The second annual Railroad Modeling University, sponsored
by the Carolina Southern Division, National Model Railroading Association, was held on Saturday,
January 19, 2008 at First Baptist Church
in downtown Charlotte. Although bad weather kept some folks at home and caused
some clinic cancellations, we still had 22 folks in attendance. Clinics and
activities began at 9 am and ran until noon.
Superintendent Rick Knight reports:
" In the general scheme of things, our latest session went well. Attendance was
down (bad weather may have accounted for that) and a couple of clinics had to be
cancelled at the last minute, but everyone enjoyed the classes that were
presented. We are planning to continue our RMU series in September, but plans
and clinics are not yet firmed up."
We conducted the following clinics:
This was the centerpiece clinic for the Second Semester and covered the
nuts and bolts of building a layout from "A to Z".
Tuneup by Jack Haynes
Jack taught us tips and tricks we can use to cure common problems with
trainsets -- or our larger layouts.
a Railroad Crossing by Jim Allen
Jim showed us his techniques and tips on making this important part of your
scenery look realistic.
The PC --
A Model Railroading Tool: Adding
Sound and Animation to Your Layout
by Master Model
Railroader Fred Miller
Fred shared how you can enhance building and running your layout using a
computer. He also did his classic clinic on how to add some 'life' to your