SLD Web Page

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


SLD Meets
(Next meet is Sat May 28th)
Achievment Program
The SLD Newsletter
Selected SLD Clinics & Articles
Wooden Freight Car 101 NEW!
Loading Dock
2011 CHEO Raffle Layout
Paper Structures 101
Plaster Structures 101
Laser Structures 101
The SLD Module
The SLD Operating Rules

Local Layouts

RR Links List
New links added!

NFR Divisions
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International Div.
Lakeshores Div.

NFR Conventions

Algonquin Turn

Grapevine Express. 2014

Bytown Bobber NFR 2008

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May Mailcar

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

March Meet

Photos from the March meet are now on line.

Wooden Freight Car Project April 6th - Updated Material!

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.

Algonquin Turn Convention - May 6 - 8, 2016

The SLD is hosting the 2016 NFR Regional Convention on the weekend of May 7th, 2016.

The convention will include numerous informative clinics, tours of the local layouts, model display & contest, banquet and raffle amongst other exciting events. Be sure to visit the convention web site as further information will be posted as details are finalized.

The SLD 2015/16 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.

In closing the SLD is hosting the 2016 NFR Convention next May 2016. Further details regarding the convetion details will be forth coming.

Here is the schedule for the 2015/16 season. Hall locations to be confirmed.

Meet Date
Workshop Date
Sept 19, 2015
Brockville, Ont
Oct 31, 2015
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
Nov 28, 2015
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
Jan 23, 2016
Jan 23 (PM), 2016
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
Feb 27, 2016
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
April 2, 2016
Bayridge Alliance Church
825 Gardiners Road
Kingston, Ontario
May 28, 2016
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 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 - Position Open -
Clerk Peter Nesbitt (613) 592 - 0110
Paymaster Debbie Stewart -
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 15, 2016.