The idea of creating a Marine Model Club in the Picton and Bay of Quinte area originated with Bob Strachan who was a long-time member of the Metro Marine Modellers. He had moved to this area and wanted to continue working in the hobby with other interested modellers. In the fall of 1994, Bob left a sign-up list at the Picton Model Railroad show to see if there was sufficient interest. In March of 1995, phone calls were made to arrange a meeting; six people attended and agre
Yes it was cold and clear on the first day but, outside, it became decidedly unpleasant on day two. We have been fortunate with our location, this year and last, and well exposed to the visitor traffic, we certainly had a lot of visitors and a lot of interest in our display ........ making the effort really worthwhile. Certainly, the weather made it very unpleasant to unload and reload stuff for the display .......... many thanks to all the members for their participation.
QMS attended the Show in Belleville to display our hobby. On Saturday we had 30 boats and 10 members on hand to meet the public and answer many questions from interested people. During our meeting, we firmed up plans for our 2020 events schedule. Sunday we had 14 boats and seven members and the first winter storm hit and greatly diminished the crowd. It was a good day but short as the whole show packed up early in order to fight their way home. Next meeting on January 25th a