2015 clinics

Rene has posted the material from his 2015 clinic on his website      Click Here
Scott has posted the material from his 2015 clinic on his website      Click Here
Jack has posted the material from his 2015 clinic on the NMRA site      Click Here
Saturday November 7th
RoomTimeDescriptionPresenter
Room 110:00-11:00Modeling water in its liquid and solid forms
lakes, rivers, streams, creeks, swamps,ponds, culverts, snow and ice…materials and techniques
Mark Dance
Room 210:00-11:00Working with strathamore board
Far from being "Old Hat" Strathmore is still very much relevant for constructing structures in today's model building world
Mike Chandler
Room 111:00-12:00Yukon River Steamboats
Bob's clinic, based on his new book, will highlight the role of steamboats in the Klondike Gold Rush and the coming of
the White Pass & Yukon's British Yukon Navigation Company through to end of
service in 1955. Bob will also tell the story of the Alaska Railroad's memorable fleet on the lower Yukon
Bob Turner
Room 211:00-12:00Photogrametry
the science of making measurements from photographs
Dan MacDougall
Room 112:00-12:20NMRA Achievment Program
Its objectives, conduct and results…a comprehensive and disciplined approach to improving Model railroad skills
Jack Hamilton or Mike Chandler
12:20-1:00Break
Room 11:00-2:00Prototype KVR operations and how they have been adapted for model operations:

trains, train orders, pushers, steamers & diesels, and a few stories from the old timers
Anthony Craig
Room 21:00-2:00CP's BC station buildings
The presentation will take us on a train trip from Vancouver to Calgary with slides from Roy Jennings, Cyril Littlebury and the presenter. Shown will be most CP station between the two cities in the periods between the 1920’s and the 1970’s.
Bill Galovich
Room 12:00-3:00Prototype Clinic - retoration of 1077, 3716 and 2860 Dan MacDougall
Room 22:00-3:00pushing the envelope - cheap tablet computers and signaling
This clinic will explore the use of inexpensive tablet computers as aids for operating your model railroad: as mobile or in-situ control panels for operating turnouts, selecting routes, indicating occupancy, and displaying signal indications. Bring your own wi-fi-enabled mobile device to follow along in your seat.
Gary Hinshaw
Sunday November 8th
RoomTimeDescriptionPresenter
Room 110:00 to 11:00airbrushing and paint selection
This clinic will review the different types of air brushes, their use, setup and maintenance.
Types of paint and safety will also be covered. Hands on demonstration will be given.
Mike Barone
Room 210:00-11:00Steam of the PGE
a revision of my original presentation back in 2010 incorporating some new
photographs (including colour) that have come to light in the past 5 years.
Greg Kennelly
Room 111:00-12:00A Tale of Two Turntables
Rene will describe his experiences with using a Lazy Suzan as the basis for
turning locomotives on the Pembroke Southern. From the theory to the execution to the re-execution.
Rene Gourley
Room 211:00-12:00OCS Dispatching
A quick and simply set up system for control of model trains in non-signaled and Automatic Block Signal Territory.
The clinic will review the OCS and supporting rules from the first Canadian Rail Operating Rule book (January 1990)
and will demonstrate how to write clearances to accommodate various situations.
Gordie Mitchell
Room 112:00-12:20NMRA Achievment Program
Its objectives, conduct and results…a comprehensive and disciplined approach to improving Model railroad skills
Jack Hamilton or Mike Chandler
12:20-1:00Break
Room11:00-2:00Novel layout construction techniques
Building a very large layout & complicated multi deck such as the CPR Boundary Sub. Version 2 can consume
significant time and resources. Scott will show us how he & his crew developed and applied
various techniques and methods to speed up construction while achieving an appropriate level of quality and aesthetics.
Scott Calvert
Structure details
An eye for details can help bring a scene to life. This clinic shows what to look for
and how to improve some of the excellent model structures available today.
Jack Hamilton
2:00-4:00AGM