Welcome to the Railroad Modelling Page

Upcoming Shows 2018

April 14 & 15, 2018 - SUPERTRAIN 2018, Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Thanks to all of you that attended the show and had such wonderful comments for us. We will be busy working on product requests and additional models.

September 15 & 16, 2018 - 2018 Great Edmonton Model Train Show, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

September 29 & 30, 2018 - Greater Toronto Train Show 2018, Brampton, Ontario Canada

November 10 & 11, 2018 - Vancouver Train Show 2018, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Structure Kits

MLE plans to offer the railroad modeling hobbyist with many structure kits in O, S and HO scale.  Kits in other scales may be made available at special request. Please contact us with other ideas for structures you would like us to make.  It is our intention to eventually provide models of U.S. prototypes as well.  Please click this link Structure Catalogue to see our available and planned product releases.

Narrow Gauge Kits

Since our interest is narrow gauge modeling, we are making rolling stock kits.  Our plan is to offer On30 (On3), Sn3 and HOn3 kits based on prototype equipment.  We will offer some unique equipment as well as typical car types.  Please click this link Rolling Stock Catalogue to see our available and planned product releases.

About Our Kits

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 each kit. 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 hope you appreciate the high level of detail put into each of our structure and rolling stock kits.

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

Future Products List (not in any particular order)

CPR Standard Portable Bunkhouse

CPR Standard Enclosed Water Tower

CNR Standard Enclosed Water Tower

#4 CPR Standard Station

CPR St Marys & Port Burwell style 1 storey station

N-scale CPR #5 Standard Station with enlarged freight/express rooms - experimental design and development for possible production

Please request a structure or other item you would like to see produced.