British Columbia Railroad Prototype Modellers meet two weeks away
- Good evening,
Since we're only two weeks away from BC RPM another update seems appropriate.
The "meet within a meet" will take place Saturday,
November 12th, 2011 from 10AM-4PM and will again be held in
conjunction with Trains 2011 at the Cameron Centre in Burnaby, BC as
part of a weekend of model railroading activities. Clinics covering a range of
prototype and modelling subjects will be held on both Saturday the
12th and Sunday the 13th. Please note that new clinics have been added**
These types of events are participant driven so remember to BRING YOUR MODELS!
New for this year will be a show and tell where modellers will
be offered the chance to talk a little bit about their own modelling.
This will also be a good opportunity for those who might have heard a
little bit about prototype modelling to listen in and learn more about
the techniques and resources employed by local modellers.
As some of you might well know, TRAINS can be a very busy show. To minimize
conflicts space is being found within the clinic
schedule to allow BC RPM participants a common meeting time for the show and
tell portion of the meet.
As usual, ALL SCALES and ALL ROADS are welcome. If you've been working on
something, be it a structure, diorama, freight car or locomotive, in-progress or
it out and participate in a friendly and informative afternoon.
Besides the RPM meet and Clinic line-up, TRAINS 2011 has a lot to offer
enthusiasts. The PNR 7th Division meet (Trains 2011) runs from the evening of
Friday, November 11th through Sunday, November 13th and features operating
sessions, a public show, model contest, escorted layout tour, prototype tour and
Sunday evening banquet.
Images from last year's meet can be seen here:
Some of this year's clinic schedule is listed below:
Al Lill - CN on Vancouver Island
Dan MacDougall - Restoring 2860
Rene' Gourley - 3D printing
Scott Calvert - The old and the new Boundary Sub layouts
Wendy Magnall - Freight Car Weathering
Greg Kennelly - The Pacific Great Eastern Railway, Circa 1957, as seen through
the camera lens of the late William H. Hewlett, MMR #18
**Marc Simpson - BC Electric in Colour
**Joe Smuin - The Coquihalla Revisited
**Doug Mayer - Steam locomotive servicing in Revelstoke, BC
** denotes newly announced clinic
Basic registration for BC RPM /Trains 2011 is $20 CDN
Does not include banquet, layout or prototype tours. Operating sessions are free
but first come first serve. Operating session attendees must pre-register.
Saturday night escorted layout tours TBA. Cost $25 CDN.
Sunday night Banquet presentation: John Cowan talks about his life on the railway. Cost $30 CDN.
Monday Prototype Tour: Westcoast Railway Association Squamish Park. Includes Admission, Lunch, Mini-Rail and more.Cost $33.60 CDN.
TRAINS 2011 is located at:
Cameron Centre (across from Lougheed Town Centre)
9523 Cameron Street
Burnaby, BC, Canada
Cameron Centre is under thirty minutes from downtown Vancouver using Skytrain to
Lougheed station which is located a couple of blocks to the south.
For more information regarding Trains 2011 and on-line registration see
If you are planning on attending the RPM meet feel free to drop a line at
ahutchinson.mudbay (at) gmail (dot) com
See you there,
BC RPM / TRAINS 2011