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


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(Next meet is Sat Sept 22nd)
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2011 CHEO Raffle Layout
Paper Structures 101
Plaster Structures 101
Laser Structures 101
The SLD Module
The SLD Operating Rules

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New links added!

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Historical Mailcars

It's hard to believe it but we have published 99 issues of the club's news letter - The Mail Car !

The September will be our 100th. This will be a very special issue, so watch this space for more details.

In the mean time, we have dug through our "paper" archives and found copies from the early years, scanned these and now have electronic copies on the web site. These early copies (Nov'98 to Jan'03), can be found on our Mail Car index page.

May Mailcar

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

March Meet

Photos from the March 2018 meet are now available on the March Meet page.

March Mailcar

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

Important Notice

After 50 plus issues of the Mailcar, our editor Andreas Mank is retiring from the role.
Over the past 10 years, Andreas has religiously assembled five issues each season massaging the submitted content into a stellar publication which informs the membership of up coming events along with what is happening around our community. Being a regular contibuter to the newsletter, I can atest first hand how important this role is and the delight I feel when I see how the Editor has made my article presentable.

Thus we're seeking a new volunteer to take on the Editor Position on the Executive.
If you ever wanted to dable in the electronic publishing world, now is you opportunity!
Don't worry, you won't be left alone for Andreas will transition the role over to the lucky volunteer showing you the ropes and how to use the (free) publication software.

If you are intersted in taking on this prestigious role, please reach out to Andreas

Recent Clinics & Presentations

We have posted a number of recent clinics and presentations in the Clinics and Articles section of this web site. Be sure to check them out.

We've also posted some new Track Laying clinics in the Scratch Building a Turnout section. Check under the Presentations tab.

The SLD 2018/19 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 typicaly 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 2018/19 season. Hall locations to be confirmed.

Meet Date
Workshop Date
Sept 22, 2018
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
Oct 27, 2018
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
Nov 24, 2018
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
Jan 19, 2019
Jan 19 (PM), 2019
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
Feb 23, 2019
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
March 30, 2019
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
Apr 27, 2019
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
May 25, 2019
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa

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 Railroad 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 Malcolm Vant
Clerk Tom Badenoch (613) 225 - 6641
Paymaster Bill Meek -
Dispatcher Geoff Chase -
Inspector Grant Knowles (613) 825 - 5438
Editor Mike Roseboom -
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 July 06, 2018.