Links to our favourite sites
newest dealer run by club member, Dave Cook. Dave is at both local
shows. He deals with Rapdio and many other manufacturers.
Local pick up is available as well as delivery to ARK meetings.
of the best train stores anywhere, and it is only about 1 hour and
20 minutes from Kingston. There is lots of stock and many interesting used
items for estate purchases. They order once a week on Sundays and
usually have the product Friday afternoon.
local Lenz DCC dealer and the North American warranty repair centre for
Lenz and it's located in Kingston! The owner, John Licharson, is a gifted custom
modeller, a member of our club and often has many useful tools in stock.
Gagnon's Trackside Treasure Blog
is a club member who has authored a number of books and blogs about railway sightings and
history. His main blog, Trackside Treasure, is a Canadian
railway blog and is always worth a visit.
Ontario T-Trak (GOTT)
new club be building in the T-Track-Z Standards. The T-Track Standards can
be found on the Internet at T-TRACK Wiki, click on Clubs and you will find
the club name is first in the Ontario list. Or contact Gerry O’Callaghan
only hobby store that carries model train items. They have good
selection of Woodland Scenics products, paint, rolling stock, motive power, track and other items in N, HO and other
scales. They also carry a wide selection of tools, paints and
adhesives. They order regularly from Walthers and others.
Cool is a regular Vendor at Kingston's Rail o Rama and many other train
shows in the province. He operates a mail order / online business
out of Brighton, which is only 1 hour from Kingston. His prices are
very good and customer service is top notch.
Society of Model Enginners
Frontenac Society of Model Engineers (FSME) is located in Kingston with
track 20 km north of Highway 401 in Battersean. They feature live
steam and trains you can ride. They usually have two open houses a
year for the public although new members and volunteers are welcome.
Model Railroad Association
international association that provides a wealth of resources to model
railroaders that includes standards for manufacturers, award program for
modellers and some great conventions and shows. Kingston is in
Frontier Region and
is in the
St. Lawrence Division.
A number of our members
are members of the NMRA.
Intercolonial Railway: New Glasgow and Pictou Landing Branch Layout
of our member's
layouts that is currently being completely redesigned and rebuilt now that
he has moved to Kingston. Check out the site for updates on the progress.
This is also the site our club page is currently hosted on.
Latiak's Bay of Quinte Railway Blog
of our members has been blogging about his model railroad. It is
locally based on the line that ran from Deseronto north and
northeast. His railroad includes the CN Napanee viaduct. The
blog has updates on building, wiring and scenery. He did a
presentation on his layout to our July meeting. Here
are some pictures from his presentation
Hamer's Boston and Main Blog
Hamer's Boston and Maine Layout in Ottawa was featured in an annual issue
of Model Railroader's "Great Model Railroads" a few years ago
and it is a gem. Our club is going to visit Mike's layout in
September and Mike is going to teach us how to make trees and shrubs for
our layout. Check out the blog and join the conversation with
Welcome to the
home of the Associated Railroaders of Kingston also known as the Kingston Model
We are located in beautiful
Kingston, Ontario. Kingston is a city with a rich railway
history. We once hosted both CP and CN stations and are currently one
of the busiest VIA Rail stations in Canada. Kingston was also the
home of the Canadian Locomotive Company(CLC). Our distinctive logo
is based on a CLC diesel builders plate. Club members can choose
to have a name tag with our logo.
formed in early 2015. There are
no dues to belong and everyone is welcome. We have a
number of interests including building and operating modular layouts,
working on and operating home layouts and offering clinics and other
help to new modellers. We currently have 80 members.
We normally meet on the second Tuesday of the Month at
5:30pm for dinner
and a meeting at Denny's Restaurant in the Ramada Inn at Division Street
and the 401 (except where noted) Our focus this season
may be building modules to represent the Hanley Spur....stay tuned.
We will be
hosting some Saturday morning clinics for the winter months.
meeting will be on Tuesday December 11th at Denny's on Division Street
is our presentation schedule for the next few months.
Meeting at Denny's. Michael Pasch, Bob Farquhar and Andy Chisholm will
present on model railway operations and the various techniques
they use to operate their layouts.
Spur meeting. We are planning on building the Hanley Spur
in modules. Come and help us plan this exciting new
project. 7pm at St. James Anglican Church, 10 Union Street
Taylor will present on Narrow Gauge railroading in Maui
Peakman will be presenting on early Canadian Steam Builders Plates as
well as CLC Diesel and Steam Builders Plates.
Gagnon will do a presentation on Kingston's Hanley Spur.
Night. Bring along a few pictures to show us what you have
been working on with your winter model railway projects.
Our club is
always open to new members. We have adults and youth in the club.
If you would
like to join us, drop us a line, feel free to contact Andy Chisholm at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to join for a dinner meeting
please E-mail the
Dinner Chair, Michael Pasch, email@example.com
so that Michael can give accurate numbers to the restaurant.
Model Train Show
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 560
734 Montreal Street, Kingston
10am to 4pm
$5.00 for adults (13+)
$2.00 for Children 5-12
Wheel Chair Accessible
On Site Food Service
City Transit Accessible
Tables are available to rent. For
tables or more information about the show, please contact Paul Hunter firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the Railfair flyer
or the show
website for more details.
Chairman - Andy
Vice-Chairman - Paul Hunter email@example.com
Secretary-Treasurer - Andrew Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
Dinner Chair - Michael Pasch, email@example.com
Train Shows (Railfair) - Paul Hunter firstname.lastname@example.org
Program - Greg Latiak, email@example.com
Clinics and Workshops - Michael Pasch, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership - Kayleigh Hunter Hunterkayleigh17@gmail.com
Director at Large - Dave Cook email@example.com
Director at Large - Raul Cirne firstname.lastname@example.org
Railroaders of Kingston (ARK) is a club made up of people who are
interested in model railroading. The club does not have a club layout,
thus allowing us to keep the club an informal association, free of
internal politics, major capital investment and the complications
inherent in hard rules or membership obligations. ARK makes up for this
by giving you the opportunity to meet people who have, or are building,
layouts, on which you can operate, work, contribute your skills or
develop your knowledge. ARK meets the second Tuesday of each month,
September to June (and sometimes in the summer) to pursue our interest
in model trains. Each meeting, organized around a dinner, presents an
opportunity to: meet others with similar interests; be entertained with
a Program presented by speakers on different topics of interest to model
What to do
with an old layout / model railway items
frequently contacted by people trying to find a home for an old layout
or model railway items. We have been able to find good homes for
many items given to us, including helping out some young people with
limited means get into the hobby. If you would like to sell items
yourself, you could rent a table at our annual train show, or if you
would like to sell items immediately, a local dealer, Kingston
Locomotive Works, does purchase items.
f you are
interested in having us find a good home for your items by giving them
to the club, please get in touch with Andy Chisholm at email@example.com.
If you are interested in selling to someone immediately, please get in
touch with Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org,
if you are interested in selling items yourself at our November show,
please get in touch with Paul Hunter at email@example.com