Clinics

The Liberty Bell Special clinic program will feature presentations by talented modelers, authors, and experts from every aspect of model and prototype railroading. The clinics will vary in presentation style and some will include hands-on operating sessions to solidify the material taught in class. We’re lining up presenters from all over the Mid-Eastern Region and even a few from beyond. Whatever your interest, we’ll have the clinic for you.

Clinics at the Liberty Bell Special will be presented Thursday evening, Friday morning through evening, Saturday morning and afternoon, and Sunday morning.  Some of the clinics will be presented twice during the convention. 

Below is a list of committed clinicians and confirmed clinic titles.  More clinicians and clinics are expected when info is finalized.  Descriptions to follow.  Stay tuned.  Still, please be aware that info is subject to change.  

For more information or to volunteer as a clinician, please contact Clinics Chair John Seibert

Clinic descriptions and clinician bios coming!

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Alan Mende Master Modeler - Motive Power: You Can Do It.
Alden Smith Building Thurmont
Andrew Dodge Modeling to Prototype Standards
Bernie Kempinski USMRR Aquia Line – A high tech approach to a 19th century railroad
Bill Sartore LED lighting
Bob Sprague If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time
Bob Zeolla Conrail's Conemaugh Line - Adding Virtual Signals Using JMRI
Brian Kampschroer & Kurt Thompson Hobgoblin and Elf earn their Electrical AP (Again)
Brian Sheron Modelling Urban Scenes
Brian Sheron Expanding the Long Island Railroad
Brian Sheron Electroluminescent Signs For Your Layout
Charles Liggett Chester Valley Railroad
Dan Mycio & Steve Koffel WOW Sound Version 5
Dan Mycio & Steve Koffel TCS Wifi throttle
Dennis Blank Coal Company of Fulton County
Dick Foley Post-War Reading Boxcars, 1946-1956
Don Borden Prototype Sounds and Operations Using the Latest Version of TCS WOW decoders
Earl Hackett Scratch Building Using CAD
Eric Dervinis Woodward and Lance — Modeling a “Modern” Anthracite Breaker
Fred Miller Light, Sound & Motion Animation for Model Railroads
Fred Miller Construction of a Model K1 Trolley Controller
Fred Willis Researching and Building a Historic Structure – the Sheafe Warehouse
Fred Willis Building from Photographs – Blacksmith Shop and Railroad Station
Glyn Thomas Modeling the Minnesota Commercial
Greg Shindledecker Mack & Myre for hire:  If it's worth doing, it's worth doing twice 
Jeff Witt Remembering John Allen’s Gorre & Daphetid: A pictorial journey through the history of a great model railroad and its creator
Jerry Britton POTUS on Pennsy
Jim Hertzog Exploring Reading's Shamokin Division
Joe Walters Scratch Building the Jordan Spreader
Joe Walters Scratch Building a Depressed Center Flat Car
John Gallagher Freight Trains Using Dead Rail/Operating Power on Board
John Green Building Passenger Cars Using Bethlehem and Branchline Parts
Kaylee Zheng Using Mobile Speakers for DCC Sound
Kaylee Zheng Hot Rod Chicken: A Story about the Chicken Car and Live Poultry Transportation
Lance Mindheim Model Railroading as Art
Larry DeYoung Modeling Another Mile in Another Scale
Larry DeYoung What a Model Railroader Can Learn From Running a Short Line
Mark Wallace Preparing the Layout Room
Marshall Abrams Using Model Railroad Switch List Software
Marshall Abrams Introduction to Model Railroad Operations
Marshall Abrams Signals for Operations and Animation
Martin Brechbeil Getting Your Model Railroad Author Certificate for the NMRA Achievement Program – Tips & Hints
Martin Brechbeil Resin Casting: Basics, Intermediates, Tips & Hints
Mathew Thompson Being Prototypical
Mike Prokop The Camden NJ Waterfront and the Railroads
Mike Prokop Special Trackwork
Phil Kinsey The GG1
Ralph Deblasi Weathering For Beginners - No airbrush required
Rich Mahaney Tank Cars 101
Rich Mahaney Tank Car Industries
Rich Mahaney Perishable Ops in the 1950s
Rich Mahaney Intermodal 101
Rich Newmiller Modeling the Diamond Glass Company, Royersford, PA.
Rich Newmiller Silos & Elevators - Historical Review and Modeling Methods
Ron Hoess Tools and Techniques for Prototype Modeling of the Urban Landscape
Steve Salotti Edgewater New Jersey: The Prototype and the Model
Thom Radice Civil War Era Prototype Modeling: Why a Civil War Layout?
Val Pistilli Why Do Cars Derail?
David Yale 3-D Modeling
Rick Hunter Make 'n' Take Hunterline King Post Bridge
Mike Dettinger Make 'n' Take T-Trak Module
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