Microcontrollers For Layout Control And Animation - Rick Jones
The title of the clinic is "Microcontrollers For Layout Control and Animation". I'll need a projector setup for my laptop. A description for the booklet would be, "Microcontrollers are used as the brains behind millions of consumer electronics, from cell phones to satellite receivers to appliances and more. Find out how you may use an inexpensive hobbyist microcontroller board to make things happen on your layout.
Scratchbuild a Bridge--Hands On- Fran and Miles Hale
Learn about scratchbuilding techniques and materials as you build a small bridge for use on your layout. Student supplied required tools: X-Acto knife with #11 blade, Small saw (Zona or jewelers type), small cutting mat
* Advanced Wooden Craftsman Kit--Hands On--Advanced-Fran and Miles Hale
Expand your building skills. Using wood pre-cut for you, construct a 2-room miner’s cabin. You may need to complete this project at home. Student supplied required tools: Acto knife with #11 blade, Small saw (Zona or jewelers type), small cutting mat, CA glue if you prefer, Clothes Pin or other small Clamps, Prismacolor marker PM113 cool gray 60%, Oil Pastel White(this will be a stick type), Small square, and a pencil. You are welcome to bring any other tools that you are familiar with and desire to have handy. Some students bring a desk lamp and an extension cord for better light on the work surface.
* Basic Scenery--Hands On--Beginner - Fran and Miles Hale
Learn basic scenery using Woodland Scenics products while you create a small diorama. No tools required.
Behind Steam to the River Kwai - Steve Barkley MMR
I was stationed in Bangkok from 1973 through 1974. While there I rode many trains out of the Bangkok area. The Thai State Railroad still used many wood powered steamers to haul both freight and passenger trains. One route went from Bangkok Thonburi Station to Kanchanburi then over the River Kwai Bridge towards Burma.The clinic will feature photos that I took chasing trains including the area as it looked then around the River Kwai bridge. I'll also show photos of the area as it looks today.
A very brief biography: Current LSR President. Served in the Army and Army National Guard from 1971 - 1991 including active duty tours in Okinawa, Vietnam, and Thailand. MMR #463. Practicing lawyer in Beaumont. Texas.
Scenery ground cover materials palate
Today there are so many Scenery products to choose from, it is difficult to know which ones to buy! The goal of this clinic is to show how to select a set ground cover materials and to set a sequence for applying them to your railroad. MMR John Lowrance, will share his technique for creating a “Palate” of scenery materials and discuss solutions to the questions: What do I need? What colors should I buy? What textures are needed? and What sequence should I apply them?
John Lowrance, A member of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) since 1971, John earned Master Model Railroader (MMR) certificate #150 in 1989. His articles and photography have been featured in most major model railroad publications including his landmark series on stencil painting backdrops. He was a featured guest host on the popular television series, “Workin on the Railroad” on the Do It Yourself (DIY) network and has presented instructional clinics across the nation at NMRA National and Regional Conventions, Trainfest, the Amherst Springfield Train Show, and The NMRA “Modeling With The Masters” program. John is past NMRA Southern Vice President, and NMRA Education Department Manager. He is past president, of the Lone Star Region and the San Antonio Model Railroad Association (SAMRA) and was key designer of their 3,000 Sq. Foot, HO scale San Antonio & Northern layout.
*Tools list for Fran and Miles Hale clinics
The students will need some tools to work on these projects. We will bring basics with us but a note that:
"Those who plan to participate should have a set of their favorite tools with them.” Would be very good to include.
Tools list (suggested):
1. "Scratch Building a Bridge:
X-Acto knife with #11 blade, Small saw (Zona or jewelers type), small cutting mat
2. Advanced Wooden Kit:
X-Acto knife with #11 blade, Small saw (Zona or jewelers type), small cutting mat, CA glue if you prefer, Clothes Pin or other small Clamps, Prismacolor marker PM113 cool gray 60%, Oil Pastel White(this will be a stick type), Small square, and a pencil. You are welcome to bring any other tools that you are familiar with and desire to have handy. Some students bring a desk lamp and an extension cord for better light on the work surface.
3. Basic Scenery:
No tools will be required for this clinic, we will provide the supplies and tools for you to use.