How-To Clinics

Ten How-To Clinics are scheduled throughout the convention starting on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.  Below, please review our offerings.  Click on "More Events" at bottom of page to view all listings.

Clinic I - Wednesday - July 31, 2019

Successful Structure Kitbashing

6:30 p.m.

Hotel Hunt Meeting Room

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Clinic I - Wednesday - July 31, 2019

Successful Structure Kitbashing

PRESENTER - Dick Karnes, Master Model Railroader, National Model Railroad Association

Dick’s presentation acknowledges the differences between verbal thinkers and visual thinkers, and presents suggestions for both, including the notion of “plausibility”  and the use of prototype photographs. He”ll discuss how to apply these to kitbashing by means of examples of model bridges and buildings that both violate and embody these principles..


6:30 p.m.

Hotel Hunt Meeting Room

Clinic II - Thursday - August 1, 2019

American Flyer Common Parts

4:00 p.m.

Hotel Hunt Meeting Room

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Clinic II - Thursday - August 1, 2019

American Flyer Common Parts

Presenter -  Art Lofton, Central Ohio S Gaugers

To familiarize American Flyer fans with the AF steam engine, diesel engine and rolling stock parts commonly used between the three. Remember when ordering parts for repairs you need to know exactly what you need. If you are not sure you need to bring the old part or item with you to match the right part.  When possible, the part number is a great help.


4:00 p.m.

Hotel Hunt Meeting Room

Clinic III - Thursday - August 1, 2019

Benchwork: The first Step

5:30 p.m.

Hotel Hunt Meeting Room

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Clinic III - Thursday - August 1, 2019

Benchwork: The first Step

Presenter - Pat Nightengale,   Central Ohio S Gaugers.

Benchwork is the first step in creating the layout you’ve always wanted. Common sense tips and ideas are explored starting with planning the layout through installing roadbed and track.  Want to add grades and elevated sections to provide more operating interest?  You can do it Building benchwork is rewarding and easier than you may think. You can use inexpensive fixtures that you can make using simple hand and power tools.

5:30 p.m.

Hotel Hunt Meeting Room

Clinic IV - Friday - August 2, 2019

Latest DCC news

9:00 a.m.

Hotel Hunt Meeting Room

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Clinic IV - Friday - August 2, 2019

Latest DCC news

Presenter - Michael Greene, National Association of S Gaugers

He will review  current and new developments in DCC especially pertaining to S Scale. Information you can take with you or follow up on the internet.

9:00 a.m.

Hotel Hunt Meeting Room

Clinic V - Friday - August 2, 2019

Plastic Structures in S

11:00 a.m.

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Clinic V - Friday - August 2, 2019

Plastic Structures in S

Presenter -  Jeff Madden, Editor Emeritus NASG Dispatch

Learn how to kitbash or use existing HO, O and Plasticville structures to add to your S layout.

11:00 a.m.

Hotel Hunt Meeting Room

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