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Things are happening with the NMRA in eastern Ontario and northern New York!


SLD Meets
(Next meet is Sat May 27th)
Achievment Program
The SLD Newsletter
Selected SLD Clinics & Articles
Wooden Freight Car 101
Loading Dock
2011 CHEO Raffle Layout
Paper Structures 101
Plaster Structures 101
Laser Structures 101
The SLD Module
The SLD Operating Rules

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RR Links List
New links added!

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Grand River Express. 2017

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May Mailcar

The May issue of the SLD newsletter - The Mail Car - is now on line!

May Meet

Please note the May SLD Meet will be held in Kingston on Saturday May 27th.
Be sure to leave ample travel time!

More details are provided on the May Meet Web Page.

March Meet

Photos from the March 2017 meet are now available on the March Meet page.

Wooden Freight Car Project

We've posted links to two additional clinic presentations:
  • Freight Truck Design, and
  • Painting Wooden Freight Cars
Both articles can be found in the Reference section.

For the 2015/16 season, the SLD is hosting another leader lead project - this one focused on building a Wooden Railway Car Kit.

The objective of this project is to introduce you to dissappearing art of building a wooden railway car kit and to develop the associated skills and techniques.

Though the technology employed by these kits may be dated, they still produce an award winning model. Through our workshops you'll learn about the protoype & its features, how to build the kit right out of the box and how to make improvements. We'll also teach you new tricks and techniques which can be leveraged in other aspects of the hobby.

The SLD 2016/17 Program

The new SLD Executive has been busy planing the next season for the club and it's shaping up to be another stellar program!

The SLD Meets will take place the last Saturday for the months of: Sept, Nov, Jan, Mar & May.

As our regular practice, the Sept and May meets will be held in the neighbouring communities. Further details will be provided closer the the event dates.

The KitBuster program will also return in full force.

Here is the schedule for the 2016/17 season. Hall locations to be confirmed.

Meet Date
Workshop Date
Sept 24, 2016
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
Oct 29, 2016
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
Nov 26, 2016
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
Jan 21, 2017
Jan 21 (PM), 2017
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
Feb 25, 2017
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
March 25, 2017
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
Apr 29, 2017
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
May 27, 2017

The SLD Mission
is to promote model railroading, fellowship and the NMRA. We will encourage as well as provide the means and assistance to those interested in developing their modeling and technical skills. Meets will feature clinics, layout tours, Achievement Program judging, contests, displays and more. Programs will be developed that serve the entire SLD region, not just the local Ottawa area.

The NMRA Mission Statement: The National Model Railraod Association, Inc. advances the global model railroading community through advocacy, standards, education and social interaction.

The SLD Executive
The St Lawrence Division Executive is elected by the membership where each position is held for two years. Your current SLD executive is as follows.
Superintendent Chris Lyon (613) 837 - 8522
Assistant Super Bill Meredith
Clerk Tom Badenoch (613) 225 - 6641
Paymaster Bill Meek -
Dispatcher Greg Gee (613) 843 - 8911
Inspector Grant Knowles (613) 825 - 5438
Editor Andreas Mank (613) 591 - 9088
Please feel free to contact any member of the Executive if you have any questions or ideas. We always appreciate your input.

This Web page is maintained by Grant Knowles and was last updated on May 08, 2017.