Here are some presentations from our club members on how to do or make items on your layout:

   Richard Frazier recently gave a good summary look ahead at the future of our hobby. His slides are found Here.
Some notes from Richard on his slides help to make his points and can be accessed Here.

A new powerpoint clinic by John Parker on 10 key items for keeping your layout running smooth.

A pdf file of slides from a presentation on Layout Automation containing lots of good ideas and resources, given at a club meeting on September 22, 2016.

A pdf file of a presentation by Wally Muscott, on Junk Box Modelling, showing how one can use a variety of things around the house and workbench for tools and materials.

A website tutorial by Craig Linn on how to make tunnel linings without plaster

Darwin Vander Pol gave a virtual presentation on Sept. 24, 2020, on Model RR Yard Design, whose slides can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Several Articles from the Dispatch newsletter: Click on the picture to see the article.


An article from the July 2003 Dispatch called "6 Easy Diesel Details"
by Bob Sobol


An article from the November 2003 Dispatch called "Realistic Deciduous Trees"
by Craig Linn


An article from the September 2004 Dispatch called "Scratch Build a Shed"
by George Franke


An article from the January and February 2005 Dispatch called "Modelling Rivers"
by Rick Inglis


An article from the June 2009 Dispatch called "Circuitron Tortoise: An Easier Way" on mounting Tortoise switch machines that makes it easier to position them correctly.
by Bob Sobol
[Editor's note: one may use Masonite as well as 1/4 inch plywood as the author suggests]


An article from the April 2010 Dispatch called "The WAYBIGGER Flockin' Tree Machine"
by Jack Heier, Craig Linn, and Bob Sobol


An article from the January 2011Dispatch called "I Love Wiring"
giving hints on making this chore easier
by Bill Kepner


An article from the July 2012 Dispatch on "Cleaning Plastic Wheels"
by George Booth


An article from the January 2013 Dispatch on "Running Trains with a Smartphone"
by Bill and Chase Kepner


An article from the August 2020 Dispatch called "Speed Matching the Locomotive Fleet"
by John Deery


An article from the October 2020 Dispatch on "Removable Backdrop Panels"
by John Deery