Prototype Railroad Operations

A Virtual Tour of Durango Silverton Car Shop
Bruce Evans

Thursday, 8/8/2024 9:30am
Room: Shanghai

A Virtual Real Time Tour of Durango Silverton Engine House
Bruce Evans

Thursday, 8/8/2024 11:00am
Room: Shanghai

Beltlines and Terminal Railroads
Paul Hobbs

Monday, 8/5/2024 9:30am
Room: Naples

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 3:30pm
Room: Naples

Border Crossings: How they work and how to model them
Bryson Sleppy

Thursday, 8/8/2024 8:00pm
Room: Tokyo

Friday, 8/9/2024 9:30pm
Room: Melbourne

British Railways - Prototype and Model
Mike Arnold

Monday, 8/5/2024 8:00pm
Room: Vancouver

CTC Demystified 1 -
Introduction to CTC Machines
Doug Geiger MMR

Monday, 8/5/2024 2:00pm
Room: Melbourne
Wednesday, 8/7/2024 3:30pm
Room: Melbourne

CTC Demystified 2 - Advanced Features and Concepts of Centralized Traffic Control Machines
Doug Geiger MMR

Monday, 8/5/2024 3:30pm
Room: Melbourne
Wednesday, 8/7/2024 5:00pm
Room: Melbourne

Cumbres Toltec RR
Bob Frankrone

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 8:00pm
Room: Naples

Direct Traffic Control and Absolute Block Signals
Bruce Morden

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 9:30am
Room: Naples

Friday, 8/9/2024 3:30pm
Room: Naples

Iron and Steel: The Industry
Doug Geiger, MMR

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 9:30am
Room: Naples

Saturday, 8/10/2024 2:00pm
Room: Vancouver

Quarry Railroads of Granite Rock Company
Michael Laine

Thursday, 8/8/2024 11:00am
Room: Tokyo

Rail Detector Cars
Dennis Drury

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 8:00am
Room: Tokyo

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 8:00am
Room: Tokyo

Railway Work Equipment in Operations?
Paul Hobbs

Monday, 8/5/2024 8:00am
Room: Naples

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 2:00pm
Room: Naples

SONGS Reactor Vessel 1 move on Metrolink May 24, 2020
Tim Harris

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 11:00am
Room: Shanghai

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 2:00pm
Room: Tokyo

Understanding North American Railroad Signals
John Parsons

Monday, 8/5/2024 8:00pm
Room: Naples

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 3:30pm
Room: Tokyo

Western Adventures
Bill Brown MMR

Thursday, 8/8/2024 8:00pm
Room: Melbourne

Prototype Railroad History

A Look at the Santa Fe Railway [ATSF] thru its Financial Statements: 1946-1967
Dr. Kevin Feeney CPA [retired]

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 5:00pm
Room: Melbourne

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 9:30pm
Room: Shanghai

Business Cars, Private Cars
Paul Hobbs

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 2:00pm
Room: Melbourne

Thursday, 8/8/2024 9:30am
Room: Melbourne

Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Michelle Kempema

Sunday, 8/4/2024 1:00pm
Room: Vancouver

Thursday, 8/8/2024 9:30am
Room: Tokyo

"Hollywood's Trains & Trolleys" Talk with co-author Marc Wanamaker
Jared Nigro & Marc Wanamaker

Sunday, 8/4/2024 2:30pm
Room: Shanghai

Saturay, 8/10/2024 9:30am
Room: Vancouver

Modeling Maintenance of Way Operations on the Dodge City and Santa Fe
Robert D. Walz

Friday, 8/9/2024 5:00pm
Room: Naples

Saturday, 8/10/2024 11:00am
Room: Naples

Red Brick Buildings & Brown Boxcars
Greg Johnson

Monday, 8/5/2024 8:00pm
Room: Melbourne

Thursday, 8/8/2024 11:00am
Room: Melbourne

Responding to a Derailment on the Southern Pacific Coast Line
Paul Deis

Thursday, 8/8/2024 9:30am
Room: Vancouver

Saturday, 8/10/2024 3:30pm
Room: Shanghai

SP/UP operations LA division 79-present
Mike Osborne

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 11:00am
Room: Tokyo

The Eclectic nature of Australian Railways
Martyn Jenkins
UP Box & Auto Car Painting & Lettering Schemes - 1939 to 1980
Dick Harley

Saturday, 8/10/2024 2:00pm
Room: Tokyo

Layout Design & Construction

A Fresh Approach to Lift-Ups
Don Winn, MMR

Monday, 8/5/2024 9:30am
Room: Shanghai

Thursday, 8/8/2024 2:00pm
Room: Tokyo

Backdrops: Creating Cinematic Scenes
Roman Pastucha

Sunday, 8/4/2024 1:00pm
Room: Shanghai

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 3:30pm
Room: Tokyo

Basic Scenery Part 1
Al Turnbull

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 8:00pm
Room: Shanghai

Friday, 8/9/2024 3:30pm
Room: Shanghai

Basic Scenery Part 2
Al Turnbull

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 9:30pm
Room: Shanghai

Friday, 8/9/2024 5:00pm
Room: Shanghai

Building Benchwork with Extruded Aluminum
Magnus Christerson

Monday, 8/5/2024 9:30pm
Room: Naples

Friday, 8/9/2024 8:00pm
Room: Vancouver

Carrie Blast Furnace
Bob Frankrone

Monday, 8/5/2024 9:30pm
Room: Shanghai

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 9:30pm
Room: Naples

Hands on background fir tree making
Lloyd Lehrer

Thursday, 8/8/2024 9:30am
Room: Odessa

Layout wiring resistance reduction
Bryan Hunnel

Monday, 8/5/2024 8:00pm
Room: Shanghai

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 11:00am
Room: Vancouver

LDSIG Boot Camp
LDSIG Boot Camp

Monday, 8/5/2024 8:00am
Room: Barcelona/Casablanca

LDSIG Panel: "What would you do differently" (WWYDD)
Seth Neumann

Thursday, 8/8/2024 2:00pm
Room: Naples

Learn about Free-mo
Gerry Bill

Monday, 8/5/2024 9:30pm
Room: Vancouver

Making Inexpensive Pine Trees
Don Stewart

Thursday, 8/8/2024 8:00am
Room: Odessa

On30 Modular Railroading: The Pudding River Lumber Co.
Kevin Spady

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 5:00pm
Room: Naples

Friday, 8/9/2024 2:00pm
Room: Tokyo

Polymetric Sand for Scenery and Ballast
Eric Peterson

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 9:30am
Room: Vancouver

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 8:00pm
Room: Vancouver

Super Elevation of Model Railroad Trackwork
Stephen Lowe

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 5:00pm
Room: Shanghai

Thursday, 8/8/2024 8:00am
Room: Tokyo

The 7-year journey from design to layout completion
Richard Newmiller MMR

Thursday, 8/8/2024 3:30pm
Room: Shanghai

Friday, 8/9/2024 8:00pm
Room: Naples

What Industries for your Cars
John Lowrance, MMR

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 3:30pm
Room: Shanghai

Friday, 8/9/2024 8:00pm
Room: Shanghai

X-Factor Staging
Bruce Morden

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 8:00am
Room: Naples

Friday, 8/9/2024 2:00pm
Room: Naples

Layout Operations

Beyond the Basement - Interchange Staging
Mark Juett MMR

Friday, 8/9/2024 5:00pm
Room: Melbourne

Saturday, 8/10/2024 9:30am
Room: Naples

Developing a realistic rolling stock fleet for operations
Joel Morse

Thursday, 8/8/2024 3:30pm
Room: Melbourne

Evolution of an Operating Scheme
Bob Weinheimer MMR

Monday, 8/5/2024 5:00pm
Room: Vancouver

Tues, 8/6/2024 5:00pm
Room: Vancouver

Getting Started in Operations
Bob Weinheimer MMR

Monday, 8/5/2024 2:00pm
Room: Vancouver

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 2:00pm
Room: Vancouver

How to Add a Scene to a Layout in 15 Easy Steps
Bob Frankrone

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 3:30pm
Room: Melbourne

Thursday, 8/8/2024 11:00am
Room: Naples

Model Railroad Communications (Phones for Ops)
Seth Neumann

Monday, 8/5/2024 2:00pm
Room: Naples

Friday, 8/9/2024 3:30pm
Room: Melbourne

Modeling the Citrus Industry in 1952
Terry Fearn

Monday, 8/5/2024 8:00am
Room: Shanghai

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 2:00pm
Room: Naples

Operations on the Pennsylvania Southern
Bob Weinheimer MMR

Monday, 8/5/2024 3:30pm
Room: Vancouver

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 3:30pm
Room: Vancouver

Prototypical Operations in T-TRAK
Bob Schaffer

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 8:00am
Room: Melbourne

Thursday, 8/8/2024 8:00am
Room: Melbourne

Modeling Techniques & Ideas

Adding a Forest Fire to your Layout (without burning it down)
Steve Stallings

Monday, 8/5/2024 9:30pm
Room: Tokyo

Thursday, 8/8/2024 5:00pm
Room: Vancouver

Using inexpensive LEDs, fans and Ultrasonic water vapor generators to create harmless, cool flames and smoke that will cause no damage.
Advanced Tools and Tips
Doug Geiger, MMR

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 11:00am
Room: Naples

Saturday, 8/10/2024 3:30pm
Room: Vancouver

Building an Auto Loading Facility
Jeff Lee - MMR

Thursday, 8/8/2024 5:00pm
Room: Tokyo

Saturday, 8/10/2024 11:00am
Room: Shanghai

Building Structures Two Ways – Acrylic and 3D Framing
Phil Edholm

Monday, 8/5/2024 3:30pm
Room: Shanghai

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 2:00pm
Room: Vancouver

Creating Interesting Model Railroad Landscapes
Kevin Spady

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 5:00pm
Room: Naples

Thursday, 8/8/2024 9:30pm
Room: Shanghai

Creating Operations on the Louisville Southern Lines
Bob Frankrone

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 9:30pm
Room: Melbourne

Thursday, 8/8/2024 8:00pm
Room: Naples

Creating Your Own Inkjet Decals
Paul Stoner

Monday, 8/5/2024 11:00am
Room: Tokyo

Des Moines Fire Station 1 A Prototype Model
Bruce Evans

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 8:00pm
Room: Tokyo

Friday, 8/9/2024 2:00pm
Room: Vancouver

Eyesight, Aging and the Modeler
Dr. Richard Meetz

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 11:00am
Room: Tokyo

Thursday, 8/8/2024 5:00pm
Room: Shanghai

Hands-on Make-and Take Weathering with Pan Pastel Powders and other Artist Mediums
James Keena

Thursday, 8/8/2024 11:00am
Room: Odessa

Love Those Loads
Bob Frankrone

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 9:30am
Room: Melbourne

Friday, 8/9/2024 8:00pm
Room: Melbourne

Modeling Emergency Scenes
Bruce Evans

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 9:30pm
Room: Tokyo

Friday, 8/9/2024 3:30pm
Room: Vancouver

Modeling Innovations Using LARC Graphics
Bill Brown MMR

Monday, 8/5/2024 5:00pm
Room: Melbourne

Thursday, 8/8/2024 9:30pm
Room: Melbourne

Modeling PTC Rooftop Details
Tim Harris

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 5:00pm
Room: Tokyo

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 5:00pm
Room: Tokyo

Modeling the Stenner Creek Trestle
Paul Deis

Thursday, 8/8/2024 8:00am
Room: Vancouver

Saturday, 8/10/2024 2:00pm
Room: Shanghai

Rebuilding a Diesel Model Locomotive
Tim Foote

Monday, 8/5/2024 2:00pm
Room: Shanghai

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 8:00am
Room: Shanghai

Scratchbuilding a timber frame lumber yard and concrete block coal silos
Richard Newmiller MMR

Friday, 8/9/2024 2:00pm
Room: Shanghai

Saturday, 8/10/2024 9:30am
Room: Shanghai

Scratch building Techniques in Styrene
Dan Kamikubo

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 2:00pm
Room: Tokyo

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 8:00am
Room: Naples

Tips & Tricks for Scratchbuilding & Kitbashing
Leslie Eaton MMR

Monday, 8/5/2024  5:00pm
Room: Naples

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 8:00pm
Room: Melbourne

Using PowerPoint to Make Modeling Images and Designs
Phil Edholm

Monday, 8/5/2024 8:00pm
Room: Tokyo

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 3:30pm
Room: Vancouver

Vintage Metal Cars - Our Gift from the Past
John Lowrance MMR

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 5:00pm
Room: Shanghai

Friday, 8/9/2024 9:30pm
Room: Shanghai

DCC, LCC, Wiring & Electronics

A cheap and easy to install ABS signal system
Dennis Drury

Monday, 8/5/2024 11:00am
Room: Naples

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 5:00pm
Room: Vancouver

A Gentle Introduction to Arduino Programming
John Bate

Friday, 8/9/2024 5:00pm
Room: Vancouver

Saturday, 8/10/2024 9:30am
Room: Tokyo

Basic wiring for DC/DCC
Al Turnbull

Monday, 8/5/2024 9:30am
Room: Melbourne

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 8:00pm
Room: Shanghai

Clocks, Lights and LCC
Dr. Dana W Zimmerli

Monday, 8/5/2024 5:00pm
Room: Tokyo

Thursday, 8/8/2024 2:00pm
Room: Vancouver

Creating Low Cost Circuits and PCBs using Fritzing
Pat Fleming

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 9:30am to 12:30
Room: Shanghai

Friday, 8/9/2024 3:30pm
Room: Tokyo

DCC Decoder installation in Legacy Locos
Gary Butts, MMR

Friday, 8/9/2024 2:00pm
Room: Melbourne

Introduction to JMRI
Dan Moran

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 11:00am
Room: Melbourne

Friday, 8/9/2024 9:30pm
Room: Tokyo

JMRI with Decoder Pro
Mark Juett MMR

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 9:30pm
Room: Naples

Thursday, 8/8/2024 5:00pm
Room: Naples

Joys of Running Blunami
Martyn Jenkins

Monday, 8/5/2024 5:00pm
Room: Shanghai

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 9:30pm
Room: Vancouver

LCC - What is it and who is it for Parts 1 and 2
Dick Bronson

Monday 8/5/2024 2:00pm
Room: Tokyo

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 9:30am
Room: Vancouver

LCC / OpenLCB User Group
Rick Lull

Thursday, 8/8/2024 8:00pm
Room: Vancouver

Model Railroad Electronics for Dummies
Dr. Dana W Zimmerli

Monday, 8/5/2024 11:00am
Room: Melbourne

Thursday, 8/8/2024 3:30pm
Room: Vancouver

Model Train Detection, what is it and what's it good for?
John Parsons

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 8:00pm
Room: Tokyo

Thursday, 8/8/2024 8:00am
Room: Naples

NanoAnimation for Under $10
Leslie Eaton, MMR

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 8:00pm
Room: Melbourne

Thursday, 8/8/2024 5:00pm
Room: Melbourne

Planning and Wiring for DCC
Mark Juett MMR

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 8:00pm
Room: Naples

Thursday, 8/8/2024 3:30pm
Room: Naples

The Azatrax Trackside Signaling System
John Parsons

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 9:30pm
Room: Tokyo

Thursday, 8/8/2024 9:30am
Room: Naples

Tips and Tricks Using the ESU LokProgrammer
Carl Marchand

Monday, 8/5/2024 9:30pm
Room: Melbourne

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 2:00pm
Room: Melbourne

3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Other Computer Modeling

DIY WiFi Steam ProtoThrottle
Neil Erickson

Saturday, 8/10/2024 2:00pm
Room: Naples

Introduction to 3D Printing
Ray Persing

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 9:30am
Room: Melbourne

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 8:00am
Room: Melbourne

Laser Engraving Structures
Greg Johnson

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 9:30am
Room: Tokyo

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 9:30pm
Room: Melbourne

Using Smartphones and Focus Stacking for Model RR Photographye
Ed Merrin

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 9:30am
Room: Tokyo

Thursday, 8/8/2024 2:00pm
Room: Shanghai

Achievement Programs & Standards Settings

Achievement Program Q&A
Ray Persing

Monday, 8/5/2024 9:30am
Room: Tokyo

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 11:00am
Room: Melbourne

Thursday, 8/8/2024 9:30pm
Room: Vancouver

If You See Something, Say Something
Don Winn, MMR

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 2:00pm
Room: Shanghai

Thursday, 8/8/2024 8:00am
Room: Shanghai

Judging Contest Models
Bill Brown MMR and Jim Zinser MMR

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 12:00pm
Room:  Barcelona

NMRA standards, Recommended Practices, and Gauges
Brian Barnt

Sunday, 8/4/2024 2:30pm
Room: Vancouver

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 3:30pm
Room: Naples

Scratching my way to a Cars AP Certificate
Don Winn, MMR

Monday, 8/5/2024 11:00am
Room: Shanghai

Thursday, 8/8/2024 3:30pm
Room: Tokyo

Other Areas of Interest

Effective Promotions and Communications for Your Organization
Michael Frezell

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 9:30pm
Room: Vancouver

Thursday, 8/8/2024 9:30pm
Room: Naples

NMRA Vision 2030! Looking Together Down the Tracks Ahead
John Doehring

Sunday, 8/4/2024 2:30pm
Room: Tokyo

Thursday, 8/8/2024 9:30pm
Room: Odessa

Revolutionizing Model Railroading with AI: Discover How ChatGPT Can Transform Your Hobby
Pat Fleming

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 8:00am
Room: Shanghai

Friday, 8/9/2024 8:00pm
Room: Tokyo

The 2024 NMRA Members Survey – Feedback from the Front Lines
John Doehring

Sunday, 8/4/2024 1:00pm
Room: Tokyo

Thursday, 8/8/2024 8:00pm
Room: Odessa

Women in Model Railroading
Michelle Kempema

Thursday, 8/8/2024 11:00am
Room: Vancouver

Plus One Club Clinics & Activities ( Non-Rail)

Plus One Club Welcome Breakfast
BINGO!  (For Ladies Only)

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 8:00am - 11:00am
Room: Palos Verde
Cost: First card is $10.00, (additional cards are $5.00)

Come join us for a fun morning of the traditional number matching game. Win prizes that range from that the absurd to the classy in a surprise second game!

Create a 20s Cabbage Rose

Tuesday, 8/6/2024 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room: Palos Verde
Cost: $5.00 per kit.

Join us as we create a cabbage rose from satin using a pattern printed in 1925. We will fold and use simple hand sewing to create this luscious flower. Flower is suitable to trim a hat, make into a corsage or garnish a dress.

No-Sew Ornaments

Wednesday, 8/7/2024 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room: Palos Verde
Cost: $5.00 per kit. (Kits available for purchase for sale)

There are few things that symbolize coziness and warmth of quilted items. Learn how to make quick, easy quilt-look ornaments.

Diamond Art

Thursday, 8/8/2024 9:00am - 11:00am
Room: Palos Verde
Cost: None

Paper Beads

Thursday, 8/8/2024 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room: Palos Verde
Cost: $5.00

Learn to create a variety of beads from simple paper. We will use a variety of papers to create a necklace or bracelet to create your design

Lego Craft

Friday, 8/9/2024 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room: Palos Verde

When you hear the word Lego, do you think nubby little blocks that form nubby little buildings? Well, not in this clinic! You will get to build your own little piece of Lego magic and see some of the amazing and enchanted pieces of art that can be made with nubby little blocks.

Project Linus

Monday thru Friday
Room: Marina

Plus One Luncheon

Friday, 8/9/2024 11:am - 1:00pm
Room: Navy Proof Private Dining Room
Cost: $25

Please join us at this luncheon to close our week of fun and fellowship. Say good bye to old and new friends we’ve made this week. The luncheon will be held in the private room of the Navy Proof restaurant in the hotel. Register for the luncheon using your Registration account and choose your meal selection.