How it Works

CRMRT offers three ways you can register to see the layouts on October 21, 2023:

  1. Registering in person on the Tour day – If you have never attended the Tour before or prefer not to use online payment. See below for details.
  2. Advance online registration for past in-person Tour attendees (Starts October 1) – If you have registered for an in-person Tour in any of 2017, 2018 or 2019, you are able to register and pay in advance online, skipping the Registration Hall on October 21 and going straight to the first layout you want to see. Please visit our Returning Participants page for details.
  3. Advance online pre-registration – If you have never attended the Tour before and prefer to use online payment and save some time at the beginning of Tour day, you may pre-register and pay in advance online. You then visit the Registration Hall on October 21 to show your photo ID, sign the registration document and collect your tickets and Guide before going to the first layout you want to see.
  4. Advance in-person registration at the Galeries Aylmer Train Show, October 7-8 – If you cannot or prefer not to register online, this is another way to skip the Registration Hall and go straight to the layouts on October 21. Check out our Galeries Aylmer Registration page for more information.

To register in person on October 21:

Welcome to the Capital Region Model Railway Tour, where local modellers have offered to open their layouts for the day and host visitors who would like to see what model railroading is all about.

Please note: this is not a “house tour”!
The objective is for us all to share in the experience – visitor and layout owner alike. Respect the owner’s home and stay in the designated railway tour areas only. If you have children in your group, please ensure that they are supervised at all times.

Masks may be required and are available upon request at each layout.

▪ Plan ahead using the descriptions on this web site to choose the layouts you would like to visit. You won’t be able to do all of them so it is important to identify the ones you most want to see.
▪ Registration starts at 8:45 am, Saturday, October 21 and will be open until 3:00 pm.
▪ Go to the basement meeting room at St. Anthony’s Soccer Club, 523 St Anthony St, with photo ID for each person over 15 in your group.
▪ Follow the signs to the registration hall down stairs.
▪ Each member of your group over 15 must complete and sign a registration form. As a group, take the forms and ID to one of the staff members.
▪ Each adult member of the group will be issued with a Tour Pass and the group will receive a bilingual Tour Guide Book.
▪ Pay your $10.00 admission for each adult. (This allows access to as many layouts as you can squeeze in.)
▪ Put your name on the pass and check the maps available in the map room to plan your visit.
▪ Enter the layout display room to enjoy the layouts on display at St Anthony’s.
▪ When ready, drive to your first chosen location. Observe any instructions in the Tour Guide about where to park and which door to enter.
▪ Enter the house where you will be met by a greeter who will ask you to sign the guest book. Be sure to include your pass ID number.
▪ Follow directions to the layout room and enjoy the layout. Ask questions of the members present and discover what they most enjoy about the hobby.
▪ When finished, move on to the next layout of your choice.
Have a great day!

self-guided tour of model train layouts