Doubleheaders Layout Tour – March 25, 2017

Next weekend the WRMRC layout will be open to the public as part of the annual Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge-Guelph area layout tour organized by the Doubleheaders Model Railway Club on Saturday March 25, 2017.

This is a self-guided tour of a large number of club and private home layouts in the area. For more tour information on some of the other layouts that will be open, and where to get tickets and layout information packages to start the tour, please visit the Doubleheaders Model Railway Club web site.

Note: the WRMRC layout will be open from 9 am to 5 pm only.

March Operating Session – Mar. 11, 2017

A reminder that the next regularly scheduled WRMRC operating session is next weekend on Saturday March 11, 2017, from noon to 6PM with the session clock beginning at 12:00 PM.

If you are interested in attending the operating session as a guest, please let us know via email (wrmrc@hotmail.com) or our facebook page so we know how many people will be coming!

For a full list of upcoming club events, see the calendar page.

January Operating Session – Jan. 14, 2017

A reminder that the next regularly scheduled WRMRC operating session is next weekend on Saturday January 14, 2017, from noon to 6PM with the session clock beginning at 12:00 PM.

If you are interested in attending the operating session as a guest, please let us know via email (wrmrc@hotmail.com) or our facebook page so we know how many people will be coming!

For a full list of upcoming club events, see the calendar page.

November Operating Session – Nov. 12, 2016

A reminder that the next regularly scheduled WRMRC operating session is next weekend on Saturday November 12, 2016, from noon to 6PM with the session clock beginning at 12:00 PM.

If you are interested in attending the operating session as a guest, please let us know via email (wrmrc@hotmail.com) or our facebook page so we know how many people will be coming!

For a full list of upcoming club events, see the calendar page.

WRMRC Annual Fall Open House – Oct. 15, 2016

Thanksgiving is here and to the WRMRC that means that next weekend is our annual fall open house! Everyone is invited to come down and see what we’ve been working on this year.

The club will be open from 10 AM to 5 PM; admission is $5 for adults or $3 for students and seniors. Children free (must be supervised).

For directions and more details, see the Open House page.

September Operating Session – Sep. 10, 2016

A reminder that the next regularly scheduled WRMRC operating session is next weekend on Saturday September 10, 2016, from Noon to 6PM with the session clock beginning at 12:00 PM sharp.

*Please note the new time compared to previous years. An additional reminder that sessions this year will be every other month. Please see the calendar page for up to date event information.*

If you are interested in attending the operating session as a guest, please let us know via email (wrmrc@hotmail.com) or our facebook page so we know how many people will be coming!

2016-2017 Operating Session Times and Dates

After some discussion at the June Annual General Meeting of the club, the operating schedule for the 2016-2017 season has been set. Please note there have been some important changes from previous years.

Firstly, the times of the sessions have been changed, and beginning this fall the sessions will begin at noon instead of 4pm and should run until about 6 without a mid-session supper break. (Anyone that wishes may go out for an informal social dinner following the session.) There was a general consensus leading into the meeting that the time change will much better accommodate several of our out-of-town members and guest operators that travel a longer distance to attend as well as generally not have the sessions end late in the evening and encourage participation in the sessions which require a minimum number of people to fill all the positions.

Secondly, for the 2016-2017 we have decided to try scheduling the sessions every other month throughout the year (beginning with the September 2016 session) instead of every month. Historically certain sessions (particularly December due to work and family parties leading into the Christmas holiday season) have ended up regularly cancelled anyway, and trying to work in both an October session and Open House around the Thanksgiving holiday puts a serious crimp in construction activities in the fall.

Thirdly, with the change in schedule we are adding a summer session in July 2017 which has historically never happened as May-August was typically the major construction period. However the additional spacing between sessions should allow for better progress throughout the year and the added session makes up for any losses with the schedule change.

Accordingly, the formal operating sessions for 2016-2017 will be held on the following dates and times:

September 10, 2016 12pm-6pm

November 12, 2016 12pm-6pm

January 14, 2017 12pm-6pm

March 11, 2017 12pm-6pm

May 13, 2017 12pm-6pm (“Junk Night” session)

July 8, 2017 12pm-6pm

Additionally our fall open house will be held on October 15, 2016 from 10am-5pm – as always the Saturday following the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, also known locally as the end of Oktoberfest.

See also the Calendar page for updated information on club events and activities.

April Operating Session – Apr. 9, 2016 (CANCELLED)

Due to low confirmed operator numbers due to other event and personal conflicts, and having the layout open for the Doubleheaders Tour the preceding weekend, the regularly scheduled session for April 9 will be cancelled/postponed.

Accordingly, the next session will be held on Saturday May 14, 2016, with the session clock beginning at 4:00 PM.

If you are interested in attending the operating session as a guest, please let us know at wrmrc@hotmail.com so we know how many people will be coming!


A reminder that the layout is open April 2 (TODAY!) from 9 am to 5 pm for the Doubleheaders Layout Tour. Stop by and say “hello” and also check out some of the other excellent home layouts in the area.

Other railway events happening on April 9 that may be of interest:

Doubleheaders Layout Tour – Apr. 2, 2016

Next weekend the WRMRC layout will be open to the public as part of the annual Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge-Guelph area layout tour organized by the Doubleheaders Model Railway Club on Saturday April 2, 2016.

This is a self-guided tour of a large number of club and private home layouts in the area. For more tour information on some of the other layouts that will be open, and where to get tickets and layout information packages to start the tour, please visit the Doubleheaders Model Railway Club web site.

Note: the WRMRC layout will be open from 9 am to 5 pm only.