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January Mailcar

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

January 2019 Meet

Our next club meet is on Saturday January 19th

We'll be congregating at the Emmanual United Church on Smyth Road.

The Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa

Morning Activities

  • Clinic 1: The Implications of CN's Ontario Station Architecture for Modellers by Doug Matheson
  • Clinic 2: Railfanning at Hutchison Road by Chris Lyon
  • Display Table

The Display Table which theme is Train Stations

Afternoon Activities

  • Local layout tour

November Meet Photos

We have posted photos from the November meet on the November Meet web page.

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
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 (613) 225 - 7324
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 Jan 04, 2019.