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August 18, 2017

Clinic Tools and Materials Required

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Laser Kit
Required
Sharp pencil
Cutting Mat
6” min HO or Inch scale
Approx 80 grit sand paper
Emery board
Exacto type handle with Sharp #11 blade &Chisel end blade
Tweezers fine end (We will be working with small thin parts)
CA type adhesive (Bobs or Armskeeper) (Not ACC Super Glue) CA Does not attack foam and I am not allergic to it.
Applicator for applying small amounts of CA (straight pin, T pin, Tooth picks)
Walthers Goo or Similar (You can use other types of adhesive but they may lengthen the build time) 
Small mall bottle of white glue.

Optional
Optivisor or magnifier

Provided
Laser Kit


Proto 2000 Kit With Loads
Required
One pair of tweezers
One sprue cutter or Xacto #5 Knife.
Zap A Gap or CA glue
One pair of Kadee couplers (based on preference)
One pin vise with several drill bits
One set of jeweler's screw drivers

Optional
Optivisor or magnifier

Provided
Proto 2000 Gondola Kit


Building Trees
Required
Small (6" or 7") Scissors
Small Pointed Tweezers

Optional
Optivisor or magnifier

Provided

Flocking and Natural Materials
Adhesives
Containers


Weathering
Required
Hobby/Exacto Knife
Tweezers
White glue
2 Small paint brushes

Optional
Optivisor or magnifier
Your own weathering powders or pastels

Supplied
Wood
Single edge razor blade
Stains
Emery board
White glue


JMRI
Required
Laptop/Notebook Computer (do not bring a tablet, SmartPhone, iPad or similar mobile device)

If you have any version of JMRI Installed, please update to the latest version using the link below.

Download and Install the Latest Version of Java Here
Download and Install JMRI Here
Locomotive to Program!!!

Supplied
Programming Tracks - We will have the following interfaces available
Digitrax PS3
Sprog IIv3
QSI Quantum Programmer
NCE
 


Train Simulators
If you have any previous version of Open Rails installed, please remove/uninstall it.
Please install the following software based on your Operating System

Windows XP
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1
Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 3.1
DirectX v9.0c or greater with Pixel Shader 2.0
Open Rails V .9, Developmental Release 2265

 

Windows 7/8
Enable Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1
Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> In the Left Panel, Click Turn Windows On or Off
Click Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

If you have Windows 7 and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 is not listed, please install it using this link
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

Then Install
Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 3.1
DirectX v9.0c or greater with Pixel Shader 2.0
Open Rails V .9, Developmental Release 2265

If any of these are installed, the installer will let you know and not install the software or ask if you want to repair the installation.  You can cancel the install if it is installed.

Sunshine Region 2014 Hands On Clinic Joint Meet

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It’s time for the 2nd Annual Sunshine Region, Hands On Clinic Joint Meet.
This year the Joint Meet is in Orlando at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lake Buena Vista.
The hotel is conveniently located between Exit 66 on I-4 and the Beach Line Expressway.
11400 Marbella Palm Ct.
Orlando, FL 32836
(407) 239-9550
Click Here for a map to the hotel

To Register, click here

We’ve changed the format slightly and added more clinics.  Attendees will have a choice of 2 hands on clinics in the morning and a choice of 2 hands on clinics in the afternoon.  For those modelers not interested in a hands on clinic we also have 5 traditional lecture clinics on the schedule.  Or mix it up and do one hands on clinic and some lecture clinics from our exciting group of clinicians.  You’re sure to learn a lot, have a great time and go home inspired for your next modeling project!
 
We’re also offering the one everyone’s been waiting for, Up Close and Personal Decoder Programming with JMRI’s Decoder Pro.  Yes, a hands on JMRI clinic so plan on bringing your laptop.  This clinic is strictly limited to 8 people.  To meet anticipated demand the JMRI clinic will be offered twice that day.  And if you bring your laptop, there will be a special presentation of the current state of Railroad Simulators available for the rail fan.  Today’s simulators have very realistic physics incorporated and are real time operating sessions for a single person or in a multi user session in a group.  Find out what it takes to get started in this fascinating part of the hobby.

Base Registration is $20 and includes lunch. Each Hands On Clinic has an additional $15 materials fee.  If you plan on attending and taking one of the hands on clinics, you must pre-register for the Division Meeting by May 31, 2014.  Due to capacity limits and time needed to prepare material packages we are unable to accept registrations for hands on clinics after May 31st.  After May 31st, Registration is $25 per person and does not include lunch.

Sunshine Region 2014 Joint Meet - June 2014
Clinic Schedule
     
Hands On Clinics    
  Buena Vista East Buena Vista West
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Building a Wood Laser Kit
by Allen Crowley
Build a Proto 2000 Gondola and add a load to the car
by Gilbert Thomas
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Weathering Structures
by Lee Weiss
Hand Made Trees
by Bob Krebs
     
Lecture Clinics    
  Bay Hill East
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM What's in the Toolbox
by Donovan Lewis
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM The Turnout and The Frog
By Ray Hazen
 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Building Retaining Walls
by Al Sohl, MMR
 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Really Cheap Structures
By Ray Hazen
 
     
JMRI/Computer Clinics    
  Bay Hill West
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Intro to JMRI 1 TBA
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Virtual Railroad Operating Sessions Dan Cioffi
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Intro to JMRI 2 TBA

 

 When you register, you only need to select a hands on clinic if you plan on taking a hands on clinic.  If you don’t select the clinics you want to attend, the seat won’t come out of inventory and you may be unable to get the seat later.  Note that the Hands on Clinics are capacity limited and these limits were set by the clinicians.

  • The Hotel is offering a special event rate of $89 per night, a $30 discount off their regular unrestricted rate. Use GROUP (not promotional or corporate) code "SUN" on the Hilton website or when calling the hotel directly.  Rooms are limited and this rate expires after 5/6/2014.  Reserve your room today.
  • For Dinner on Saturday night we’ll head to Maggiano’s Little Italy in Pointe Orlando on International Drive next to the Hyatt Regency. If you haven’t been to Maggiano’s before, come hungry because small portions are not in their vocabulary.

Hilton Garden Inn Lake Buena Vista
11400 Marbella Palm Ct.
Orlando, FL 32836
(407) 239-9550
Click Here for a map to the hotel

To Register, click here