CMT Chinook Siding - November 2014


 You don’t know how good it is to have a home club layout is until it’s gone



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


Dale Sproule: President, Andrew Love: Past President, Treasurer and Director,

Ron Sauer: Membership, Secretary: Al Matchett, Teagon Murray: Director and Web Master




November 7: CMRS SLIDE NIGHT: Friday November 7th at River Park Church.

November 8: Breakfast With The President Breakfast, 9:30 am

 November 12: November CMT Business Meeting at CMT

 Nov 7-9, Burnaby, BC: PNR 7th Division Meet and Public Show, Cameron Recreation Complex, 9523 Cameron St, Burnaby, BC, Public Show Nov 8 & 9, 10 am - 4 pm, Adults $10, NMRA Member $5, Youth (6-15) $5, Senior (60+) $8, Family $25, Children under 6 Free.  Operating layouts, vendors, displays, contests, clinics, door prizes and more. Info:-

November  15: CMT OPEN HOUSE: Normand is our coordinator

December 10: December CMT Business Meeting

December 6: Breakfast  With The President Breakfast, 9:30 am

January 10, 2015: Breakfast  With The President Breakfast, 9:30 am 

February 7-8, Olds, Alberta: The 2015 Olds Model Train, Hobby & Craft Show sponsored by The Mountain View Model Railroad Club in The Frank Grisdale Hall Gym at Olds College. Free Parking. Show time: Saturday: 10am-5pm and then on Sunday: 10am-4pm.n Admission $5. Contact Rick Astle:

February 7: Breakfast  With The President Breakfast, 9:30 am

February 11: CMT Business Meeting


March 14, 2015, Calgary: The CPM meet will likely be held. Watch for details.


March 15, 2015: Calgary: CMRS Spring Mini Meet.   Location: Glenmore Inn, 2720 Glenmore Trail SE (corner of Glenmore Trail & Odgen Road, SE). SPRING CMRS MINI MEET AND CMT FLEA MARKET, Vendors arrived 8pm, setup has to be done before this.  

March 14: : Breakfast  With The President Breakfast, 9:30 am  

March 18, 2015: March CMT Business Meeting and elections.

April 18-19, Calgary:   SUPERTRAIN. Remember:  NEW LOCATION! at the Genesis Centre,7555 Falconridge Blvd N.E. 

May, 2015, Saskatoon, SK. There is to be 6th Division Spring Meet in May, date unknown. Watch advertising and The 6th Division HIGHBALL for details.

August 23-30 Portland, Oregon:  NMRA National Convention

June 2016, Salmon Arm: 2016 PNR Meet  

BREAKFAST WITH THE PRESIDENT continues to be successful.  Normally the Breakfast is held the Saturday just before the Monthly Business Meeting.  Next date will be Saturday, November 8   at 0930 hrs.  All members are invited to this no-host Breakfast and some members even return to CMT to do some work on the layout.  Easy was to get there: travel East on 9th Avenue just about as far as you can go, and just as you emerge from going under the CP Rail line to Edmonton, turn Left into the Truck Stop. Usually 5-7 members gather at for Breakfast and friendship.

SECRETARY WANTED:  Al Matchett has kindly stepped forward to become our new club Secretary at the October Business Meeting.  

THIS IS YOUR NEWSLETTER:  Remember, if you have announcements, stuff for sale or anything else, please send me the information to post. Maybe you want to report on a current project too? 

WEATHERING CLINIC: Part 2 of a Weathering Clinic presented by Brian Keay will be presented sometime after January next year. I will keep you informed.    

CMT SQUARES: Piggybacking on the success of the CMRS theme of “BOUMA SQUARES” (next item below), I’ve issued the same challenge to club members that we should have our own CMT club participation session using the same theme. Entry date is the February Business Meeting, February 11, 2015. CMT members will then have a ready - made entry  for the CMRS mini meet in March 15, 2015.

BOUMA SQUARES:   CMRS is again running what I call “Bouma Squares” Challenge starting at the upcoming fall Mini-Meet and set for completion at the March 15, 2015 Minimeet.  Peter has already cut some 5 inch squares, and also some 4x6 rectangles for more variety (sorry, you lose one square inch if you go with the 4x6). Make sure you pick one up at the Fall Minimeet, and start planning your module now.  All participants will be eligible for the gift certificate draw. Last year a $100 Gift Certificate was drawn for from all “Bouma Squares” entries.  

SUPERTRAIN: Members voted to not have the modules but member project and timesaver

INCREASED INTEREST IN CONSTRUCTION ON THE LAYOUT: It’s great to see so many members working on different parts of the layout. Remember, the layout is a learning tool for you to practice for your own layouts.

FLAMES HOCKEY PARKING:   A credit towards dues of $10 per event parked is provided to members.

SIX LOST DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES:  Several months ago 6 Diesel locomotives and some oddball parts were found and CMT has made every effort to locate their owner. No one has stepped forward so I feel that we can now auction these off. The club voted at the October 2014 to Auction these at the November Business Meeting. I have sent digital photos to all members with 3 basic rules: (1) Members in good standing can bid, this means you need to have club dues paid up to date, (2) No minimum bid although I hope there is some bidding for each locomotive (3) Cash bids only!   Gary Ward will be the Auctioneer. I will bring these for viewing Wednesday, November 5, a week before the Business Meeting.  The list follows:

 Atlas Alco RS-11, Painted Central Vermont #3611

Kato: Alco RS-2, Painted Union Pacific # 1291

Kato EMD GP-35, Painted Union Pacific # 763

Kato: GE AC4400CW Painted Union pacific #5714

Spectrum: GE Dash 8-40CW Wide Cab Painted Union Pacific # 9404

Spectrum: GE Dash 8-40CW Wide Cab Painted  Santa Fe #834

Kadee MKD-7 Coupler

Eastern Car Works : 2 sets of Windows for Bowser N5 and sideframes for a Pullman Standard 61-NO

Williams HO scale car: Ford Taurus 4 door, kit # 538-3  

MORE ON THE FUTURE OF PAINTThese two (acrylic based) lines seem to be taking over the Model Railroad paint industry. Many of the Floquil colors have been renamed and included in other Testor's lines like Model Master, and I  believe Scalecoat  and Modelflex (acrylic) are still out there. But you should take the time to become familiar, and comfortable with acrylics, because that's the future...  

 Tru Color: 

And Vallejo:  


CP HOLIDAY TRAIN: CP Rail has sent out their Christmas Train scheduling, which can be found here: