Welcome to the web site of the Manitoba Live Steamers and Model Engineers.  We are a club that brings together people in Manitoba who enjoy building and operating working models of engines, both stationary and locomotives, with a focus on steam power.  Founded in 1939, the Manitoba Live Steamers is one of the oldest live steam organizations in North America.

The hobby encompasses a range of metal-working crafts and abilities.  Machining, welding and brazing, heat treating, sheet metal work, plumbing, and pattern-making and foundry work are all part of the hobby.  Electronics and CAD/CAM/CNC technologies are part of the picture today, though many in the MLS tend to favour more traditional processes.

To get an idea of what some of our activities look like, see the Photos page.  For information on our Annual August Public Open House, see the Meetings and Events page. We hope you enjoy exploring our web site through the various pages in the Menu above.

Latest News

The 2013 August meet was very successful.  For photos and a link to a video, go to the Photos page.

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The August 2014 meet will be a celebration of 75 years of Model Engineering and Live Steam in Winnipeg.  It will be held for three days, August 22, 23, and 24th, 2014.  The public is invited on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th.

We would like to celebrate with displays and running equipment in FIVE different gauges:

2-1/2″,  3-1/2″,  4-3/4″,  5″,  7-1/2″

In addition, there will be Traction Engines and Stationary Steam engines on display and in operation.  There will be organized meals as well as informal concession stand food available.

We welcome participants, exhibitors, and anyone who’s interested. We need to determine if the track can be just open running or if we’d have to schedule time slots, or if camping is desirable.  In order to offer the best hospitality, we’d appreciate a little feedback if you’d be interested in attending.

Send a note to phil@rephil.org if you’d be interested in joining us this summer.

This Anniversary has been 75 years in the making, so help us make it an overnight success!

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