Trainfest

CLINICS/DEMOS

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Want to get started in model railroading? Hone your modeling skills? At Trainfest you can watch the experts or take part in a clinic. Most are for adults but some are for only kids too.

Trainfest offers a variety of clinics and demonstrations on-site during the show.

To get a glimpse of the type and quality of clinics and demos, check out an issue or two of our Trainfest EXPRESS newsletter. There are some great “How-to” features from our clinic/demo presenters.

 

2014 Trainfest Clinics

Saturday November 8

Clinic Room 1

10:00 AM Care and Feeding of Your LGB trains
11:00 AM MRC DCC Seminar
12 Noon DCC Operations
1:00 PM Railroad Modeling with Tangent Scale Models
2:00 PM Signs for Model Railroads
4:00 PM Quick and Easy Back Drops

Clinic Room 2

10:00 AM WOWSound Sound Decoders
11:00 AM Trees of the Northern Forest
12 Noon Making a Scenic Hillside and Rock Face using Foam Board Insulation
1:00 PM Scratch-building a Howe Pony Truss Bridge
2:00 PM Kadee Products
3:00 PM Manufacturing, How, What, When, Where, Why
4:00 PM The Capabilities and Versatility of the SmartSwitch Modular System

Clinic Room 3

10:00 AM Basic Scenery Textures & Techniques
11:00 AM Using Kam Konnect Tables for Bench Work
12 Noon Reading XAD, XARA Automobile boxcars – Funaro & Camerlengo Kits
1:00 PM Realistic Train Operation with SoundTraxx Tsunami Decoders

Clinic Room 4

3:00 PM Airbrushing 101 (Session is full, standing room only)

Sunday November 9

Clinic Room 1

10:00 AM Signs for Model Railroads
11:00 AM MRC DCC Seminar
12 Noon Railroad Modeling with Tangent Scale Models
1:00 PM DCC Operations
2:00 PM Care and Feeding of Your LGB trains

Clinic Room 2

10:00 AM Kadee Products
11:00 AM Trees of the Northern Forest
12 Noon WOWSound Sound Decoders
1:00 PM Quick and Easy Back Drops
2:00 PM Making a Scenic Hillside and Rock Face using Foam Board Insulation
3:00 PM Scratch-building a Howe Pony Truss Bridge

Clinic Room 3

10:00 AM Realistic Train Operation with SoundTraxx Tsunami Decoders
11:00 AM B&O N12 Hopper car – Funaro & Camerlengo Kits
12 Noon Manufacturing, How, What, When, Where, Why
1:00 PM The Capabilities and Versatility of the SmartSwitch Modular System
2:00 PM SuperTree Materials & Techniques
3:00 PM Using Kam Konnect Tables for Bench Work

Clinic Room 4

3:00 PM Airbrushing 101

2014 Trainfest Demos

Niagara Frontier Region Craftsman’s Corner Tentative Topics

Brian Earl: N scale structures scratch and kit built

Ron Colpitts: A shorty wood business car kit in HO scale

Ron Gutman: Working with wood in O scale scratch building narrow gauge freight cars

The Laxtons, Ann and Barry: Interactive switching layout for kids, receive a certificate on completion of a run of the layout

Martin Alborough: DCC speed matching for locos of different manufacturers and types

Paul Anderson: Kit Buster project from the St Lawrence region of the NFR

Mike Walker: HO scale model of the Montrose swing Bridge from Central Valley kits

Bob Douglas: Is working on a “Better Than Scratch” kit of the Mill Creek coal tipple

Neville Meads: A scratch built wood street car in HO scale

Dolf Roelofsen: Will be kit bashing a scene in HO centered on the GO station from Ajax Ontario

Peter Hocking: Our quick and easy tree specialist will be showing his methods

Don Bernat: Working on an HO diorama featuring Bar’s Mills kit Wicked Wanda’s

Bill Hambly: Assembling an oldie but a goodie, an HOn3 Roundhouse die cast 2-8-0

Steve Juranics: Weathering freight cars using oils, pastels and powders.

Rick Hatton: Building a Fine Scale HO engine house

Al Crisp: Doing piggy back from the 50′s and other open loads in HO

Bill Dewar: Kit bashing CNR work cars from the 50′s in HO scale

Eric Roth: Building a large NYC coal tower and inexpensive open loads for flats and gondola cars

David R Smith: Modelling on a low budget for quick solutions to open layout spaces

Les Kauffeldt: Scenery

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Until Trainfest 2014