EXTRA 2011 WEST
2011 NMRA National Convention
July 3 to 9, 2011 - Sacramento, California
The Unconventional Convention

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Sunday July 3

Location11:0011:3012:0013:0013:3014:0014:3015:0015:3016:0016:3017:0018:0019:0019:3020:0020:3021:0021:3022:0022:30
Convention Center 309
So, You Want To Build a Sawmill
Jim Zeek
History and Description of the Sierra Railway
Dave Connery
Survey of Historic Sierra Railway Locomotives and Cars
Kyle Wyatt
Hostling a Steam Locomotive
Dave Tadlock
Convention Center 310
Painless weathering
Joel Bragdon
Building Geodesic Foam Scenery
Joel Bragdon
Convention Center 312
Improving Waybills: Adapting Prototype Paperwork
Tony Thompson
OPSIG
The State Belt Railroad
Bill Kaufman
Lighting & Digital Techniques for Layout Photography
Steve Crise
Photography
Convention Center 314
SP: Sacramento Shops
Bob Pecotich
SP
Sheraton Hotel: Bataglier
Building A Laser Structure Kit
Lead Instructor: Kooning, Clark, MMR
Modeling with the Masters

Monday July 4

Location07:3008:0009:3011:0013:0013:3014:0014:3015:0015:3016:0016:3017:0019:0019:3020:0020:3021:0021:3022:0022:30
Convention Center 302/303
Welcome and Overview
Non Rail Committee
Non-Rail
Card Making - fee required
Suzy Madsen
Non-Rail
Project Linus
Susan Swindell
Non-Rail
The Art of Illusion
CJ Riley, MMR
Images of Speed: Streamlined Steam Locomotives
CJ Riley, MMR
Convention Center 309
Layout Design Boot Camp
Byron Henderson
LDSIG
Aviation in Model Railroading
Klaus Keil
Layout Design for Passenger Operations
Robert Clark
LDSIG
Proto:87 in 2011
Rene Gourley
Layout Design Tricks
Jim Betz
LDSIG
Sunset Valley Oregon System and Grand Rails 2012
Bruce Chubb, MMR
LDSIG, NMRA
Convention Center 310
DCC: Overview
Jim Betz
DCC, Intro
DCC: Installing Decoders
Marcus Ammann
DCC
DCC: Programming Decoders
Jim Betz
DCC
NMRANET
Didrik Voss, MMR
Electronics, Signals
Model Railroading with Arduino: Introduction
John Plocher and Dave Falkenburg
Electronics
Model Railroading with Arduino: Applications
John Plocher
Electronics, Signals
OpenLCB
Bob Jacobsen
Electronics, LDSIG, Signals
JMRI Users Meeting
Bob Jacobsen
Electronics, Signals
Convention Center 312
Creating Waybills and Car Cards with Excel
Gary Saxton
Using Logistics to Develop a Model Railroad Operations Scheme
Dustin Shoup
OPSIG
World Wide Model Railroad Tour
John Sing
Central California Traction
Dave Stanley
A Clinic on Scenery (which everyone knows how to do)
John Wissinger, MMR
Scenery
Five Strands of Narrow Gauge History
Bill Schaumburg
Narrow Gauge
LED Lighting Effects for your Layout
Edward Gallier
Electronics
Convention Center 314
Finer than Fine Scale - Modeling Strong Maine in Proto 20.3n2
Jim Providenza
Narrow Gauge
SP: Sacramento Shops
Bob Pecotich
SP
SP Freight Cars You Can Model
Tony Thompson
SP
Passenger Cars of the Colorado & Southern
Ken Martin
Narrow Gauge
SP: Diesels
Joe Strapac
SP
Pacific Fruit Express Operations
Tony Thompson
SP
Convention Center 315
Interfacing a Computer to Your Model Railroad
Bruce Chubb, MMR
Electronics, LDSIG, Signals
Helping Boy Scouts Earn a Model Railroading Merit Badge
John Stevens
NMRA
Regions and Divisions Handbook: What's in it for You?
Bill Kaufman
NMRA
Judging The Model Contest
Bob Hamm, MMR, National Contest Chair
NMRA
Modeling the Sacramento Belt Line
William Burg
Layout Design Panel: What Would you do Differently?
Seth Neumann, and others
LDSIG
Avoiding Pitfalls of Model Railroad Photography
Charlie Comstock
Photography
Convention Center 319
Steel Strut Benchwork
Eric Eggel
Working Gemco: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Yardmaster
Dave Bayless
OPSIG
Getting Down and Dirty with Weathering
Leslie Eaton, MMR
Yosemite Valley Railroad
Jack Burgess, MMR
Modeling an Anthracite Road: Why, Where, When, What, etc.
Jim Dalberg
Building Geodesic Foam Scenery
Joel Bragdon
Sheraton Hotel: Bataglier
Building A DPM Structure
Lead Instructor: Hale, Fran MMR
Modeling with the Masters
Building a White Metal Vehicle Kit
Lead Instructor: Kooning, Clark MMR
Modeling with the Masters
Sheraton Hotel: Falor
Gentle Yoga for Beginners
Lori Neumann & Linda Thepot
Non-Rail

Tuesday July 5

Location07:3008:0009:3010:0011:0013:0013:3014:3015:0015:3016:0016:3017:0019:0019:3020:0020:3021:0021:3022:0022:30
Convention Center 302/303
Welcome and Overview
Non Rail Committee
Non-Rail
Pen & Ink Drawing with JoAnn White - fee required
JoAnn White
Non-Rail
Gardening Workshop
Nancy Norris
Non-Rail
Bingo
Non-Rail
Convention Center 309
A Day in the Life of a Train Dispatcher
Retired SP-UP Dispatcher Steve "Breezy" Gust
OPSIG
Introduction to Time Table and Train Order Dispatching
Dave Clemens
OPSIG
Modern Verbal Authority (Track Warrants)
Retired SP-UP Dispatcher Steve "Breezy" Gust
OPSIG
OPSig Roundtable
Dave Bayless, Seth Neumann, Phil Monat
OPSIG
Modeling the Sacramento Belt Line
William Burg
Convention Center 310
Creating a Web site for your Layout
John Sing
Multi-deck Layout Design
Tony Koester, ALWWD
LDSIG
The Sierra Railroad: Modeling and Operating a Shortline
John Zach
OPSIG
Introduction to Free-mo
Bob Schrempp
Free-mo Modular Signal System
Barry Draper
Signals
Make it Run Like a Dream
Joe Fugate
Convention Center 312
Modeling California Packing Houses
Jim Lancaster
The NWP--a Prototype With Something for Every Modeler
Fred Codoni
NWP
NWP: Restoring Wooden Railroad Cars
Gus Campagna
NWP
NWP Operations adapted to Eel River Model RR
Ron Plies, MMR and Don Nelson
NWP
Cadillacs and Crummies: Recreating the NWP in a modest space
Ed Merrin
NWP
So, You Want To Build a Sawmill
Jim Zeek
Convention Center 314
Building your own Signals
David Metal
Electronics, Signals
Lighting & Digital Techniques for Layout Photography
Steve Crise
Photography
Card Stock Structures
Scott Robertson
The World of DCC and Sound
Jarrette Ireland (Soundtraxx)
DCC
Prototypical Operation of the Tsunami Steam Decoder
Jarrette Ireland (Soundtraxx)
DCC
Prototypical Operation of the Diesel Tsunami Decoder
George Bogatiuk (Soundtraxx)
DCC
CTC Panel with Dispatchers and Signalmen
Steve Gust, Pat Flynn, Don Zinnecker, Jim Atkins
OPSIG
Convention Center 315
Overhead Wiring Engineering
Gurdon Miller
Streamlined Trains in California
Paul Hobbs
Passenger Trains in California 1971 - 2011
Paul Hobbs
Understanding Steam Locomotive Details
Andy Sperandeo
Quick and Easy Freight Car Weathering
Roger Nulton, MMR
NASG
Use and Abuse of Excel in Model Railroading
Gary Saxton
Five Strands of Narrow Gauge History
Bill Schaumburg
Narrow Gauge
Convention Center 319
Modeling an Anthracite Road: Why, Where, When, What, etc.
Jim Dalberg
From Basement to Benchwork
Rich Coleman
Scenery Techniques for Your Railroad
Charlie Comstock
Scenery
SP: Diesels
Joe Strapac
SP
Avoiding Pitfalls of Model Railroad Photography
Charlie Comstock
Photography
Painless weathering
Joel Bragdon
Mold making and casting for the model maker
Joel Bragdon
Hyatt Hotel: Regency F
Napkin Folding Demonstration
Non-Rail
Sheraton Hotel: Bataglier
Building Plastic Walthers Modular Buildings
Lead Instructor: Lowrance, John, MMR
Modeling with the Masters
Scratchbuilding Car Loads For Your Freight Cars
Lead Instructor: Hale, Miles, MMR
Modeling with the Masters

Wednesday July 6

Location08:0009:3011:0013:0013:3014:0014:3015:0015:3016:0016:3017:0019:0019:3020:0020:3021:0021:3022:0022:30
Convention Center 302/303
Introduction to Genealogy
Lisa Gorrell
Non-Rail
Choosing, Using, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting Your Airbrush
Ken Schlotfeldt
Fun Fool-Proof Finishing with Acrylic Paints
Ken Schlotfeldt
Project Linus Speaker
Yvonne Jones
Non-Rail
Fabric Painting - fee required
Mary Moore Campagna
Non-Rail
Movie Night
Non-Rail
Convention Center 309
Troubleshooting and Repairing Brass Steam Locomotives
Mark Schutzer
Rebuilding Brass locomotives
Mark Schutzer
LED Lighting Effects for your Layout
Edward Gallier
Electronics
JMRI: Operations
Dennis Drury
JMRI: Aspect Signaling Pt 1
Dick Bronson
Signals
Modeling The West Side Lumber Company
Burton Maxwell
Meet The NMRA President
Mike Brestel
NMRA
Convention Center 310
35 Years on the Sacramento Central
Dick Witzens
Modeling Newport News, VA on the C&O
John Roberts
How I planned my signal system
David Metal
Electronics, Signals
Mold making and casting for the model maker
Joel Bragdon
Theatrical Layout Lighting
Eric Eggel and Mark Fisher
DCC
Chasing Chinese Steam
Doug Geiger, MMR & Barbara Geiger
CATS: a CTC Panel that Grows
Rodney Black
Convention Center 312
A Clinic on Scenery (which everyone knows how to do)
John Wissinger, MMR
Scenery
The World of DCC and Sound
Jarrette Ireland (Soundtraxx)
DCC
Prototypical Operation of the Tsunami Steam Decoder
Jarrette Ireland (Soundtraxx)
DCC
Prototypical Operation of the Diesel Tsunami Decoder
George Bogatiuk (Soundtraxx)
DCC
Photographing Your Models
John Sing
Photography
Easy City Streets Using Sintra
Jim Sacco
Scenery
Tales of a Hobby Shop Owner
Bill Winans
NASG
Convention Center 314
Interfacing a Computer to Your Model Railroad
Bruce Chubb, MMR
Electronics, LDSIG, Signals
A Brief History of the American Gas Station and Modeling Tips
Jim Sacco
Update on the Nickel Plate
Tony Koester, ALWWD
LDSIG
3D Printing for Everyone
Rene Gourley
The Traveling Toolbox System
Pete Steinmetz
Building Distressed Wood Structures
Jimmy Simmons
Nn3
Tom Knapp, MMR
Narrow Gauge
Layout Sound as a Serious Scale Modeling Medium
Jim Wells
Convention Center 315
Creating Waybills and Car Cards with Excel
Gary Saxton
Making "Ready-to-Run" Freight Car Models Really Ready to Run
Richard Hendrickson
Aviation in Model Railroading
Klaus Keil
Building Scenery for your Railroad by Woodland Scenics
Miles & Fran Hale, MMR
Scenery
Buildings for Your Layout by Design Preservation Models
Miles & Fran Hale, MMR
Woodland Scenics Foam Layout Construction
Miles & Fran Hale, MMR
Modeling a Country Grain Elevator
Bob Van Arnem
Convention Center 319
Running an NMRA Division
Ed Liesse and Didrik Voss
NMRA
Division Meets the NMRA British Region Way
Nobby Clarke
NMRA
Disney Railroading
John & Katie Olson
Modeling the Southern Pacific Business Train
Scott Inman
Passenger Cars of the Colorado & Southern
Ken Martin
Narrow Gauge
Free-moN: Modular Railroading
Dave Falkenburg
Sheraton Hotel: Bataglier
Building A Turnout Using A Commercial Fixture
Lead Instructor: Kooning, Clark, MMR
Modeling with the Masters
Sheraton Hotel: Carr
Airbrushing Hands-on Clinic
Scotty Mason

Thursday July 7

Location08:0009:3011:0012:0013:0014:3015:0015:3016:0016:3017:0019:0019:3020:0020:3021:0021:3022:0022:30
Convention Center 301 (Non-Rail)
Stamping Workshop - Fee Required
Marilyn Long
Non-Rail
Convention Center 302/303
Choosing, Using, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting Your Airbrush
Ken Schlotfeldt
Guide Dogs for the Blind speaker
Non-Rail
Rapid Prototyping
Bill Brisko
Marklin Update
Thomas Catherall
Getting Down and Dirty with Weathering
Leslie Eaton, MMR
NCE User's Forum
Mark Schutzer & Marcus Ammann
Convention Center 309
Online Resources for Model Railroaders
Joe Fugate
Modeling a Country Grain Elevator
Bob Van Arnem
Introduction to Signals for your Model Railroad
Seth Neumann
LDSIG, Signals
The Art of Illusion
CJ Riley, MMR
JMRI: Aspect Signaling Pt 2
Dick Bronson
LDSIG, Signals
Signaling Your Model Railroad: Part 1
Bruce Chubb, MMR
Electronics, LDSIG, Signals
Signaling Your Model Railroad: Part 2
Bruce Chubb, MMR
Electronics, LDSIG, Signals
Signaling Your Model Railroad: Part 3
Bruce Chubb, MMR
Electronics, LDSIG, Signals
Convention Center 310
Vision and the Aging Modeler
Richard Meetz, OD MS FAAO
Modeling The West Side Lumber Company
Burton Maxwell
Make it Run Like a Dream
Joe Fugate
Disney Railroading
John & Katie Olson
Scratchbuilding Crossings in any Scale
Dick Karnes
NASG
Yosemite Valley Railroad
Jack Burgess, MMR
R Street Industrial Corridor
Tom Campbell
Layout Sound Applications
Jim Wells
Convention Center 312
Use and Abuse of Excel in Model Railroading
Gary Saxton
World Wide Model Railroad Tour
John Sing
Copper on Rails
Don Marenzi
SP Freight Cars You Can Model
Tony Thompson
SP
SP: Steam Over Donner
Bob Church
SP
SP: Passenger Cars
Jeff Cauthen
SP
Modeling the Southern Pacific Business Train
Scott Inman
SP
Nn3
Tom Knapp, MMR
Narrow Gauge
Convention Center 314
Troubleshooting and Repairing Brass Steam Locomotives
Mark Schutzer
Rebuilding Brass locomotives
Mark Schutzer
Modeling California Packing Houses
Jim Lancaster
Building Scenery for your Railroad by Woodland Scenics
Miles & Fran Hale, MMR
Scenery
Buildings for Your Layout by Design Preservation Models
Miles & Fran Hale, MMR
Woodland Scenics Foam Layout Construction
Miles & Fran Hale, MMR
Fun Fool-Proof Finishing with Acrylic Paints
Ken Schlotfeldt
Track Planning and Layout Design
Steve Moore
Convention Center 315
Through Cars and Set-outs: Adding Pullman Service to Any Layout
Jamie Bothwell
NASG
Tree Making 101
John McKenzie
NASG
Prototype Research Panel Discussion
Jack Burgess, MMR and others
Understanding Steam Locomotive Details
Andy Sperandeo
Making "Ready-to-Run" Freight Car Models Really Ready to Run
Richard Hendrickson
Building Working Caboose "Frog Eye" Marker Lights
Rich Malone
Scenery Techniques for Your Railroad
Charlie Comstock
Scenery
Craftsman Structures Tips & Tricks
Art Fahie (Bar Mills Models)
Convention Center 319
Working Gemco: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Yardmaster
Dave Bayless
OPSIG
The Lackawana Railroad: Building a Miniature Movie Set
Jack Verducci, MMR and Kermit Paul, MMR
Scenery
Modeling the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal
John Goodrich and Kermit Paul, MMR
Intermodal Well Cars: Why So Many Colors, Sizes and Shapes?
Timothy Costello
Rapid Prototyping
Bill Brisko
OPSig Roundtable
Dave Bayless, Seth Neumann, Phil Monat
OPSIG
CSRM
Steam-up of Granite Rock number 10
CSRM staff
Maintaining a continually running layout
CSRM staff
Using the CSRM library and archives
CSRM staff
Sheraton Hotel: Carr
Airbrushing Hands-On Clinic
Scotty Mason
Sheraton Hotel: Gardenia Room
Digitrax User Forum
AJ and Zana Ireland
Sheraton Hotel: Tofanelli Room
S Scale Yahoo Group Meet-up

Friday July 8

Location09:3011:3012:0013:0013:3014:0014:3015:0015:3016:0016:3017:0019:0019:3020:0020:3021:0021:3022:0022:30
Convention Center 301 (Non-Rail)
Game Night
Non-Rail
Convention Center 302/303
Blooming Fabric Flowers - fee required
Diane Forbes
Non-Rail
Images of Speed: Streamlined Steam Locomotives
CJ Riley, MMR
Games Galore
Non-Rail
Theatrical Layout Lighting
Eric Eggel and Mark Fisher
DCC
Convention Center 309
DCC: Overview
Jim Betz
DCC
DCC: Installing Decoders
Marcus Ammann
DCC
DCC: Programming Decoders
Jim Betz
DCC
OpenLCB
Bob Jacobsen
Electronics, Signals
Craftsman Structures Tips & Tricks
Art Fahie (Bar Mills Models)
Convention Center 310
Using Logistics to Develop a Model Railroad Operations Scheme
Dustin Shoup
OPSIG
CATS: a CTC Panel that Grows
Rodney Black
Signals
Trackside Signaling at the SMRHS
Joe Melhorn & Dave Megeath
Signals
Convention Center 312
The State Belt Railroad
Bill Kaufman
Building Distressed Wood Structures
Jimmy Simmons
JMRI: Operations
Dennis Drury
Vision and the Aging Modeler
Richard Meetz, OD MS FAAO
Easy City Streets Using Sintra
Jim Sacco
Scenery
Convention Center 314
Lighting of Cars & Locomotives (DCC)
Joe Melhorn
DCC, Electronics
Layout Design for Passenger Operations
Robert Clark
LDSIG
SP: Passenger Cars
Jeff Cauthen
SP
Streamlined Trains in California
Paul Hobbs
Passenger Trains in California 1971 - 2011
Paul Hobbs
Convention Center 315
Quick and Easy Freight Car Weathering
Roger Nulton, MMR
NASG
Working with Plastics
Russ Miller
Intermodal Well Cars: Why So Many Colors, Sizes and Shapes?
Timothy Costello
Convention Center 319
Finer than Fine Scale - Modeling Strong Maine in Proto 20.3n2
Jim Providenza
Narrow Gauge
Building Brass Models
Andrew Malette
NASG
Improving Waybills: Adapting Prototype Paperwork
Tony Thompson
OPSIG
Sierra Pacific Sawmill Q&A
Jim Zeek and Mark Luster
Sheraton Hotel: McGinnis Room
Bargain Wines from the Western States: A Wine Tasting Clinic
Richard and Sandra Hendrickson
Non-Rail

Saturday July 9

Location09:0009:3011:0011:3012:0013:0013:3014:0014:3015:0015:3016:0016:3017:0019:0019:3020:0020:3021:0021:3022:0022:30
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Quilt Shop Hop
Non-Rail
Convention Center 310
Layout Design Tricks
Jim Betz
LDSIG
The Sierra Railroad: Modeling and Operating a Shortline
John Zach
OPSIG
Sierra Railway: Modeling the Angels Branch
Glenn Sutherland
From Basement to Benchwork
Rich Coleman
Convention Center 312
Telecommunications for Model Railroaders
Seth Neumann
Electronics, OPSIG
35 Years on the Sacramento Central
Dick Witzens
The Slim Princess: SP's Narrow Gauge Line in the Owens Valley
Matthew Buck
Narrow Gauge
Convention Center 314
Sunset Valley Oregon System and Grand Rails 2012
Bruce Chubb, MMR
LDSIG, NMRA
Signaling Your Model Railroad: Part 1
Bruce Chubb, MMR
Electronics, LDSIG, Signals
Signaling Your Model Railroad: Part 2
Bruce Chubb, MMR
Electronics, LDSIG, Signals
Signaling Your Model Railroad: Part 3
Bruce Chubb, MMR
Electronics, LDSIG, Signals

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