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November 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

Enhance Your Operations with Tsunami2

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

George Bogatiuk, SoundTraxx Come dive into Tsunami2 and see how this popular decoder can help enhance your operations on your layout. We’ll go through operation scenarios including switching, mainline operations, yard hostling and more. We’ll show you how much fun you can have simulating real railroad operations.

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Free
November 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

Model Railroad Photography

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

Dave Rickaby, Wisconsin and Michigan Model Railroad Club While there are many different ways to photograph model railroads, I would like to share my ideas and techniques, and would hope that shared information will encourage you to try what I’ve learned. We will briefly cover my personal journey and move on to the more important and technical aspects of how to do it. This includes the use of Helicon Focus software, lighting composition and model railroad photography as an art…

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Free
November 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

Mark Twain Zephyr

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

Dave Lotz, Burlington Route Historical Society The Burlington’s Mark Twain Zephyr was the third Zephyr inaugurated, but is one of the lesser known Zephyrs.   Its daily, 442 mile round trip, St. Louis to Burlington, Iowa, lasted from October of 1935 until its discontinuance in May of 1963. The four car articulated trainset had a very interesting career both on and outside of its intended route. In this clinic you will learn of its record setting speed run, service as the…

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Free
November 9, 2019 @ 3:00 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, 2019 @ 10:00 am

Introduction to Scratchbuilding with Styrene

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

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 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am

The Devil’s in the Detail

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

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

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Free
November 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am

Twin Cities Zephyr

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

Warren Hansen, Burlington Route Historical Society This clinic will provide a history of the trains, covering the evolution of the equipment from the original shovel-nose Zephyrs to the later Vista Dome equipped consists. He will talk about scheduling and on-time performance, and include photos, timetables, and other materials related to the trains.

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Free
November 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am

How To Model New England

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

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 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am

Maintenance and Lubrication of Rolling Stock and Track

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

Harry Kannry, Aero-Car Hobby Lubricants, Inc. We will discuss the proper methods of lubricating rolling stock and engines. We will also discuss properly cleaning track.

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Free
November 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am

3-D Printing Basics

Glass Conference Room # 1, 8200 W. Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, 53214 United States
Free

Joe Russ, Wisconsin South Eastern Division NMRA This clinic will cover the basics: what a PLA printer does, how it works, resources for getting files to print and basic software for creating your own files. Samples will be printed on a Dremel 3D printer during the clinic.

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