November 26th, 2011 Meet

Meet Photos

Mike Hamer is currently building a series of vessels for his layout. The first craft is a sardine hauler from Sea Port Models.

Mike H built this 45' Harbour Tug Boat from a Frenchman River Model Works kit.

This Clipper Work Boat from Design Tech Studios required a lot of skill to assemble, claims Mike H.

Mike's Lobster Boat was also from Frenchman River Model Works.

Grant Knowles built the Como station from a Design Tech resin kit. The masters were made by our own Bill Meredith.

This Stamp Mill was kit based by Grant K from a model Bill Scobie had on his HOn3 display layout from years ago.

Lorne Munroe has scratch built the Austin Sawmill found in Kinmount, Ont.

A fully detailed inerior is included (based on the prototype).

Lorne cast his own plaster walls, the logs are made from Mock orange branches.

View of the prototype during restoration.

Peter Nesbitt had the B&B On3 gondola on display.

The HO scale Bruce Lake Navigation Co. office was scratch built by Bruce Leckie.

The building sports a fully detailed interior.

Here is the roof / signage.

Bruce Leckie brought out his latest On30 Critter.

Bruce has nearly completed this kit bashed On30 railbus.

The railbus even has room for passengers!

Members catch up on the latest news before the meet starts.

Clinic Photos

The first clinic of the meet was presented by Peter Gray regarding rolling stock grafitte and weathering RR cars. Peter delved into the history / evolution of the artform and how to replicate it on scale models using home made decals and coloured markers.

Notice the prototypical rusting on this van.

One of the simplier grafitti examples.

Even the roof tops are realisticly "aged".

Top view of the caboose.

Here's a well used loco.

Starting with the November meet, we'll be returning to our old haunt, the Emmanual United Church on Smyth Road. They have completed their extensive renovations and the space is now even better than before!
We'll be meeting in the upper floor hall (as before).

Location: The Emmanuel United Church
691 Smyth Road, Ottawa

The church is located in the north corner of Smyth and Dauphin Roads, just east of the CHEO Hospital.

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The November program will consist of two clinics in the morning followed by visiting two local layouts in the afternon.
Maps will be provided at the meet.


The subject for the November Display table is Weathered Freight Cars
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

9:00 AM Doors open $7.00 Admission charge.

Registration, Membership, Raffle ticket sales, Coffee.

9:30 AM Introductions
Superintendent's welcome and any new business.
Morning Activities Clinic 1: Weathering Rolling Stock
By: Peter Gray

Clinic 2: Rolling Stock Maintenance
By: Ron Newby

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 Layout Tours
Layouts are located in the Orleans end of town.
Maps to be provided

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