Calgary Free-mo

Free-form modular railroading

Welcome to Calgary Free-mo!

Calgary Free-mo is a group of HO-scale railway modelers, building modules following the international Free-mo modular standard. Everyone owns their own modules, building whatever industry, scenery and era interests them. We then connect them together to form a large layout - it’s never the same layout twice!


We set up a layout four to six times a year, including public shows such as Supertrain, Railway Days and GETS, as well as private/semi-private set-ups, including our open invite Albert Free-mo set-up, held every August in railway-historic Big Vally, Alberta.

Meetings and Clinics

We hold our regular “business” meetings bi-monthly, the first Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December, 7:30 p.m. at the Wet Creek Stables (see below). Here we discuss upcoming set-ups, organize group activities and project planning. Visitors are welcome!

The other months, we host various activities, such as modelling or weathering clinics, tree-building sessions, or upgrading/maintaining the group-owned equipment such as our Lindsay Yard.

Attendance at these meetings is not mandatory, but is highly encouraged to share your stories and experience, as we help each other to grow in our modelling skills.

Next Business Meeting:

Date and Time:

Thursday, 02 June, 2016, 7:30 p.m.


Wet Creek Stables (see below)

Next Set-up:



Set up: Friday, 15 April, 2016
Running: Saturday and Sunday, 16 and 17 April, 2016


The Genesis Centre, Calgary AB


Calgary Model Railroad Society’s annual public show, see the Supertrain website for details

Next Clinic:

Post-Supertrain Open House

Date and Time:

Saturday and Sunday, 07 and 08 May, 2016, 10:00 a.m.


Wet Creek Stables (see below)


You saw us at Supertrain, now come out and join us! We’ll have a small layout to run on, modelling and module construction underway and lots of time to answer all of your questions.

YouTube Channel

Visit our YouTube Channel for videos from our various set-ups.

Wet Creek Stables

262238 Range Road #14
Rocky View County, AB

Directions from Deerfoot Tr/Highway 2:

Turn west onto Highway 566 (176 Ave NE) at Balzac (just north of Calgary)
4 km west on Highway 566
Turn north on Range Road 14
1 km north on Range Road 14, buildings on the east side of the road

Directions from Stoney Trail:

Turn north onto Centre St N
5 km north on Centre St N to the stop sign (Highway 566/176 Ave NE)
Turn west on Highway 566
1 km west on Highway 566
Turn north on Range Road 14
1 km north on Range Road 14, buildings on the east side of the road