Clinics

LOCATION: Bowie, Guadalupe, Bastrop, Travis and Llano
Multiple Sessions Wednesday - Saturday
Always a highlight of NMRA conventions, this year's clinic lineup has something for everyone. From clinics on scenery and structures, to prototypes, to electronics, there is plenty to share and learn.

Click on the blue clinic titles to get more information about the clinics and presenters. You can sort the list by clicking on the headers. Finding the rooms will be a breeze, but we do have a map of the conference center available as well. The full list with descriptions and a map will be included in your convention bag at registration.


Clinics are also listed on the full convention schedule.


(M&T) = Make-and-Take Clinic (extra fare, attendance limited; must register in advance)

 

Title Category Presenter(s) Session(s)
You Can Have It All - Designing a Layout for Operations & Train Watching Layout Design Greg Johnson Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Llano
Model Railroad Photography Close-Up Photography Gary Phelps Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Bastrop, and
Friday 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Travis
From the Top of the Falls to the Bottom of the River Scenery Loren Neufeld, MMR Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Travis, and
Wednesday 8:30 - 9:30 pm, Travis
Austin Steam Train Association Update Prototypes Bob Thiele Wednesday 8:30 - 9:30 pm, Llano, and
Friday 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Travis
Arduino for Beginners: Traffic Light & More (M&T) --- FULL Electronics Speed Muller Thursday 9:00 - 11:30 am, Bowie
The Sue Line Takes the LEaD Electronics David Colvin Thursday 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Llano, and
Friday 9:00 - 10:00 am, Llano
Fun with Operations Operations Peter Bryan Thursday 9:00 - 10:00 am, Travis
Railroad Signals Operations Peter Kazmir Wednesday 8:30 - 9:30 pm, Bastrop
Easy Backdrop Painting (M&T) Scenery Pete Leach Thursday 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Bowie, and
Thursday 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Bowie
Simplicity: Designing a Manageable, Highly Prototypical, and Easily Operated Layout Layout Design Riley Triggs Thursday 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Travis
Disney Trains Prototypes Sam Nicastro Thursday 9:00 - 10:00 am, Llano
Using JMRI to Optimize DCC Decoders Electronics Tom Pearson Thursday 9:00 - 10:00 am, Guadalupe, and
Thursday 10:30 - 11:30 am, Guadalupe
Tips for a Small Layout Layout Design Steve Jackobs Thursday 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Bastrop, and
Saturday 9:00 - 10:00 am, Guadalupe
Why I Built My Unusual Railroad Layout Design Pete Guy Thursday 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Bastrop
Railroad Traffic Control Operations Peter Kazmir Thursday 10:30 - 11:30 am, Travis
Rolling Stock Maintenance Tips and Tricks Modeling Bill Dryden Thursday 9:00 - 10:00 am, Bastrop, and
Thursday 10:30 - 11:30 am, Bastrop
Steam Locomotive Parts, Appliances and Fittings Prototypes Frank Peacock Thursday 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Llano, and
Friday 8:30 - 9:30 pm, Llano
Layout Planning: Putting the Cart Before the Horse Layout Design Lance Mindheim Thursday 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Travis
Modeling the Dallas Union Terminal Modeling George Zapalac Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Guadalupe, and
Friday 8:30 - 9:30 pm, Bastrop
A Career in Railroading Prototypes Gordon Locke Thursday 8:30 - 9:30 pm, Guadalupe
Details Make a Difference, Part 1 Modeling Duane Richardson, MMR Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Llano
Details Make a Difference, Part 2 Modeling Bob Brendle Thursday 8:30 - 9:30 pm, Llano
Scenery from Dirt to Clouds, and Some Stuff in Between Scenery Chuck Ellis Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Travis, and
Thursday 8:30 - 9:30 pm, Travis
17 Ways Not to Make Signals – and One That Works Pretty Well Operations David Nicastro Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Bastrop
Remote Dispatching Operations Sam Nicastro &
Eric Herschman
Thursday 8:30 - 9:30 pm, Bastrop
UK Railroads & Model Railroading: The Same, Just Different Prototypes Greg Johnson Friday 9:00 - 10:00 am, Bastrop
When I'm 1:64: Modeling a Minority Scale Modeling Trevor Marshall Friday 9:00 - 10:00 am, Travis
Using Excel for Planning an Operating Session Operations Lou Adler, MMR Friday 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Bastrop
Using Photos to Color Your Structure Surfaces Scenery Lance Mindheim Friday 10:30 - 11:30 am, Travis
Virtual Railroading, Part 1: Introduction Modeling David Petersen Friday 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Llano
Virtual Railroading, Part 2: Operations Operations David Petersen Friday 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Llano
Austin and Llano TNO and SP Subdivisions Prototypes Al Partlow Friday 10:30 - 11:30 am, Llano
Microcontrollers for Layout Control and Animation Electronics Rick Jones Friday 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Bastrop
Meet the Prez NMRA Charlie Getz Friday 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Llano
Construction of the Boonville Lift Span Bridge in HO Scale Scenery Steve Nelson Friday 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Bastrop
Advanced Arduino: Speedometer (M&T) --- FULL Electronics Speed Muller Saturday 9:00 - 11:30 am, Bowie
The Language of Railroading Prototypes Bruce Blalock Saturday 9:00 - 10:00 am, Llano
Working with Pan Pastels Scenery Chuck Lind, MMR Saturday 9:00 - 10:00 am, Travis
Speeder Hobby Prototypes Frank Glatzl Saturday 9:00 - 10:00 am, Bastrop, and
Saturday 10:30 - 11:30 am, Bastrop
Switching with T-Trak Layout Design David Shoemaker Friday 8:30 - 9:30 pm, Travis, and
Saturday 10:30 - 11:30 am, Guadalupe
Modeling the Katy in O Scale Modeling Bruce Blalock Saturday 10:30 - 11:30 am, Llano
Model Railroading as Art Modeling Lance Mindheim Saturday 10:30 - 11:30 am, Travis
Dead Rail is Awesome Electronics David Petersen Friday 10:30 - 11:30 am, Bastrop
Hands-On Operations Operations Austin Model Railway Society Thursday 10:30 - 11:30 am, AMRS Layout/Banquet 2, and
Thursday 3:00 - 4:00 pm, AMRS Layout/Banquet 2
Sound Decoders Electronics Blake Bogs Friday 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Travis

If you're interested in giving a clinic, we'll be happy to have you. Don't worry if the list looks full, just contact Riley Triggs. Clinics are subject to change.

These great clinics wouldn't be possible without a super group of volunteer clinicians from the Lone Star Region and across the country. Thanks, folks!