Johnston, Jeff


Jeff Johnston has been a frequent convention clinician and a long-time contributor to the model railroad hobby press with more than 50 stories published in MR, RMC, Timber Times and other publications. He authored "The MDC Shay Handbook", the "How to Paint a Steam Locomotive" video and continues his work on restored steam locomotive and model railroad hobby videos and articles. He and his wife Pam are building an HO scale standard gauge layout based on the Sugar Pine Lumber Company/Minarets & Western Railway circa September 1927.

Clinics Presented:

Enjoy more modeling fun with silicone molds and urethane casting


The use of silicone molds and urethane plastic to cast parts can be a boon to your hobby enjoyment. In many cases, when you have a need for duplicate parts, urethane castings will save you hours of effort. Clinician Jeff Johnston explains and demonstrates the step-by-step process in a fun and easy to understand manner.

Day Time Room
Sunday, Aug 23 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Three Sisters
Thursday, Aug 27 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Three Sisters

Pains and pleasures: Prototype modeling the Sugar Pine Lumber Company


Jeff and Pam Johnston model the Sugar Pine Lumber Co. / Minarets & Western Rwy. circa September 1927. In this clinic Jeff presents a look at what it takes to be a prototype modeler of a relatively obscure company. Historic photo and blueprint research, location visits, use of existing models, plus kitbashing and scratch building are all part of the run package.

Day Time Room
Sunday, Aug 23 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Mt. Hood
Thursday, Aug 27 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Three Sisters