NMRAx Clinic links: 2020-2024

As modeled by Laurie McLean, MMR®: NMRAx 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 Giunto: 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


    John Gaydon: NSW Automated Signalling

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

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

    Joey Giunto: 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


    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


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

    Gerry Hopkins, MMR®: Australian Virtual Layout Tour

    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


    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 Lowrance, 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 Giunto, 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 - SoundTraxx

        Jon Tamkin: Mission model paints

        Pete Steinmetz: Weathering with AK Pencils

        George Bogatuik: Overview of Tsunami diesel decoders - SoundTraxx

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: Lakes & Water

    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 Giunto: 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


  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

  Lloyd 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 Ackmann: 2-and-a-half 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

2021.09.28 NMRA Awards Night 2021

2021.10.23 NMRAx October:

Dean Smith: Railroader Memories: Operations on the ET&WNC, Vida Division

Riley Triggs: Port of New York Railroad presentation

John Gardiner:  Modeling Modern Transit Systems

Peter Watson: Railroad Signals

2021.11.27 NMRAx November:

Ralph Renzetti: Chipped paint with wax paper

Paul Hurly: Selling Model Train Inventory on the Internet

Gerry Hopkins, MMR®: More Australian Layouts

Lloyd Henchey: Building the historic Contoocook covered bridge 

2021.12.18 NMRAx December:

Dave Salamon: Cement Plant Modeling

Kevin Marks: Getting started in Track Building

Jordan KramerTrackside with Jordan - Travels Abroad

Joey Giunto:  Easy and Fun Operations for Your Model Railroad

2022.03.21 NERx:

Day 1:

Steve McMullin: Modelling Rural Scenes for a Model Railroad

Roundtable Discussion: Christina Zambri,  Michelle Kempema, 

Lindsay Turlan,  Sue Osberg,  Debbie Ames & Brenna Whitney: Women in Model Railroading

John Newick: Central Maine & Aroostook (or the start of the Layout Tour!)

Model Showcase: Part 1 

Jim Gore, MMR: Building the Pie Town Stage

Tom Oxnard: Boston and Maine

2022.03.22 NERx:

Day 2:

Scott Gothe: More than just a pretty light: A signaling Primer for Modelers

Roundtable Discussion by Stan Ames, Neal Schoor, Rick Mniece, Kevin Strong, Bob McCown, Hellen Lenart & Tommy Robichaud: Larger than HO Scale

Drew James: A CTC Machine for the CS&P

Jim Walsh: Adhesives and Fillers

2022.03.23 NERx:

Day 3:

Rich Newmiller, MMR: Modeling the Rail-Served Diamond Glass Company 

Roundtable Discussion by John Doehring, Rand Hoven, John Newick  & Ernie Poole : N Scale Operations: Could Little Trains be the Next Big Thing?

Mike Pyszczek: B&O Buffalo Division

Riley Triggs: NMRA Digital Magazine

Jeff Paston: Tour of Gulliver’s Gate

Dave Kotsonis: Greenland Valley Railroad

2022.03.24 NERx:

Day 4:

Jim Heidt: Layout Design Considerations to Optimize the Experience of Operation

Roundtable Discussion by Chris Carfaro, Max Brisben, Cinthia Priest, & Otto Vondrak: Meet the Model Railroad Press

Fred Dellaiacono: Ramapo Central Railroad

Jon Silhavey: 3D Printing, Painting, and LiDAR Update

Rick Abramson: New Haven

2022.04.23 NMRAx June:

Tom D. Stephenson: wTrak

Mike Tylick: Perspective

Chuck DiljakCar Tipping

Craig Bisgeier:  Designing, Cutting and Building Laser Cut Models

Ed O'Connell: Making Rolling Stock Layout Ready

Scott Gothe: A Railroad Signaling Primer for Modelers Part 2 - The Sound and the Fury: Signals on the Move

Adam WuiskeQueensland Railway, Australia

Michelle Kempena:  UP Passenger cars

2022.07.23 NMRAx June (Part 1, Part 2):

Dave Ackmann: Automating CAD

Dean Smith, MMR®: A Room with a View

Nick SantoAccurail to the Rescue

Jeff Rykiel:  Building the B&O/Colorado Midland, Part 1

Neil Ericson: OR&L Layout update (will redo this clinic in the next Convention)

Eduardo Becherell: Graphitti

Ethan BernsteinAn Introduction to 3D Printing and CAD Design for Model Railroading

Gerry Hopkins, MMR®"Bits 'n Pieces" - a collection of tips and answers to commonly asked questions

2022.10.22 NMRAx October:

Andy Zimmerman: Building a portable DCC Command station

Dean Smith, MMR®: Take me to the River

Kevin SpadyModular railroading in On30

Roger RasmussenMaking Fir Trees 101 with CSP - to be aired next convention!

Bill Heubner: How to build a Helix

Neil Ericson: OR&L Layout Update

Tim O.: Modern Dispatching Panel through JMRI Scripting

Gerry Hopkins, MMR®Oz layouts from the cab

2023.01.14 NMRAx January (Part 1, Part 2):

Andy Zimmerman: T-TRAK

Dean Smith, MMR®: Bifocal Line in the Blue Ridge

Gary F Martin: Laser Cutter for your Layout?

Roger Rasmussen:  Making Fir Trees 101 with CSP

Bill Heubner: Domino Modular Benchwork

Joel Salmons: Railfanning Tiff Images

Bob Weinheimer: Evolution of an Operating Scheme

Gerry Hopkins, MMR®: Even More Layouts, #10

2023.02.25 NMRAx February Monthly Update:

Stephen Priest: Creating Urban Scenery

Cameron LeFleur: Joining the NMRA Interchange

Gordy Robinson and Riley Triggs: NMRA News and 2023 Texas Express Convention

2023.03.20 NERx:

Day 1 w/Ed O'Rourke, part 1:

Joe Bux & Ed Koehler: Researching and Modeling an East River Ferryboat Landing

Ed Koehler: John Krause Chases the Greenport Freight 1950

Bill Brown: Tips & Tricks - Bill Brown Tips & Tricks

Model Showcase, Part 1 

Day 1, part 2:

Roundtable w/Michelle Kempema, Blaine Holbrook and John Gardberg: Engaging Families in the Hobby

Bruce Robinson: Tips & Tricks - How to Build a Covered Bridge

Jim Heidt: Ogdensburg & Norwood, Part 1

Mike Pyszczek: Tips & Tricks - New Use for an Old Microbrush

John Valachovic: Designing Operations on a Small Layout

Jim Heidt: Ogdensburg & Norwood, Part 2

2023.03.21 Day 2 w/Pete Watkins:

Jim Walsh: Designing and Building a Static Grass Applicator

Tom Oxnard: Tips & Tricks - Jigs

Model Showcase, Part 2

Roundtable w/Pete Watkins, Dennis DeAngelis, Kevin Katta and John Feraca: Cannonball Express

Roundtable w/Pete Watkins, Greg Williams, Steve McMullin and Lou McIntyre: Fundy Rail Fest

Harold Russell: Tips & Tricks - Guess-timating Structural Dimensions

Steve Kay: Lackawanna Terminal

Jeff Hanke: Car forwarding with Micro Mark 

Steve Erickson: Prototyping the Landscape

2023.03.22 Day 3 w/Artie Krass:

Malcolm Houck: Company Service NYO&W

Ed O'Connell: Tips & Tricks - Uncoupling Tools

Model Showcase, Part 3

Roundtable w/Artie Krass, Ed O'Connell, Bruce Robinson and Jim Schweitzer:  Operations Weekends

Steve McMullin: Carlton Railway

Drew James: Tips & Tricks - Developing a Plausible Car Road Name Roster

James VanBokkelen: Scratch Building a Structure in Styrene

Mike Pyszczek: Tips & Tricks - Cutting Styrene Accurately

Lou McIntyre: Hampton & St. Martins

2023.03.23 Day 4 w/John Doehring:

James Whatley: Photo Interpretation for Modelmakers

Mike Wheeler: Tips & Tricks - Dollar Table MOW Cars

Model Showcase, Part 4

Roundtable w/John Doehring, Chris Adams, Gordy Robinson, Heath Hurwitz, Jordan Kramer and Michael Ostertag: The Impact of New Media in Model Railroading

Bruce Robinson: Valley Junction

Daryl Jacobs: Tips & Tricks - Working with Small Parts

Eric Lalonde: Clouds and Backdrop trees

Mike Wheeler: Tips & Tricks - HO Scale Vehicles from Die Cast Toys

Ed O'Rourke: New Haven Railroad

2023.03.25 NMRAx March Monthly Update:

David Vaughn & Nick Bulgarino: How to get started in O=Scale 2-Rail, and why!

Michelle Kempema: Setting up the 2023 Convention Prototype Rail Tours

Gordy Robinson: Talking to Gordy

G4: Passenger Service is Prototypical on Small Switching Layouts

2023.04.22 NMRAx April (Part 1, Part 1b, Part 2)

David Vaughn: Wit & Wisdom: The Model Railroad Life and Legacy of John Armstrong

 Michelle Kempema: Travel Guide to Colorado Railroads

Gordy Robinson: 3D printing Free-moN

Stephen Moore: Mini Diorama

NERx Extras w/Michael Wheeler: NERx Tips and Tricks

Langellotti: Tile grout roads
Oxnard: Transfer Tape
Houck: Tricks, Tips and Shortcuts
Wheeler: Craft Acrylics and Rattle Cans

Neil Erickson: Using PhotoMatch in SketchUp

Fred Soward: Printing White Decals at Home, with your Laser Printer 

Gerry Hopkins: Converting Australasian HO to ...

2023.05.27 NMRAx May Monthly Update:

Paul Spilman: Rediscovering the Forgotten Past - Using Modern Methods to Uncover History

John Young and Gordy Robinson: Operations Roadshow w/Free-moN (http://free-mon.net/)

G4: Proto-Freelancing in the Wrong Direction, My Accidental Quest to Model the Near Future

2023.06.24 NMRAx June Monthly Update:

Seth Neumann: Arduino-based Circuits for Operation

Jennifer Howell: The difference between Rail-fanning the Big Boy and the Cumbres and Toltec

Lee Marsh: Modeling Great Northern Railway's Cascade Division in HO Scale

2023.07.22 NMRAx July:


2023.08.26 NMRAx August:

Stuck at the 2023 Texas Express National Convention!

2023.09.23 NMRAx September Monthly Update:

Bill Huebner: Using Fast Tracks BullFrog Turnout Control

Russ Segner: Modeling a Rail Served Dynamite Factory

Gerry Hopkins: More Layouts, Part 10

Bonus Train Show, Martin Jenkins: "Miniature Trains on the Coast" by the Miniature Train Club - Gold Coast

2023.12.02 NMRAx November Monthly Update:

Benoit Evellin: State of the hobby: Bonjour from France

Mike Rainville: Maple Landmark Woodcraft

Martyn Jenkins: Tru Blu Scoop on the Blunami

Brenna Whitney: The Future of model Railroading, Part 2

2023.12.23 NMRAx December Monthly Update:

Lloyd Henchey: The 6 pillars of Scenery

John Sacerdote: Amherst Railway Society - Railroad Hobby Show

Thomas Gasior, MMR®: Scenery built on your Workbench

Pat Raymer and Joel Morse: 2024 SurfLiner - Long Beach, California

2024.02.24 NMRAx February Monthly Update: 

Lloyd Henchey: Scenery Pillar #1: "Terrain"
Gordy Robinson and Jordan Kramer: At the WorkBench - Call In show
Brenna Whitney: The Future of Model Railroading, Part 2

2024.03.02 NMRAx February Monthly Update:

Lloyd Henchey: Scenery Pillar #1: "Terrain"
Gordy Robinson: At the WorkBench - Call In show


2024.03.18 NERx Day 1:

Jeff Hanke, MMR: Scratchbuilding the Martensburg WV Fruit Exchange
Dave Durr: Securing Coupler Pockets
Chuck Diljak: Model Showcase Part 1
Heith Hurwitz: Layouts in Small Spaces
Rochester Model Railroad Club: Seneca Valley Lines
Chuck Diljak, MMR: Copper Roofs
Ed O'Rourke, MMR: Tips for Painting Clouds
John Feraca, MMR: Building the Cranberry Yard Freight House
Dave Durr and Jim DeMarco: BuildIt Series - Building a 36' Boxcar - Part 0
and the whole video this time.
Tom Lynch: BD Kaiserslautern

2024.03.19 NERx Day 2:

Tom Oxnard, MMR: Up on the Roof
Chuck Diljak, MMR: Model Showcase Part 2
Dave Durr: Lakeshore'24 Preview
Mike Pyszczek: Dividers
Jeff Hanke: Weathering Wood
Scott Gothe: A Railroad Signaling Primer - Part 3

2024.03.20 NERx Day 3:

Chris Carfaro: Custom Painting Scale Models
Drew James: Easy Evergreens
Chuck Diljak, MMR: Model Showcase Part 3
Angela Sutton, Pam Berrian, Jennifer Howell: Women in Model Railroading
Martin Collard: Borodino & Southern
Chris Carfaro: Large Scale DCC Installations
Dave Durr and Jim DeMarco: BuildIt Series - Building a 36' Boxcar - Part 2
Andreas Werder: Design Your Own Windows
Jim DeMarco: New York Central-Buffalo & Rochester

2024.03.21 NERx Day 4:

James Whatley, MMR: Sprucing Up a Train Show Boxcar
Dave Insley: Wire Wrapping Current Transformers
Chuck Diljak, MMR: Model Showcase Part 4
Drew James: Assembling a Crew to Work on Your Railroad
Doug Dederick: Great Northern - Kalispell Division
Chuck Diljack, MMR, Bernard Hellen and Darryl Jacobs: miniprints/Interaction Hobbies Drawing
Bill Barry: Design and Construction of Prototype Buildings for Model Railroaders
Jon Silhavey: Railfanning Commuter Trains

2023.03.23  NMRAx March Monthly Update:

Lloyd Henchey: Scenery Pillar #2: "Vegetation"
Joseph Giunto: The One Town Approach
Craig Mackie: How to Train your Crew