Registration is now open for the Even Bigger 2017 Railway Modellers’ Meet.
Come to Vancouver May 5th to 7th 2017!
Vancouver in May is a wonderful place to visit. This year it is even more wonderful if you are a Model Railroader! Following on a fantastic Meet last November, the RMMBC Committee are aiming to do even better with their upcoming Modellers’ Meet running May 5th to May 7th. In November we had attendees from all across Canada the US and overseas join us for a fantastic weekend of model railroading and our plans for May are even bigger.
In our “un-biased” opinion, there is no place more beautiful than Vancouver in springtime. Why not combine your favourite hobby with our favourite time of year in our favourite place?
In May we will have an excellent lineup of operating sessions (10 layouts), an expanded set of clinics for every interest (19), layout tours and a larger model display area, And in May the weather is nicer, the days are longer and the Meet will be at a larger, better-equipped venue. If this all sounds appealing, book the weekend of May 5th to 7th for this must attend event. http://railwaymodellersmeetofbc.ca/New Venue, More Opportunities
We listened to the feedback from our November Meet. Among the changes is an improved venue at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby campus). The meet timing is between school terms at SFU, making the world class classrooms and excellent accommodations available for our use. Not only does this location result in a nearly endless supply of excellent space designed for giving educating clinics, but also, remarkably convenient access and inexpensive, comfortable accommodations. Dorm rooms start at $39, and there are a small number of hotel-style multiple occupant rooms for $95 and $120. Don’t delay; SFU will hold these prices only until March 1st. Book your room through our website at http://railwaymodellersmeetofbc.ca/node/12
. At this price, even local attendees may wish to consider staying onsite to take advantage of more networking opportunities with fellow modellers.
SFU offers ample inexpensive and convenient parking only steps from the clinic and display rooms, numerous restaurants and gathering places and great access from the lower mainland’s excellent Skytrain and bus network. Frequent bus service and nearby Skytrain stations will allow easy access to the meet from almost everywhere in the lower mainland for those using public transportation.2017 Clinic Lineup
We have an expanded program of what we believe will be very high quality, informative and entertaining clinics. Clinics about painting backdrops, building scenery and structures, prototype equipment, and scratch-building steam locomotives are among the offerings this year. of the clinicians come from across Canada and the US and we’re looking forward to a lively and engaging modelling track at this year’s Meet. Visit http://railwaymodellersmeetofbc.ca/clinics
for details and photographs of all of the clinics. Operating Sessions
The operating sessions are always extremely popular and we have even more layouts and operating slots this year. We will be running two days of sessions at the Meet - Friday May 5th and Saturday May 6th - and one session will be specifically for teaching Timetable and Train Order operations for those interested in learning more about this very interesting aspect of model railway operations. We have several new layouts coming online this year, giving more operator capacity and variety. Even so, we expect these sessions to fill up early - another reason not to delay your registration.Layout Tours
Because the days are longer and evenings are brighter in May, following the self-guided layout tour will be a breeze. Among the excellent layouts will be the HO scale Coquihalla Valley Railway as well as the well-known Columbia and Western Railway; an N scale layout that has been featured in numerous magazines including the cover of Model Railroader. In addition, several new layouts in Vancouver that have not been on previous layout tours will be featured along with some returning favourites. Gather inspiration from these high quality layouts.Register now
So share this email with your modeling friends and plan to attend the 2017 edition of the Railway Modellers’ Meet May 5-7th. Register now so you don’t miss out on all the fun. The registration form and accommodation links are on the website http://railwaymodellersmeetofbc.ca/node/10
We hope you will join us in Burnaby for three days of camaraderie, education and great model railroading!Sincerely, the RMMBC Committee