May 31st, 2014 Meet

Meet Photos

The meet was held in the museum's community hall.

A little humour before the meet got underway.

Coffee break on the patio.

Display Table Photos

Lorne's completed diorama centred around his scratch built Moreau Assembly Co.

LOv the mansford roof.

Note the hand carved stone work.

Adjacent freight house.

MIke's brass Van Hobbies CP caboose.

BAR 40' Boxcar from David.

David's Illinois Northern "Mather" boxcar.

Resin 36' D&H boxcar from David.

David assembled a wood kit of the Canadian Northern Quebec Reg car.

Top view.

Doug brought out some of his caboose collection.

Various parts from Bill's etching efforts.

Sn3 C-16 D&RG parts.

On3 Porter Bell 6 wheel tender.

Jig for bending the tender shells.

Gordon's scratch built Hopkins Cooperage.

Some of the details Gord builds into his models.

The coal bin.

Grant's 1/24 scale scrtch built Grand Central mine.

Chris's fisherman's wharf shoe box diorama.

Stan's NFR Convention award winning photo.

More of Stan's photos.

George Riley's garage reno by Stan.

Side view.

Afternoon Photos

The May Meet's afternoon actvity involved spending some quality time with the Ottawa Valley Live Steamers who have a set up located at te rear of the Cumberland Museum property.
A hearty "thank you" goes to John for organizing this very enjoyable event.

Initial steam up preparations.

This is how your get your (heavy) engine from the truck to the track.

With a head of steam up, it's across the turntable to the main line.

This 2-6-0 is a beautiful working model.

The "passenger" gondola brings up the rear.

The Owner/Engineer answers our questions.

Time to dress up the fire.

Out on the main line with Mike & Paul.

Another load of railfans.

These diesel sees a lot of use on the open house days.

Notice the two track gauges.

David goes for a spin.

Trains passing on the main line.

View from the rear.

This engine has accummulated many miles in it's career.

Peter is having too much fun!

Activity around the elevated track preparation area.

This gentleman had fun running this tank engine all afternoon.

Here's our host, John, with his pride & joy.

Another engine is readied for a run.

John stops for refueling.

On the road again!

Some times a little water is required to address spot fires.

What a beautiful model.

John on the mainline.

A dual gauge three way turn out.

We'll be moving out of town for the May meeting - to the lovely village of Cumberland, Ont.

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum
294 Old Montreal Road
Cumberland, Ontario

Here are the directions:

From Ottawa


The program will consist of two clinics in the morning followed by a visit to the Ottawa Valley Live Steamers operation at the rear of the facilities.


The subject for the May Display table is End Of Train .
So feel free to bring out something that is related to the tail end of the train. But don't let that limit you, feel free to bring in any railroad related item!


The entry fee is $7.00 at the door.
NMRA members can join the SLD / NMRA and enjoy all of its benefits for a nominal fee and guests are always welcome.

Please feel free to call any member of the Executive if you have any questions or ideas. We always appreciate your input.

Meet Timetable

9:30 AM Doors open $7.00 Admission charge.

Registration, Membership, Raffle ticket sales, Coffee.

10:00 AM Introductions
Superintendent's welcome and any new business.
Morning Activities Clinic 1: TBD

Clinic 2: TBD

Display Table

12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch Break
Members are on their own to seek nourishment before the afternoon activities.
1:30 - 4:30 PM Visit to the Live Steamers

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