Annual Garden Railroading Beginners Clinic

  • July 21, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Lone Pine & Western Railroad; 5922 SE Skyhigh Crt; Milwaukie, OR 97267


Annual clinic for Garden Railroading Beginners.  The clinics are open to club members and non club members alike.  There will be a morning clinic and an afternoon clinic, both identical.  There is a 10 attendee limit due to available space.  If you wish to attend, please contact Tom Gaps - tgaps22@gmail.com.  If too many sign up, preference will be given to new and potential new club members.

Areas to be covered, i.e. things to consider and things to avoid

  • Garden Focus vs Railroad Focus
  • Display vs Interactive Railroad
  • Rivet Counting vs Whimsy
  • What is scale and which one to follow
  • Track Power vs Battery R/C
  • Track choices
  • Layout planning
  • Turnouts (a.k.a. switches)
  • Remote turnout/switch operation
  • Road Bed Options/Contruction
  • Coupler choices/considerations
  • Suggested tools (to make things easier)
Q&A session

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