Workshop and Demonstration Schedule
|11:00 am – 12:00 pm||Tree-making workshop(Noel White)||11:00 am – 12:00 pm||Air brake demo on steam engine(Alan Westland)|
|12:15 pm – 1:15 pm||Scratch building workshop
|12:15 pm – 1:15 pm||Caboose Life demo
(John Weir & Dave McCurdy)
|1:30 pm – 2:30 pm||Air demo on steam engine
|1:30 pm – 2:30 pm||Layout techniques
|2:45 pm – 3:45 pm||Caboose Life demo
(John Weir & Dave McCurdy)
|2:45 pm – 3:45 pm||Preserving your paper and photographic collections (Anne Shropshire and Rian Manson)|
New to model railroading, Bob Carswell has taken an interest in scratch building structures for his railroad layout. Predominantly self-taught, Bob will discuss and demonstrate his methodology and materials.
Noel White has been building architectural models for more than 7 years. He is the owner of Monolith Architectural Models, located right here in Smiths Falls. Besides building models for work, Noel is an avid hobby modeler recognized for his detail and historical accuracy. www.monolitham.com
John Weir has worked for both CNR and CPR as a trainman. John, a long-time volunteer plays an important role at the museum, interpreting railway history to visitors and school groups.
Dave McCurdy was a CNR brakeman and conductor from 1962 – 1969. He worked freight, passenger and work trains between Ottawa, Montreal, Brockville, Brent, Capreol and Barry’s Bay.
Kathleen Pelletier is co-owner of Vidar Industries out of Kemptville. Kathleen has been involved in all art mediums for over 30 years. She feels it was a natural evolution to begin constructing dioramas for model trains. She is also well-versed in the properties of Liqui-silk.
Rian Manson has been working for 5 years at the archives of the Canada Museum of Science and Technology and the Canada Aviation & Space Museum, where he is also their unofficial railway technology historian.
Alan Westland took up steam locomotive technology nineteen years ago when the museum acquired no. 1112. He has enjoyed operating steam locomotives since age seventeen. He developed an unusual hobby of constructing antique style steam and air pressure gauges for museums and tourist railways. The 1112 contains two of his gauges.
Anne Shropshire has worked in museums for over 10 years. Most of her time has been spent in Toronto working mainly in collections, exhibits and museum programming. Anne returned to Smiths Falls in 2009 and is currently the curator at the Railway Museum.
Bytown Railway Society (inside station)
Christmas Train Store – Hugh Laing (breezeway)
CN Railways Historical Association (formerly CN Lines SIGS) (inside station)
Frank Steele (breezeway)
Harry Beere (inside station – Operator’s Bay)
John Mulkerns (inside station)
Michel Belhumeur (inside station)
Vidar Industries – Phil and Kathleen Pelletier (inside station)
Wegner & Son P&H Model Railroad Supplies – John and Cherryl Wegner (inside station – Baggage Room)
Chris and Robin Vernell ‘G’ Gauge (inside station)
MVAR T-Trak ‘N’ Gauge (inside station)
Tony and Carol Chamberlain ‘O’ Gauge (breezeway)