We're less than a week away from the start of the 2022 Railway Modellers Meet of BC! The Online Prologue kicks off on May 5th at 7PM Pacific time with Marty McGuirk's Keynote address titled "Macro Scale Prototype Modelling". Don't miss this opportunity to see and hear this well known model railroader. This is sure to be a fascinating presentation. Register today for both the On Line Prologue and In Person Meets!
Next up after the keynote presentation will be two parallel clinic streams with some great offerings. These clinics and layout tours will offer something of interest for everyone. See the Clinic Schedule page on the RMMBC website for more details.
Tom Price will be presenting "Coquihalla – Ops Was The Easy Part". This clinic will present a unique collection of photographs showing both the construction and maintenance needed on the Canadian Pacific's Coquihalla Subdivision. This was a challenging railway to keep operational, especially in the winter. Many images lend themselves to unique prototypical modelling. If you enjoy mountain railroading, this is a must see.
Greg Amer will be presenting his clinic "Emerging from Prototype Paralyses". Greg will discuss avoiding and getting through some of the common pitfalls and rabbit holes that we all face in the hobby. After a quick start on his layout he got bogged down and finally stalled from prototype paralysis and didn’t know where to restart.
After 5 years of avoiding his layout, Greg decided to confront his "demons" and finish the layout. This clinic will cover what he did to get back on track and get going again. This is something that most model railroaders encounter and will be an entertaining presentation on a situation we all can relate to.
For those interested in model railway operations, Brian Stokes' clinic "Getting Real(istic) About Car Forwarding" is a must see clinic. Advances in the hobby have done wonders for prototype modellers as new technology and techniques allow the creation of more realistic models, scenery, sounds, and operations. Car forwarding, however, seems to be lagging behind. Brian will explore innovations to the tried and true methods of car forwarding, and how applying the same attention to detail to our paperwork as we do our freight cars can yield equally rewarding results.
Finally we will have a virtual layout tour of Jarett Dumas' BC Rail/CN themed northern BC layout. This layout has not been on previous RMMBC layout tours so don't miss this opportunity to see a fascinating layout. It's further along than the photo so be sure to join in and see how this interesting layout is progressing
We have a lot more on the schedule for both the On Line Prologue and In Person Meets. We'll have more on these activities in future newsletters. Register today; We'll see you at the Meet!
The RMMBC Committee