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


SLD Meets
(Next meet is Sat Nov 25th)
Achievment Program
The SLD Newsletter
Selected SLD Clinics & Articles
Scratch Building A Turnout NEW!
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

Local Layouts

RR Links List
New links added!

NFR Divisions
Western Ont Div.
International Div.
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NFR Conventions

Grand River Express. 2017

Grapevine Express. 2014

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November Mailcar

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

September Meet

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

Scratch Building A Turnout

We have started to assemble the Scratch Building A Turnout web page where we'll delve into the details of building a turnout.

2017/18 Season Program

After reviewing a number of outstanding themes for this season, the Executives have settled on "Hand Laying Track" for the 2017/18 season.
Though we have touched upon track laying before, this time we'll dive a little deeper and tie it into the KitBusters workshops providing you with the opportunity to build one first hand under the guidance of our resident experts.

Over the coming months we'll explore the prototype to understand the evolution of track design, the main component types of track switches etc. We'll then delve into how to build a model turnout through a fail safe step-by-step process. With the advent of new products & tools on the market, there is no need to be fearfull of hand laying track, you be surprised on how easy it is to build a working turnout!

We are looking for clinitians to help us out. The topics range from, a review of prototype track evolution, tips for laying pre-fab track to hand laying track (with & without jigs). It's lots of fun doing the research and preparing a presentation and we can certainly help you through the process. And as you have seen before, the SLD community is a warm, supportive one making the clinics a open two way conversation! If you are interested, please drop me an email at Grant Knowles and we'll go from there.
Delivering a presentation will be an excellent opportunity for you to earn some Achievement Program points in either the Author or Volunteer categories.

There will be another email sent out later this summer outlining the details of the Hand Laying Track program, and asking if you'd like to partcipate. There may be a small fee to cover materials.

The SLD 2017/18 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 30, 2017
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
Oct 28, 2017
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
Nov 25, 2017
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
Jan 20, 2018
Jan 20 (PM), 2018
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
Feb 24, 2018
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
March 24, 2018
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
Apr 28, 2018
Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa
May 28, 2018

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 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 November 16, 2017.