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#1 UrbanRail

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 11:32 AM

Hey everyone,

Well the project to build a museum display building for my late Grandfather's streetcar models has finally been completed. We had a private opening ceremony last Saturday for family, close friends and those who helped on the project. The public gets to see it starting this weekend.


I will be at Heritage Acres tomorrow, so I hope to see you there.


Below are some pics of the opening ceremonies.

Cheers

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#2 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 11:37 AM

I can not believe how awesome those models are.

Way to go Aaron.

BTW, what was unveiled when the white blanket came off?

#3 UrbanRail

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:26 PM

Thank you VHF,

That was the Interurban being unveiled, the largest of the four models (at almost 14feet long). I believe the long term plan is to build proper display trestles to allow some of the cars to be rolled outside to be viewed on special occasions. At the moment a temporary one was built for that day. For the time being the cars will stay inside to be viewed from the outside which was what the original plan of the building.

I will have more information on my website, when its completed at the end of this month.

Cheers

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#4 gumgum

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 08:53 PM

Like!

#5 Mike K.

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 07:18 AM

Very cool, Aaron!

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#6 victorian fan

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 08:19 AM

What a great tribute to your late grandfather. Congratulations.

#7 UrbanRail

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 10:54 PM

More pictures on my website. www.urban21.ca

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#8 UrbanRail

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:13 PM

Just an update.

Heritage Acres is having their Father's Day Weekend Event. Here is the link http://shas.ca/

Plus I published a mini film/slide show on the history of the Carbarn Project.



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#9 UrbanRail

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:06 PM

Hi,

the annual xmas lights display at SHAS (Saanich Historical Artifacts Society) is on this weekend and next week.

I will be manning the streetcar barn display this Sat from 5 to 8pm.

More info at this link.

http://shas.ca/home/xmas/

Hope to see you there.

Cheers

Aaron

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#10 slinkyo

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:25 AM

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#11 Baro

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:17 AM

When is heritage acres even open? Their website is not so clear. When can one ride their little train? When can one see these trams? What are the costs?

The few times I've made the mistake of trying to pop by on a weekend it's always been closed.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:14 PM

From thier website:

Hours of operation as of Monday September 17th are 9am to noon 7 days a week.


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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:48 PM

^ Doesn't really answer the questions.

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#14 UrbanRail

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 10:04 AM

A little update... my wife and I got married at Heritage Acres last year and had some pics taken of us by the streetcars, in the meantime. Here is a photo of me and by Grandfather beside the Birney model, separated by about 32 years.

 

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Edited by UrbanRail, 17 October 2016 - 10:08 AM.

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Aaron
 

 

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#15 Mike K.

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 10:27 AM

Ah, very cool, Aaron.


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