Clinics

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Scratchbuilding Structures - Doug Wingfield

This clinic might better be titled 'Getting Started Scratchbuilding Structures'. It will outline the beginning points of scratchbuilding structures and how to avoid some of the traps we fall into when learning how.

If You Build it, They Will Come: Popularizing TT&TO Operations at the Edmonton Model Railway Association - Brian Stokes

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.  The results of bringing TT&TO to the EMRA were surprising however...

Computer Generated Patterns for Scratch Building - Doug Burton

How I create templates, print them, glue them down and never have to measure. Applicable for any scale. Can be used for buildings, details, railway equipment etc.

The Calgary & Edmonton Railway and its Stations - Paul Pettypiece

How the C&E Railway developed in a relatively short time, who the principle stakeholders were, how it determined the location of sites for towns and the City of Red Deer, how the stations evolved, how and why the CPR took it over and how Red Deer became the distribution centre of Central Alberta. Several sections of the C&E would make good subjects for a layout.

The Railways of Central Alberta - Paul Pettypiece

6 Railways influenced the settlement and economic development of Central Alberta, especially Red Deer, as part of a boom and bust cycle. Most still survive in some form but not all. Red Deer at one time had 4 railway stations, 3 of which were unique, and infrastructure that could make for some interesting modelling subjects.

Layout Design Consultations - Cal Sexsmith, Secretary of the Layout Design Special Interest Group (LDSIG)

Cal will be available to provide four 30 minute layout design consultations for individuals.

Interested individuals should contact Cal (calsexsmith@sasktel.net) directly to set up a consultation time. This is limited to FOUR consultations and will be on a first emailed/first served basis. Other registrants are welcome to observe the consultation but are asked to refrain from commenting or interfering in any way.

On30 - Michael Kocot

What is On30?  Why On30?  How did it come to be?  Basic premise and protocol,  Demonstration of current product,  Future of On30,  Questions.

Scratchbuild a Timetable For Your Railroad - Mark Johnson

Mark will describe the process of developing a timetable for a model railroad, and how to add prototype details.

Signaling for Model Railroads - Norman Skretting

A Discussion of prototype signaling and how it can be applied to model railroads, what is required to install a signal system and how to use the system.

Pleasant Point Subdivision - Grant Morgan

While living in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba in the late ‘80’s, one couldn’t help but be enlivened by the 70 or so daily trains that ran through town. The main east and west transcontinental lines for Canada’s biggest railways, CN and CP, ran side-by-side a mere two blocks from my home.  Spending time at the 8th Street crossing, waiting for the endless parade of trains to go by, the desires and ideas that I should build a model railroad were solidified.  Topics include :  Rationale, Givens and Druthers, Space Allotment, Financing a Layout, Prototype Concept, History of Subdivision, Current State of Subdivision, Benchwork Plans, Role of Layout Design Consultation.