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
Romford Operator Panel
Reverse side of the Romford Panel – for those who love wiring
Searchlight signals for Romford and Coniston
Wanapitei River Bridge
Wanapitei River bridge (in development)
Nelson Street Bridge
Bridge abutments and scenery repairs (in progress)
Sudbury Ice House
Ice House (in development)
The club is also preparing to work on scenery in a number of areas which will require trees. Many, many trees.
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.
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.