CMT Is On the Move in 2015

by Calgary Model Trainmen

CMT Is On the Move in 2015

The inevitable has finally arrived!! In September The Calgary Model Trainmen’s Club received notice from our landlord that our premises have to be vacated by August 31, 2015. We have known this day was coming but now it is here. So we still have until summer ends for the sad day.

At the moment, while we have some ideas, we do not know where we will be moving to. Stay tuned to our Web site or read the CMRS newsletter The Orderboard as our plans come together.

There will be a “Farewell to Victoria Park” Open House at CMT on Saturday April 25th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is the weekend following SUPERTRAIN. After that, there is a lot to do to dismantle the layout and salvage what we can prior to the end of August. 

On Sunday April 26 we are hosting a “Garth-ore-paloosa” event. Garth has a massive collection of shorty ore cars. We plan to keep adding ore cars to a train until the locomotives (yes, plural) can’t pull any more. Then we will take a few cars off and run the train through the mountains on our layout. Garth estimates the train will be 200 to 300 car. The event is from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 

We do hope our many friends in Calgary will visit CMT on April 25 or April 26 for one last visit. And if you know of some vacant inexpensive premises (basements can work), we would be most happy to hear from you!! 

Calgary Cal-O-Rail Open House Report

by Calgary Model Trainmen

Calgary's Cal-O-Rail had a public open house this past Saturday, December 6th.

Cal-O-Rail is an O scale club that formed in 1974.  Their layout fills up the basement in a local Scouts building. They have some absolutely fantastic scenery and great scenes!