Clinics Schedule

Join us this year on the first floor Clinics,Two Rivers room where we have gathered a fantastic group of presenters.

Friday June 26, 2020

Saturday June 27, 2020

10:00 am:   Charlie Vlk, The What,Why,Who,Where, and How of Operations

Model Railroading is an extremely diverse Hobby that can attract people with a wide range of interests.
One growing segment is “Operations” where Hobbyists emulate how a real railroad would move equipment during a portion of a day.
Charlie will discuss What types of operations are popular, Why you might consider becoming involved, Who can participate, 
Where operations happen, When they typically are held, and How a railroad might be suitable to operate.

11:00 am - Carlton Brown (of Traintraxx) - “Using RFID for Model Railroad Operations”

 In the presentation we will give a  high level description of what RFID is, how it works, frequencies used and tag types.  We will then get into details of getting started with TrainTraxx for operations/inventory management and integration with JMRI operations. The presentation will take no longer than 45 minutes and will have a live demonstration at our booth. 


12 noon - Liesel Polichetye - "Keeping the Hobby Alive Or Teaching the next generation”

 In this clinic, Liesel will teach simple modeling skills and show you how and why local clubs should form a next generation program.  Classes like this allow people to experience the thrill of model railroading prior to making a commitment of joining a club. The classes are less intimidating than a club and may provide a better experience than joining an established club right away.


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 3:00 pm - Charles Hopkins - “Quick and easy ways for loads on weathered cars”

 Charlie will demonstrate some of his methods and tools for weathering and loading cars with custom loads.  This will also be a chance to work on a few cars during the presentation.  



Looking to give a Clinic!

 One of the areas that makes the Nationa N Scale Convention what it is are the clinics that are
presented at each convention. I would like to request that anyone who 
has an interest in presenting a Clinic at the 2020 NSE Convention in 
Nashville, who knows of someone who may have an interest in 
presenting information that may be of interest to the attendees of the 

N-Scale Convention this year, please contact me.  

The deadline for nominations is March 1 ,2020. 

I suspect that every member of the group knows of one or two people who have some very original ideas that would 

make for a great Clinic and I hope to hear from everyone soon.

 Thank you;

 Mike  Vivion 

Inquire if interested. Email Mike Vivion


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