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British Columbia Railroad Prototype Modellers meet two weeks away

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  • hockenheim68
    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,
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 29, 2011
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      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
      finished, bring
      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,

      Andrew Hutchinson
      BC RPM / TRAINS 2011
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