MAR 24 2018

All clinic slots are now filled. Thank you to the people who will be giving a clinic. 

PROVISIONAL Clinic Timetable NZAMRC Convention 2018

Friday March 30, 9:15am – 10:15am

Robert Douglas Operations on the Kayton & Tacoma Railway

Some ideas for interesting freight operations on small and large layouts.

Brian Roulston Locomotives with Complicated Jewellery

An armchair model railroad tour through some of the fascinating history of compound steam locomotives. From cross compounds through to triple expansion high pressure locomotives, what are they and what could possibly go wrong?

Glenn Metcalf Making Authentic Native and Exotic Trees

An experienced tree modeller will demonstrate helpful tips and tricks to make your layout trees come alive.

Friday 10:45am – 11:45am

Paul Hobbs Streamlined Passenger Trains Serving Kansas City

A discussion of the passenger schedules and equipment used by the dozen railroads serving Kansas City in the streamlined era.

Arthur Hayes Modelling an 8 Wheeled Timber Framed Wagon

An overview of building narrow gauge (HOn42 QR) wagons mainly using styrene. Various wagon types and their loads are covered and the method could be used for other scales and prototypes.

Trevor James Building a Medium Sized NZR Home Layout

Saturday 9:15am – 10:15am

Peter Ross DCC Sound

Geoff Elmsly Creating Realistic Conifers and Deciduous Trees

Looking at a number of techniques developed in Australia and Europe and the wide range of materials they employ.

Alexander Cox Weathering Locomotives and Rolling Stock I

This is a hands-on clinic. A guide to easily and effectively weathering your locomotives and rolling stock using a variety of materials and techniques. Limited to 10.

Saturday 10:45am – 11:45am

Trevor James Building a Medium sized NZR Home Layout

Arthur Hayes Conveying Goods/Freight on your Layout

Various load types carried on narrow gauge (QR) and standard gauge trains on the Australian East Coast and how I made some of these loads on my layout.

Alexander Cox Weathering Locomotives and Rolling Stock II

A continuation of the clinic from before the tea break.

Saturday 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Mark Andrews Working in Etched Brass

Saturday 9:00pm – 10:00pm

Russell Jones Low Melt Soldering Techniques and Tips

Sunday 9:15am – 10:15am

Garth Cook Essential Scratch Building and Kit-Bashing Skills for
Discuss the simple process, essential tools and techniques needed to build or kitbash unique buildings and structures. This session covers the basics and will be simple and concise to demystify the art.

Trevor James Aspects of Operating my NZR Home Layout

Grant Morrell Making Flax & Cabbage Trees for your Layout I

This is a hands-on clinic. With Mark Andrews. Limited to 15 to 20.

Sunday 10:45am – 11:45am

John Boyson The Building of Auchtertyre Viaduct

The construction of this five span lattice girder viaduct for an outdoor 1:32 scale railway based on the prototype located on the West Highland Railway between Glasgow and Fort William in Scotland.

Philip Sharp Modelling the Owen Sound Sub in the 1870s and
The Owen Sound sub northwest of Toronto was opened in 1873 by the Toronto, Grey and Bruce Railway as a narrow gauge line. The railway soon ran into financial difficulty and was taken over by Grand Trunk Railway in 1881. Grand Trunk promptly converted the line to standard gauge and almost as promptly ran into financial difficulty. CPR assumed control of the sub late 1883. The sub is now a distant memory, the last train having run on Halloween 1995.
The sub as it was in the 1870s (narrow gauge) and 1890s (standard gauge) is rich in opportunities for modelling and operations. I will illustrate these and present photographs, timetables and information on the line and equipment from the nineteenth century.

Grant Morrell Making Flax & Cabbage Trees for your Layout II
This is a continuation of the clinic from before the tea break.

Sunday 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Brent Hopley Layout Design: Putting the Cart before the Horse
(Lance Mindheim)

Designing rewarding layouts based on a “lessons learned” presentation by US based professional layout designer and builder Lance Mindheim.

Sunday 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Philip Sharp Greytown Railway Precinct: Extracting Dimensions
from Old Photographs

Imagine you have a modern photograph of the outside wall of a trackside shanty. If you are given one measurement on the shanty, you can create a reasonably accurate scale drawing of the wall. Now replace the photograph with a 100 year-old photograph of a station scene for which you have no measurement. Creating a reasonably accurate scale drawing of the station scene would be very difficult. As well as having to find a suitable scale, you have to contend with lens and perspective distortions. I will use the defunct Greytown railway precinct to show what you can do to overcome or at least partly overcome these difficulties.