On Thursday, Feb 23, 2017, John Vincent will be conducting one of his renowned clinics. This one will be a how to tutorial on Model RR Scenery. Don’t miss it.
John Vincent provided us with an excellent clinic on Diesel Locomotives
Clive Boyd was a long time member of the Lindsay and District Model Railroaders. He passed away in the Oshawa Hospital on Tuesday January 31, 2017. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
I have known Clive since I joined first joined the club in 1986. I believe that Clive worked for the Municipality of Scugog Township on the roads department and was also a volunteer fire fighter for the Township of Scugog as well. Clive was a Canadian Pacific modeler and always brought CP equipment to run at the club shows and was very knowledgeable about the Canadian Pacific. I still remember the two modules he and Kevin Dunkerly made were always present on the show layout and was a great addition to the layout. Clive was a very easy going person who loved to talk and was always ready to roll up his sleeves and go to work on the layout when needed. He was one of the pioneer members of the Lindsay and District Model Engineers as it was called then and was instrumental in the construction of the early layouts right up to the present one. If I am correct I think the last project that he was involved in was the installation of the Coboconk turntable scene and its original scenery. Since this area is on a curve maybe we should name it Boyd’s Curve just like Morants curve on the Canadian Pacific.
A couple of times he and Pat held the annual summer barbecue at their place in Port Perry which was a good time. (Yes at one time we used to have a summer barbeque each year). Clive was one of the founding fathers so to speak and will be missed greatly.
Eric Potter (L.&D.M.R. Secretary)
Clive Boyd, Dave Ballingal give 74 years service to community
Two of Scugog’s longest serving firefighters hung up their hats earlier this year, and have been praised for their contributions to the community. The men, who have a combined service
record which stretches for more than 70 years were toasted and honoured by more than 140 of their colleagues and friends at a gala ceremony at the Scugog Centre on March 24, 2006.
Clive Boyd served 43 years and David Ballingal 31 years with the Port Perry/Scugog Township fire department.
John Vincent did an excellent clinic on Steam Locomotives
The L.&D.M.R. Christmas Party was held on Thursday, December 8, 2016. It was well attended by almost all the members and the pot luck format was a great success. The abundance of food was delicious and those mince meat tarts were out of this world. We bestowed the honour of 2016 Model Railroader of the Year upon Wayne Lamb for his outstanding dedication to the club’s endeavours. Wayne is in charge of the Memorial Park RR Heritage Exhibit maintaining the prototype rolling stock and encouraging other members to pitch in. Wayne also puts in a great effort to organize and administrate our annual show. As was mentioned at the party Wayne is a “modelling camel” putting in countless hours on our club layout.
John Vincent provided the evening’s entertainment with a terrific RR slide show of vintage rolling stock from around the province.
A few images provided by Rob Einarson