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Western Division Events
Sunshine Region's Western Division
and Gulf Coast Model Railroad Club
 "Clinics & Ops" - a Model Railroading Workshop

July 18, 2015 at 9:30 AM
Gulf Coast Model Railroad
3222 Clark Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34231
Operating Sessions will be held at
6804 14th St. West
Bradenton, FL  34207
All model railroaders are welcome to attend.
Registration is $23 and includes coffee and donuts in the morning and
a HoneyBaked Ham Box Lunch
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Clinics will be held at Gulf Coast Model Railroad in Sarasota.  Operating Sessions will be at RealRail in Bradenton.  It’s about a 30 minute drive between both locations.

This is a unique workshop.  There are two sessions to select from.  The first one includes 2 clinics in the morning and a two hour operating session in the afternoon at RealRail in Bradenton.  The second session includes a morning operating session at RealRail and 2 clinics in the afternoon at Gulf Coast Model Railroad.  Because of the two sessions and the dual locations this workshop starts at both locations at 9:30am.  Coffee and donuts will be provided in the morning.

A box lunch from Honeybaked Ham is included in the cost of the workshop and lunch for both Sessions will be at 12:30 Gulf Coast Model Railroad.  Lunch includes your choice of a ham or turkey sandwich with lettuce, tomato and cheese, pickle slice, a bag of chips, a cookie and a soft drink of your choice.

“Gulf Coast” is a full line model railroad store, the only one on the Southwest Florida Coast.  You’ll have plenty of opportunity to browse their merchandise and purchase model railroad rolling stock, structure kits, scenery products and scratch building materials.  There are several dioramas on display in the store and a 60 foot shelf HO Scale shelf layout.

For anyone that is interested we’ll meet for dinner near the intersection of I-75 and University Parkway in Bradenton to recap the day’s activities.  The location will be announced at a later date.

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Ron Lutton - FRA Rules Applied to Model Railroads
Carl Marchand - Programming Decoders Using JMRI
Allen Novak - Backdrops for Model Railroads
Jim Gore - Modeling Figures & Vehicles

Session A Start at Gulf Coast Model Railroad
FRA Rules 10:00 AM
Break 11:00 AM
Programming Decoders 11:30 AM
Lunch 12:30 PM
Travel Time 1:30 PM
Ops Session 2:00 PM
Session B Start at RealRail  
Ops Session 10:00 AM
Travel Time 12:00 PM
Lunch 12:30 PM
Backdrops 1:30 PM
Break 2:30 PM
Modeling Figures and Vehicles 3:00 PM