 6 yards, complete 18 stall roundhouse with turntable large enough for an O Scale Big Boy. 3 scratch built operating bridges. The Bascule Bridge was built in 1938. The Vertical lift built in the early 1960's. The rolling lift built in the early 1980's. Numerous buildings model after London area prototypes. Also ON-3 and Traction under rebuild. 3 18 car scratch built circus trains, along with numerous scratch built cars and locomotives.
Directions:
Located at 69 Holborn Ave, London behind the A&W & Dairy Queen on Wharncliffee Rd. S. London, Ontario.