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Welcome to the Railroad Modelling Page

Upcoming Shows 2019

June 1 & 2, 2019 - Kootney Express 2019, Cranbrook, BC

 


New Service (custom kit building)

Don't have time to build one of our kits? Concerned with the complexity of construction? Although we recommend you attempt to build our kits yourselves, MLE is now offering a custom kit building service. We have had many requests for us to build our kits for our customers. Prices will vary depending upon the difficulty of the kit. Generally, the cost will be 5 times the kit price (includes the cost of the kit). Interior lighting can be installed at an additional charge.

 

Kit Change Announcement

MLE is making a change to our structure kits. Interior details such as; additional walls, stairs, doors, furniture and other interior details will not be included in the basic kit. The kits will still have all the great exterior detail that we are known for. Interior kits will be available as an add-on kit specific to each structure. We will continue to add interior details to these kits for those that want a highly detailed interior.


Structure Kits

MLE plans to offer the railroad modeling hobbyist with many structure kits in O, S and HO scale.  Kits in other scales may be made available at special request. Please contact us with other ideas for structures you would like us to make.  It is our intention to eventually provide models of U.S. prototypes as well.  Please click this link Structure Catalogue to see our available and planned product releases.


Detail Kits & Parts 

MLE is now offering a line of detail kits and parts for modellers that want to superdetail our kits. The scratchbuilder will now have access to Canadian Railway specific details such as; windows, doors, chimneys and such. Other details include scale shingles. Please click on this link Detail Catalogue to see our available and planned product releases.


Narrow Gauge Kits

Since our interest is narrow gauge modeling, we are making rolling stock kits.  Our plan is to offer On30 (On3), Sn3 and HOn3 kits based on prototype equipment.  We will offer some unique equipment as well as typical car types.  Please click this link Rolling Stock Catalogue to see our available and planned product releases.


About Our Kits

Our goal at Monashee Laser Engineering (MLE) is to provide the modeler with a quality kit that can be assembled by all skill levels and achieve superior results. A considerable amount of time and research has gone into the design of each of our kits. They are prepared using graphic design software from photos, plans and drawings. Each kit is an accurate or slightly modified representation of an actual prototype structure or railway car. Where a prototype does not exist, designs are based on typical design practices for the period.

Various materials are used in our kits from MDF hardboard, plywood and basswood to styrene. Siding is represented with styrene as it provides the best quality finish and thin profile available, especially for drop siding. Novelty or drop siding is used extensively on Canadian prototypes making a quality product necessary for our purposes. Plywood from 1/64" to 1/16" is used where strength and stability are desired with a thin profile. Materials have been chosen to give you the best suited building supplies available for a given task.

An extensive array of templates and jigs are provided to assist in the assembly of each kit. They are provided to ease construction, enhance results and aid in clarity of the instructions.

An abundance of commercial detail parts and custom castings and details are enclosed in each MLE kit. We hope you appreciate the high level of detail put into each of our structure and rolling stock kits.

The construction manuals are the heart of our kits, guiding the builder toward creating a museum quality piece by following each step. It includes tips for assembling, finishing and weathering your kit as well as sources for supplies and detail parts. Every effort has been made to provide as much information as possible to simplify construction.


Future Products List (not in any particular order)

#4 CPR Standard Station

CPR St Marys & Port Burwell style 1 storey station

N-scale CPR #5 Standard Station with enlarged freight/express rooms - experimental design and development for possible production

Please request a structure or other item you would like to see produced.