Lewis, Dan MMR


Clinics Presented:

Finishing and detailing structures


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

Operations 101 - becoming an operator


If you want to begin operating, this clinic is for you! It covers how to run a freight train, reading a Timetable, how to perform on-line switching moves (both facing and trailing point spurs), communication systems, clearances, OS-ing, yard operations (classifying cars), running passenger trains and guest etiquette.

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Mt. Bachelor
Thursday, Aug 27 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM Sellwood

Operations 201 - Preparing to host operations


This clinic is a Two-Part presentation directed toward the hosts of operating sessions. While it is largely oriented around Timetable and Train Order operation, much in the clinic will be applicable to other systems as well. In Part 1 the clinic addresses towns, yards, stations, staging and connecting to the larger railroad world, industries and types of trains. In Part 2, it addresses car forwarding, the ops jobs (road crews, yardmasters and dispatching), balancing the schedule and what operators take for granted (but you shouldn't).

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM Mt. Bachelor
Thursday, Aug 27 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Sellwood

Running cattle and other beasts


This clinic addresses the prototype practices of railroading and livestock. It will cover the distinctive features of stock cars, stockyard structures (corrals and loading chutes), special conditions and railroad rules for stock-handling (feeding, watering, rest stops), stock days and stock extras, seasonal movements, the large stockyards (Chicago, Omaha, Milwaukee, etc.) and stock selling and buying. The clinic climaxes with tips on modeling the stock traffic and industry.

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Mt. Bachelor
Wednesday, Aug 26 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Three Sisters