(51-02’26.78”N, 114-02’59.92”W, elev. 3432 feet)

April 5-6: Kamloops  Model Railway Days the 7th Division PNR Interior Spring Meet

 April 20-21:   SUPERTRAIN 2013 Canada's Biggest and Best Annual Model Train Show. 9 AM until 5 PM both days. Subway Soccer Centre, 7000 - 48 Street SE. FREE PARKING Adult - $10, Youth (6-12) - $5, under 6 - free. Over 60,000 sq. ft. of operating layouts, exhibits and displays, rail-road artists, hobby shops, model manufacturers, demonstrations, clinics, museums and railroad historical associations, Lego and Thomas Play Area, garden railways, ride-on trains, and much more Info: or

May 4 (Sat):MMRF Annual Swap Meet: Central Lion's Senior Citizens Recreation Centre 11113 113 St., Edmonton,  9AM-Noon, Admission $2, tables $20, $15 for MMRF members. Info: Ron Boyer, 780-466-2670,

May 4-5, 11-12:  “ Day Out with Thomas”.  Thomas the Tank Engine returns to Heritage Park, Calgary with all of his friends in 2013! For two weekends only, Heritage Park transforms into the Island of Sodor for Thomas themed fun.  Don’t miss the excitement!

May 18: Heritage Park, Calgary opens for the 2013 season!

June 15-16: Aspen Crossing Train Days, Mossleigh,                                                  !tran-days/c1ea7

June 26-30:  Snake River Special. Pacific Northwest Region Convention. Boise, Idaho  Hotel and Convention Center. Info:

July 14-July 20:  NMRA National Convention and National Train show, Atlanta, Georgia.

August 16-18:  10th Annual Alberta Free-Mo, Big Valley, Alberta

Sep 21-22:  2013 Great Edmonton Model Train Show, 10 AM - 5 PM, *NEW LO-CATION* Millennium Place, 2000 Premier Way in Sherwood Park. Layouts, displays, clinics, dealers and LEGO! email:

October 20:  CMRS Fall Mini-Meet and AGM, Glenmore Inn,  Calgary

Oct 26-27:  Red Deer Model Railroad show. Westerner Park in the Harvest Center, 4847A - 19th St.  Red Deer. Sat: 10AM-5PM; Sun: 10AM-4PM. $5.00 per person, children 5 and under are free. Info:  Gord Sylvester, 403-986-3866, or

November 8-10:  “Trains 2013” Railway Meet and Public Show, Burnaby, B.C. Details are in this newsletter

FLAMES HOCKEY PARKING:  CMT members are always needed. See Brookes to add your name and receive dues reduction for work done.

CHANGE OF MEETING NIGHTS: The April 2013 Hockey Schedule follows, so be aware there is no Wednesday club night on the following Wednesday evenings:  April 3, 10, 17. The Business meeting of April 3 will be Thursday, April 4.

THE CHINOOK: The 3-day Model  Railroad Meet  entitled “THE CHINOOK” was terrific and for those who missed it, it was just GREAT and the price was only $20. Congratulations  go to the organizers who   planned the event allowing me to celebrate a Birthday than with friends at a Train Meet!

 SUPERTRAIN 2013: is approaching for the weekend of April 20-21. Members are wanted to both setup  Friday April 19, operators needed during the weekend and for the teardown Sunday evening (April 21) after the show closes.  Most of the bugs have been shaken loose thanks to operation at the club.   Don’t  forget  to obtain your Gala dinner  tickets for the Saturday evening dinner, this is always a fun – time. Check the SUPERTRAIN web site for details. OPERATORS:  Please note preferred mode of dress is the club shirt. I think these are still at $5 each, see President Rodman for details.

CMT 75th ANNIVERSARY:   Plans are in “works” to include our fall Open House. Details will follow. I am still seeking input as requested from seeking what you would like to see as part of our Anniversary.

DAY-TRIP TO EDMONTON:   This has been postponed until further notice. Vlad wisely postponed this trip shortly before a heavy snow storm hit the Calgary-Edmonton Highway where there was a 100 car accident. Vlad will advise of plans for the same trip.

NORM HAINES:  Member of The South Bank Model Railroad Club lost one of their long term members, Norm Haines. You may not have known Norm personally as I have had the priviledge, but he was the Auctioneer for most years at the annual October Model Railroad Auction. In the last 4-5 years he shared duties with other club members. My favorite memory is that he coined the phrase during the Auction of “let’s start bidding on all this neat stuff”  

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  Miniatur Wunderland (German for miniature wonderland) is a model railway attraction in Hamburg, Germany and the largest of its kind in the world. As of January 2011, the railway consists of 12,000 metres (39,370 ft) of track in HO scale, divided into seven sections: Harz, the fictitious city of Knuffingen, the Alps and Austria, Hamburg, America, Scandinavia, and Switzerland. Of the 6,400 square metres (68,889 sq ft) of floorspace, the model takes 1,150 m2 (12,378 sq ft).
By 2020, the exhibit is expected to have reached its final construction phase, including at least a total of ten sections in a model area of over 2,300 m2 (24,757 sq ft). The next section covering an airport opened in May 2011. The exhibit includes 890 trains made up of over 11,000 carriages, 300,000 lights, 215,000 trees, and 200,000 human figurines. The creators are planning to work on models of Italy and France after the airport section 

(2)   Ever see a real diesel  engine get dropped: A brand new American Engineered EMD GT46C-ACe was dropped while being unloaded from the cargo-ship at dock. Not sure of the root cause yet but this one is going to be expensive to fix. The frame is certainly broken and every rotating apparatus can be deemed scrap. Who pays this bill?  

Penticton Museum 2014 Centennial Request to Clubs

 The Penticton Museum is working towards an approximate 15 month long celebration in 2014-2015 of the centennial of the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) and the S.S. Sicamous sternwheeler on Okanagan Lake. This project is in conjunction with a wider city initiative to promote tourism. The idea is to set up a special convention where model railway layouts would be displayed – much the same idea as the "Trains" show in Burnaby or the Lions Club Chilliwack show. Only, this would be a one-time special event. This won’t be limited to just model railroading, the broader railroad and steam boat scene will also be represented.

If any clubs are interested in participating, please contact me at:  Joe Smuin

 The November Train Show and Meet is a GO!

We are very pleased to announce that there is a new committee to carry on the long tradition of having the annual November Trains Show and Meet at the Cameron Rec Centre. It is fully expected that all of the usual activities will be a part of this year's event. There are still opportunities for others to get involved with the task of producing this event, so if you are interested in helping in any way, please contact either the Trains committee chairman Peter Mueller or Russ Watson . Click on the logo to learn more.

Trains 2013 Railway Meet and Public Show

Burnaby, B.C.

Friday, November 8 to Sunday, November 10, 2013

Cameron Recreation Complex
9523 Cameron Street, Burnaby, BC - behind Lougheed Town Centre. Map

The annual Trains Show and Meet will go ahead again this year. A new committee has been formed to coordinate the event. At the moment, it is expected that there will be the full slate of usual activities, including public show, clinics, RPM, layout tours, banquet, etc.

Peter Mueller

Please note that the web site has not yet been updated beyond the main pages. Many pages still show 2012, however the details are expected to be very similar. Check back soon to catch the updates as they become available.

Modeling Corner

Here is a real slick idea for weathering wood for our next upcoming project. There is an informative article on pickling wood with the vinegar-steel wool solution at the Lee Valley Tools website: