Clinic
Fox Valley Division Clinic Presentations

Learning from other modelers is a major benefit of the NMRA. Below is a list past clinic presentations by various members and guests that shared their skills. We are extremely appreciative of the efforts put forward by the presenters. Click on a title for additional details of that clinic.

 

Chris gave us an overview of how train priorities, rights & track authority under TTO rules can apply to model railroad operations.

Chris Czyzewski


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Many thanks to to George for sharing numerous photos of his Railfanning trip to Southern Africa. His photo montage featured the luxurious Blue and the Rovo Trains as well as many spectacular photos of the countryside and wildlife of the region.


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George Ferraro


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Bob Hanmer discussed the Duluth Missabe Iron Range operations as well how he modeled them on his highly detailed pike. Bob uses protypical timetabe and train order rules in his operating scheme.

Bob Hammer


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Dave Phillips presented a timely update about opertion lifesaver reminders. He also showed a number glass plate high resolution sildes from the Chicago & Northwestern Historical Society archives. Dave is appealing to all railfans to support the construction of the new CNWHS archive building to be located at the IL RR museum with a donation to the CNWHS.

Dave Phillips

Special Guest Speaker Gary Cohn of GoodDealsDCC,  the manufacturer of the “test tracks” on the table, had the audience in stitches listening to how he started with an idea and how it is now featured on MR Video Plus, had a booth at Train Fest, meeting the Kalmbach guys, and his success thus far making these test tracks in various single gauges and mixed gauges, too, sending them all over the country.

Gary Cohn of Good Deals DCC


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Click Here for a copy of Mike's clinic presentation.
(This is a 3MB pdf document.)

Mike Skibe.

Click above on the clinic link to to learn about the MiniModutrak story. Contacts are listed for various tools and equipment they use in the construction of the modules.

Click this link to go to the MiniModutrak website to see some of the wonderful scenes on the Minimodutrak modules.

http://www.modutrak.com/

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(This is a 1MB pdf document.)

George K.

Brian takes us through the methods and tools useful to model Z and smaller scales

Foot note: The jewler files Brian referenced can be found at:

http://www.ottofrei.com/Store/Glardon-Vallorbe-Swiss-Made-Escapement-Files/

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(This is a 10MB pdf document.)

Jeff Jarr

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(This is a 1MB pdf document.)

Mike Wood

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(This is a 5MB pdf document.)

George Trandel

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(This is a 5MB pdf document.)

Mike Wood Mike Wood Modules Mike Wood Modules Mike Wood Modules

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(This is a 0.5MB pdf document.)

Dave Phillips

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(This is a 1.1MB pdf document.)

Bill Kirschmeyer

Click Here for a copy of the weathering supply and tool handout.
(This is a 83kB pdf document.)

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(This is a 5.4MB pdf document.)

Paul Gehrett

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(This is a 0.75MB pdf document.)

Fred Henize

Click Here for a copy of the AP Structures Application and Guide.
(This is a 83kB pdf document.)

Dave Crement

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(This is a 5.3MB pdf document.)

Click Here to learn more about the Golden Spike Application.

Jeff Jarr

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(This is a 5.4MB pdf document.)

Dan Goins Dan Goins' Demonstration

Click Here for a PDF copy of the HO scale trolley contact and sources handout.
(This is a 18kB pdf document.)

Click Here for a PDF copy of the O scale trolley contact and sources handout.
(This is a 100kB pdf document.)

Carl and Ed

Click Here for a copy of Frank's presentation notes.
(This is a 45kB pdf document.)

Click Here for a copy of Frank's handout.
(This is a 70kB pdf document.)

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(This is a 4.1MB pdf document.)

Frank Schneider

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(This is a 5.4MB pdf document.)

Jim Allen

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(This is a 20kB pdf document.)

Take a picture with the stick in it and then you can size the images in the picture by using the 1 foot scale marks of the stick.

Tim Kleimeyer

Stretch the paper on a board, paint it the desired color, cut the strips and then glue the paper to the model. You must use "Canopy Glue" to avoid getting wrinkles in the paper. The glue is used on RC model airplanes and available at RC plane hobby shops.

David Leider

Leif Hansen devised a clever way to get lighting power to his model houses and still keep them movable between his work bench and the layout. He uses a Molex type electric connector on the bottom of the structure. Male on the structure and female on the layout board. Any similar type connector will work.

Leif Hansen

In this case it is a loading ramp with lots of stringer and rib supports underneath. His surface template defines the size, and also has spaced plastic strips added to make the various stringer and support assemblies.

David Leider