Links to our favourite sites
of the best train stores anywhere, and it is right in
Merrickville. There is lots of stock and many interesting used
items for estate purchases. They order once a week on Sundays and
usually have the product Friday afternoon. Lark Spur Line has
been a great support to our club.
small hobby shop in an outstanding B&B in Wilton, Ontario (Just West
of Kingston). The owner, John Licharson, is a gifted custom modeller
and keeps many useful tools in stock. He is also the area's Lenz
dealer and warranty repair centre.
Ottawa based railway group that restores heritage railway equipment,
produces the premier Canadian rail new magazine, Branchline, and produces
a number of publications including the annual Trackside Guide.
Andrew is a member of the BRS.
Railroaders of Kingston
in Kingston, this group of modellers meets for a monthly dinner meeting on
the second Tuesday of the month, There is a presentation at every
meeting as well as layout visits and operating sessions.
Valley Associated Railroaders
A great association of area model railroaders that helped to get our club
started. This site has links to some great layouts in the
Model Railroad Association
international association that provides a wealth of resources to model
railroaders that includes standards for manufacturers, award program for
modellers and some great conventions and shows. Merrickville is in
Frontier Region and
is in the
St. Lawrence Division.
A number of our members
are members of the NMRA.
Falls Railway Museum
about 20km west of Merrickville, this museum is great place to
visit. It is housed in a former Canadian Northern Railway Station
built in 1914. They have 10 acres of things to see and do! See steam
and diesel locomotives.
Intercolonial Railway: New Glasgow and Pictou Landing Branch Layout
layout Check out the site for updates on the progress.
Hamer's Boston and Main Blog
Hamer's Boston and Maine Layout in Ottawa was featured in an annual issue
of Model Railroader's "Great Model Railroads" a few years ago
and it is a gem. Our club is going to visit Mike's layout in
September and Mike is going to teach us how to make trees and shrubs for
our layout. Check out the blog and join the conversation with
Boucher's Delaware and Hudson Layout
members of our club Andrew Chisholm, Robert Peck and Neil Lowes are
regular operators at this excellent layout in Alymer, Quebec. Two
Monday evenings a month, Michel opens his layout to a small group of
operators and runs some really challenging operating sessions.
Friday Night Group Blog
group of Ottawa area model railroad enthusiasts who meet weekly to run
each other's layouts and enjoy the camaraderie model railroading
offers. Mike Hamer is a member of this group.
Model Railroad Club
Our club is
currently inactive, but members continue to make progress on their home
layouts. Please contact Robert Peck for more information,
We have made
some great progress on Robert's layout and had a good operating session
on Andy's layout. . With the warm weather we plan on doing some
railfanning and working on layouts with air conditioning.
you would like to join us, send us an E-mail
to be included in updates on where we will be each week.
If you would like
to join us or get E-mail updates feel free to E-mail our President,
Robert Peck at email@example.com
The club is currently working on member layouts in the area.
For a picture of
the club members from our first meeting, click
out our picture page for pictures from past events and club nights
are some pictures from our evening of tree making with Mike Hamer
WHAT DO I DO WITH AN OLD LAYOUT
/ MODEL TRAINS?
From time to time people contact
us about what do with an old layout and the trains and buildings.
We have been able to find good homes for a lot of model railroad
buildings, rolling stock, engines and scenic supplies. This has included
2, 4X8 layouts we have built and raffled off for CHEO (our local
children's hospital), building a shelf layout for a local child as well
as giving pieces to local children and youth who are just getting
started. We have also been able to give pieces to a cancer patient
who finds model railroading to be a way of relieving his stress and
One thing to consider is that the
technology and quality of manufacturing has changed so much in the last
decade that older equipment has very little value. We are not in a
position to sell anything, but will promise to find a good home for it.
Please contact our president,
Robert Peck at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.