Jameson, William


Clinics Presented:

Basic electronics for model railroads


Over the past 20 years, model railroading has moved into the electronic age, with the widespread use of DCC, computer control, and signaling. Learn the basics of electronic theory, what all the different components are and what they are used for. Some of the things that will be covered are the wire size for the layout, the different formulas that you will need (how to figure out what size resister to use for dropping the voltage to the headlight), and the tools that you will need to troubleshoot your railroad.

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Mt. Bachelor
Friday, Aug 28 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sellwood

Document your layout!


This clinic is useful to ALL modelers, regardless of scale. The clinic will cover all the items that need to be documented. It will cover what to document and how to document it, for example; wiring, inventory, and other items that concern your layout that you need to have handy in an emergency. Do you know how much your model railroad is worth if you had to replace it? Do you remember how you wired the diode matrix for the yard or where all the isolated rail joints are? If you answered 'NO' to these questions, then you should attend this clinic

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Mt. Bachelor