Clinics

Clinics

Clinics Chair
PCR – Dave SilverStreak Bayless
FRRS – Eugene Vicknair
drf2019clinics@pcrnmra.org

This page last updated: December 11, 2018

Diamond Rails Forever PCR/FRRS Joint 2019 clinic program will feature presentations by talented modelers, authors, and experts in every field of model railroading. The clinics will vary in presentation style and some will include hands-on learning. We’re lining up presenters from all over the PCR and FRRS and even a few from beyond. Whatever your interest, we’ll have the clinic for you.

Diamond Rails Forever 2019 clinics will be presented Thursday through Saturday from morning to evening.
Photo by John Sing

Clinics and Presenters

Please note this list is TENTATIVE and subject to change without notice. So far, we have the following presenters/topics lined up. The dates and locations are still being worked out.

  • Steve Moore           Preview of Salt Lake City 2019
  • Neil Erikson            Onboard Batteries/Deadrail
  • Michael Eldridge    Laser Cutting
  • Paul Hobbs            Business Cars/ Private Cars
  • Paul Hobbs            TTX
  • Paul Weiss              Layout Design
  • Paul Weiss             JMRI/ Operations
  • Jeff Allen                 Building a layout in a classroom
  • David Fryman      Electronic Uncoupler
  • Thomas Blinn      JMRI Hardware installation
  • Hesse Walden     Ops with Card-Cards
  • Robert Pethound            Design portable layout
  • Robert Pethound            Operating portable RR
  • Ed Merrin            Layout Photography
  • Klaus Keil            Transoceanic Containers
  • Randy Pfeiffer    3rd Planit Tips and Use
  • Al Turnbull           DC vs DCC wiring
  • Al Turnbull           Trees/Scenery
  • Gary Ray               Layout design, Proto to Layout
  • Walt Schedler      Scenery backdrop
  • Phil Gulley            Thinking outside the Box design
  • Dave Clemens     Camas Prairie
  • Jim Zeek               Placerville and Lumber
  • Jim Zeek               Lumbering/ Historical overview
  • Jim Collins            Any Rail
  • Bob Chaparro     Citrus Industry Ops
  • Kerry Cochran – Western Pacific MOW Cars: History and Modelling part 2
  • Loren Dunlap – Western Pacific Railroad China
  • Jeff Moore – Western Pacific and McCloud River Railway
  • Ken Rattenne – “The West in Western Pacific”
  • Janet Steeper – Western Pacific Menus and Food Service
  • Eugene Vicknair – “The Quincy Railroad”
  • Evan Werkema – Western Pacific Diesel Excursions
  • Virgil Staff Films 
  • Gary Ray – Layout Design – Proto to Layout
  • Walt Schedler – Scenery Backdrop
  • Jim Zeek – Placerville and Lumber
  • Jim Zeek – Lumbering, Historical Overview
  • Bob Chaparro – Citrus Industry Ops
  • Bob Chaparro – Right of Way/Trackside Details    

PCR Track

Thursday, May 2, 2019

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Friday, May 3, 2019

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

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FRRS Track

Thursday, May 2, 2019

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Friday, May 3, 2019

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

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Do you want to present a clinic or give an oral history of your railroad experience?

If you would like to present a clinic at Enduring Rails 2018, contact the Clinics Co-Chairs. We’d love to hear from you!

A convenient Clinic Presenter Information Sheet is available in two formats:

  • PDF (This is a digital form. Fill it in, SAVE IT AS A FILE WITH A NEW FILE NAME, then email the saved file as an attachment to drf2019clinics@pcrnmra.org.)
  • MS Word (Print it out, fill it in, then mail to the address on the form.)

Thanks in advance! See you in McClellan Park.

PCR – Dave SilverStreak Bayless
FRRS – Eugene Vicknair