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Caboose Hobbies
Clinic Schedule 2012/2013

Stop and take a minute to learn how to do it right. Our clinics are given by real experts in Model Railroading. Attending a Caboose Hobbies Clinic will save you hours and trouble in the future!

DATE
TIME
TOPIC
Nov. 3 10:30 Helpful Hints
Nov. 10 10:30 DC Wiring
Nov. 17 10:30 Scenery Basics
Nov. 24 X Happy Thanksgiving
Dec. 1 10:30 DCC Systems Review
Dec. 8 10:30 Installing DCC Decoders
Dec.15 10:30 Bench Work
Dec. 22 10:30 Static Grass Application
Dec. 29 X Happy Holidays
Jan. 5 10:30 Starting the Right Way
  1:30 The Art of Model Railroading Revisited
Jan. 12 10:30 Lionel - not just for Xmas
  1:30 The New N Scale
Jan. 19 10:30 Weathering Rolling Stock
  1:30 Speaking of Narrow Gauge
Jan. 26 10:30 Operating a Layout
  1:30 Layout Reliability
Feb. 2 10:30 Air Brushing
  1:30 Weathering Techniques
Feb. 9 10:30 Detailing Structures
  1:30 Enhancing Model Structures
Feb. 16 10:30 Tools for the Model Railroader
  1:30 Scenery Vision to Reality
Feb. 23 10:30 Modeling Trees
  1:30 DCC Wiring
Mar. 2 10:30 Kitbashing Passenger Cars
  1:30 Prototype Signal Practices
Mar. 9 10:30 Laying Flex Track & Beyond
  1:30 Hand Laying Track & Turnouts
Mar. 16 10:30 Soldering
  1:30 Repairing & Mending Brass Models
Mar. 23 10:30 CTC Signaling vs Track Warrents
  1:30 Open Car Loads
Mar. 30 10:30 G and F Scale Modeling
  1:30 So you think youre a railfan

All Clinics are on Saturday
Clinic schedule subject to change without notice
FREE - NO RESERVATION NEEDED

AIR BRUSHING
Feb 2 10:30 am
How to select and use an airbrush.

BENCHWORK
Dec 15 10:30 am with Rich Schwerer
Bench work from the ground up. Provide the proper foundation for your layout.

CTC SIGNALING vs TRACK WARRENTS
Mar 23 10:30 am with Dave Rhodus
The difference between CTC and Track Warrents
for train movement and operation is explained.

DETAILING STRUCTURES
Feb 9 10:30 am with Duncan Harvey
How to detail interiors and exteriors of period buildings.

DCC SYSTEMS REVIEW
Dec 1 10:30 am with Dave Clingman
Compare capabilities of systems designed for the beginner and the advanced model railroader.

DCC WIRING
Feb 23 1:30 pm with Dave Clingman
How to install a track and control bus, reverse loop wiring and wiring accessories will be discussed.

DC WIRING
Nov 10 10:30 am with Roger Frank
How to wire your track the proper way to avoid the electrical gremlins.

ENHANCING MODEL STRUCTURES
Feb 9 1:30 pm with Jack Getz
This clinic shows you how to make even simple structures more real and interesting.

“G” and “F” SCALE MODELING
Mar 30 10:30 am with Ron Keiser
G scale information including the differences in scale, equipment availability, manufactures and track laying.

HANDLAYING TRACK AND TURNOUTS
Mar 9 1:30 pm with Bill Johnson
Techniques for handlaying your own track and custom turnouts.

HELPFUL HINTS
Nov 3. 10:30 am with Erwin Chaim
Tip learned over decades of model railing will help you start out on the right track.

INSTALLING DCC DECODERS
Dec 8 10:30 am with Roger Frank
How to install DCC decoders in both HO and N scale locomotives.

KITBASHING PASSENGER CARS
Mar 2 10:30 am with Steve Orth
Learn the secret tricks and techniques to make that unusual and unique piece of rolling stock.

LAYING FLEX TRACK
Mar 9 10:30 am with Roger Frank
How to lay flex track the proper way for years of reliable operation.

LAYOUT RELIABILITY
Jan 26 1:30 pm with John Parker
Top 10 ways to improve your railroads performance and reliability.

LIONEL – NOT JUST FOR XMAS
Jan 12 10:30 am with Xavier Villarreal
Beginner to advanced information on 3 rail AC track, locos, maintenance of equipment, accessories, and expansion of a layout.

MODELING TREES
Feb 23 10:30 am With Dennis Hagen
How to use inexpensive materials and techniques for building a wide variety of trees for your layout.

“N” SCALE
Jan 12 1:30 pm With Pat Lana
Information for both the beginner and seasoned
“N”scaler, with a touch of “Z”.

OPEN CAR LOADS
Mar 23 1:30 pm with Roger Ball
A unique look at all those different flat car and gondola loads from crates to vehicles.

OPERATING A LAYOUT
Jan 26 10:30 am with Paul Sullivan
How to operate model railroads as the prototype do. Build up trains and deliver them to businesses along the line of your railroad.

PROTOTYPE SIGNAL PRACTICE
Mar 2 1:30 pm Stewart Jones
A review of real railroad signal practices and how
you can apply them to your pike.

REPAIRING & MENDING BRASS
Mar 16 10:30 am with Roger Clark and Mark Eden
The art of caring for brass models.

SCENERY BASICS
Nov 17 10:30 am with Alain Rigaual
A general overview of scenery techniques will be demonstrated, including snow and water.

SCENERY- VISION TO REALITY
Feb 16 1:30 pm with Bob Foltz
Constructing your new layout from visualization to actual construction.

SPEAKING OF NARROW GAUGE
Jan 19 1:30 PM with Duncan Harvey
A discussion into the advantages of modeling one of the many narrow gauge lines.

STARTING ON THE RIGHT TRACK
Jan 5 10:30 am with Rich Schwerer
How to start in model railroading on the right foot. The do’s and don’ts for a successful beginning.

STATIC GRASS APPLICATION
Dec 22 10:30 am with Alex Yakubovich
How to apply real looking grass to your layout.
Applicator and materials used will be discussed.

SO YOU THINK YOU’RE A RAILFAN
Mar 30 1:30 pm with Jay Queiser
Railfaning from an eagle or hawk’s perspective. Let’s scout many favorite photo locations from a new angle.

SOLDERING
Mar 16 10:30 pm with Erwin Chaim
Basic soldering techniques and how to construct a resistance soldering device will be explained.

THE ART of MODEL RAILROADING REVISITED
Jan 5 1:30 pm with Jack Getz
An exploration from the founding of our hobby to what it has become today. From the love of trains and dreams of a world in miniature to the Worlds Greatest Hobby.

TOOLS FOR MODEL RAILROADING
Feb 16 10:30 am with Doug Geiger
A display and discussion of useful tools to aid the model railroader.

WEATHERING ROLLING STOCK
Jan 19 10:30 am with Matt Faruola and Brian Bates Advanced techniques for turning out of the box rolling stock into very real looking freight cars.

WEATHERING TECHNIQUES
Feb 2 1:30 pm with George Redding
Learn the secrets of turning that, out of the box paint shop new car, into a worn and well traveled veteran.



Caboose Hobbies' clinics are free.
Due to space limitations, seating may be limited. Come early to insure a seat.

500 South Broadway
Denver, Colorado, USA, 80209-4002
Hours: Mon-Fri: 10:00 - 6:00PM, Sat: 9AM - 5PM, Sun: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Phone: (303)777-6766 - Fax: (303)777-0028 - Toll-Free(Orders Only): (800)886-1813
Email:
information@caboosehobbies.com

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