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November 7 @ 6:00 pm

Pre-Trainfest Kickoff Event

Gathering Place, 811 EAST VIENNA AVE.
Milwaukee, WI 53212 United States
Free 192 spots left

Join fellow exhibitors and Trainfest friends at the Gathering Place Brew Pub for a casual gathering to catchup with friends and kick-off the Trainfest weekend. Meet Ken Patterson of the podcast show “What’s Neat in Model Railroading.” He wants to hear suggestions from you on upcoming show features! For every glass of beer poured, the Gathering Place will donate $1 to the Trainfest Builders Scholarship Fund. Thursday November 7 6pm-9pm Gathering Place Brewing Company 811 East Vienna Ave. Milwaukee WI,…

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$2 – $22
November 9 @ 9:00 am

Trainfest 2019

Wisconsin State Fair Park, 8200 W. Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI 53214 United States
$2 – $22

Trainfest 2019 tickets are now available for purchase! Learn more about Prime Access, click here for more information. Enter your desired quantity below for each ticket type you wish to purchase. You will be able to download your tickets once your purchase is complete. Terms of Purchase

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Free
November 9 @ 10:00 am

Introduction to Scratchbuilding with Styrene

Clinic Room #1 Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI 53214 United States
Free 16 spots left

Les Kauffeldt, Niagara Frontier Division NMRA This is a clinic that explores the use of Styrene as a building material. What styrene is and the textures and shapes that are available. Use of adhesives and tools will be presented. Demonstration of building a simple structure.

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Free
November 9 @ 10:00 am

What’s Up On The Roof

Clinic Room #3 Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI 53214 United States
Free 26 spots left

Brion Oakley, BSN N Scale Model Railroaders Rail Roaders The goal of this clinic is to help the model railroader enhance the prototypical appearance of model structure roofs.   The clinic will include a survey of HVAC equipment. We will explore the reasons behind the ventilation process with emphasis on the proper selection and placement of HVAC equipment for a variety of applications.We will also look at commercially available products as well as scratch building options.

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Free
November 9 @ 10:00 am

The Devil’s in the Detail

Clinic Room #4 Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, Wisconsin 53214 United States
Free 29 spots left

George Riley, White River Productions This clinic features tips and techniques for improving your railroad.

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Free
November 9 @ 10:00 am

Big Rock – A Typical Small Town On The Burlington

Clinic Room #2 Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI 53214 United States
Free 21 spots left

Jon Habegger, Burlington Route Historical Society Big Rock, Illinois, is a small community about 12 miles west of Aurora at Milepost 50 on the C&I line of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad between Chicago and the Twin Cities. Big Rock was a typical rural town. Learn how a small town such as Big Rock was served by the Burlington over the years. Photos from years past and present will be shown along with information from employee and public timetables.

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Free
November 9 @ 11:00 am

How To Model New England

Clinic Room #1 Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI 53214 United States
Free 24 spots left

George Dutka and Don Janes, Niagara Frontier Region NMRA Looking at New England scenes, structures, rolling stock and engines from the 1950’s and how one can model them.   George and Don’s New England Theme railroads have been featured numerous times in Model Railroader and Railroad Model Craftsman.

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Free
November 9 @ 11:00 am

How To Build L-Girder Benchwork

Clinic Room #3 Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI 53214 United States
Free 27 spots left

Chuck Gevaert, Oconomowoc Historical Society Museum In this presentation the experienced model railroader will discuss how and why to build his latest layout using L-girder design techniques. The advantages of L-girder benchwork include sturdy construction, flexible design, easier assembly and easier re-positioning. This technique does not require a master carpenter.

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Free
November 9 @ 11:00 am

Current Topics in Steel Mill Modeling

Clinic Room #4 Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, Wisconsin 53214 United States
Free 29 spots left

John Muntean, Steel Mill Modelers Special Interest Group The interest in steel mill modeling continues to show strength as model railroaders continue to strive to achieve historical, visual and operational realism. The SMMSIG has been holding annual meets for 15 years where current activities of the members are presented. This presentation will provide an update on current topics as well as more detailed information on a specific historical aspect of the steel making process.

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Free
November 9 @ 11:00 am
Free 16 spots left

Bryan J. Howell, Burlington Route Historical Society Beginning in the early 1900’s, the Q advertised their Chicago-Twin Cities Passenger Service as “Where Natures Smiles 300 Miles,” describing the scenic run on the Eastern bank of the Mississippi River from Savannah, Illinois to St. Paul, Minnesota. This clinic is a look at the passenger trains that traversed this line including the Q’s own Twin Cities Zephyr, along the Great Northern’s Empire Builder and the Northern Pacific’s North Coast Limited, especially in…

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