Clinics

Clinics


Clinics?? - we’ve got ‘em!

Young "quiet room" clinic descriptions

Saturday, April 27, 2024


10:30 am - 12:00 noon

“PART ONE - Intro and Features of the RailPro Control System with comparison to DCC”
- by Don Sweet and RCS of New England

Find out just how easy it is to add Radio Control and Battery power to your Engines and equipment, featuring the RailPro systems.


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

"Building Large Scale Turnouts Suitable for Outdoor Use" by Stan Ames

Sometimes commercial turnouts just do not fit well into a track plan.   The cost for having a custom turnout built can be very expensive.  The alternative is to build them yourself.  On our SJR&P garden railway, we currently have over 30 custom stainless steel turnouts in use that I have built.  Some of my hand-built turnouts have been in service for over 20 years. 

This clinic will present step by step techniques for building custom turnouts in either stainless steel or brass that are suitable for long term outdoor use.  


2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

"Adding a Water Feature to Your Outdoor Garden Train Layout" by Ted Curtain

See how outdoor trains, gardens, and water features combine to create a dynamic and beautiful back yard.  This clinic will present the basics of water features, from do-it-yourself projects to professionally installed waterfalls, streams, and Koi ponds.


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"Pruning Dwarf Trees for Your Garden Railway" by Nancy Norris

Unsure of how to prune your miniature plants? Nancy Norris will guide you through the process of pruning.  Get instruction, then hands-on experience trimming little trees that you can purchase to plant in your railway.


Sunday, April 28, 2024


10:30 am - 12:00 noon

“PART TWO - Popular Installs and Programming.  A Demo of Popular Engines”
- by Don Sweet and RCS of New England

Find out just how easy it is to add Radio Control and Battery power to your Engines and equipment, featuring the RailPro systems.


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

"Plan and Design Your Garden Railway" by Nancy Norris

A slideshow and primer on how to get started; then how to dress it up.


2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

"Adding a Water Feature to Your Outdoor Garden Train Layout" by Ted Curtain

See how outdoor trains, gardens, and water features combine to create a dynamic and beautiful back yard.  This clinic will present the basics of water features, from do-it-yourself projects to professionally installed waterfalls, streams, and Koi ponds.


2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

"Pruning Practices" by Nancy Norris

Unsure of how to prune your miniature plants? Nancy Norris will guide you through the process of pruning. Get instruction, then hands-on experience trimming little trees that you can purchase to plant in your railway.



ALSO...

Mini Demos/Clinics offered throughout the day
(by experts at their exhibit areas)


Questions about the Amherst Railway Society's annual Railroad Hobby Show
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