Thursday, August 27, 2015

RPM room & Thursday

The Railroad Prototype Modelers room had several beautiful models that weren't participating in contests.

These loads were built by James Keena. He also gave a clinic with more background. Sadly, I didn't make it to that clinic. I'm sure I would have enjoyed it.

Gorgeous prototypical binding of loads.

I very much liked the detail of this CPR standard sand house and the plan was right there, too.

Since it got quite late last night, I didn't make it to the convention in time for the 8:00am clinics. I started the day with Henry Freeman's talk about the conception and design of his B&O Chicago Terminal Railroad layout. This should be a fun layout to operate on once finished. Bruce Chubb is famous for his CMRI system, which is used on his Sunset Valley layout. He gave a talk about recreating Pacific North-West prototype scenes on his layout. I took a peek at Alan Houtz' Iwata airbrush clinic and left after a while, since I didn't get there early enough to get a seat at the demonstration tables and thus couldn't try it out myself. I ran into a few Bay Area folks and we went for dinner at Stanford's right next to the convention hotel.

I made it back in time to attend a workshop to build a LCC node. This was interesting on multiple levels. Lots of potential, not quite there yet, but getting close.

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