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.
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 6:00pm 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 will
be on round robins working on each other's layouts and operating
sessions on layouts.
We will be
hosting some Saturday morning clinics for the winter months.
meeting will be on Tuesday June 12th at Denny's on Division Street
near the 401.
is our presentation schedule for the next few months.
Cornwell will be presenting. He was, until recently, the
owner of Mount Albert Scale Lumber. He will be giving a
presentation on “wood”, its manufacture and techniques for
painting, weathering etc. He will be bringing some samples with
him. Denny's at 6pm
July Meeting....stay tuned for summer road trips
Picnic on Amherst Island at Greg Latiak's place. Pot luck
picnic and an opportunity to see Greg's Bay of Quinte Model
ARK Roadtrip to Exporail in Delson (Montreal), Quebec
Meeting at Denny's. Program TBA. Annual Election of
Trip to Halton County Radial Rail and Aberfoyle Junction in St.
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 email@example.com
If you would like to join for a dinner meeting
please E-mail the
Dinner Chair - Ron Snipe at firstname.lastname@example.org
so that Ron 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.
Please contact Paul Hunter email@example.com
Please see the Railfair flyer
or the show
website for more details.
Chairman - Andy
Vice-Chairman - Michael Pasch firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary-Treasurer - Andrew Taylor email@example.com
Dinner Chair - Ron Snippe firstname.lastname@example.org
Train Shows (Railfair) - Paul Hunter email@example.com
Program - Greg Latiak, assisted by Doug Burrell firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinics and Workshops - Tim Kuhlman email@example.com
Membership - Andy Chisholm assisted by Mike Lindsay 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