clinics

Saturday May 5th
Time
Room 2220
Room 2200
Room 2202
09:00
 10:00
Tim Anderson
Working with LEDs for lighting projects

The clinician will cover a range of topics including differences in function and application between LEDs and grain-of-wheat filament bulbs, circuitry, tools, and soldering. Also covered will be a examples of popular (and creative) applications in rolling stock, structures and animations.
Bernard Kempinski
Down to the sea in Trains






An overview of how railroads and ships interact at marine terminals from the early days of railroading to the current era of unit trains, double stacks and massive container ships.
Marc Simpson
CN's rebuilt F Unit Fleet:modelling a classic workhorse

In the early 1970's Canadian National rebuilt 30 F7A and 10 F7B units to extend the life of these classic cab units. This clinic will look at the many variations in these workhorses over the course of their careers, with a focus on how to accurately model them in HO scale as they appeared late in their work lives.
10:15
 11:15
Anthony Craig
Tools for Tinkering with Brass Locos





This clinic will suggest tools for three levels of tinkering with those beautiful brass steam locos: 1. Maintenance and Tuning; 2. Detailing and Working in Brass; 3. Motors Gears and Quartering. The principal focus will be on getting a chassis to run well including quartering a set of drivers on camera.
Bernard Kempinski
Down to the sea in Trains









An overview of how railroads and ships interact at marine terminals from the early days of railroading to the current era of unit trains, double stacks and massive container ships.
Don Weixl
The Nitro Pass and Okanagan:

A 25 year HO scale Journey

This clinic will cover the builder’s purpose and vision for his Nitro Pass and Okanagan, how it was constructed and the role the builder’s interest in photography played. There will be a special focus placed on the impressive concrete structures on the layout including the construction of their forms, their casting, and the painting and weathering processes. The Nitro Pass was the cover layout for this year’s Great Model Railroads (Kalmbach's annual compendiium).
11:30
 12:30
Anthony Craig
Steam Models Without Sound
are Just Funny Looking Diesels





How to select, install, and program the decoders, speakers and accessories necessary for your steam locomotive to come alive on your tracks.





John Riley
When Beauty Road the Rails-A Photographic Tribute to
Canadian passenger trains




This presentation highlights the magnificent trains that operated in Canada during the 1960's and 70's. The speaker draws from his collection of slides and prints, the vast majority of which have never been publicly displayed, to weave a visual storyboard of the unique passenger trains of that era. Model Railroaders are likely come away with unique modelling ideas and the inspiration to model passenger trains and the diesels that pulled them .
Scott Lamoureux
Scenery techniques for modelling
the Fraser and Thompson river canyons


The clinician will share his techniques for capturing the scenic elements of the Thompson and Fraser canyons with emphasis on rock work, ground cover, trees and rivers. He will demonstrate approaches to develop realistic rock structures based on geologic and landform principles and share approaches for obtaining realistic textures and composition. Most of his approaches use common, inexpensive materials and simple methods to enhance layout realism. These approaches are well suited to scenery work in all scales and a wide range of prototype scenes.
13:00
 14:00
Matt Herman
Trends in Model Railroading Electronics and the Future of DCC

In an interactive video clinic, Matt Herman of ESU will describe the trends they predict which will influence MR electronics. Discussed will be the implications to sound, locomotive motion control, throttles and decoders (both locomotive and non locomotive applications), and the use of consumer battery, phone and wifi technology. This clinic will include demos and a two way video link so you can ask questions of Matt live.
Al Lill
Modelling the CN on Vancouver Island
The CNR operated until early 1990 on Vancouver Island and is very attractive and practical branch line prototype for a modeller - especially with limited space. Era specific equipment, operations, and structures will be covered as well as the marine connections to the mainland. It will also include models and a brief description of the presenter's currently expanding switching layout inspired by the CNR in Victoria featuring Brian Pate's railway car ferry slip at Point Ellice.
David Rees Thomas
R North 5, eh?



A fascinating look at the intricacies of train-orders and their use for those with a passion for TT&TO dispatching . The focus will be Train Order language on Canadian railways with examples of less-known but potentially useful orders. (based on an article in Model Railroad Hobbyist, September 2016)

14:15
 15:15
Mike Chandler
The NMRA AP program
Why might you want to work towards a Master Model Railroader designation and how to do it.
Max Magilaro
Meet the Model: a 99% scratchbuilt 0-6-0 in N Gauge

The first public display of a 3 1/2 year labour of love – a SP&S 0-6-0 switch engine built with an emphasis on minimizing the use of commercial parts. At last year’s RMMBC, the model’s mechanism and fabrication techniques were described. The intervening year has seen the completion of a myriad of tiny details and now the model is painted and complete. Kick off our Meet the Modeller segment of the Meet with this special in depth-chat about an amazing model.
Brian Rudko
Consider a Micro Layout







The history, artistry and possibilities of large scale/narrow gauge micro layouts.


Tim Anderson
Working with LEDs for lighting projects



The clinician will cover a range of topics including differences in function and application between LEDs and grain-of-wheat filament bulbs, circuitry, tools, and soldering. Also covered will be a examples of popular (and creative) applications in rolling stock, structures and animations.
Sunday May 7th
Time
Room 2220
Room 2200
Room 2202
09:00
 10:00
Don Weixl
The Nitro Pass and Okanagan:

A 25 year HO scale Journey

This clinic will cover the builder’s purpose and vision for his Nitro Pass and Okanagan, how it was constructed and the role the builder’s interest in photography played. There will be a special focus placed on the impressive concrete structures on the layout including the construction of their forms, their casting, and the painting and weathering processes. The Nitro Pass was the cover layout for this year’s Great Model Railroads (Kalmbach's annual compendiium).
Al Lill
Modelling the CN on Vancouver Island


The CNR operated until early 1990 on Vancouver Island and is very attractive and practical branch line prototype for a modeller - especially with limited space. Era specific equipment, operations, and structures will be covered as well as the marine connections to the mainland. It will also include models and a brief description of the presenter's currently expanding switching layout inspired by the CNR in Victoria featuring Brian Pate's railway car ferry slip at Point Ellice.
John Riley
When Beauty Road the Rails-A Photographic Tribute to
Canadian passenger trains




This presentation highlights the magnificent trains that operated in Canada during the 1960's and 70's. The speaker draws from his collection of slides and prints, the vast majority of which have never been publicly displayed, to weave a visual storyboard of the unique passenger trains of that era. Model Railroaders are likely come away with unique modelling ideas and the inspiration to model passenger trains and the diesels that pulled them .
10:15
 11:15
Mark Dance
Making your own laser cut "kits"
CPR's Nelson station






The trials, tribulations and learnings of designing and building a one off laser model "kit" of a very familiar prototype - the CPR's Nelson Station
Scott Lamoureux
Scenery techniques for modelling
the Fraser and Thompson river canyons


The clinician will share his techniques for capturing the scenic elements of the Thompson and Fraser canyons with emphasis on rock work, ground cover, trees and rivers. He will demonstrate approaches to develop realistic rock structures based on geologic and landform principles and share approaches for obtaining realistic textures and composition. Most of his approaches use common, inexpensive materials and simple methods to enhance layout realism. These approaches are well suited to scenery work in all scales and a wide range of prototype scenes.
David Rees Thomas
R North 5, eh?



A fascinating look at the intricacies of train-orders and their use for those with a passion for TT&TO dispatching . The focus will be Train Order language on Canadian railways with examples of less-known but potentially useful orders. (based on an article in Model Railroad Hobbyist, September 2016)

13:45
 14:45
Greg Madsen
A hands on soldering clinic








The presenter will cover the theory and practice of soldering including reviewing and demonstrating best practice techniques for two common model railroad soldering applications: track-to-power-bus feeders and decoder installation. The clinics will provide soldering stations for attendees to practice the techniques shown and attendees are also encouraged to bring their own iron and supplies so you can practice with the tools you use at home.
Brian Stokes
TT&TO Operations at the EMRA



If You Build it, They Will Come: Popularizing TT&TO Operations at the Edmonton Model Railway Association. Time Table and Train Order Operations is seen by many as an intimidating, complicated way of operating model railroads. Implementing any type of train control,including TT&TO,can be a challenge on any model railroad, never mind a large, club layout where the vast majority of members and regular operators have no experience with prototypical operations.
Doug Mayer
The Revelstoke Roundhouse and Diorama Project

The Roundhouse at CPR’s division point of Revelstoke stood for over 75 years. The clinician will speak to the history and use of the roundhouse and its associated buildings and provide brief comments on approaches to modelling such a complex. One example will be the approach used by Brian Pate who has donated his unfinished rendition of the facility to the Revelstoke Railway museum for public display. Many modellers have already signed up to help complete the diorama however one or two key volunteers are still required. The clinician will outline the outstanding work and will lead a discussion on ideas to make this project a reality. Attend this clinic if you are interested in the prototype, or similar engine service facilities, or if you have modeling skills which you can contribute to the diorama team
15:00
 16:00
Greg Madsen
A hands on soldering clinic

The presenter will cover the theory and practice of soldering including reviewing and demonstrating best practice techniques for two common model railroad soldering applications: track-to-power-bus feeders and decoder installation. The clinics will provide soldering stations for attendees to practice the techniques shown and attendees are also encouraged to bring their own iron and supplies so you can practice with the tools you use at home. .
Brian Morgan (BN Selkirk Division),
Mark Johnson (Edmonton model Railway Club),
Don Weixl (Nitro Pass & Okanogan)

Panel Session: building your "Once in a Lifetime" layout

Join us for a panel discussion as well known modellers from the PNR describe the visions & methods and the challenges & rewards of building their "Once in a Lifetime Layouts"
John Socha-Leialoha
Home Injection Molding for Model Railroads

Yes, it’s possible to create your own injection molds and make parts using desktop machines that a single person can lift. The clinician has made a number of injection molds, and parts as a part of his hobby tool kit. He’ll give you an idea of what it takes to design parts, create injection molds, and make parts using equipment purchased from eBay.