Thank you so much to everyone who came out to our Annual Spring Open House on Saturday, April 13th! There were 7 layouts on display including our new beltline and switching layouts as well as our travelling HO, N and mini N. We hope that all of our visitors enjoyed themselves! If you have questions about our upcoming events or joining our club please contact us!
It’s way too cold to go back to the club yet again today . spending my time putting together update videos from all the pictures I took over the last 4 months (and watch the Rams get spanked by the Saints). I found some neat train themed instrumental background music (it’s NOT by AC/DC though, so everyone can enjoy, even Brian). Update 5: Covers Facia installation before Doors Open Oshawa Update 6 : Being as the club in a church, this is like God’s third day when he created the seas and the land. Enjoy the updates and music. Roger
Photos of the diorama’s that were build for the Don Parkes’ memorial contest this year. The winner was Brian Acton’s entry.
The Pine Ridge Railroaders Club 50th Anniversary rail cars have arrived and they look great. We have some cars available for sale to the general public.
Thank so much to everyone who came out on Saturday, April 21st to our club open house. Thank you for your support. A special thank you to our friends at York-Durham Heritage Railway for being there and our friends at THAI EXPRESS for lunch to keep our volunteers working hard.
Further updates on work on the new N Scale home layout. The permanent bridge for the upper main line is in and operational. Feel free to bring trains to run. Also the branch line to the bottom has started, track crews are trying to catch up with the roadbed crews.
A glimpse at our new 50th Anniversary car that will be available soon. More details to come!
December 22nd Thanks to all the eager helpers the long awaited new club N layout is well underway. Enclosed is a few action shots, mind you the guys outside might still be frozen to the saws. Everyone that showed up contributed, even the one person who came in from Winterpeg to enjoy our warmer temperatures ! The wood was all cut and the legs were assembled with some feet attached. All pieces were audited/measured this morning, (2 pieces were cut too short, (X1 & K4) and 1 piece (L2) was not cut at all !!) I can’t blame the guys on the saws when I told them what to cut !! it just means these short pieces will need to be recut and the short versions will become risers or leg braces. new-n2For those that missed the excitement, each piece that was cut has a unique Letter / number combination to match the benchwork support layers in the track plan (for those with Xtrack cad the plan is enclosed). Each pile of wood in the N area represents a module .. the jigsaw puzzle still needs to be assembled .. so please don’t mix up the piles, the assemblers are confused enough already. The next build session will be after our visit from the Jolly guy in Red and some of the important family socialization events. The material that was in the N area has been moved either near or under the HO, so if operating in the Meat Packing and Pulp & Paper areas
Many thanks to all those involved in the Pine Ridge Model Railroaders Fall Show. It takes lots of hard work and months of planning to stage this kind of show. Thanks to all the volunteers, vendors and members. Most of all thanks to everyone for coming out!
Attention Vendors and Exhibitors: Space at our 2017 Fall Show is selling out quickly. Currently we have less than 20 tables available for sale. Please make sure you get in contact with our Show Co-Ordinator, Ben, no later then September 8th, 2017 to confirm your table(s). As of September 9th, 2017 further applications will be put on hold for a 2-week timeframe. We will begin to finalize show numbers during this time. On September 22nd, 2017 we will update you regarding the space we have left. Once we are fully booked and at capacity for our venue, Ben will activate a Waiting List on a “first come first service basis”. In order to be placed on the Waiting List, you must provide the following information: Name, Phone number, Number of tables you are booking. Once you have been contacted by and confirmed by Ben, as to your participation with our 2017 Fall Show, you must pay the correct amount in cash for your booked tables when you arrive. We will not be accepting cheques or money orders at the door, upon your arrival. It is in your best inserts to get on that wait list as soon as possible. In the event of a cancellation the wait list will be activated. Thank you for your continued support of our Fall Show.