Industries, what they do, and/or how to model them

Building a realistic bulk oil dealership


Bulk oil dealerships in the prototype vary widely, and there may seem to be no two alike, but in fact there are a
number of features in common, which may be arranged in various ways. A number of prototype examples are
presented in the clinic, along with a detailed look at constructing an HO scale model incorporating the common
features of prototype facilities.

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Mt. Bachelor
Wednesday, Aug 26 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Mt. Saint Helens

Box factories


Wooden boxes were the only and preferred package for shipping produce from fields and most orchards to retail outlets from the 19th century until the 1960's. Nearly a third of all pine timber cut in our nation, excluding that for paper, was used in this manner. This clinic uses photographs from the presenter's collection and experience as a machine operator in a Califonia box factory for illustration.

Day Time Room
Saturday, Aug 29 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Mt. Hood

Truck to rail pulpwood transfer yard


This clinic describes the layout, purpose, and operation of a truck-to-rail pulpwood transfer yard operated by International Paper during the 1990s in the US Southeast. This yard was one of many such yards in operation. Structures, machinery, trucks, and special-purpose railcars will be examined, and modeling suggestions will be presented.

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Mt. Bachelor
Friday, Aug 28 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Mt. Bachelor

Detailing a transition era gas station


This clinic gives a brief introduction to the development of service stations, then describes the equipment and details that would be found in such a service station in the 1940-1960 time frame. The difference between 'service stations' and 'filling stations' will be discussed, along with detail changes appropriate to the type modeled.

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM Mt. Bachelor
Saturday, Aug 29 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Mt. Hood

Iron and Steel: the industry


The steel industry has a rich history and formed the backbone of America's growth. And from moving raw ingredients to delivering finished product, steel has been an integral part of railroading. This clinic will provide you with a basic understanding of steel making processes and vocabulary. It will give you a guide to the inner workings of rolling mills and some of the specialized railroad equipment found in and around a steel plant. Many references (both prototype and modeling) will be presented to enable you to accurately add this fascinating industry to your own layout. Although mostly a prototype clinic, modeling ideas will be injected as the presentation develops.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Sellwood
Tuesday, Aug 25 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Mt. Saint Helens
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