This coming weekend, Saturday September 30th and Sunday October 1st 2017, I will be at the Brampton Model Railway Show with the Toronto Railway Museum/Toronto Railway Historical Association. I will be there with the Museum and Volunteer Association to help promote our association and the museum. A big part of the display will be my models of the TRM Collection in HO Scale. I will also have the first print of a new model there with me to show off to those who want to see it!
Look for our big banners and drumhead sign at the Show this weekend and come up and say hi! (Picture from the 2017 Barrie-Allandale Train Show)
The show is the largest Model Railway show in the Greater Toronto Area, featuring vendors, manufacturers, operating layouts and historical societies. On top of this, the show offers a range of clinics on different aspects of the hobby to help newcomers get into modelling, and experienced modellers learn new skills.
Both the Stall 15-16 (left) and Railway Village (right) Models will be on display at the show. This is the first time both dioramas will have had an outing together (and yes, I’m nervous about having both these major projects out, but promoting the museum and letting people see them is a big part of why I built them in the first place!).
This will be the first time that the TRM/TRHA has attended the show, we will have our full display with information on visiting the museum, volunteering at the museum, and models of the equipment you can see at the TRM. Our friends at Rapido Trains (most of whom are TRHA Volunteers) will have their restored GM New Look Bus inside the show venue for you to explore as well.
Our crazy friends at Rapido Trains are bringing their full sized bus to the show. Wonder if we can convince them to bring their full sized RDC in the future!
Brampton Model Railway Show
Brampton Fair Grounds (Pavilion Building)
12942 Heart Lake Road (at Old School Road)
The show is open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday September 30th and Sunday October 1st, 2017.
If you are coming from most locations, take Highway 410 north from Highway 401 to the Mayfield Road Exit, turn left at the lights at the end of the ramp. Turn right at Heart Lake Road (2nd set of Lights), the Brampton Fairgrounds are about 5 minutes up the road on the left and is well signposted.
A $1 off coupon for adult admission is provided, and your admission on Saturday includes admission on Sunday if you want to attend both days of the show. Admission prices are reasonable anyways:
Adults $7 NMRA member $6
Seniors and Teens $5 Children (6-12) $3
Children under 6 free
Print out and bring with you to get $1.00 off your admission
Please come by and say Hi! We’d love to talk with you about everything that is going on at the Roundhouse and invite you down to visit us in person!