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Welcome to the home page of the Waterloo Region Model Railway Club. We are a model railway club located in Maryhill (Waterloo Region), Ontario modelling the Canadian Pacific Railway Sudbury Division as it existed in the 1970s decade. Follow the links at the top of this page to learn more about our group.

See also our club Groups.io message board. Interested non-members are welcome to join, but all sign-up requests must be approved. (This is to prevent spammers.)

Pay Us a Visit

Our club holds an annual fall open house and we are also on the Doubleheaders Layout Tour in the spring. If you are interested in our club or our layout, please take the opportunity to attend one of these events, or contact us at wrmrc (at) hotmail.com to come and meet us at one of our regular sessions or work nights.

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WRMRC Op-Session and Activity Update

Due to Ontario’s extension of emergency orders regarding COVID-19, the WRMRC has cancelled the annual Junk Night operating session which was scheduled for Saturday May 9th; 2020.

At this point the club is planning to start the 2020-21 operating season again in the fall, with the next scheduled op-session planned for Saturday 12 September, 2020. Please continue to monitor this blog along with the WRMRC’s Facebook page for future updates.

While layout progress may have been hampered by the public health crisis, our members have been busy working on many projects from home, or coordinating amongst themselves to limit numbers when visits to the club are required. Here are just a few club ventures while under quarantine.

Romford/Coniston signal project

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Romford Operator Panel

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Reverse side of the Romford Panel – for those who love wiring

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Searchlight signals for Romford and Coniston

Wanapitei River Bridge

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Wanapitei River bridge (in development)

Nelson Street Bridge

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Bridge abutments and scenery repairs (in progress)

Sudbury Ice House

Ice House

Ice House (in development)

Ice House

Ice House

The club is also preparing to work on scenery in a number of areas which will require trees. Many, many trees.

Conifer 01

Conifer 02

One silver lining to the cancellation of operating sessions is that preparations have begun to build the permanent trackage into Espanola, home of the large E. B. Eddy paper mill. Thanks to Fast Tracks, a number of code-70 turnouts have already been built towards this goal.

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Code-70 right-hand turnout built with Fast Tracks jig.

While we certainly miss the comradery that comes with our group work sessions, we are fortunate to live in a time where we can connect digitally. All of us at the WRMRC wish you good health, and to keep up your spirits with good model railway projects.

 

  1. WRMRC March Public Activities Cancelled Leave a reply
  2. March Operating Session: March 14, 2020 Leave a reply
  3. WRMRC at the Kitchener Train Show – Sunday 08 March 2020 Leave a reply
  4. Signalling the Sudbury Division Leave a reply
  5. WRMRC Fall Open House – Saturday 19 October 2019 Leave a reply
  6. September Operating Session Video Posted Leave a reply
  7. Rescuing Old Kits Leave a reply
  8. The Saga of the Bellequip Geeps 1 Reply
  9. Junk Night – Nuit de Junque Leave a reply