NMRAx Clinic links, 2020, 2021

As modeled by Laurie McLean, MMR®: NMRA X PRODUCERS


2020.04.24 (24 hours)

Ralph Renzetti: From Workbench to Mainline

Kaylee Zhang: Using Cellular Speakers for DCC Sound

Clark Kooning, MMR®: Model Railroading 101

Joey Guinto: Weathering for Beginners

Ron Marsh: My Home layout. A virtual layout tour

Kevin Marks: Track building tips with Fast Tracks Tools

Neil Erickson: Oahu Railway Wahiawa Branch & Dead Rail

Duncan Cabassi: UPBNSF Sub Downunder N Scale

Gerry Hopkins, MMR®: Selection of Australian Layouts

Craig Mackie: "Cassino" HO Scale

Martyn Jenkins: Raspberry Pi and Engine Driver

Mike DeSensi: Ohio Valley Lines MR Club, T-Trak Subdivision

Randy Hammil: New Britain Station

Rob Clark: Is Model Railroading Art?

Peter Bowen: Weathering Locos and Cars in 5 minutes

Perry Lamb: Utah, Colorado & Western Developing a History

Thomas Gasior, MMR®: Split Rock Mining Company, HO Layout

Chris Adams: Modeling the Valley Local

Michelle Kempema: Colorado Model Railroad Museum

Tony Cook: Prototype to Model SD50/SD60's

Seth Gardner: NYC Piney Fork Branch

Mike Mackey, MMR®: Details make the Difference

Walker Embry: Big Turn & Southern Railroad

AML: AML Live Podcast, The Digital World!!!


2020.05.09 Ask the MMR


2020.05.16

John Gaydon: NSW Automated Signalling

Gerry Hopkins, MMR®: Virtual Layout Tour - Australian Narrow Gauge

Mike Mackey, MMR®: 3D Printing & Model Railroading

Joey Guinto: Creating Simple Rust for Beginners

Perry Lamb: Detailing Diesel Locomotives

Dave Burman: Against the Grain - Modeling Prototype Agriculture, part 1

Kevin Marks: Track Building with Fast Tracks

Clark Kooning, MMR®: How to build a plastic structure kit

Andrew Porter: Virtual Layout Tour - Elk Creek Logging Company

Tony Cook: An overview of Revell HO

Ralph Renzetti: Weathering Wall Signs

Eduardo Becherell: Landscaping 101


2020.05.30

Mike Mackey, MMR®: Scenery with Florist Foam

Gerry Hopkins, MMR®: More Layouts from Down Under

Lloyd Henchey: Layout Tour, MHO Junction

Jerry Britton: Moving the Presidents by Rail

Dwight Sturtevant: Layout Tour, New Middletown and Stonypoint RR

Duane Richardson, MMR®: If it ain't dirty it ain't done!

Scott Perry: Scratch building Structures

Randy Hammill: New Haven Steam, A Detail Study for Modelers

Pete Steinmetz: Simple, Effective Weathering Techniques

John Bate: A Gentle Introduction to Arduino Programming

Jim Sacco: Easy City Streets Using Sintra (and Tips on Modeling Streets)

Bruce Petrarca, MMR®: The ABC's of DCC


2020.06.13

Arthur Hayes, MMR®: Building an 8-wheel wagon (Freight Car)

Gerry Hopkins, MMR®: Something from Down Under!

David McLaughlin: Scratchbuilding Western Maryland Railway Structures

Michael Groves: Lighting your layout without Wiring

Dave Abeles: Onondaga Cutoff, Remote Operating Sessions

Randy Hammill: New Britain Station, Designing Operations

Mike Deverell: Drawing for Lasercutting 101

Jim Gore, MMR®: Building Grandpa's Service Station

Frank Markovich, MMR®: Detailing wood for structures and rolling stock

John Bate: Creating Your Own 3D Designs with SketchUp

Mike Mackey, MMR®: 3D Printing & Model Railroading

Neil Erickson: Exploring Dead Rail, Battery Powered Trains


2020.06.20 Ask the MMR


2020.06.27

Gerry Hopkins, MMR®: Australian Layout tours

Adam Wuiske: How I got into model manufacturing

Monty Smith: Not Just Toying with Bricks: L Gauge Layout Tour & Demo

Miles Hale, MMR®: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of building a model railroad

Hale w/John Lowrance, MMR®: 2 Words and how they effect our railroads

Dave Burman: Against the Grain - Modeling Prototype Agriculture, part #2

Robert Thomas: Layout tour, The Crawford & Cherokee

Joey Giunto: Carving rocks from foam

Andrew Porter: LCC for beginners

Tom Barbalet: Podcasting is easier than you think!

Paul Hobbs: Business Cars, Private Cars

Scott Thornton: Brief history of the ProtoThrottle and how it may enhance your operations


2020.07.12 GatewayX

Day 1, Sunday

Michael Hill: The very first introduction to Arduino

Don Fowler: Woodland Scenics Realistic Water

Jonathan Small: N-scale Trees: Modeling Trees from Astilbe Flowers

Edward Koehler: That town at the end of the line - Coal Patch Communities

Eduardo Becherell: Ballasting 101

Carl Blum: PVC Terminal Strips for Model Railroads

Dan Munson: Model railroad photography

Lloyd Henchey, Perry Lamb, Neil Erickson, Mike Mackey MMR®: Panel Discussion: Building Your First Model Railroad

Ralph Renzetti: Weathering, we don't know what yet. It is a surprise

Perry Lamb: Realistic base level scenery for your model railroad

John Lowranch, MMR®: San Antonio and Northern Railroad

Greg McComas: Touring the Michigan Interstate St. Clair Subdivision

Ed McNamara: Portland and Western, Free-Mo-N

Day 2, Monday 7.13

Kevin Marks: Track building with Fast Tracks

Peter Bowen: Scratch Building in Wood

David Hager: Drawing-3D in SketchUp

Bob Feuerstein: Getting a Pro Look with a Simple Camera

Jim Sacco: Modernization of Main St. and How It Affects Our Modeling

Mike Corley: Building Rooftop details

Bob Feuerstein: Photo Editing Programs and Efficient Workflow

Mike Ross: Tree building for Model Railroads

Mike Walter: Resistance Soldering

Joey Guinto, Andrew Porter, Clark Kooning MMR® Panel Discussion: Skills and Techniques for Kit Building

Lloyd Henchey: Building Interiors

Jack Ellis: Bar Mills Model Works: The Last Two Inches of The Layout

Barry Silverthorn: Roomettes

Jeff Palmer, MMR®: Roads

Duane Richardson, MMR®: What it takes to make a model great

Day 3, Tuesday 7.14

Tim O.: Lake Michigan Carferry Operations at Kewaunee, WI

Randy Hammil, Andrew Porter, Mike Mackey MMR®: Panel Discussion - Modelling Freight Cars & Locomotives

Arthur Hayes, MMR®: Conveying goods & freight on your layout

Dave Burman: Covered hoppers, Against the Grain

Tony Cook: Greenville, Pullman-Standard, and Thrall 86-foot High-Cube Boxcars

Matt Lentz: Rebuild Athearn Blue Box Locomotives

Paul Hobbs: Streamlined Passenger Trains serving St. Louis

Day 4, Wednesday 7.15

Dave Burman: Against the grain, part 3. Storing, Distilling and Shipping to the Consumer

Jerry Hoverson, MMR®: Planning your Layout (before you install benchwork)

Andy Ambroze: From 12x20 to 20x16x3!

Gordy Robinson: Layout Design from track charts and maps

Randy Hammill, Dave Burman, Dan Munson, Ed Smith: Panel Discussion – Layout Design

John Feraca, MMR®: Building the Beaver Creek Branchline

Bruce Wilson: Culm Valley Light Railway

Edward Koehler: Introduction to modelling firefighting

Dave Burman: Designing from the Prototype - Making it Real

Joe Fugate: TOMA, The "One module approach"

Day 5, Thursday 7.16

Dan Spalding: Painting & Weathering

Otto Vondrak: History of Railroad Model Craftsman magazine

Drake Hokanson: "That looks right"; How better scenery graphics and improved railroad graphics can enhance realism in your model railroad.

Ralph Renzetti & Dan Spalding: Panel discusion, Painting & Weathering

Art Fahie: Bar Mills Model Works

Matt Lentz: Contrast Paint vs. Brass Locomotive

Bernard Hellen: How to paint 3D resin prints. Make your layout come alive!

Jeff Kuebler: Track Weathering - 1,2,3

Day 6, Friday 7.17

Jim Kline: Preparing to Program an Arduino

Jim Lewis: Super Simple Lighting: LED and Fiber Optics Animation without soldering

Tim O.: Scratch building a RR Car, Cricut Cutting Styrene

Tim O.: Scratch building a RR Car, Simple 3d Printed Parts

Bill Sartore: Microlumina: Lighting kits

Dave Ackmann: Amazing Arduino Animations for Beginners

Gordy, Brad and Speed: Helices

Dave Ackmann: Building Billboards for the Baden, Vogt & DeSmet

Speed, Michael P., Bruce P., Nathan H.: Panel Discussion – Technology & Electronics

Pat McCarthy: Lights and interiors

Michael Groves: Designing Prototypical Lighting for Realism

Jim Kline: Introduction to NeoPixels

Bruce Petrarca: DCC Consisting

Pete Steinmetz: Battery Power Remote Control - Dead Rail. An Overview of Various Systems and Options

Day 7, Saturday 7.18

Carlton Brown: RFID/NFC and JMRI, getting started with TrainTraxx

Kevin Marks: Magic with rail

Ron Poidomani: Introduction to Building Craftsman Kits

Tony Cook: Ski Train

Chris Adams: Operating the Valley Local

Greg McComas: OPs on the Michigan Interstate St. Clair Subdivision

Richard Sieben: Operations by Spreadsheet

Joe Fugate: Runs like a dream

Dan Munson: Yardmaster 101

Dave Burman: A river runs through it - barge operations and your railroad

Tony Cook & Craig Ross: Virtual Banquet – "The Business of N Scale with Craig Ross of Bluford Shops"

Eric Smith: Getting Started with Operations, for the novice

Arthur Hayes, MMR®: Prototype Ops on a Small Layout

Mike Mackey, MMR®: The Texas Express 2023, DFW

Chris Palermo: 2021, Rails by the Bay, Santa Clara


2020.07.25 SERx

Room 1

David McLaughlin: Scratchbuilding Western Maryland Railway structures and more

Jonathan Small: Trees for your Layout

Randy Hammil: Operations Jobs performed by the Railroad

James Knabb: The Next Generation Model Railroaders

Michael Hill: How to build an Ardunio based control panel.

Gordy Robinson: From Track Charts to Track Plan

Room 2

Steve Todd: JMRI Operations with no paper

Stephen Sprinkle: Quick assembly of an HO scale layout designed for operations

Perry Lamb: Military flat car loads

Carl Blum: PVC terminal strips for insulation displacment screws

Tom Gordon: Arduinos & Raspberry Pi's - Oh my!

Chuck Jenkins: Trees as supporting actors

Walt Liles: Modeling a Walthers structure to look real

Craig Laing: Prince, WV: Modeling a real place using an N scale T-TRAK module

Room 3

Peter Bowen: Scratch Building in Wood

Nick Santo: Basic DCC Decoder Installation Thoughts

Mike Mackey, MMR®: Foam Scenery

Scott Griggs: The end of the line - Selling your trains

David Popp: Overview of the Canadian Canyons N Scale Layout

George Bogatuik: Overview of Tsunami steam decoders - Soundtrax

Jon Tamkin: Mission model paints

Pete Steinmetz: Weathering with AK Pencils

George Bogatuik: Overview of Tsunami diesel decoders - Soundtrax


2020.08.22 BODx, ask the Board of Directors


2020.09.12 Ask the MMR


2020.09.26 Part i, Part ii

Patrick Grace: A day in the life of my layout

Thomas Klimoski: The Georgia Northeastern Railroad, Prototype and Modeling

Jeff Gerow: LCC, a better way to move points

Pete Leach, MMR®: The Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington in On30

Chuck Lind, MMR®: Crowell Long Leaf Lumber Company, Inc.

Dave Ackmann: I Just Bought a 3D Printer – Now What Can I Do With It?

Eduardo Becherell: Water & Lakes

Bernhard Beck and Dave Falkenburg: Silicon Valley Lines Model Railroad Club

Richard Sieben: Car floats on Chicago River

David McMorran: MQTT in the model train world (mqTrains.com)

Joey Guinto: Carving Rocks from Foam Part 2: Adding Color and Foliage

Gerry Hopkins, MMR®: Scenery Clinic for Beginners


2020.10.23 NMRA BR

2020.10.24 NMRA BR


2020.11.21 NMRAx November: Part i, Part ii

David Ramos: DCC++

Andy Crawford: Sage Brush Trees

John Doehring: Confessions of a (Reforming) Armchair Railroader (Seven Secrets to Getting Started, getting Going, and Enjoying Model Railroading More)

Ron Poidomani: Modeling The Manufactures Railroad New Haven CT 1948

Lloyd Henchy: 3 scratch build buildings on the MHO Junction

David Hager: Port Railroads: Galveston Island

Tim O.: Using JMRI for Auto Train Running and Dispatching

Jeff Rykiel: Lumberjack: the old, the new and the ugly?

Michael Barrett: Arduino Uncoupling

Craig Mackie: Making Pallets

Pete Steinmetz: Dead Rail

Laurie McLean: Animation


NERx:

2020.12.01, Day 1

Jeff Gerow: Foreground Trees with Leaves - HERE

Dave MacPherson: Clinch Mountain Railroad - HERE

Lou McIntyre: Bringing the Railroad to Life Using Layers - HERE

Kaylee Zheng: Achievement Program and Contests - HERE

Andy Reynolds: Building Bar Mills Magee's Tire Repair Shop - HERE

Ned Spiller: Danby Ludlow & Springfield RR - HERE

Steve Perry: Modeling An Operating Pre- W.W.II R.R. Grade Crossing Signal - HERE

Ed Olszewski: Western Adirondack Model Railroaders - HERE

2020.12.02, Day 2

Doug Dederick: Basic Scenery Tips - HERE

Herm Botzow: Buckeye RR - HERE

Steve Erickson: Coal Cod & Cash - HERE

Kaylee Zheng: Achievement Program and Contests - HERE

Jim Fairbanks: Using Paper to Build that Model for your Railroad - HERE

Gordon Spalty: Maine and Western Railroad - HERE

Bruce Robinson: Let’s learn to operate local train POFR for the beginner –(Part 1) HERE (Part 2) HERE

Mike Dolan: South Shore Model Railway Club - HERE

2020.12.03, Day 3

Chuck Diljak: My Big Fat Clinic. Or, How to Weigh Cars Like the Prototype - HERE

Michael Tylick: Rails Across Marshfield - HERE

Edward Koehler: The Welsh Highland Railway - HERE

Kaylee Zheng: Achievement Program and Contests - HERE

John Doehring: Take Two! Module Building Lessons Learned - and Some New Ideas for the Second Time Around - HERE

Victor Hand: New York Central - Harmon to Cold Spring - HERE

Jeff Faust: Just Build an Inglenook - HERE

Doug Dederick: Great Northern Railway, Kalispell Div. - HERE

2020.12.04, Day 4

John Feraca, MMR®: Building Stone City Heights - HERE

Bob Peterson: Binghamton Society of Model Engineers - HERE

Jim Kline: Introduction to NeoPixels - HERE

Kaylee Zheng: Achievement Program and Contests - HERE

Jon Silhavey: Paints, 3D Printing - HERE

John Feraca, MMR®: Stone Canyon Railroad - HERE

Irwin Nathanson: My Miniatur Wunderland - HERE

Jeffrey MacHan: Kofferbahn von Sankt-Bartholomä - HERE


2020.12.27 NMRAx December:

Richard Sieben: Central manufacturing district in Chicago

Ralph Renzetti: AK Weathering Pencils in Action

Jordan Kramer: Railfanning in Winter

Gerry Hopkins, MMR®: Engine and rolling stock maintenance

Joseph Giunto: Simple Fading Using Acrylic Paints ...

Craig Mackie: This is how we OPs


2020.12.31: NMRAx New Years Eve Special


2021.01.23 NMRAx January: Part i, Part ii

William Neale, MMR®: Steam Era Freight Car Weathering

Chrizandri Roth: 3D modelling for beginners with Blender

James van Bokkelen: New England Passenger Trains ...

Eduardo Becherell: Mexican Railroads

Robert J. Thomas: Introduction to JMRI Operations for a Small Layout

Jeff Rykiel: Modules: Risers and corners

Pat Gagel: History Canberra Rail

Gerry Hopkins, MMR®: Australian Layout Tour #5


2021.01.30: Piedmont Division presents Model Railroading 101 Train 'N Camp


2021.02.27 NMRAx February: Part 1A, Part 1C, Part 2B

Nick Santo: Basic Model Railroad Soldering

Rob Clark: The Art of Urban Scenery on the Cornhill and Atherton RR

Richard Sieben: Rails at International Harvester in Chicago

Michael Tylick, MMR®: Let's build a laser kit

Dazzy Jay: TrainController software to run your layout

Jordan Kramer: A look at freight cars

Pat Gagel: From Humble Beginnings at 48 in N-scale

John F., Parker, MMR®: Painting Simple Backdrops


2021.03.24 NMRAx March:

Thomas Gasior: RIP Tracks: Prototype, modeling and operations

Drake Hokanson: Tricking out passenger cars for enhanced detail and smooth operation

Tom Greco: Music on the Rails and the second part...

Richard Kurschner: Three Ways to Get Started in 3D Printing

("Where is Marty" half time show)

Dave Ackmann: Discovering Custom Decals

Frank Markovich: The Building of the CRSM Layout

Kevin Marks: Track Soldering Techniques

Gerry Hopkins, MMR: Australia Layout Tour 6


2021.04.10 NERx:

Day 1, Part 1:

Eric Whitney, Jeff Gerow, Dave Insley: LCC discussion and the Introduction video

Bob Cochran: Vermont Rail System Layout Tour

Bill Brown, MMR®: AP Program

Dave Martini: CSX Northeast Layout Tour

Chuck Diljak: Model Showcase, Part 1

Jeff Hanke: Modeling Vehicles

Day 1, Part 2:

Bill Schneider: The Old Woman in the New Basement

Bill Brown, MMR®: Colorado Narrow Gauge Layout Tour, Leadville and Red Cliff (LARC) Layout Tour

Brenna Whitney: The Future of the Hobby

Ronald Stacy: Rondemont And West Shore Layout Tour

Chuck Diljak: Model Showcase, Part 2

Richard Breton: Model Railroad Control / Heritage park Railroad Museum

Day 2, Part 1:

Justin Maguire: Lightweight modules for the ETE

David MacLeod: Lionel Four Level Layout Tour

Bill Brown, MMR®, Jim Gore, MMR®, Bob Hamm, MMR®, Frank Koch, Edward O'Rourke, MMR®, Tom Oxnard, MMR®: AP Program Round Table Q&A

Drew James: Canada, Spokane & Pacific Layout Tour

Chuck Diljak: Model Showcase, Part 3

Sue Osberg: Coloring Wooden Walls with Chalk

Peter Watson, MMR®: Mill City Presentation

Layout Tour: Bay State Model Railroad Museum

Day 2, Part 2:

Jim Homoki: Creating a Timetable: For the AP Certificate and More

Chuck Diljak: Model Showcase, Part 4

Tom Wortmann: Mohawk, Salem & Kensington Layout Tour

Jim Murphy: Building the B&M Passenger Station, Holyoke, Mass.

Dick Senges: Oil Creek Railroad Layout Tour

Ed O'Connell: Building a Portable Power Cab and Decoder Programming Station


2021.04.24 NMRAx April:

Drew Warrington: Finding the Best Speaker for HO Scale

Michael Tylick: Quick Interiors

Dave Insley: Preparing Your Coal Hauling Fleet

Stefan Bartelski: Using Cloud Based Software to Develop Model Railroad Apps WITHOUT Programming

Dean Ferris: Modeling Oregon’s dry side on the Oregon Joint Line

Lloyed Henchey: You can get the Golden Spike too!

David McMorran: Easy Electronics with mqTrains and MQTT


1 year anniversary!

Clinics in the first year came from 7 countries on 4 continents:

2021.05.22 NMRAx May:

Clark Kooning, MMR®: Introduction to Plaster Road Work

Clem Harris: Adding lighting to your N scale locomotives

Pat Rivard and Paul Hurly: Making Coniferous Trees

Dave Husman: Trackage rights

Halftime show: Rails by the Bay Virtual Convention 2021

Sam Swanson, MMR®: Finishing Models

Jordan 'Spud' Kramer: Springtime Rail-fanning

Peter Watson: Spline Roadbed

Stephen Moore: Japanese Trains


2021.06.11 - 14 AUSx (AR Virtual Convention):

Day 1: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Miles Hale, MMR®: Layout Tour

David O'Hearn: Making Fences, Making Roads, Crush Connectors for Tidy Wiring

Luke Herbert: Weathering your Australian Locos

Layout Tours

Laurie McLean, MMR®: Animation on your Layout

Lauris Hopkins: Scenery for Beginners

John F Parker, MMR®: Painting Simple Backdrops, RE-RUN

Thomas W. Gasior, MMR®: RIP Track, RE-RUN

Gerry Hopkins, MMR®: Maintenance and Repair of Ozzie Rolling Stock & Locos

Paul Hobbs: Business Cars and Private Cars, RE-RUN

Layout Tours

Duncan Cabassi, Jeff Chatwin, Peter McGuire, Rob Peterson, Merv Bagnall, David North, Chris Minahan, Al Harris: The Panel - ARC/DIV

Day 2: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Dave Ackmann: I Just Bought a 3D Printer – Now What Can I Do With It?, RE-RUN

Miles Hale: Tools for Model Railroading

Lloyd Henchey: MHO Junction Layout Tour

Layout Tours

Speed Muller/David McMorran: mqTrains - Inexpensive Layout Control with WiFi and MQTT

Richard Bradley: Signaling for Your Layout

Pat Gagel: History Canberra Rail, RE-RUN

Gerry Hopkins, MMR®: This is How We Op on the GNDU

Chris Lord: Updating and Upgrading the ARM 38 class

Layout Tours

Gordy Robinson, Dazzy Jay, Martyn Jenkins, Brad Anderson, James Brassill, Dave Ableles: The Panel - REMOTE OPERATIONS

Gordy Robinson: Layout Design With AnyRail

Day 3: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

John Lowrance: Signs

Dave Abeles: Signals & Interlockings

Lloyd Henchey: You Can Get the Golden Spike Too!

Ralph Renzetti: Modelling Techniques & Weathering


Arthur Hayes, MMR®: Building a Wagon from Scratch

Craig Mackie: Making Pallets

Ken Scales, MMR®: How to Build a Laser Cut Kit

Craig Mackie & Paul "PK" Kaluschke: Weathering in a Can & With An Accent

Wayne Horton: Using Interlocking Frames for your Signals


Gerry Hopkins MMR®, Peter Jackson MMR® and Arthur Hayes MMR®: The Panel: "THE ROAD TO MMR"

Day 4: Part 1, Part 2

Kevin Marks: Fast Tracks

Jordan Kramer: Railfanning in Summer

Gerry Hopkins MMR®: LEDs What, Where, Why & How to Use Them

Arthur Hayes, MMR®: Operation on a Small Layout

Eric Couglan: Using Elecrostatic Grass

Peter and Barbara Jensen: Super Detailing Building Interiors

Convention Closing Remarks


2021.06.26 NMRAx June: Canceled


2021.07.24 NMRAx July: Canceled


2021.08.28 NMRAx August:

Dave Ackmenn: 2 and 1/2 D CAD using PowerPoint

Jordan Kramer: Mix Freight & Motive Power

Jeff Rykiel: Modules: Tunnels and Culverts

Ken Ehlers, MMR®: Pandora & San Miguel Layout Tour (Rio Grande Southern in Sn3)

Tony Cook: Subscribe


2021.09.28 NMRAx September:

Tony Cook: U25B locomotives

Chrizandri Roth: Railfanning the TransNamib

David Popp: Weathering Rapido’s New Haven Passenger Cars

Pete Mulvany and Tom Chalabi: Remote OPs w/Choo Choo Vision