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Our class offerings, listed below, are grouped to help you identify the location of the class. Most courses are self-contained so that anyone can attend any course. However, note that because of facility capabilities, all classes are limited to 20 attendees except as noted below. Classes are one hour and 15 minutes long, with a 15 minute break between classes.

 

Just a reminder -- you do not have to be an NMRA member to attend. The event is open to the public and the cost is only $10 no matter how many classes you register for. Please add another $5 if you want to bring any family members (one $5 covers all additional family members).

The classes below are arranged by classroom.

The last digit is the time slot during the day and the middle two digits indicate the classroom number(i.e., Class #101-3 is in Classroom 1 during the 3rd time period - 1:00 pm). Use the table to select those courses you would like to attend. Make a note of the particular class numbers you have chosen before you go the RMU 2024 Registration page to sign up.

 

 


ALL MODEL EVALUATIONS FOR AP AWARDS WILL TAKE PLACE IN ROOM 5



CLASSROOM 1
TIME CLASS # DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
9 AM 101-1
TIPS FOR CONSTRUCTING ELECTRONIC PROJECTS FOR MODEL RAILROADS: This clinic presents a number of design and construction steps which have proved useful in electronic projects for model railroads. A simple micro-controlled blinking LEDs project (e.g crossing signals) will be used to demonstrate the various tips and techniques.
FRED MILLER MMR
10:30 AM 101-2
CONSTRUCTION OF A K-1 TROLLEY CONTROLLER: This clinic presents the design and construction of a model K-1 Trolley Car Controller. The project includes use of Arduino micro-controllers to sense the use of various controls and issue applicable DCC commands through Digitrax Loconet. The controller includes throttle notching, air brake functions, air line pressure metering, circuit breaker simulations, door and gong operations- all with approppriate sounds.
FRED MILLER MMR
LUNCH Lunch is on your own
1 PM 101-3
MODEL RAILROADING IN A LIMITED SPACE:
 Hesitant to build your railroad because you have limited space? Fred Miller moved into a high-rise condo and was faced with either "arm-chair" model railroading or continuing his life long hobby of building model railroads.This clinic is about he designed and constructed several "shelf layouts" to satisfy his desire for building an operating model railroad.
FRED MILLER MMR
2:30 PM 101-4
USING MICRO-CONTROLLERS IN MODEL RAILROADING:
This clinic will explore some easy applications for micro-controllers an the NEW world of model railroading. Projects using Arduino series of micro-controllers to run servos for turnout control, crossing gates and other animation. The clinic will describe actual implemented projects on Fred's various layouts which have been described in MER Local "Electronics Corner" columns.
FRED MILLER MMR
CLASSROOM 2
TIME CLASS # DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
9 AM 102-1  
WATER IS EASY:
A description/demonstration of how I made a river after years of avoiding putting water scenes on my layout.
DAVID MYERS
10:30 AM 102-2
FOAM TECHNIQUES, FROM CUTTING TO FINISHING:
The Foam techniques cover how to cut, shape, glue, and finish foam for scenery and structures.
KEITH IRITSKY
LUNCH Lunch is on your own
1 PM 102-3    
2:30 PM 102-4    
CLASSROOM 3
TIME CLASS # DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
9 AM 103-1
MODEL RAILROADING 102:
The presentation will continue with a few basics of model railroading. This time we will go forward with some do's and don'ts in layout design and look toward developing that first layout plan.
ANDREW STITT
10:30 AM 103-2 OPEN  
LUNCH Lunch is on your own
1 PM 103-3
GETTING STARTED WITH LASERS AND 3D PRINTERS:
In this clinic you will learn some high level basics on how to utilize FDM- style (fused deposition modeling) 3D printers and open-frame diode lasers to design and build structures on your layout. We will review what software is required and how to develop a basic design from start to finish.
CHAD BARNETTE
2:30 PM 103-4 OPEN  
CLASSROOM 4: White Elephant Room
   
CLASSROOM 5: MODEL EVALUATION ROOM
   
CLASSROOM 6
TIME CLASS # DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
9 AM 106-1 OPEN  
10:30 AM 106-2 OPEN  
LUNCH Lunch is on your own
1 PM 106-3 OPEN  
2:30 PM 106-4    
CLASSROOM 7
TIME CLASS # DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
9 AM 107-1    
10:30 AM 107-2
INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERSTATE RAILROAD:
 An interesting slideshow from steam
to Norfolk Southern on the Interstate Railroad, an Appalachian coal hauling railroad.
DAVE CHANCE
LUNCH Lunch is on your own
1 PM 107-3    
2:30 PM 107-4  
CLASSROOM 8
TIME CLASS # DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
9 AM 108-1
LIGHTING THE LAYOUT:
Learn about a unique and low cost way to effectively light your layout. This clinic is updated with new and current information.
NEAL ANDERSON MMR
10:30 AM 108-2 CUSTOM TURNOUTS ON GLASS:
This class involves a step-by-step method of creating custom turnouts on a sheet of glass at the workbench over a paper template.
RICHARD SHULBY
LUNCH Lunch is on your own
1 PM 108-3
AN INTRODUCTION INTO JMRI:
This is an introduction into the world of JMRI to help participants get started in  Operations Pro. Joe will show how to add rolling stock, locations, trains, routes and then produce a train to run the layout.
JOE SKORCH
2:30 PM 108-4

PRACTICAL USAGE FOR OPERATIONS PRO:
This is a continuation of the clinic An Introduction Into JMRI. In this clinic a demonstration of some basic functions that I have learned from using Operations Pro over the years in monthly operating sessions.
JOE SKORCH
CLASSROOM 9
TIME CLASS # DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
9 AM 109-1
THE ABC'S OF BUILDING CRAFTSMAN STRUCTION KITS:
Jack will take you through the steps that you can take to build a wood structure kit that will add a highly detailed foreground scene to your layout. A PowerPoint presentation will be supplemented with completed examples of several craftsman structures, from small to large, and from various manufacturers. Examples in N, HO, and O scales will be exhibited.
JACK DZIADUL
10:30 109-2    
LUNCH Lunch is on your own
1 PM 109-3 SOLDERING MADE EASY:
This clinic is educational in nature, it will not be a class participation clinic.  However, as in most clinics any participant can add their thoughts and ideas.  The material covered will include what solder is, how to solder, methods of soldering, and preparations to make strong soldering connections.  Demonstrations will include different soldering devices, helping tools, and methods.
ROY BECKER
2:30 PM 109-4    
CLASSROOM 10
TIME CLASS # DESCRIPTION T-TRAK DISPLAY INSTRUCTOR
9 AM 110-1    
10:30 110-2    
LUNCH Lunch is on your own
1 PM 110-3 T-TRAK LARRY PAFFRATH
2:30 PM 110-4    
CLASSROOM 11
TIME CLASS # DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
9 AM 111-1
WWII MILITARYLOADS AND INDUSTRIAL LOADS IN THE LATE 1940's
:
Overview of building a military train returning from WWII and industrial loads of the same era. The clinic reviews military equipment returning from the European theatre in the late 40's and industrial loads in the late 40's early 50's.

ED SMITH MMR
10:30 111-2
MODEL RAILROADING IN SHORT PIECES:
 In this clinic Gil discusses ways to build a layout even if you don't have a basement, spare room, or special outbuilding. He covers Joe Fugate's "TOMA" concept, several versions of modules as well as sectional layout building concepts that apply to all the more popular scales.
GIL BRAUCH MMR
LUNCH Lunch is on your own
1 PM 111-3
ABC'S OF SCENERY:
This is a discussion of basic scenery concepts. It covers topics to be considered in planning and installing scenery on your layout ranging from the selection of locale and season, materials that can be used and tips and techniques to bring your layout from "plywood plains" to a "living wonder".
GIL BRAUCH MMR
2:30 PM 111-4
SCENERY FROM THE BACKDROP TO THE FACIA:
This clinic is an overview of scenerytechniques from the back to the front of the layout.
ED SMITH MMR



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