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Clinics at PCR Conventions & Division Meets

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If you presented a clinic at a PCR or Division event and want it listed, contact Dave Grenier at pcrWebmaster@pcrnmra.org.

Last Updated: 10 September 2018

Clinic Title (date added) Presented by Presented at File(s)
Advanced DCC Decoder Programming with Decoder Pro (04/17/13) Jim Betz Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/03/13 PDF File Presentation (280 Kb)
Amateur Authorship (05/12/18) Chip Meriam Sierra Division Meet, Sacramento, 5/13/17 PDF File Presentation (4.3 Mb)
Bay Area Garden Railroad Society's Roving Garden Railroad (04/17/13) Nancy Norris Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/05/13      Link (opens new tab)
Building a contest-quality West Side caboose model (08/04/18) Frank Markovich - MMR Enduring Rails, Rohnert Park, 4/05/18 PDF File Presentation (12.8 Mb)
Cheap and Easy Automatic Block Signal System, A (04/19/17) Dennis Drury Daylight Express, Bakersfield, 4/19/17 PDF File Presentation (624 kb)
Communications for Model Railroads (08/04/18) Seth Neumann Enduring Rails, Rohnert Park, 4/05/18 PDF File Presentation (7.1 Mb)
Control Panels with PowerPoint and Plexiglas (04/17/13) Seth Neumann Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/06/13 PDF File Presentation (3.2 Mb)
Control Panels with PowerPoint and Plexiglas (04/17/13) Seth Neumann Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/06/13 PDF File Presentation (3.2 Mb)
Creative Solutions to Common Modeling Problems (04/17/13) Frank Markovich Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/05/13 PDF File Presentation (5.5 Mb)
Dead Rail Operations on the Donner Summit (06/04/15) Duncan McRee The Club Car, Newark, 5/14/15 PDF File Presentation (8.2 Mb)
Design with Free-moN Modules (01/30/13) Dave Falkenburg Bay Area LD / OP SIG Meet, 1/26/13 PDF File Presentation (1.8 Mb)
Designing a Signaling System with cpNode (05/15/15) Seth Neumann & Chuck Catania The Club Car, Newark, 5/14/15 PDF File Presentation (5.0 Mb)
Detailing Wood for Structures and Rolling Stock (05/01/17) Frank Markovich, MMR Daylight Express, Bakersfield, 4/19/17 PDF File Presentation (8.1 Mb)
Easy Freight Car Weathering 1-2-3 (05/01/17) Michael Gross Daylight Express, Bakersfield, 4/21/17 PDF File Presentation (14.9 Mb)
Fall Creek Branch: Building and Operating a Portable Switching Layout (04/17/13) Robert Pethoud Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/04/13 PDF File Presentation (387 Kb)
Freight Car Trucks 1900-1960 (04/17/13) Richard Hendricksen Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/05/13 PDF File Presentation (969 Kb)
Freight Train Operations and Car Forwarding (04/17/13) Dave Clemens Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/04/13 PDF File Presentation (1.98 Mb)
Further Progress on Modeling Petaluma's Water Street (06/02/18) Ed Merrin Enduring Rails, Rohnert Park, 4/06/18 PDF File Presentation (24.35 Mb)
Ground Roast Scenery (05/12/18) Chip Meriam Sierra Division Meet, Fair Oaks, 8/13/16 PDF File Presentation (1.9 Mb)
Hazardous Materials Markings on Rail Cars (04/17/13) Paul Deis Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/06/13 PDF File Presentation (4.75 Mb)
Hazardous Materials Markings on Rail Cars (05/03/14) Paul Deis Coast Rails, San Luis Obispo, 5/03/14 PDF File Handout (296 Kb)
How to Apply Cedar Shingles (05/12/18) David Ulmer, M.D. Enduring Rails, Rohnert Park, 4/07/18 PDF File Presentation (2.6 Mb)
Introduction to LEDs and Their Use as Lighting Sources for Locomotives (04/17/13) Joe Melhorn Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/03/13 PDF File Presentation (4.5 Mb)
JMRI Operations (04/17/13) Dennis Drury Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/03/13 PDF File Presentation (785 Kb)
Kids & Model Railroading: How to get kids Involved without losing your sanity or your layout (04/20/13) M.C. Fujiwara Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/04/13      Link (opens new tab)
Layout Photography: Equipment and Lighting (06/02/18) Ed Merrin Enduring Rails, Rohnert Park, 4/06/18 PDF File Presentation (17.60 Mb)
Layouts Portable, Practical & Palatable (04/20/13) M.C. Fujiwara Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/03/13 PDF File Handout (22 Kb)
Lighting Your Layout with LED Tape (05/01/17) Chris Palermo Daylight Express, Bakersfield, 4/20/17 PDF File Presentation (699 kb)
Model Railroading with Arduino (04/17/13) Dave Falkenburg Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/04/13 PDF File Presentation (1.4 Mb)
Modeling the Pacific Coast Railway's San Luis Obispo Facilities (01/30/13) Tom Knapp, MMR Bay Area LD / OP SIG Meet, 1/26/13 PDF File Presentation (2.5 Mb)
PDF File Layout Tour (6.0 Mb)
Modeling the Pacific Coast Railway's San Luis Obispo Facilities (04/16/13) Tom Knapp, MMR Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/03/13 PDF File Presentation (14.3 Mb)
Modernistic Industrial Structures for the Transition Era (Rotate 90° clockwise to view • 06/02/18) Chris Palermo Enduring Rails, Rohnert Park, 4/06/18 PDF File Presentation (20.82 Mb)
Nn3 - An Overview (04/16/13) Tom Knapp, MMR Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/06/13 PDF File Presentation (15.0 Mb)
Public Utilities and How to Model Them (04/16/13) Tom Crawford Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/06/13 PDF File Presentation (6.5 Mb)
Quintessential California: Modeling Eucalyptus Trees (05/01/17) Bruce Morden Daylight Express, Bakersfield, 4/20/17 PDF File Presentation (5.2 Mb)
Responding to a Derailment on the SP Coast Line (05/12/18) Paul Deis Enduring Rails, Rohnert Park, 4/07/18 PDF File Presentation (7.7 Mb)
PDF File Handout (34 Kb)
RFID in Model Railroading (01/30/13) Seth Neumann & Chris Drome Bay Area LD / OP SIG Meet, 1/26/13
Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/04/13
PDF File Presentation (2.48 Mb)
Rubber Layouts: Dynamic Layout Design & Operations (04/17/13) Paul Ingraham & Steve Wesolowski Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/03/13 PDF File Presentation (98 Kb)
PDF File Acronyms (45 Kb)
PDF File Concepts (66 Kb)
Scratch building a 1929 vintage stucco pumping station (a.k.a. Simulating Stucco Siding - circa 1929) (05/12/18) Chip Meriam Taking It To The Streets, Modesto, 4/22/16 PDF File Presentation (4.1 Mb)
Simple Car Cards - A Simple Approach (04/17/13) Guy Cantwell Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/05/13 PDF File Handout (146 Kb)
SketchUp and Rapid Prototyping (04/15/14) Jack Burgess, MMR Coast Rails, San Luis Obispo, 5/02/14 PDF File Handout (484 Kb)
The Northwestern Pacific in HO; Recreating the Railroad and its Operations (04/17/13) Ed Merrin Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/05/13 PDF File Presentation (16.8 Mb)
Tools for Model Building and Scratchbuilding (04/17/13) Jack Burgess, MMR Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/05/13 PDF File Handout (392 Kb)
Trees: Many Ways You Can Make Them (04/17/13) Brad Lloyd & Darrell Dennis Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/03/13 PDF File Presentation (17.8 Mb)
PDF File Handout (107 Kb)
Tuning Up Your Rolling Stock for Reliable Operation (05/12/18) Paul Deis Enduring Rails, Rohnert Park, 4/07/18 PDF File Presentation (16.1 Mb)
PDF File Handout (74 Kb)
Undertable Positive Turnout Controller (04/17/13) Dave Croshere Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/05/13 PDF File Handout (558 Kb)
Website Design for Your Layout (04/17/13) Dave Grenier Iron Horse Express, Dublin, 4/04/13 PDF File Presentation (400 Kb)

For more than 50 additional clinic handouts and presentations, visit the X2011 Convention website's "Clinic Handouts" page.


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