A journal following the history, design, construction and operation of Bernard Kempinski's O Scale model railroad depicting the U. S. Military Railroad (USMRR) Aquia-Falmouth line in 1863, and other model railroad projects.
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January 17, 2018

Railway Modellers Meet of British Columbia May 4-6, 2018

I am relaying this message on behalf of the staff of Railway Modellers Meet of BC. I'll be presenting a couple talks at this meet. 

They  are happy to announce that registration for the Railway Modellers Meet of BC at the Burnaby Campus of Simon Fraser University May 4th to 6th, 2018! is now open.  Some activities like the operating sessions have limited capacity, so sign up today to make sure you don't miss out.  Invite your friends and make a great road trip of it!  In my case, a really long road trip! 

Features of this year’s meet will include model and prototype clinics, self guided layout tours, operating sessions, and model displays. I will be presenting the key note talk, which is entitled "High Tech Approach to Modeling the 19th Century."  I will also be presenting my talk on waterfront terminals entitled, "Down to the Sea in Trains." 

They  have a full line up of great clinics  http://railwaymodellersmeetofbc.ca/node/668 .  This year they have three clinic rooms and will repeat most clinics so that attendees can avoid having to make those difficult choices between clinics that plagued us in previous years!

Find Out More and Registration go to http://railwaymodellersmeetofbc.ca/


  1. Wow you sure get around Bernie. Most appropriate venue for your waterfront clinic as Vancouver has a very interesting harbor. I'm sure you will enjoy it.

    1. Yes, a rolling stone gathers no moss.

      Vancouver is a beautiful city. Dare I say, the most beautiful in North America?

  2. I hope you'll have time to check out some of the amazing layouts in the Seattle area. There's a lot of good stuff to be seen from Seattle to Olympia. It's also a decent time of year to show up, and there are several full-scale railroads in the area, at Snoqualmie, Mt Rainier, Chehalis and a couple south of there.

    1. Thanks for the suggestion. I have seen some of the Seattle area layouts already, plus I am heading to Soundrail 2018 in a few weeks.