Jason Shron, president of Rapido Trains, gave a talk in Winnipeg on August 16 on running a model railroad company. Jason has been in Winnipeg a number of times, sometimes meeting up with people at Ware House Hobbies, but it always seemed that I was out of town when he was here, or I heard … Read more
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. The N scale “Mainliners” travel around the … Read more
Manitoba’s premier model train show is happening at the end of this month! The Manitoba Mega Train show will be on September 30 and October 1 (Saturday and Sunday) from 9 AM to 5 PM at the Red River Exhibition Place. I went last year and it was a lot of fun! There are a … Read more
The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club held its 2017 Open House this past weekend. It was held on April 1-2 at the club’s regular meeting place in the basement of the Legion on Roblin Boulevard. The open house featured several layouts from several local modeling groups as well as some private portable layouts, in a variety of … Read more
I went to the Manitoba Mega Train 2016 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 activities like model ship builders, Lego, face painters and more! I was in line for the 9 … Read more
I’ve started to accumulate a list of Winnipeg-area model train stores. If you have any more to add, please comment here. Thanks!
I visited the Winnipeg model train show on Saturday (Oct 16). There were several impressive layouts at the show, and here are some photos and video of the event. The photo above, and the video below, show a model Ontario Northlander running around the Free-Mo layout on the ground floor. I like the Free-Mo idea … Read more
Come visit the Great Winnipeg Annual Train Show, this Saturday and Sunday October 16-17 at the Mennonite Brethren Collegiate, 180 Riverton Avenue. The show is open on Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday from 11 AM to 4 PM. I plan to visit on Saturday afternoon and maybe Sunday as well. Last … Read more