Operating sessions



The operating sessions on Friday are from 1:30AM until 4:30 PM
The operating session on Saturday are from 7:30PM until 10:30PM
Please arrive 15 to 30 minutes early for orientation.

We are very excited to have numerous Greater Vancouver area model railroad layouts available again to host prototypical operating sessions as part of this year’s Railway Modellers Meet of BC. All RMMBC registrants are entitled to participate in one or both operating sessions; however, you must sign up in advance through the event registration process.
Click here to go to the Registration page registration
Once your name is received from the event Registrar the Ops Coordinator will contact you directly to confirm your interest and formally sign you up. Layout preferences will be welcomed closer to the event dates. Not all layouts will be offered for both sessions and the lists on the Participating Layouts Pages are tentative until labelled FINAL. Should any session be oversubscribed, the Coordinator will employ lottery type strategies in combination with geographical proximity parameters to assign positions. Please ensure you are arrive 15 minutes before the session start time and can remain for the duration before requesting a position. The sessions generally last between 3 to 4 hours at the discretion of the layout owner. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation and guests are NOT permitted at these sessions.


Detailed information, locations and assignments for the layouts will be released to the attendees once the final layout assignments are completed by the Coordinator – usually about 7 to 10 days prior to the event. The particular layout that a registrant will operate on will be dependent on which layouts has been requested, the demand for each layout, and will be determined by the Operating Sessions Coordinator at his discretion
Please note that not all layouts featured on the VanRail site will be offered at RMM only the layouts listed on the Participating Layouts Pages.
Any questions regarding the Operating Sessions can be sent to the Coordinator, operating sessions
however, all requests to participate must be done through the registration process.