I went to the Manitoba Mega Train show yesterday (September 24). The show is being held at the Red River Exhibition Park. The venue is spacious, allowing lots of room for train layouts, vendors and for other activites like model ship builders, Lego, face painters and more!
I was in line for the 9 AM opening. I’m normally not quite this keen but I had someplace to be in the afternoon, so I wanted to maximize my time there.
I loved the great mile 10.6 Manitoba Pool elevator and the Agricore concrete ‘vator!
There were other displays beyond trains… like these ship / submarine models. There were a lot of ships and boats on display. Note the pool where they were running radio control boats!
There was some face painting too…
There was LOTS of Lego, which I love. Very impressive.
I bought a few things at the vendor tables… mostly timetables and books but I did buy an Athearn CP crane. I had a lot of fun chatting with vendors and exhibitors and I think the social part of the morning was the best part.
I’ll leave you with a few videos and one more photo of yet another impressive layout. Thanks to the organizers and exhibitors for a great show!
Mark your calendars for CARM 2012, the annual Canadian Association of Railway Modelers convention in Regina, Saskatchewan. The show will be held from June 28 to July 1, 2012 at the University of Regina campus.
Registration forms are now available on their web site.
PS – I have no involvement with the event other than the use of a few of my pictures (with permission) on the home page.
If you’re in Fredericton on December 3, check out the Fredericton model train show! It will be at the Fredericton High School on Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM in the cafeteria. Admission is $5 for adults and free for those 12 and under. Have fun!
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 email@example.com
I’m planning on being there, probably later in the afternoon.
Don’t forget the Moncton Model Railroad Show, this Saturday April 23rd from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Coverdale Rec Centre, the usual venue here. It’s always a good show with lots of stuff to see and purchase.
The annual Sportsplex Model Train Show is on this coming weekend, Saturday Nov 13 from 9am to 4:30pm and Sunday Nov 14 from 10am to 3pm.
On display will be the Dartmouth Club and the On30 scale layouts, Mike’s G scale layout, Errol’s Z scale layout , another Z scale layout, and a LEGO layout and robotics display. Of course, a wide selection of vendors will offer new and used items.