South Bank Short Lines is a model railway clubbing Calgary, Alberta. We meet in each others homes where we work on layouts, chat, watch videos, have a speaker or have a demonstration or clinic. Occasionally we visit layouts or facilities outside of our own club.
SBSL does not accept applications for membership - we have limited room in our homes to entertain and there is no club layout.
Our big activity of the year is the annual Boomer Auction the first Saturday after Thanksgiving at St. Andrews Prebyterian Church on Heritage Drive where you can get some fantastic bargains on locos, rolling stock, track etc.
We have an annual Christmas Dinner with our wives, in August of course, because why would you clutter up Christmas.
We currently have 11 members, scattered around and near the city. While most members have a layout and some have us work on their layout, others let us run trains on theirs, while some don't have a layout but participate in the hobby in other ways.
The club helps with Supertrain, the annual April Public Train Show - most recently as volunteers, though in the past we have done demos, helped kids build train stations and even built a few layouts in a weekend, but members complain they still have the whipping scars from driving them on.