Introduced at a previous NER convention, Minute Clinics have become a popular new feature of our venue.  Four short demonstrations will be held simultaneously and  continuously in each corner of a large room.  Please join with any or all of these interesting clinicians for as long as you like.

Friday, Oct 8     3:00-4:00

Building a Locomotive Roster and Saving the Decoder Settings With JMRI

    Ed O’Connell

    Quick tips for building a locomotive roster in Decoder Pro for use with the other elements of JMRI as well as saving the decoder settings in case the decoder needs to be reset and reprogrammed.

Bending Iron...or Making your own grab irons        Chuck Diljak, MMR

    Looking for additional points for Cars or Motive Power in the Achievement Program? Or are you scratch building a car with grab irons of a different hape or length than what is commercially available? In this Minute Clinic,you will learn how to make your own jigs and the tools needed to bend your own iron.

Coloring Wooden Walls with Chalk            Sue Osberg

    Looking for something different to do with the walls of your wooden structures? Here’s a suggestion: use chalks. Chalk can provide a different sort of look for wooden walls, whether the walls are laser cut or are board-onboard. Using several shades of chalk provides a kind of “built-in” weathered look to the walls or boards. Check out this clinic for something different.

A Professional DCC installer’s Tip and Hints           Lew White

    Lew White is a professional DCC Installer for Tony’s Train Exchange in Essex Jct. Vermont. For over 24 years Lew has seen and done it all, Onboard, QSI, Train Control Systems, ESU, SoundTraxx and more. It has been noted that he does what needs to be done, and does it right. His advice is often sought out by other DCC installers.

    Lew will be doing a locomotive sound installation during his mini clinic, giving examples of

best practices as he moves through the process including;

    Layout and Planning

    Wire Management