The model railway which recreates the Kettle Valley Railway throughout Okanagan, is located inside the historic SS Sicamous sternwheeler situated at 1699 Lakeshore Drive in Penticton.

The model railway which recreates the Kettle Valley Railway throughout Okanagan, is located inside the historic SS Sicamous sternwheeler situated at 1699 Lakeshore Drive in Penticton.

Penticton Kettle Valley Model Railway Club looking for new members

The model railway is located inside the historic SS Sicamous sternwheeler

If you are fascinated with model train sets, the Penticton Kettle Valley Model Railway Club is in need of some new members.

The Penticton Kettle Valley Model Railway Club has recreated the Kettle Valley Railway that once travelled throughout the Okanagan mountains.

The model railway is located inside the historic SS Sicamous sternwheeler situated at 1699 Lakeshore Drive. This is an HO scale layout that take up approximately 50 feet by 15 feet space on the main deck at the entrance to the sternwheeler.

You don’t need to be a train nut to join, or an experienced modeller either. We need people with electrical experience, artistic natures, someone that would like to learn how to scenic areas, and a friendly attitude. There are no age restrictions or gender restrictions. The yearly dues are $35 per year, and you can participate four days a week. Please contact Jim Rice on Facebook for more information.

The Sicamous is the largest surviving sternwheeler now permanently located on the beach of Okanagan Lake.

However, the historic SS Sicamous museum won’t open for a second season due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“Even though we’d love to get things open again we have several hurdles to overcome,” said the SS Sicamous Society.

The numbers allowed indoors don’t make opening feasible, the society said.

Also, the sanitizers used to disinfect services are extremely harmful to the artifacts.

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