These photos are from
the CMAMAS One-Day Show
which was held on Saturday, May 3rd, 2003
in a banquet room of the "Toronto Airport" location of the restaurant
This batch of photos was taken and captioned by Lynn Krause.
Click on the small image to see an enlargement.
Eleven year old 6th grader Oskar Kohanec has recently joined the
club, and is the first young person to display a model in quite a
number of years. He patiently posed for the photographer in front of
his free-lance race car, built from parts from his 2-, 20-, and
50-Model sets (#2511, #6520, #9550).
Front view of Oskar's race car. Note the motor and two battery boxes.
He's actually not trying to super-power the motor with 9 VDC, but rather
he uses both motors from his two larger sets. The other one is on the
Here we see the second motor and the dual-motor drive.
Moving along, we see some of the hands-on models displayed by Lynn and Tom.
On the right is the first draft of Lynn's entry in the
2nd International Competition Winter 2002/2003.
The competition results have yet to be announced, so the actual entry
cannot yet be made public. On the left is a momentum car designed and
built by Tom. The flywheel is fitted with a boss from a broken plastic
p/n 26. This model so delighted Oskar, that near the end of the show
the customized flywheel was removed and given to him so he can have a
go at building his own.
Another simple but fun hands-on model. Either vehicle moves back and
forth between the two end-bumpers, automatically reversing when the
reverse switch of the battery box gets carried by the upper frame as
it hits the bumper. One vehicle is fitted with Flanged Wheels and rolls
on the rails; the other, fitted with tyres, straddles the rails, which
prevent it from going off course.
A brand-new mint-in-box Exacto No4 Set, complete with manual from earlier
decades. Exacto say manuals will be included in these sets as a bonus
until stocks are depleted. The box is very sturdy and the foam trays are
elaborate multi-layer laminates of stiffer foam on the outside to provide
rigidity and softer foam in between for cushioning.
Hubert Hogle didn't have use of his van on show day, so his familiar
"Moebius, Martha, and Mechanisms" display was simplified to just
"Mechanisms", plus a selection of literature and older sets and set boxes.
This was actually kind of a nice change because since Hubert wasn't
completely absorbed in operating his big models, it gave us a better
chance to chat with him. And of course, who can get enough of his
Who would have thought! After a long hiatus our ever-busy president delighted
us with a working model, which we see here being fine-tuned. Many will recognize
this as "Cyclist in the Ring" featured by David Williams in the March 2003
issue of the newsletter. Colin1 tells us he'd never seen this model before,
and built it using the instructions in the newsletter. Compliments to David
for the clear write-up!
The surprises never cease! Charles Perez joined the club a few years ago,
but time problems have repeatedly come in the way of his good intentions
to have a model ready for our shows. He reversed that completely this
time by delighting us with his beautifully built Marine Engine, using
many parts which he repainted himself in colours appropriate for the
model. As indicated on the plaque, he got many an invaluable tip for this
model from the late Don Pearson.
Copyright 2003 by CMAMAS.