RiverXingNorth Prince Albert Model Railroaders

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Edmonton Train Show 2011

Posted by Brian Randall on September 19, 2011 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (1)

RiverXingNorth was happy to be invited to the Edmonton Model Train Show 2011.

We had 3 of our members attend for the weekend, Jim, Vince and Brian. Thanks for the Edmonton Mainline Modelers to allow us to attend, and thanks for the invite to next years show.

It was a great oppertunity to show off our small N Scale Layout and we received many positive remarks on our scenery and detail.

Tisdale Hobby Show

Posted by riverxingnorth on November 13, 2010 at 9:04 AM Comments comments (0)

Nov. 13th the club attended the Tisdale Toy and Hobby Show at the Seniors Centre. Brian and Jim set up the N Scale Layout and Warren had his display of Emergancy Equipment. All of the proceeds from the show go to the Saskatoon Ronald McDonald House.

N-Scale Layout

Posted by riverxingnorth on April 18, 2010 at 11:51 AM Comments comments (15)

Here is the start of our new Bend-Track Designed layout that began before Xmas 2009.

The modules were built by Vince Parker, and are templated on the ends with pins and bolts to hold it together. The modules are 2 feet wide on the straight section and are 2 feet to 6 feet in length, depending on the module. The track work is a double mainline with crossovers on the Yard Module. All track is Atlas Flex Track, Code 80, weathered and all of the switches are operated with Caboose Industry Ground Throws.

The first module is our Balloon Module with a large passing track off each main. The passing track will easily hold 30 car trains. The inside of the module will hold our Engine Facility, and possible plans for a Paper Mill.

The Yard Module is 6 feet in length and has several long yard storage tracks. The yard is set up with a long yard lead for switching and a runaround track that hooks up to the Switching Module. On the other side of the Yard Module is the Passenger Station with Spurs on each side of the Station for Passenger Cars to be spotted.

The Switching Module is the home for The RiverXingNorth Shortline. It is a 4 foot module that has a timesaver switching design for spotting cars at several industries and also has a small engine facility to hold our 44 tonner engine. This module will be a full-time job for 1 person to spot cars and pick up from the Yard Module.

The Corner Mountain Module has a drop down gorge on it with a curved steel trestle. Jim Wenzel spent approx 160 hrs. building this. The module will have a large mountain on it. Work will begin on this shortly.

Moose Jaw Train Show 2010

Posted by riverxingnorth on March 29, 2010 at 5:42 PM Comments comments (1)

Well we attended the Moose Jaw Thunder Creek Train Show this past weekend and had a great time. The members attending were Brian Smith, Jim Wenzel and Brian Randall. Brian Smith's wife, Judy attended also and was a great help at our display.

The Moose Jaw Club has a first class act, when it comes to having a show. The Banquet was worth the trip alone and the wife's of the club members do a lot of Baking and Cooking for the participants and people viewing the show during the weekend.

The Moose Jaw Club said this year that they broke a single day attendance record on Saturday, which is very good for them.

If you have a chance of attending next year, take a trip, it's worth the drive.

Saskatoon Model Train Show 2010

Posted by riverxingnorth on February 22, 2010 at 9:27 PM Comments comments (0)

We were at our first Model Train Show on the Weekend.

Prairie Rail Model Railroaders of Saskatoon, was kind enough to have us attend this 2 day event.

Their was approx 15 layouts in attedance with a few hobby vendors selling most scales of model railroad equipment.

We had many positive comments on our small N-Scale Layout, on the amount of detail which was on it.Because of the Club attending their first show, we have been asked to attend Moose Jaw next month and Regina in the fall.

Its nice to see that most of our membership attended this show, and helped support showing off our layout.