Clinic 1 – 3D modeling – Make a Part – Explore Industry Status

            By Charles Bartel


Description automatically generatedIn this clinic, we are going to utilize 3D builder (or other drawing program you might have on your computer so long as it can generate an STL file) and design a small trackside component such as a propane tank, coal bucket, trash can, etc.  We ask that you bring your laptop computer as the club will not have computers for individuals to use.  If you do not have a computer, come anyhow and we will see if we can put some groups together to work as a team to generate a part.  There will be a 3D printer there to then print the part.  (We will run the printer all week to get all parts printed.  If we do not get all parts printed, they will be printed after the convention and mailed to you.)  We will also discuss rosin printers, benefits and draw backs versus a filament printer.



Clinic 2 – Landscaping Our Railroads

            By Mark Langan of Mulberry Herb Gardens


Mark's Mini TalkMark Langan an artistic, organic grower, and is the major force behind the construction and maintenance of every Langan greenhouse.  Mark is a master gardener who can take a hand full of plants and a building model and make some very realistic scenes.  He has worked with the      train club that you visited this morning.  He has presented clinics at the ECLSTS over the years.  The Mulberry Herb Gardens is located about an hour west of here and would make a nice addition to your way home if heading west.


Clinic 3 - Railroad Visits

            By Teya Caple-Woods

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Teya is a very strong supporter of Garden Railroading, having had an article published in Garden Railways about her own backyard empire, been president of her local club, and is currently a BTO director.  Over the years, she has attended both the BTO Conventions, the National Conventions, as well as many other shows and train events.  And she has done a wonderful job of recording her visits to both 1:1 scale railroads and to the backyard G scale railroads around the country.  For our third clinic in Cleveland, she has put together a presentation of some of her more memorial visits to share with us.  As model railroading is never done, looking at what others have done can generate ideas for a road under construction or additions to one that has been running for a while.