About Us

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The following is a list of shows and events we will be attending.

  • Supertrain 2023, Calgary, AB

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 our kits. 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 are now creating accurate 3D printed parts where they are required. We hope you appreciate the high level of detail put into each of our structure and rolling stock kits.

The construction manuals are essentially the heart of our kits, guiding the builder toward creating a museum quality model 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.

Custom Kit Building Service

  • Don't let any reason stop you from having one our fine models on your layout or display!

  • While we do encourage you build the kit yourself, we understand that this is not always possible. Therefore, we offer a custom kit building service for those that can't for various reasons. The kit is assembled in house, so you can be assured the quality of finish will match the products shown on this website.

  • Prices generally start at 4 times the kit price (includes the kit) plus shipping and handling. Shipping for built up kits requires special packaging to ensure your model arrives safely. A $250.00 deposit is required before we begin construction.

  • Please contact us for more information.

Other Future Kit Suggestions - Tell Us What You Want

 

Possible Future Products List (not in any particular order)

CPR Type 13 A Standard Small Station

CPR Type 15 A3 Standard Station

CPR Type 16 Standard Station

CPR Type 11 #4 Standard Station (High hip above bay – wide front eave)

CPR Type 2 Combination Station and Section House

CPR #4 Section House

CPR #11 Standard Station

CPR Freight Shed

CNR 2nd Class Standard Station (stucco & wood siding)

CNR 3rd Class Standard Station

CPR & CNR small structure out-buildings (tool sheds, pump house, etc.)

Hotel

CPR Roundhouse

CPR Ice House

CPR Golden Station

Interlocking Towers

Interior & exterior details

Grain Elevator Series

  •  Annexes

  •  Saskatchewan Pool Elevator

  •  Various other grain companies (eg. UGG and Pioneer)

Please request a structure from this list or other building you would like to see produced.

Photos and/or plans if you have them would be great!

Stores and Dealers

 

Purchase directly from our stores

On this website - FREE shipping within Canada.

Our ebay store, MLE Railway Miniatures.

 

Purchase from our approved dealers and hobby shops

Central Hobbies - Vancouver, BC

PWRS (Pacific Western Rail Systems) - Surrey, BC

CVRC (Credit Valley Railway Company) - Mississauga, ON

Warehouse Hobbies - Winnipeg, MB

Kelly's Kaboose - Savona, BC

Canadian Express Line - Brighton, ON

 

Your local hobby shop can order our products for you.

 

Ask your local hobby shop to carry our products. Dealer inquiries are welcome!