2019 Railroad Hobby Show "TRACK 1" Clinics
2019 Railroad Hobby Show "TRACK 1" Clinics
2019 Railroad Hobby Show "TRACK 1" Clinics

2019 Railroad Hobby Show "TRACK 1" Clinics

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Located in The Sheraton Springfield Monarch Hotel at One Monarch Place in Springfield, MA 01144.
 
For $99 you'll be able to take advantage of our 2-day program that includes the following: breakfast and lunch for both days, free parking*, all the clinics you can get to**, 2-Day Pass to The Railroad Hobby Show ($27 value). Individual day clinic passes are available for $59.00, please use the drop-down menu to select a which type of pass you would like. 
*If staying at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Hotel.
**Unless seating capacity is reached for a particular clinic.

Each clinic type that we offer we call TRACKS.  Just below this paragraph is a summary of this year's TRACKS.  Please check them all out.  However, also note that there's everything from the casual demonstration provided by our fantastic exhibitors, to hands-on clinics by experts to clinics for the serious modeler that are offered in addition to the show.  Check it out and find the one(s) that are of interest to you:

Thursday, January 24th, 2019:

9:00 - 10:00 am
Mike O’Connell - Chooch Acrylics 
Painting and Weathering Freight Cars with the New Chooch Acrylics.  Bring your own yellow or orange-sided reefer and learn how to paint and weather your own car. This is a hands-on clinic; brushes and paints will be provided. 

TBA
Mike Dettinger – Introduction to T-Trak
This is the introduction to the T-Trak specification.  T-Trak allows the modeler to participate in “empire-sized” layouts without a massive space requirement.  T-Trak allows a modeler to explore different locations, eras, and scenery that may not work as a full-sized pike.  Most of all T-Trak is a fun social activity.

TBA
Vendor Clinician - DCC Sound Decoder
One of the premium sound decoder vendors will present this clinic on the use, programming and new features of their sound decoders and speakers.  

10:30 am-Noon
Mike Baker - The Anatomy of a Craftsman Kit 
This clinic will explore the differences between plastic model kits, laser cut kits, and craftsman kits.  Mike will contrast the techniques used in building these kits, the materials found inside the boxes, weathering and customizing techniques and getting to a finished scene.

TBA
Mike O’Connell - Chooch Flexible Scenery T-Trak Waterfront. 
How to install, paint and whether the new Chooch flexible scenery products. This clinic is geared for our T-Trak modelers.  Mike will demonstrate stone walls, cobblestone streets, tunnel liners, sidewalks, shingled roofing, and brick walls.  We will also discuss adding a water feature to our T-Trak modules.  This is a Hands-On clinic.  Space will be limited; however, this clinic will be offered again on Friday. 

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Society Clinician – Card Models. 
This clinic explores the use of Card Models in model railroad scenery.  The discussion will explain the math of resizing of card models PDF files if they were not drawn in your scale.   The use of bracing for structural integrity is examined.  Upgrading the card model with windows casting or even a complete reskinning with wood or plastic siding is investigated.  This is a hands-on clinic, the participants will build a warehouse flat model from Scalescenes.com.

1:00 - 2:00 pm
Vendor Clinician - DCC Sound Decoder
One of the premium sound decoder vendors will present this clinic on the use, programming and new features of their sound decoders and speakers. 

TBA
Society Clinician – Boat Kit 
This hands-on clinic will guide the participants through the construction, detailing and weathering of a wood rowboat kit.
 
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Alan Houtz – Iwata Airbrushing hands-on
Learn to airbrush your scenery, backdrops, locomotives and rolling stock, track and structures for a natural weathered look. This highly informative “Hands-On” workshop teaches you basic and weathering airbrush techniques, what air sources to use, and what materials are compatible.  The different types of paint available today and their uses, what working surfaces are suitable, their preparation, and the simple maintenance procedures that are required.  Attendees will learn basic airbrush maintenance and techniques, practice simple control exercises, and practice weathering with an HO scale freight car.  Attendees may bring their own piece of rolling stock if they wish, or one will be provided at no charge.  Limited to the first 20 people.  This Clinic will be offered again on Friday.

2:30-3:30 pm
Fran Hale - “Background Trees”
There are plenty of commercially made “beautiful trees” for select spots on your layout.  But what about all the hundreds and hundreds of background trees you need?  You want them to be easy to make, quick to build, and cheap.  That’s what this clinic is about.  We’ll build several different kinds that meet these criteria--and they look good too!  This is a hands-on clinic.

TBA
Mike Baker – Vehicles 
This clinic explores HO vehicle kits on the market.  Mike also discusses techniques for detailing and weathering that can be used for any scale vehicle.

4:00-5:30 pm
Society Clinician – Weathering Techniques. 
This clinic explores all aspects of weathering – from a light dusting to the 3 Rs – ‘Recked, Rusted and Rotted.   

TBA
Barry Rosier – The Bait Shed 
This hands-on clinic will guide the participants through the construction, detailing and weathering of a bait shed. 

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Society Clinician – Model Railroad equipment tuning. 
This clinic will discuss the tips and techniques to promote reliable model rolling stock operation.

Friday, January 25th, 2019:

8:30-9:30 am
Vendor Clinician - DCC Sound Decoder
One of the premium sound decoder vendors will present this clinic on the use, programming and new features of their sound decoders and speakers.

TBA
Society Clinician – T-Trak Work Session. 
This work session gives the participants an opportunity to plant the buildings and trees constructed yesterday afternoon.

TBA
Society Clinician – Graffiti. 
This clinic will introduce the participants to graffiti.  You may love it or you may hate it, but is a fact of modern railroading and is inevitable as weathering.

10:00 am – 12 pm
Alan Houtz – Iwata Airbrushing
Learn to airbrush your scenery, backdrops, locomotives and rolling stock, track and structures for a natural weathered look. This highly informative “Hands-On” workshop teaches you basic and weathering airbrush techniques, what air sources to use, and what materials are compatible.  The different types of paint available today and their uses, what working surfaces are suitable, their preparation, and the simple maintenance procedures that are required.  Attendees will learn basic airbrush maintenance and techniques, practice simple control exercises, and practice weathering with an HO scale freight car.  Attendees may bring their own piece of rolling stock if they wish, or one will be provided at no charge.  Limited to the first 20 people.  

TBA
Doug Fosscale – Waterfront Scenery and Weathering 
This clinic is geared for our T-Trak participants, Doug will discuss and demonstrate the techniques required to turn the waterfront scenery elements installed on the T-Trak module into a cohesive scene. 

TBA
Mike O’Connell - Modeling with Chooch Products, with a brief history of Chooch
You will experience all the new Chooch products, how to use them and see where you can use them on your layout.  There will be free samples throughout Mike's presentation.  You will get a firsthand look at all the new products Chooch is creating to make your modeling efforts easier and more detailed.  Mike will demonstrate stone walls, cobblestone streets, tunnel liners, sidewalks, shingled roofing, and brick walls.  Chooch is celebrating its 45th year, so you will be seeing all the history of where Chooch started and where we are going in the future.

1:00 -2:00 pm
Vendor Clinician – Laser Cut Kits
One of our favorite laser cut kit vendors will present this clinic on laser cut kits.

1:00 -3:30 pm
Miles Hale – Computer and Printer Tricks
Miles discusses his techniques for using his printer to create signs, billboards, handbills, and even building walls and interiors.  Modern computers allow us to clean up less than perfect source images and printers allow printouts in any scale.  

TBA
Fran Hale – Scenic Textures.
Fran discusses techniques for both land and sea features.  This clinic is geared for our T-Trak participants, but all are welcomed.

2:30-3:30 pm
John Forsythe – TCS DCC Control Station 
Join John Forsythe as he gives us a sneak peek of his new DCC command station.  After the presentation, John will invite the participants to test out the command station on a test layout.

4:00 - 5:30 pm
Vendor Clinician - DCC Sound Decoder
One of the premium sound decoder vendors will present this clinic on the use, programming and new features of their sound decoders and speakers.

TBA
Vendor Clinician – Using Detail Parts to make the scene
One of the premium kit vendors will present this clinic on the use of detailing parts to bring new life to a model scene.

TBA
Miles Hale, “How To Start a Layout”
Learn how to prepare the space for your railroad.  We’ll talk about the many decisions that need to be made before the first board is cut.  The layout plan creates many situations that need to be resolved for your layout dreams to come to life.  L-Girder, bracket hanging system, and stud wall benchwork will be presented and discussed so you can decide what’s right for your situation.  This clinic has been revised to include modular constructions including T-Trak

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If you have any questions, please call 413-267-4555