Kempinski, Bernard


Owner of Alkem Scale Models.

Clinics Presented:

Model Railroads go to war


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

The USMRR Aquia Line: Modeling a Civil War Railroad


An in-depth look at the background, design, construction and lessons learned in building a model railroad layout of the US Military Railroad Aquia Line in 1863 in Virginia in O Scale.

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Mt. Hood
Friday, Aug 28 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Weidler