Manitoba Mega Train 2017

I visited the Manitoba Mega Train 2017 show today (October 1, 2017). As always it was a good show with a lot of displays, vendors, and activities for the young and the young at heart.

I was impressed by this Proto:48 diorama of a prairie grain elevator.

Proto:48 grain elevator
Proto:48 grain elevator

 

The N scale “Mainliners” travel around the prairies exhibiting their layouts at train shows. I liked it! (See a video from Moose Jaw)

The N scale "Mainliners"
The N scale “Mainliners”
The IPMS (International Plastic Modellers Society) display
The IPMS (International Plastic Modellers Society) display

I have to say that the Win N Trak group has a LOT of customized display material – chairs, tape, banners – well organized!

The Win N Trak group
The Win N Trak group

 

Lots of action on this railway!
Lots of action on this railway!

The Portage la Prairie Model Railroad Club had an impressive layout!

The Portage Model Railway Club
The Portage Model Railway Club

These kids were fascinated by the PMRC layout.

Children enjoying the model trains
Children enjoying the model trains

Doug and Florence McBride of Gladstone, Manitoba had a table with their models. Quite impressive!

Doug and Florence McBride, Gladstone
Doug and Florence McBride, Gladstone

The Kildonan Short Lines modular group were exhibiting again this year, and they joined their layout to the NMRA / FreeMo group to make a massive layout. I think they could have used a dispatcher, though – a lot of trains were running around!

Kildonan Short Lines
Kildonan Short Lines
The FreeMo group at Manitoba Mega Train 2017
The FreeMo group at Manitoba Mega Train 2017

There were quite a few vendors at the show, as usual. I was happy to finally meet Rob Arsenault of Weather My Trains in person, after corresponding with him online for a few years. A great guy who does great work.

Here’s a view of some of the vendor tables:

Vendors at the Manitoba Mega Train show
Vendors at the Manitoba Mega Train show

Of course, the free train ride around the show was active and very well attended.

 

Riding the train around Manitoba Mega Train
Riding the train around Manitoba Mega Train

Thanks to the Manitoba Mega Train 2017 organizers for another great show… looking forward to 2018!

See Also

 

Portage Model Railroad Train Day

Come one, come all, to the Portage Model Railroad Train Day on May 28 (Saturday) at the former Canadian Pacific Railway station in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.

“This event takes place at the Portage CP Station from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm with a BBQ from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will be model railroad displays running and model railroad supplies and souvenirs available for purchase.”

Contact: Charlotte Jones: 239-1803 or email bjonesph@mts.net

I’m planning on being there, probably later in the afternoon.