Steinmetz, Pete


Pete Steinmetz has been an avid modeler since childhood. He modeled HO Transition for many years, then did a stint with N Scale. Like many N Scalers, he found his way to On30. While in On30 he discovered the joy of operating trains with Battery Power and Radio Control. He was fortunate to be one of the founding members of the Dead Rail Society. As the interest in Dead Rail grows and matures there is more opportunity to help people make the transition to Dead Rail. In addition to Dead Rail, Pete has done considerable research in Weathering Techniques using mixed media. He has been especially interested in techniques used by military modelers. He is working as an advisor to Ammo of Mig as they develop a line of weathering products for model railroaders.

Clinics Presented:

Battery powered radio control for N to O scale - The Dead Rail Society


Pete Steinmetz and members of the Dead Rail Society will be discussing all aspects of operating trains with battery power and radio control. We are not scale specific, but will concentrate on O Scale down to N Scale. We will discuss locomotive conversions, sound or no sound, choice of equipment and components, companies that supply parts used in Dead Rail, companies that do conversions, batteries, charging, and safety concerns.

Day Time Room
Friday, Aug 28 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Three Sisters

Freight Car Weathering with Ammo of Mig and Pan Pastels


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