commercial-clinic

This clinic is presented by a model railroad supplier or vendor.

Big on Features, Light on your Wallet - an introduction to SoundTraxx new Econami line of decoders

Clinician: 

Join Jarrette Ireland from SoundTraxx for a complete overview of all of the exciting new features and SoundTraxx classics found in the Econami line of decoders. This clinic will cover the new Hyperdrive 2, Flex Map technology, and current board formats. Designed with Value in the mind this new line of decoders are perfect for any scale from N to G. This clinic will cover the sounds found in steam, diesel, and electric versions of this decoder.

Activity Changes: 
Day Time Room Changes
Saturday, Aug 29 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Mt. Saint Helens New

TCS WOWSound DCC - Take prototypical sound and operation to a new level

Clinician: 

Train Control Systems will explain and demonstrate their revolutionary WOWSound Decoder. The only sound decoder with True CD Quality sound. Both Steam and Diesel versions will be demonstrated. Using features including Auto Adjusting BEMF, Audio Assist[tm], Keep Alive[tm] and others TCS will show how to make your locomotive sound and run just like the prototype.

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Three Sisters
Wednesday, Aug 26 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM Weidler

What's happening at the resurrected Railroad Model Craftsman

Clinician: 

When RMC was forced to close their doors, Stephen Priest took over and brought it back to life. Check out what's happening at this hobby magazine icon.

Activity Changes: 

Manufacturing - how, what, when, where, and why

Introducing the new Canpotex 4300 cu. ft. 3-bay hopper, decorated for PDX 2015. The release of
this car is timed to coincide with the opening of the new Portland Canpotex potash facility.

Don and Dan Huberman of North American Railcar will will share with you the details of how
the Canpotex hopper is manufactured.

Day Time Room
Thursday, Aug 27 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Sellwood
Friday, Aug 28 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Weidler

Building brick structures with wood

Clinician: 

Learn the basics of the Monster Modelworks brick building system.
Helps when building Monster Modelworks kits and scratchbuilding your own structures.
Learn basic kit building techniques and brick painting techniques

Day Time Room
Thursday, Aug 27 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Three Sisters

How to use and decorate the Chooch flexible stone walls and how to make the new Chooch Coal Loads in minutes

Clinician: 

Mike O'Connell of Chooch Enterprises will demonstrate, decorate and show all the tricks on how to use Chooch's new flexible stone walls, painting and weathering along the way. He will also show you how to use the new Chooch Coal Textures to make any coal load in any size and in any scale. He will show you how to paint and weather the new Chooch Cribbing Walls using the new Chooch/Americana acrylic paints for washes and overall color textures. Mike will also discuss the upcoming full line of flexible surface details, such as brick roads, timber and rock wall tunnel liners. Each attendee will receive a free Chooch wall sample.

Day Time Room Changes
Sunday, Aug 23 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Weidler
Saturday, Aug 29 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Mt. Bachelor Moved to this Time

Braking, Switching, Running: Railroading with SoundTraxx Technology

Clinician: 

From auto-synchronizing exhaust to full train line braking, learn how SoundTraxx Tsunami Digital Sound Decoders can enhance how you run your railroad. SoundTraxx rep Jarrette Ireland will use prototypical scenarios to demonstrate the many features built into Tsunami decoders for locomotives and rolling stock. He will also showcase the Tsunami SoundCar and its new Intelligent Consisting feature, which makes consisting a breeze with the "wave of a wand." Be sure to bring your DCC questions!

Activity Changes: 
Day Time Room Changes
Saturday, Aug 29 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Mt. Saint Helens Moved to this Room

Digitrax User Forum

A.J. and Zana Ireland from Digitrax host their annual User Forum for Digitrax users. A brief presentation of new products for the past year is followed by an extended question and answer period.

Day Time Room
Thursday, Aug 27 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM Mt. Hood

Iwata hands-on weathering workshop

Learn basic airbrush skills. Airbrush your scenery, back drops, locomotives and rolling stock, track and structures for a natural weathered look.

This highly informative three hour "Hands-On" workshop teaches you basic and weathering airbrush techniques, what air sources to use, and what materials are compatible. The different types of paint available today and their uses, what working surfaces are suitable, their preparation, and the simple maintenance procedures that are required. Attendees will learn basic airbrush techniques, practice simple control exercises, and practice weathering. Attendees may bring their own piece of rolling stock or structure to weather, or one can be provided. Note that there are 20 available seats for students. Spectators are welcome. The class will consist of 30-45 minutes of technical information followed by two hours of hands on instruction with an Iwata Eclipse gravity feed airbrush.

Instructor: Alan Houtz

There is No Charge for this event.

CLASS IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS - SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME
First come first served!

For information, call 1-262-567-3190
E-mail alanhoutz@att.net

Day Time Room
Thursday, Aug 27 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Weidler

Iwata airbrush 101 (session B)

Learn basic airbrush skills to apply to your scenery, backdrops, locomotives and rolling stock, track and structures for a natural weathered look.

This highly informative one hour "Hands-On" workshop teaches you the basics of airbrush operation and maintenance. Topics will include airbrush types, air sources and paints. Attendees will learn basic airbrush techniques, practice simple control exercises. Note that there are 20 available seats for students. Spectators are welcome. The class will consist of 15-20 minutes of technical information followed by 30-40minutes of hands on painting with an Iwata Eclipse gravity feed airbrush. All materials and supplies provided.

There is No Charge for this event.

CLASS IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS

Sign up is required!

Contact Tom Grossman at 719-268-9848 or send him email at
tom@tagteamhobbies.com

Day Time Room
Thursday, Aug 27 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Weidler

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