Monday, May 11, 2015

Clinic Schedule - 2015 Mortimer Junction NFR NMRA Convention

FRIDAY, MAY 15

7:00 pm

Room 2230: Nancy DeRycke and Dr. Therese Lynch
"She's Been Working on the Railroad"

Room 2170: Bill Brown MMR
"Digital Photography in Modeling - Part 1"

Room 2150: Otto Vondrak
"Proto-Freelancing on the Genesee Route"

Room 2240: Friday Evening 7:00pm-11:00pm
Clark Kooning MMR

Make-and-Take: "Scratchbuild a Bridge"

8:00 pm

Room 2230: Bernie Messenger
"Mix Your Own Paint"

Room 2170: Bill Brown MMR
"Digital Photography in Modeling - Part 2"

Room 2150: Leo Adamski
"Personalizing Your Models"

9:00 pm

Room 2230: Peter Darling
"Modeling a Scene"

Room 2170: Harold Russell MMR
"Field Measuring"

Room 2150: Jim Otto and Ken Freeman
"Industries along the Hojack in Hilton and Hamlin"

10:00 pm

Room 2230: Barry Rosier and Mike Dettinger
"TCS WOW Decoders"

Room 2170: TBD
"Railroads at Mortimer Junction"

Room 2150: Ron Stacy
"For Cheapskates Only"

SATURDAY, MAY 16

8:00 am

Room 2230: Nancy DeRycke and Dr. Therese Lynch
" She's Been Working on the Railroad"

Room 2170: Harold Russell MMR
"Field Measuring"

Room 2150: Ron Stacy
"For Cheapskates Only"

9:00 am

Room 2230: Barry Rosier and Mike Dettinger
"TCS WOW Decoders"

Room 2170: Ken Akerboom
" Modeling the Boston & Maine"

Room 2150: Ron Kosmider
" Designing a Laser Kit"

Room 2240: Starting at 9:00am:
Carolyn Spiller

"Paper Flower Artistry"

10:00 am

Room 2230: Bernie Messenger
"Mix Your Own Paint"

Room 2170: TBD
" Railroads at Mortimer Junction"

Room 2150: Leo Adamski
" Personalizing Your Models"

11:00 am

Room 2230: Otto Vondrak
" Proto-Freelancing on the Genesee Route"

Room 2170: Bill Brown MMR
" Planning and Constructing a Scene from Research to Execution"

Room 2150: Tom Stanton
"Making it Look Real"

Clinic Descriptions - 2015 Mortimer Junction NFR NMRA Convention

Clinics - Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 16

TBA
The Railroads of Mortimer Jct.

Mortimer Junction marked the location where the New York Central's West Shore crossed the Erie Railroad and Lehigh Valley Railroad branches to Rochester. Today the West Shore is operated by CSX with the Livonia, Avon & Lakeville running on the branches. Explore the history of this local interchange from the days of steam and electric right through to the model diesel era.

Leo Adamski
Personalizing your Models

Don't want your models to look like everyone else's?  Leo will describe the tools, materials, and techniques he uses to modify and kitbash his structures to make them unique.  He will have pictures and examples to show.

Ken Akerboom
Boston & Maine Railroad

The Boston & Maine is one of New England's classic railroads, stretching from Boston west to New York State and north following the Connecticut River to Vermont and New Hampshire. Ken will discuss the history of the B&M, followed by modeling info and a look at some of the "oddities" that are worth modeling.  (Saturday only)

Bill Brown MMR
Digital Photography in Modeling - Part 1

This clinic will give an overview of the many modeling projects that can be enhanced through digital photography. From creating photo backdrops, to making your own signage, to structure enhancements, and more. (Friday only)

Bill Brown MMR
Digital Photography in Modeling - Part 2

This session will take participants through the in-depth process of using software to create dynamic results with your digital photos. (Friday only)

Bill Brown MMR
Planning and Constructing a Scene from Research to Execution

Bill's presentation takes you step by step through the creation of the Eagle River Gorge Scene. From research to construction to finishing and detailing.  (Saturday only)

Peter Darling
Modeling a Scene

Start with a basic foam form and a piece of track. End up with a completed scene with woods, a field and a river. (Friday only)

Nancy DeRycke and Dr. Therese Lynch
She's Been Working on the Railroad

Historic stories of women in railroading, including the Harvey Girls. Experiences of Dr. Lynch from childhood when she worked at the Canadian Pacific station in Banff, B.C.

Ron Kosmider
Designing a Laser Kit

What goes into producing a laser-cut kit?  Ron Kosmider from LaserModeling3 will talk about the research, design, production, and construction of their kits, with examples of the parts and finished models.  (Saturday only).

Bernie Messenger
Mix Your Own Paint

Bernie will show how he uses primary colors and a computer to mix his own acrylic railroad colors. 

Jim Otto & Ken Freeman
Industries Along the Hojack in Hilton and Hamlin

Officially known as the Ontario Branch, New York Central's former Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg route was known as "The Hojack." Jim and Ken take you on a virtual tour of the lineside industries located between Hilton and Hamlin, N.Y.  Jim will also give some ideas for modeling this area. (Friday only)

Barry Rosier & Mike Dettinger
TCS WOW Decoders

Pennsylvania-based DCC manufacturer Train Control Systems (TCS) will offer a demonstration of their "Wow" sound decoders and their "Keep Alive" devices.

Harold Russell MMR
Field Measuring

Harold's plans and articles appear nearly every month in one of the popular hobby magazines. Harold will talk about how he goes about measuring the prototype with stories (mostly humorous) and accompanying photographs of the experiences he has had doing this for more than 50 years.

Ron Stacy
For Cheapskates Only

You don't have to spend a lot to enjoy this hobby. Ron will show you how to make inexpensive removable coal loads using aquarium gravel. Samples of N, HO, and O Scale hopper loads will be shown. Ron also demonstrates the use of drapery weights to add correct weight to your rolling stock. The weights can be snipped and bent according to your needs.

Tom Staton
Making it Look Real

Improve realism by adjusting color to the scale size of your models and adjusting the height of trees and poles based on the viewing angle.  PLUS - using everyday FREE items in modeling.  (Saturday only)

Otto Vondrak
Proto-Freelancing on the Genesee Route

How close to the prototype do you want to be? Otto explains how the RIT Club used information about various Rochester area railroads to design their proto-freelanced Rochester & Irondequoit Terminal layout. A life-long model railroader, Otto is a founder of RITMRC and associate editor with Railfan & Railroad magazine.

Make-and-Take Clinic
Clark Kooning MMR
Scratchbuild a Bridge

Build a bridge in HO or N Scale using a combination of styrene and wood parts.  Learn how to read a basic plan, how to layout the parts on styrene and wood strips, and how to assemble the basic styrene structure.  Learn what glues and paint to use on styrene.  You will finish the assembly and add some details.  Materials will be provided. (Friday Only)

Non-Rail Clinic
Carolyn Spiller
Paper Flower Atristry

Learn how to make paper flowers.  You will be making a paper flower wreath using pages from old books.  Materials will be provided. (Saturday Only)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April 25-26 Work Sessions

This will most likely be our last official work session for a while as we're getting ready to host an open house for Imagine RIT on May 2, followed by hosting the NFR NMRA regional convention on May 16.

 After constructing some supplemental support structure, Otto and Dave installed fascia at CP 373. The mainline and yard tracks in Niagara Falls were masked and painted. Nick D. and Dave polished the railheads so trains could once again operate through Niagara Falls (ballast will have to wait for another time).


Nick, Dave, and Alex swept and cleaned throughout the club room. Trains were packed away. The workbench was cleared and its surface saw the light of day, if only briefly.

 
 On Sunday, the fascia was primered and Otto cut and painted a stand-in for Route 104 to make the scene look a little more finished for the upcoming Open House.


Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival is a campus-wide event that showcases the innovative and creative spirit of RIT students, faculty and staff. We will be hosting a special Open House on Saturday, May 2, from 10:00am to 4:00pm so that visitors can tour our expanded HO scale model railroad, the Rochester & Irondequoit Terminal! Trains will be running and club members will be available to tell you more about our club and our model railroad. See our progress and learn more about the hobby of model railroading. This event is FREE and open to the public! ALL ABOARD!!