Activity Changes

This lists all Activities that have changed since the Timetable book was printed.

Art Museum, Courthouse, Walking tour

Tour Number: 
G671
Date Time: 
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 8:40am to 12:30pm
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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.

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

Book Binding

Maria will share examples of her rebound books, current home restoration works in progress and simple tools.

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Friday, Aug 28 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Oregon New

Bringing an F-unit cab home in 1:1 scale

Clinician: 

See how I made the transition from BN 682 (ex GN 462D) in Tacoma to KCS #20 in my basement. I will show the project from scrapping to restoration of the F Unit Cab as a full scale "prop" in my basement. It makes for a fascinating and unusual story. Images and narration.

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Monday, Aug 24 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Weidler New

Chehalis Centralia Railroad Excursion (Box Lunch)

Tour Number: 
P713
Date Time: 
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
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Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Excursion #2

Tour Number: 
P204
Date Time: 
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 12:45pm to 5:00pm
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Creating a Scene from Start to Finish

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Day Time Room Changes
Sunday, Aug 23 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Weidler New

Easy Mug Mat

Pick your favorite colors from our huge stash of fabric and make yourself a handy quilted Mug Mat. These little mats soak up those drips that coasters just can't catch. They can be seasonal or compliment your decor! Free!

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Friday, Aug 28 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Oregon New

Fabric Flowers

Diane Forbes is at it again with a new way to make flowers with fabric. These beautifully simple flowers can be used for broaches, hat pins, gift bag decoration, or many other uses. (Small fee)

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Thursday, Aug 27 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Oregon Moved to this Time

Highball to Indy, 2016!

Clinician: 

See what there is to do in and around Indianapolis. Indy is family friendly with many attractions and restaurants within walking distance of the convention hotel. A preview of layouts and prototype tours will be presented. You'll also learn about Indiana railroads of the past and existing railroad museums in the Central Indiana Division.

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Tuesday, Aug 25 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM Sellwood New

Hull-Oakes Lumber Mill Tour #2

Tour Number: 
P317
Date Time: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 11:30am to 6:30pm
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L232 Woodland / Kelso / Kalama, Washington

Date Time: 
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
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Layout Name Host Name Scale
Freelance 1 Bill Brant O
Great Northern, SP&S, Teal Lumber RR Jeff Sargeant N
Longview, Kelso, Rainier RR Longview, Kelso, Rainier Model Railroad Club HO
Roaring Western Gorge Dick Gemeinhardt HO

L233 Vancouver, Washington

Date Time: 
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 7:40am to 12:00pm
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Layout Name Host Name Scale
Freelance 2 Ron Nierenberg O
Freelance – Fort Vancouver Terminal Southwest Washington Model Railroad Club HO
M-K-T Sherman Branch Greg Maxwell HO

L256 Vancouver/Kalama, Washignton

Date Time: 
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 7:40am to 12:40pm
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Layout Name Host Name Scale
Longview, Kelso, Rainier RR Longview, Kelso, Rainier Model Railroad Club HO
Roaring Western Gorge Dick Gemeinhardt HO
Freelance – Fort Vancouver Terminal Southwest Washington Model Railroad Club HO
M-K-T Sherman Branch Greg Maxwell HO

L337 Beaverton, Oregon

Date Time: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
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Layout Name Host Name Scale
Blueberry Mountain Railroad Dennis Rose #1
Camp Creek Railroad Hal Beigley G
Colorado and Southern Bill Derville F

L552 Chehalis / Olympia, Washington

Date Time: 
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 7:30am to 6:00pm
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Layout Name Host Name Scale
Tehama Valley Railroad Scott Buckley HO
Chehalis Railroad Lewis County Model Railroad Club HO
Consolidated Republic Mining Greg Wright 1/32nd
Port Townsend Southern Brian Ferris HO
Sherwood, Shelton And Sarazen Chuck Ricketts On30

Micro Macro Modularity: using the modular concept in layout design

Clinician: 

Integrating the modular concept with other layout design tools allows modelers to create prototypical layouts that can evolve for a lifetime. It helps focus the modeler's attention on the essential functions of a railway. Applying the concept to internal elements on the layout further enhances the concept. It is the best combination of practicality and value for money for today's mobile lifestyle.

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Wednesday, Aug 26 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Weidler Moved to this Time

Modeling Asian Railways in N scale

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Asian railways are more than bullet trains! See model temples, rice paddies, a Taiwan branchline. Locate equipment you can adapt for that Korean or Thai railway you've always craved! Whatever your prototype or scale, you're sure to gain insight into finding sources for the unusual. Be sure to visit the LD/OPSIG room to see the AsiaNRail modular layout that accompanies this clinic presentation!

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Modeling the Pacific Coast Railway's San Luis Obsipo facilities in N scale

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A description of the narrow gauge Pacific Coast Railway's facilities in San Luis Obispo, California, and the construction of a sectional layout in Nn3 modeling these facilities WITHOUT COMPRESSION; includes a discussion of Ultra-Light benchwork construction and hand-laying of Code 40 Nn3 track.

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Friday, Aug 28 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Three Sisters New

N-ovations in N scale

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Don's photo presentation will showcase his completed 16' x 20' DC/DCC N scale model railroad depicting Southern Pacific's operations in California from 1971 to 1996. Special features include an operating scale track, drive-in theater, signals, grade crossings, talking hot box detector and night lighting. His discussion will cover design concept, construction methods, special features and lessons learned throughout the process.

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Friday, Aug 28 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Three Sisters Moved to this Time
Saturday, Aug 29 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Mt. Saint Helens

Nn3 - an Overview

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An overview of modeling narrow gauge in the "small scales" (1:148-1:160); history of Nn3; commercially available motive power, rolling stock, track and controls; track-laying techniques; modules; example models for viewing.

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Friday, Aug 28 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Three Sisters New

Northwest Rail Institute Tour

Tour Number: 
P512
Date Time: 
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
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Personal Safety

Portland Police Department volunteer will come and review personal safety.
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Tuesday, Aug 25 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Oregon New

Powell's Books & Yarn Shops

Tour Number: 
G363
Date Time: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
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Sawmills

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An in depth look at their physical plants, machinery and how logs become lumber illustrated by photographs from the clinician's collection. Your presenter has studied Foresty at Oregon State, grew up in the industry and has worked as a machine operator for MIchigan California Lumber Co. and Sierra Pacific Lumber Co.

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Day Time Room Changes
Monday, Aug 24 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Mt. Saint Helens New at this Time
Wednesday, Aug 26 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM Mt. Hood

Scenery using geodesic foam

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Goedesic foam sceney

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Spruce Division Cut Up Mill, Pearson Air Museum, Ft. Vancouver

Tour Number: 
G569
Date Time: 
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
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Stamped Tea Towels

Come and make a lovely tea towel with roses stamped on them. They make wonderful gifts too! $3 fee.

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Day Time Room Changes
Tuesday, Aug 25 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Oregon Moved to this Time

Symphony in the Park

Tour Number: 
G673
Date Time: 
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
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The first two years of the HO scale St. Louis division

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Stephen M. Priest, MMR and editor of Railroad Model Craftsman will be speaking about the first two years of the HO Scale St Louis Division. This railroad is 3400 square feet and is about 1/3 complete. It features the Santa Fe Railway in 1978. The route is fictitious although the Santa Fe did repeatedly try to acquire and or build a line from Chicago through St Louis to Kansas City. We are building the railroad as if one of these attempts early last century had panned out. The railroad features state of the art benchwork, wiring and hand laid trackwork from Fasttracks. It also features innovative lighting with 100% LED use for all illumination both in structures and in rolling stock. Electronics planning will include DMX lighting and sound allowing time of day and night to be computer controlled. DMX can also create such effects as thunderstorms that roll across the layout from end to end featuring lightning and thunder. The railroad is being built by a group of 15 modelers in the Kansas City area under the direction and design of Stephen M. Priest, MMR. Join us for a look at a new railroad for a new century.

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Day Time Room Changes
Tuesday, Aug 25 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Mt. Saint Helens New

Tracking the Wild Train Chaser

Kristy Webster has a wonderfully funny slide show chronicling our love of train enthusiasts.

This will now be a part of the Ladies Luncheon on Wednesday.

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Train Dispatching Elements - extended

Clinician: 

Rick provides more information regarding Train Dispatching building on his Monday evening presentation. He will also expand on topics where there were questions in his previous (Monday) presentation.

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Tuesday, Aug 25 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM Mt. Bachelor New

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.

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Your host club: The Columbia Gorge

Clinician: 

The Columbia Gorge Model RR Club, Inc. is 68 years old this year. It is somewhat unique in the fact that it owns its own building and layout. The Club is also your Host Group for this convention (and was the Host Group for the successful 1994 NMRA National Convention). This clinic will cover the history of the club and its movement from rented space to our first building and finally to our current building and layout.

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