Clinics

Clinics are a big part of any Convention, and this will be no exception. More than 45 rail clinics will be scheduled from Thursday afternoon through Saturday afternoon. Several will be offered more than once. In addition to “traditional” classroom style we will offer several “hands-on” clinics for you to make and take a model. 

If you would like to present a clinic please contact our Clinic Chairman, Bill Brown, MMR by clicking this link to send him an email at larcproducts@yahoo.com


 SOLD OUT! Modeling With A Master  SOLD OUT!

Jack Ellis of Bar Mills Scale Model Works will present a three-hour hands-on clinic. Participants will construct, finish and weather two walls of a Bar Mills kit under Jack’s tutelage. You will take home the kit to finish on your own, along with several samples of weathering powder and a container of Jack’s own mix of stain. The session is limited to 15 participants at an extra fare of only $10.00.




SOLD OUT!  Digital University SOLD OUT!

Parts 1,  2 & 3   Erich Whitney & Kaylee Zheng will conduct a session Thursday September 19, 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Participants must commit to bringing a computer and two locomotives to the clinic. They will download the latest version of JMRI, and receive instruction on the many possibilities it affords for decoder programming and layout control. Utilizing the
skills they have learned, they will speed-match their two locomotives and adjust several CV's to enhance locomotive performance. Registration is limited to 15 members at an extra fare of $10.00. Don’t miss this one!


Parts 4, 5 & 6  Thursday evening 7:00 – 11:00 PM, Tom Nelson will offer a session on LCC (Layout Command Control), and Chuck Diljak, will cover “Using JMRI Ops Pro.” 

These clinics by Tom and Chuck are open to all convention attendees at no extra fare.


Make & Take Clinics

Lighting Your Structure Interiors with Roomettes Barry Silverthorn Fri. 01:00 PM Onondaga Room G  $10 Fee

There are more opportunities for lighting structure interiors than ever, yet many modelers haven't explored their options. This make-and-take clinic will show you how to assemble and install Roomettes interiors in your buildings. We'll also discuss integrating them with Woodland Scenics' Just Plug system. Clinic fee: $10 so one Roomettes kit will be provided. Bring an X-Acto knife and one of the following finished DPM structure kits: 10100 - Kelly's Saloon/Big Deal Pawn/US Post Office; 10200 - Robert's Dry Goods; 10300 - Cutting's Scissors; 10900 - Townhouse #1/Main St. Apartments/Valley Apartments; 11100 - Townhouse #3/Grand House/River Pass Apartments; 11600 - Carr's Parts/Don's Hardware; 11800 - 1st National Bank/Patriot Appliance.

 

Assemble a Funaro & Camerlengo Resin Kit   Friday  2:30 to 5:00 PM    $20 Fee     Limited to 20 attendees

In this Make & Take workshop you will be taken through the assembly of a Funaro & Camerlengo resin kit. You will learn about resin kits and the techniques you will need to assemble any resin kit. A list of tools needed for this workshop will soon be available to those registered for the workshop.

HO Scale Kit: 6320 - Delaware, Lackawana & Western 40' WD DS 1924 ARA Boxcar w/ Steel Ends and DL&W Decals. 

Funaro & Camerlengo are american manufactures of finely detailed HO Gauge Scale Model Resin crafstman kits of rolling stock, including freight cars, passenger cars and trolleys, bulding structures and misc. accessories for U.S. Prototype railroads. Some "S" and "O" Scale Freight Car kits are also manufactured. Their kits span the time period form 1890's to the present with emphasis on the transition era (1940 to the late 1950's) and are geared toward serious modelers and hobbyists.


For more info and Questions please contact our Convention Chairman at eorourke@twcny.rr.com


Click here to see available Handouts and Files from various clinics at the EJ2019 Convention.


Full Clinic Schedule


COTILLION 1
Thurs 9/19

 

2:00 PM

Jeff Paston

Railroads in the Streets of Syracuse

 

3:30 PM

John Feraca, MMR

Building the Beaver Creek Lumber Branch Line

 

7:00 PM

Bob Hamm, MMR

Building a Helix

 

8:30 PM

Irwin Nathanson

Miniatur Wunderland

 

10:00 PM

Irwin Nathanson

Gulliver's Gate

 

COTILLION 2
Thurs 9/19

 

2:00 PM

Ed Olszewski

Powering Your Accessories

 

3:30 PM

Dave Babson

(Near) Zero Derailments: Tune-Up Tips for Rolling Stock

 

7:00 PM

Bill Brown, MMR

Inexpensive Trees From Natural Materials

 

8:30 PM

Bill Brown, MMR 
Railroad Projects Using The LARC Graphics CDs

 

10:00 PM

Bill Brown, MMR
Western Adventures

 

COTILLION 3
Thurs 9/19

 

2:00 PM

Dave Yale

3D Printing in Model Railroading

 

3:30PM

Bob Mohowski

Making Coal Loads for Hopper Cars

 

7:00 PM

Tom Nelson

Intro to LCC

Advanced LCC

 

9:00 PM

Chuck Diljak  

    JMRI Operations Pro    
Advanced JMRI

 

ONONDAGA F
Thurs 9/19

 

2:00 PM

Digital University 1-2-3

Erich Whitney and Kaylee Zehng

(Note that this is a pre-paid

workshop that is

NOT OPEN FOR GENERAL ADMISSION)

Pre-Registration Required




COTILLION 1
Fri 9/20

8:30 AM

Roger Beiswenger

Build a Small Switching Layout

 

10:00 AM

Bob Wilkins

A "Sound" Idea for a Clinic

 

1:00 PM

Bob Wilkins

Making "Nightime" on Your Layout

 

2:30 PM

Dana Brown

Scratch Building a Working Semaphore Signal

 

4:00 PM

Ed O'Connell

Ops 101: Getting The Fun From All The Work

That You've Done

 

7:00 PM

Otto Vondrak

Meet the Editor of Railroad Model Craftsman

 

8:30 PM

Lou Sassi

Improve Your Trucks & Trains 

 

10:00 PM

Bob Hamm, MMR

Building Timber Trestles

 

COTILLION 2
Fri 9/20

 

8:30 AM

Jim Mayo

Moving Cars on the Shreveport & Central Mississippi

 

10:00 AM

Jim Kline

Intro to NeoPixels

 

1:00 PM

Kaylee Zheng

Using Mobile Speakers for DCC Sound

 

2:30 PM

John McHugh

Demystifying the Achievement Program: Preparing Paperwork

 

4:00 PM

Scooter Youst

Using Arduino & Raspberry PI to Start in DCC for Under $150

 

7:00 PM

Bruce DeYoung, MMR

Modeling Era Specific Gas Stations

 

8:30 PM

Bruce DeYoung, MMR

Railroads and the Natural Ice Industry: A Symbiotic Relationship

 

10:00 PM

Tom Oxnard, MMR

Scratch Building a Diesel Locomotive

 

COTILLION 3
Fri 9/20

 

8:30 AM

Sue Cooley

It’s the Little Things

 

10:00 AM

Bruce DeYoung, MMR

Logging Railroad Design Elements

 

1:00 PM

Bob Hamm, MMR

Building Rocks

 

2:30 PM

Jeff Gerow

LCC – Another Option to Control a Layout

 

4:00 PM

Mal Houck

Steam Locomotive Modeling, Soldering and Fabrication 

 

7:00 PM

Bruce Robinson 

Model Electricity to Your Model Town 

 

8:30 PM

Mal Houck

Shortcuts and Tips for Building Models

 

10:00 PM

Bob Verkuyl

The Short Line Enterprises Story

 

ONONDAGA F
Fri 9/20

 

 1:00 PM

Barry Silverthorn

 Lighting Your Structure Interiors

with Roomettes

(Note that this is a pre-paid

workshop that is

NOT OPEN FOR GENERAL ADMISSION)

Pre-Registration Required

 

2:30 PM

Stephen Funaro  

Make & Take Workshop:

Build a DL&W HO Boxcar

Funaro & Camerlengo Resin kit

(Note that this is a pre-paid

workshop that is

NOT OPEN FOR GENERAL ADMISSION)

Pre-Registration Required  

 

7:00 PM

Jack Ellis

 Modeling with a Master

(Note that this is a pre-paid

workshop that is

NOT OPEN FOR GENERAL ADMISSION)

Pre-Registration Required

 

ONONDAGA G
Fri 9/20

 

9:00 AM
Shuberts of Syracuse:
The Brothers Who Built Broadway 

 

10:30 AM

Syracuse China Rides the Rails  

 

2:30 PM

Dave Myers

How to Use Gatorfoam

 

 

ONONDAGA H
Fri 9/20

 

8:30 AM

Quilting

 

2:30 PM

Card Making



COTILLION 1
Sat 9/21


8:30AM

Tom Staton

Making It Look Real,

It’s the Little Things That Count 

 

10:00 AM

John McHugh

Demystifying the Achievement Program: Preparing Paperwork

 

1:00 PM

Ed Koehler

NYO&W Branch Lines

 

2:30 PM

Ed Koehler

Operating Trolley Museums in PA

 

4:00 PM

Ed Koehler

Modern Freight Handling Facilities on Long Island


COTILLION 2
Sat 9/21

 

8:30 AM

Dave Yale

3D Printing in Model Railroading

 

10:00 AM

Cheryl & Lou Sassi

Scenery Along the Right of Way 

 

1:00 PM

Jeff Paston

Railroads in the Streets of Syracuse

 

2:30 PM

Scooter Youst

Using Arduino & Raspberry PI

to Start in DCC for Under $150

 

4:00 PM

Bernie Messenger

Mixing colors

 

 

COTILLION 3
Sat 9/21

 

8:30 AM

Dave Myers

Gatorfoam..."What Do I Do With This Stuff?"

 

10:00 AM

Kaylee Zheng

Hot Rod Chicken: The Chicken Car and Live Poultry Transport

 

1:00 PM

Ron Stacy

PanPastel Weathering Primer –

Ugly is in the Eye of the Beholder

 

2:30 PM

Mal Houck

Modeling the NYO&W

 

4:00 PM

Leonard Amrhein