North Eastern Region
Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces
Model Railroad clubs throughout NMRA Canada territory have kindly submitted the following descriptions of their associations and activities
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City or Town
Club Name and Description
|Dorval, Quebec||West Island Modular Railway Club We’re modellers who build and operate an HO scale (1:87) modular train layout located in Dorval, Québec, on the west island of Montreal. The club was founded in 1986. · Our club railway is named the “West Island and Montreal Railway Company”, with reporting marks “WIMRC” and the slogan “The Lakeshore Route”. · We meet weekly throughout the year to have fun running our trains, working on layout modules and talking about trains – both life-size and model-size. We occasionally participate in major model railroad shows.|
|Maritimes||Maritime Federation of Model Railroaders – The MFMR is an Association of Model Railroaders formed to promote and coordinate the hobby in Canada’s Maritime Provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.|
|Montreal, Quebec||Montreal G-Scale – The Champlain and St. Lawrence Railway|
|Montreal, Quebec||Montreal Railroad Modellers Association – was founded in June 1950 by a group of five aeroplane modellers that had switched to model railroading after the city of Montreal banned them flying their model aircraft in Mount Royal Park. From its inception, the Association has remained a non-profit organization whose objectives are endorsed equally amongst its membership, to pursue and promote all facets of model railroading for the enjoyment and satisfaction of its members. These facets entail constructing, maintaining and operating an HO-scale (1/87) miniature railroad, under the name “Canada Central”.|
|Saint-Foy, Quebec||The Quebec Model Railroad Society, a not-for-profit organization, was created in 1965. It is financed thanks to the contributions of its members and its activities. The QMRS offers its member railroad modellers: * a meeting place where they can exchange ideas and information; * partners possessing numerous talents ranging from history to electronics, to the operation of railroad companies, etc; * a 300 m2 building comprising two rooms for N and HO layouts, a meeting room, a wood-working and painting room, as well as an additional room for the maintenance of railroad equipment, not to mention an exterior layout at a scale of 1 ½ inches to the foot; * a specialized library containing a vast number of magazines and books dealing as much with model building as with real railroads.|
|Summerside, PEI||Half Nuts Model Railroaders
Located in Prince Edward Island and based in Summerside. They are quite active and meet weekly to help other model railroaders build a layout or operate on 3 local layouts round-robin style.
|Truro, Nova Scotia||The Truro Model Railroaders Association (TMRA) in Truro Nova Scotia was established in 1977, and it is made up of people who are interested in all aspects of model railroading. We have a large HO scale layout and have recently started to build a 4×8 N Scale layout.
The TMRA meets at 7 PM on the second Tuesday of each month, September to June, at the old Normal College in Truro. Besides discussing club business, we also cover current and upcoming events that the TMRA may be participating in such as our annual train show held each October.
Most TMRA members are active model railroaders and some are retired railway workers whose experiences have helped make our club very successful. Most are happy to share their experience, provide advice and help others facing problems they may already have solved.
|Woodstock, New Brunswick||Woodstock Model Railroaders – We are brought together in the fraternity of model railroading. We meet on a regular basis, to share knowledge and to enjoy the friendships that model railroading enables us to foster. We believe that model railroading is a worthwhile pastime that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.|