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Grand River Express - NFR Regional Convention

May 5th to 7th, 2017

299 Doon Valley D,

Kitchener, ON

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June 7 - 10, 2017

Spokane, WA

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NMRA 2017 National Convention

July 30 - August 6, 2017

Orlando, FL

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Cardstock rural retreat depotClick Here to receive this special edition HO Scale cardstock model or for more information on how you can help.

CNR depot

Check out the CNR Depot in Cereal, Alberta

The CNoR 3rd class depot appeared in many locations across Canada and parts of the United States. One of the survivors is being turned into a museum in this prairie town that gets it's name from the crops that were produced in the area.

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Train Trip Takes Turn for the Worse!

Who would have expected the little town of Port Alberni BC to have such a high crime rate! What started out as a pleasant ride on a vintage steam train ended up with the notorious "Beaufort Gang" coming out of the forest on horseback to hold up the train.

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Model Citizen Movie

Model Citizens - a documentary

Sara Kelly is a journalism professor on a mission. Since early 2013 she has been traveling the countryside, (hopefully by train when possible), meeting, interviewing, and filming model railroaders. Her project is a feature-length documentary on model railroading called, "Model Citizens".

In her blog, Sara mentions, "There’s just something about the hobby that defies explanation". Model Railroading can be somewhat transcendental. For me, I enjoy capturing a time and place in miniature. I become part historian and part 'Gulliver in the land of the Lilliputians'. I'm sure there are as many reasons and motivations as there are modellers.

By sharing the stories, images, and videos collected on her journey, Sara will help others gain a deeper understanding of what has been called "the world's greatest hobby". When the documentary is completed, I would not be surprised if we begin to see a significant increase in the population of "Model Citizens".

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The Great Stone Viaduct Scale Model

The Great Stone Viaduct

The Great Stone Viaduct was monumental in creating a railroad transportation link between Ohio and West Virginia and to the West after the Civil War. The bridge was constructed at the shared expense of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and the Central Ohio Railroad, and the route became known as the “great short line” between the east and the west. Constructed between 1870 and 1871 the bridge is unique with the 43 stone arches made of individual stones called voussoirs (ring-stones) which line the arch and keystone which locks the ring-stones of the arch to give it great strength, openness and beauty.


The Great Stone Viaduct is on the National (1976) and Ohio Register (2008) of Historic Places. The Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society was created to acquire and preserve the Stone Viaduct. Please visit their site at
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scratch building Z scale paper model railroad structures


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* Some O scale cardstock models are best constructed using 8 1/2 x 14 (legal size) cardstock available online at PaperWorks 

Someone more obsessed with trains than I am?

If you haven't seen this one yet, you need to!

Jason Shron from Rapido Trains Inc. likes trains so much he built one is his basement... a REAL one!

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Maharajas' Express train

Maharajas’ Express Train

The Maharajas' Express train in India is one of the most luxurious trains in the world. The train is created and operated by Indian Railways and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), and gives passengers a choice of five itineraries, each one visiting examples of some of Indias most prominent tourist attractions, such as the legendary Taj Mahal. If you have ever dreamed of being treated like a Prince, this might be your chance.
Maharajas' Express train

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Scale model plans for HO Scale , N Scale, OO Scale, and O Scale model railroad buildings and structures. Create realistic, inexpensive scale model buildings for your model railroad layout, diorama, or toy train set. Build to accurate scale with Computer Aided Design miniature plans or simply cut out the traceable templates.  As an added feature, you can print out color patterns to card stock to create paper models of buildings and structures. If 'kit-bashing' is more your style, try customizing, or combining patterns to create a unique scale model structure. View our on-line catalog of HO and N scale plans to get started on your next building in scale project. Beginners Welcome!

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