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Fabricating structure details with styrene

Clinician: 

Styrene, cover glass, and simple jigs are used to fabricate windows, doors, chimneys,
and corbels of specific prototype dimensions.

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Mt. Hood
Saturday, Aug 29 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Mt. Hood

Finer than fine scale - modeling the SR&RL in Proto 20.3n2

Clinician: 

Join Jim as he relates his adventures over the last 9 years working to recreate the 2 foot gauge Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes in his backyard in a combination of scale and gauge that has him scratchbuilding or kitbashing almost everything.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM Mt. Hood
Saturday, Aug 29 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Mt. Hood

Finishing and detailing structures

Clinician: 

This clinic addresses kit-bashing or cross-kits, super-detailing, scratch-built additions, and painting and weathering techniques with a variety of media, such as, wet-in-wet, dry-brushing, stains, the use of spray bombs, chemical reactions of alcohol and solvents, dry pigments, Prisma markers, the special treatment of windows (boarded, bricked, broken glass), brick mortar, etching metal foil, roofs, detailing, signage and the tools involved.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Three Sisters
Wednesday, Aug 26 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Weidler

Freight Car Weathering with Ammo of Mig and Pan Pastels

Clinician: 

Many people have heard of Pan Pastels as a painting and weathering medium. Adding products from Ammo of Mig enhances and adds detail to the weathering process. Ammo of Mig is the creation of world famous military modeler Mig Jimenez. I have taken the best of his products and used them in model railroad weathering. With a little practice, the results are very realistic. No airbrush required.

Day Time Room
Friday, Aug 28 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Three Sisters

Getting Published - A guide to getting your photos and ideas out in our hobby

Clinician: 

Ever want to see your name in print? Want to see your photos in a magazine? Want to make a (VERY) little money while doing something very fun? Well. come spend some time with me. This clinic is an hour of easy talk on how to get your ideas and photos published. We will talk about how to put together a simple article, and I will give you some thoughts on how to present your ideas to a publication. We will also cover some ideas about photos and how to "package" your submission for the highest chance of actually being taken seriously.

Day Time Room
Saturday, Aug 29 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Three Sisters

Getting started in DCC

Clinician: 

Bruce will discuss the transition from a DC layout to running DCC. Emphasis will be on keeping things simple for the newbie, instead of exploring lots of exotic but rare needs. Discussion will include: system selection, wiring, locomotive selection, etc., with an eye toward the future.

Day Time Room
Friday, Aug 28 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Mt. Hood
Saturday, Aug 29 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Mt. Saint Helens

Getting Started in Operations

This clinic looks at issues a modeler might wish to consider when designing a layout for operations. Topics include setting an era and location, designing a car fleet, developing a train schedule, and dispatching systems.

Day Time Room
Friday, Aug 28 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Mt. Bachelor

Getting the best from the Soundtraxx Tsunami

Clinician: 

Come to this clinic to find out how to make the Soundtraxx Tsunami sing for you. While mostly about programming, and biased towards steam rather than diesel locomotives, this clinic offers a number of installation tips, and discusses locomotive operating strategies that will increase your enjoyment of your Tsunami-equipped locomotives. We'll even mention Soundtraxx's SoundCar decoder and explore how to make that co-operate and run with a Tsunami-equipped locomotive at the head of the train.

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Three Sisters
Saturday, Aug 29 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Three Sisters

Hazardous material markings on rail cars

Clinician: 

You have observed the diamond shaped signs on rail cars. You may understand that they are there to warn of the possible hazards of the materials in that rail car. What you probably want to know is what are the correct markings or signs should be on the rail cars on my layout. With this clinic I will share with you a little history of the warning signs, now known as placards on railroad equipment. We will see what the correct placards are for what commodity in which era. We will start with the 1906 American Railway Association Regulations for the Transportation of Inflammable Articles and Acids and review the changes up to the current DOT regulations

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Sellwood
Saturday, Aug 29 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Weidler

Highball to Indy, 2016!

Clinician: 

See what there is to do in and around Indianapolis. Indy is family friendly with many attractions and restaurants within walking distance of the convention hotel. A preview of layouts and prototype tours will be presented. You'll also learn about Indiana railroads of the past and existing railroad museums in the Central Indiana Division.

Activity Changes: 
Day Time Room Changes
Tuesday, Aug 25 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM Sellwood New

How loud is a locomotive? Is your sound in scale?

Clinician: 

Join Greg Wright for a group discussion on how loud your locomotives should be as it travels
around your railroad. We are very careful to make sure we build our models to the scale
inch, but have you ever considered the scale of sound on your layout? What about forced
perspective with sound? You can do it with a scale rule and a little math. Join in for
an interesting discussion, you may find that you have your locomotives set too quiet.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Weidler
Wednesday, Aug 26 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Weidler

How to judge the NMRA contest

Clinician: 

National Contest Chair, Bob Hamm, explains the Ins and Outs of judging the NMRA contest using the AP Judging Guidelines. Mandatory for new judges.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Weidler

How to use and decorate the Chooch flexible stone walls and how to make the new Chooch Coal Loads in minutes

Clinician: 

Mike O'Connell of Chooch Enterprises will demonstrate, decorate and show all the tricks on how to use Chooch's new flexible stone walls, painting and weathering along the way. He will also show you how to use the new Chooch Coal Textures to make any coal load in any size and in any scale. He will show you how to paint and weather the new Chooch Cribbing Walls using the new Chooch/Americana acrylic paints for washes and overall color textures. Mike will also discuss the upcoming full line of flexible surface details, such as brick roads, timber and rock wall tunnel liners. Each attendee will receive a free Chooch wall sample.

Day Time Room Changes
Sunday, Aug 23 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Weidler
Saturday, Aug 29 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Mt. Bachelor Moved to this Time

Installing and Working with Surface Mount LEDs

Clinician: 

LEDs have become popular in model railroading because they offer a bright, heat-free light source that should never burn out. Surface mount LEDs are tiny LEDs that can fit almost anywhere you need a light. But, how do you handle them, and how are you supposed to solder wires to them? Barry will show his techniques for working with and installing surface mount LEDs.

Day Time Room
Sunday, Aug 23 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Three Sisters
Monday, Aug 24 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM Weidler

Interfacing a computer to your model railroad

Clinician: 

Bruce explains how easy it is to interface a computer to your model railroad. Focus is on the Super Mini-Node that greatly improves I/O distribution and significantly reduces system cost. Up to 128 nodes can be distributed all around your layout making wiring a snap. Simply connect any device directly to the nearest node. Only wiring between nodes is a single 4-wire cable. Applications focus on reducing layout wiring, prototypical turnout control, broad range of signaling systems, staging track control, lighting, animation, automation and interfacing to DCC. The result can greatly increase your railroad's prototypical realism and hobby enjoyment.

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Mt. Hood
Wednesday, Aug 26 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Mt. Hood

Introducing NMRA LCC - NMRA Layout Command Control

This is a discussion of what the new NMRA LCC standard is and what it does. Topics that will be discussed include:

1. A brief description of LCC, and how it enables development of MRR products.

2. How does LCC complement the existing NMRA DCC standards?

3. How does LCC interoperate with existing alternatives?

4. What distinguishes LCC from layout automation and control systems that have preceded it?

5. What are the next steps for the NMRA LCC standard?

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Sellwood

Introduction to prototype research

Clinician: 

Learn how prototype research can improve your layout's design and operations. Discussion includes tips for researching time and place, types of prototype documents, ICC valuation records, the National Archives and the Library of Congress holdings, Sanborn Insurance maps and other sources of information in a digital world. Freeman's article Research in the Information Age appeared in Model Railroad Planning 2002.

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Mt. Saint Helens
Thursday, Aug 27 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Mt. Bachelor

Iron and Steel: the industry

Clinician: 

The steel industry has a rich history and formed the backbone of America's growth. And from moving raw ingredients to delivering finished product, steel has been an integral part of railroading. This clinic will provide you with a basic understanding of steel making processes and vocabulary. It will give you a guide to the inner workings of rolling mills and some of the specialized railroad equipment found in and around a steel plant. Many references (both prototype and modeling) will be presented to enable you to accurately add this fascinating industry to your own layout. Although mostly a prototype clinic, modeling ideas will be injected as the presentation develops.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Sellwood
Tuesday, Aug 25 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Mt. Saint Helens

Iwata airbrush 101 (session A)

Learn basic airbrush skills to apply to your scenery, backdrops, locomotives and rolling stock, track and structures for a natural weathered look.

This highly informative one hour "Hands-On" workshop teaches you the basics of airbrush operation and maintenance. Topics will include airbrush types, air sources and paints. Attendees will learn basic airbrush techniques, practice simple control exercises. Note that there are 20 available seats for students. Spectators are welcome. The class will consist of 15-20 minutes of technical information followed by 30-40minutes of hands on painting with an Iwata Eclipse gravity feed airbrush. All materials and supplies provided.

There is No Charge for this event.

CLASS IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS

Sign up is required!

Contact Tom Grossman at 719-268-9848 or send him email at
tom@tagteamhobbies.com

Day Time Room
Thursday, Aug 27 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Weidler

Iwata airbrush 101 (session B)

Learn basic airbrush skills to apply to your scenery, backdrops, locomotives and rolling stock, track and structures for a natural weathered look.

This highly informative one hour "Hands-On" workshop teaches you the basics of airbrush operation and maintenance. Topics will include airbrush types, air sources and paints. Attendees will learn basic airbrush techniques, practice simple control exercises. Note that there are 20 available seats for students. Spectators are welcome. The class will consist of 15-20 minutes of technical information followed by 30-40minutes of hands on painting with an Iwata Eclipse gravity feed airbrush. All materials and supplies provided.

There is No Charge for this event.

CLASS IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS

Sign up is required!

Contact Tom Grossman at 719-268-9848 or send him email at
tom@tagteamhobbies.com

Day Time Room
Thursday, Aug 27 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Weidler

Iwata hands-on weathering workshop

Learn basic airbrush skills. Airbrush your scenery, back drops, locomotives and rolling stock, track and structures for a natural weathered look.

This highly informative three hour "Hands-On" workshop teaches you basic and weathering airbrush techniques, what air sources to use, and what materials are compatible. The different types of paint available today and their uses, what working surfaces are suitable, their preparation, and the simple maintenance procedures that are required. Attendees will learn basic airbrush techniques, practice simple control exercises, and practice weathering. Attendees may bring their own piece of rolling stock or structure to weather, or one can be provided. Note that there are 20 available seats for students. Spectators are welcome. The class will consist of 30-45 minutes of technical information followed by two hours of hands on instruction with an Iwata Eclipse gravity feed airbrush.

Instructor: Alan Houtz

There is No Charge for this event.

CLASS IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS - SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME
First come first served!

For information, call 1-262-567-3190
E-mail alanhoutz@att.net

Day Time Room
Thursday, Aug 27 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Weidler

JMRI DecoderPro: A conceptual overview

Clinician: 

Greg will present a conceptual overview of DecoderPro and the Java Model Railroad Interface (JMRI). Rather than dive into lots of technical details and how to use DecoderPro, Greg will explain what it does and why you would want to use it. While specific examples are based on the Digitrax system, the concepts are applicable to all DCC systems.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Weidler
Tuesday, Aug 25 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Sellwood

JMRI overview and current status

JMRI (Java Model Railroading Interface) is a "state of the art", open source program for model railroad hobbyists. JMRI is a suite of tools distributed via a single download. The presentation is targeted to show you the areas that JMRI may help you. Ken will briefly cover DecoderPro, PanelPro and Operations so you get a clear idea of the many features the software may provide.

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Sellwood

JMRI user group meeting

Clinician: 

This session will let users and developers of JMRI meet and explore possible directions for JMRI. Share your successes and problems with the group. Help the developers focus on the future features for JMRI.

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM Weidler

Layout design for signaling

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The use of signals will enhance any layout. This clinic will discuss how signals can be used on a layout, from what signals do to where they are placed, and how they interact with segments of the layout.

Day Time Room
Friday, Aug 28 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Sellwood
Saturday, Aug 29 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Mt. Bachelor

Layout design with a passenger train emphasis

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Track plans suggest how passenger terminal and main line layout design elements can be pulled together. Terminal layout design elements such as turning arrangements, express and mail facilities, and coach yard components such as car washers, servicing platforms, Pullman and commissary buildings, and craft shops will be covered. Main line elements discussed include junctions where trains are reassembled and through stations with passenger car setouts.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Mt. Bachelor
Tuesday, Aug 25 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sellwood

LDSIG boot camp

An intensive 4-hour session on track planning sponsored by the Layout Design SIG. Discover how to refine vision, concept and purpose; select layout footprints and schematics; draw accurate and useful plans; create efficient and engaging yards and industrial areas; make best use of staging tracks; maintain space for people; and avoid common track planning errors.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Mt. Bachelor

LDSIG panel: What would you do differently?

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I will moderate a panel of 4 or 5 local layout owners, SIG Tour hosts, and pose a series of topics about lessons learned about design, construction and operation. We usually record this so we can share the transcript in the LDJ.

Day Time Room
Thursday, Aug 27 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM Mt. Bachelor

Lighting HO scale vehicles

Clinician: 

Downtown Kansas City on my layout is designed for night, as well as day viewing. The streets are filled with over 150 vehicles, all but a few of which have working headlights and taillights. Even motorcycles are lit. I will share my techniques.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Mt. Hood
Wednesday, Aug 26 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Mt. Saint Helens

Loggers and logging railroads

Clinician: 

Logging railroads were the mainstay of railroading in the Pacific Northwest for many years. Many thousands of miles of logging lines snaked their way into the dense timber. This is a quick overview (occasionally truthful) of the railroads, the train crews and the men who harvested the timber.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Mt. Hood
Tuesday, Aug 25 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Three Sisters

Manufacturing - how, what, when, where, and why

Introducing the new Canpotex 4300 cu. ft. 3-bay hopper, decorated for PDX 2015. The release of
this car is timed to coincide with the opening of the new Portland Canpotex potash facility.

Don and Dan Huberman of North American Railcar will will share with you the details of how
the Canpotex hopper is manufactured.

Day Time Room
Thursday, Aug 27 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Sellwood
Friday, Aug 28 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Weidler

Measure your diesel horn

Clinician: 

Part 1: This clinic shows how to measure the continuous (RMS) sound level of your Diesel Horn with a Sound Level Meter. There is a proper way to report your Meter results to others.
Part 2: Measuring the true (RMS) voltage driven by a DCC Sound Decoder into a speaker system. Then calculating the wattage of the measured (RMS) voltage based on the impedance of your speaker(s) (4, 8, 16, or 32 ohms)

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Three Sisters

Meet the Leaders

An informal meet-and-greet session where you can hobnob with current NMRA officials.

Day Time Room
Sunday, Aug 23 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Mt. Hood

Meet the Prez - the president of the NMRA that is...

Clinician: 

Meet Charlie Getz, the NMRA president. Bring your questions.

Day Time Room
Thursday, Aug 27 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sellwood

Meet the TrainMasters TV crew

Clinician: 

TrainMasters TV - a top-quality internet TV channel for model railroaders - come meet the TMTV crew and learn about the new video projects they have on the drawing board. With over 100 new video titles produced so far - here's your chance to ask questions and let your voice be heard on what YOU would like to see TMTV put to video.

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM Mt. Hood

Micro color cameras for your trains

Clinician: 

Have you ever wanted to actually ride inside your trains? Have you wanted to see exactly how "real" your structures and scenery is? Well, now you can with these fun wireless Micro Color Camera. I will walk you through some of the fun and trials I have had with them.

Day Time Room
Saturday, Aug 29 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Three Sisters

Micro Macro Modularity: using the modular concept in layout design

Clinician: 

Integrating the modular concept with other layout design tools allows modelers to create prototypical layouts that can evolve for a lifetime. It helps focus the modeler's attention on the essential functions of a railway. Applying the concept to internal elements on the layout further enhances the concept. It is the best combination of practicality and value for money for today's mobile lifestyle.

Activity Changes: 
Day Time Room Changes
Wednesday, Aug 26 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Weidler Moved to this Time

Model Railroad Hobbyist: Fun with trains

Clinician: 

Come dialog with the hobby's leading all-digital magazine staff about this hobby we all love - having fun with trains! Learn about exciting new things coming from MRH, and get your questions answered or make your requests known for things you'd like to see covered on your specific hobby interests. We'll also be having some special give-aways!

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Mt. Hood

Model Railroader's Wisconsin & Southern project layout: From concept to finished model railroad

Clinician: 

Project layouts are a rich part of Model Railroader's history. Associate editor Cody Grivno gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the HO scale Wisconsin & Southern, the magazine's 2008 layout. In this clinic, Cody talks about the field research he and senior editor Jim Hediger conducted. Over the course of several months, the duo photographed locomotives, rolling stock, structures, and rail-served industries along the WSOR system. In addition to field research, the staff was able to learn more about the WSOR through its website, which contained a list of industries served, inbound and outbound traffic, aerial photos of select industries, and a detailed locomotive roster.

With the research complete, then managing editor (now Model Railroader Video Plus producer) David Popp designed the track plan and the staff selected industries to model. Once the layout was complete, an operating scheme was developed that provided plenty of on line action, as well as interchange with the Milwaukee, Racine & Troy.

Day Time Room
Thursday, Aug 27 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Mt. Hood

Model Railroads go to war

Clinician: 

From the primitive 19th century iron horse to the thundering diesels of today, railroads have played an important part in enabling, changing, and sometimes inciting warfare. This talk is an overview of how railroads served in America's wars, and how to apply this information to design and build operating model railroads. Starting with the Crimean War in 1855 and extending to current times, the talk features prototype photos, maps and plenty of examples of world class modeling. It puts special emphasis on the US military in the American Civil War, WWI, WWII and Gulf Wars.

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Mt. Hood
Friday, Aug 28 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Weidler

Modeling & Operating with Track Scales

Clinician: 

Every division yard and many large industries weigh freight with track scales. Based on 15 years operating experience on my HO Scale C&S Railway this clinic shows how to model railroad track scales. It includes traditional and modern scales, track arrangements, scale houses, and scale test cars. It also explains how to systematically integrate weighing into model railroad operations, including freight movements, scale certification, and car card/way bill systems.

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Mt. Hood

Modeling Asian Railways in N scale

Clinician: 

Asian railways are more than bullet trains! See model temples, rice paddies, a Taiwan branchline. Locate equipment you can adapt for that Korean or Thai railway you've always craved! Whatever your prototype or scale, you're sure to gain insight into finding sources for the unusual. Be sure to visit the LD/OPSIG room to see the AsiaNRail modular layout that accompanies this clinic presentation!

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Modeling Blast

Clinician: 

Drink at the firehose: 60+ modeling tips in 60 minutes. Tips from the UK, but applicable world-wide, cover layout building ideas, soldering, general modeling, DCC, painting and finishing models, and ideas for when it all goes a bit stale. Take some of these tips home and try them for yourself straight after the convention.

Day Time Room
Friday, Aug 28 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Weidler
Saturday, Aug 29 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Mt. Saint Helens

Modeling from Train Sheets ... because half the time it was too dark to take photos

Clinician: 

This clinic shares the fascinating results of analyzing Cajon Pass trains sheets for May 1-7, 1945. Learn what a train sheet is; the FileMaker database built to analyze them; and what the sheets reveal-including the numbers, lengths, tonnages and speeds of the trains operated, and the types, numbers and assignments of the engines used to haul them. See a day in the life of a steam helper and the Summit operator. Learn how the railroad was run and the engines you need to model.

Day Time Room
Thursday, Aug 27 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Mt. Bachelor

Modeling the October season

Clinician: 

For the modeler who's tried to capture fall colors on a layout but found the results less than convincing. Although the focus is on Eastern US and Canada autumn scenery, many of the techniques and materials apply to any season or region of the country. Clinic will cover the importance of a believable overall color tone, modeling fields and pasture land by effectively blending static and other grasses to avoid a "golf course" look, background trees, and foreground trees "two ways."

Day Time Room
Thursday, Aug 27 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM Mt. Hood
Friday, Aug 28 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Mt. Hood

Modeling the Pacific Coast Railway's San Luis Obsipo facilities in N scale

Clinician: 

A description of the narrow gauge Pacific Coast Railway's facilities in San Luis Obispo, California, and the construction of a sectional layout in Nn3 modeling these facilities WITHOUT COMPRESSION; includes a discussion of Ultra-Light benchwork construction and hand-laying of Code 40 Nn3 track.

Activity Changes: 
Day Time Room Changes
Friday, Aug 28 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Three Sisters New

Modeling the State Belt

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I was interested in the State Belt as a possible prototype to model long before I wrote the book, but the research influenced the layout. What did I learn and how I applied it to the layout is the subject of the clinic. I had two goals: recreating the San Francisco waterfront and realistic operations based on WWII. I made choices both about the design and about the operations to make this idiosyncratic fit into a 12' by 12' footprint.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM Mt. Bachelor
Thursday, Aug 27 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Mt. Hood

Modeling with light: Scale model animation for model railroading

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Layout lighting was once relegated to headlights, coaches and "whole house" lights. The availability of bright, tiny, light emitting diodes (LEDs) and other new technology opens opportunities for modelers that go beyond the norm. This clinic will look into combining these LEDs with "new" materials and electronic control expanding modeling options even more. These dynamic lighting techniques can enliven scenes and layouts in a big way. Come and find out how to light your way!

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Three Sisters
Thursday, Aug 27 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Three Sisters

Modeling with movement: Scale model animation for model railroading

Clinician: 

Making things move is virtually synonymous with model railroading. But making things move realistically can go way beyond movement on rails. This clinic will review different mechanisms and means to add movement to scenes, buildings, cars and models to add visible "life" to your layout. Small, scale, smooth mechanisms can be built at low cost using a variety of techniques. Come see how you can move your world!

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Three Sisters
Thursday, Aug 27 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Three Sisters

Modeling with sound: Scale model animation for model railroading

Clinician: 

The use of sound in model railroading goes beyond DCC sound decoders in locos and cars. DCC sound decoders can also be customized for other models. Creating background layout sound has become easier to create, customize, and implement too. This clinic will explore your options for adding sound to your models and layouts, using different approaches, techniques, sources, and players. Come and find out how you can make some new joyful noise!

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Three Sisters
Thursday, Aug 27 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Three Sisters

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