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November 10 @ 11:00 am

Building Burlington Route Structures

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

Greg Baumgardner, Burlington Route Historical Society This presentation will cover building HO model structures that represent those commonly found on the CB&Q Railroad including depots, interlocking towers, water towers and coal chutes. Areas covered will include scratch building, commercially available kits that are specific to the Burlington and modifying non-Burlington kits to reasonably represent Burlington prototypes.

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Free
November 10 @ 12:00 pm

Creating Billboards for the Baden, Vogt, and DeSmet

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

Dave Ackmann, Gateway Division NMRA Along the prototype, billboards are everywhere, but are not nearly as common on our layouts. This clinic will teach you how to make your own. You will learn how to find billboard art on the internet, and how to capture the images to your Windows-based Personal Computer. You will learn how to size the images for use as billboards or posters, and then print them on decal paper. Using styrene, you will learn how to…

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Free
November 10 @ 12:00 pm

Using RFID for Model Railroad Operations and Inventory

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

Carlton Brown and Blaine McDonnell, TrainTraxx Our presentation will take the model railroader through how you can use RFID for railroad layouts operations and inventory management. The topics covered would be: What is RFID, how does RFID work, RFID frequencies and tag types, getting started with TrainTraxx application and JMRI RFID integration.

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Free
November 10 @ 12:00 pm

What is T-TRAK?

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

Joe Ludley, Iowa Central Modular RR Tells the history of T-Trak, tell why it is popular, show the standards for each scale. Reference is given to the websites. The clinic then moves to N scale which is the most popular with details of modules, layouts & pictures.   Pictures are some of the various sizes and shapes of modules.

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Free
November 10 @ 1:00 pm

An Overview of Railpro Radio Control V:S DCC and DC

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

Andy, an individual modeler Using a video camera we will cover the components of Rail Pro, show a typical decoder installation, programming, and basic functions of the system using the handheld touchscreen. We will also cover consisting.

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Free
November 10 @ 1:00 pm

What’s Up On The Roof

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

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 10 @ 1:00 pm

Current Topics in Steel Mill Modeling

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

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 10 @ 2:00 pm

Lighting Your Scenery Without Wiring – A Novel Approach

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

Dr. Michael Groves, Dwarvin Enterprises Ltd. You will learn the art to implement scenery lighting in minutes, without wiring, using a revolutionary system.   Lighting scenery adds  sparkle to the detail you have worked hard to create. However, for most of us it takes a lot of forethought, or we end up with a wiring spaghetti. In this talk I will cover advances in lighting, what led me to develop the Dwarvin fiber optic lighting system, and how to use it.…

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Free
November 10 @ 2:00 pm

LCC: A Technical Introduction and Overview

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

Stuart Baker, Brian Barnt, and Karl Kobel, NMRA LCC (Open LCC Working Group) This session is intended to be highly technical. The details of LCC and OpenLCB protocols will be presented and discussed. This is considered training for anyone interested in the production of an LCC product (professional, kit, DIY, etc…), or anyone who wants to better understand the details of how LCC and OpenLCB protocols work. Several of the LCC product design pitfalls (to be avoided) will also be…

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Free
November 10 @ 2:00 pm

The Burlington’s Fox River Branch-50,000 Cars A Year On A Branch

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

Leo Phillipp, Burlington Route Historical Society History of both passenger and freight operations on the Montgomery to Streator, Illinois branch that served the largest silica sand mines in the world and some of the largest glass manufacturers in the United States. Streator was known as the bottle capitol of the country. The branch was a typical Midwestern agricultural branch with a heavy haul focus.

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