Clinics

December 14, 2017

The timetabling for the clinics has been decided. There will be clinics on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning, and Saturday evening.

The clinics on each of the three mornings will be arranged in three parallel streams. With two exceptions, each stream will have two clinics of one hour each including questions and a 30 minute break between. The two exceptions are on Friday and Saturday morning when the third stream will have a two hour hands-on clinic. The hands-on clinics will consist of two one-hour sessions with a 30 minute break between the two sessions.

There will be two one-hour clinics on Saturday evening with a 30 minute break between.

So far we have five one-hour clinics and one hands-on clinic that will be on weathering of rolling stock. The hands-on clinics will be extra fare.

If you are interested in giving a clinic, please contact the clinic chair Karen Cox. Send Karen email

 

April 21, 2017

The organising committee has started creating a list of possible topics and speakers for clinics. If you are interested in giving a clinic, please contact Mark Jackson at markrailroad@gmail.com. We anticipate there will be six clinics on each of the Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings of the convention. The six clinics on a day will be run in three parallel sessions of two clinics each. We are considering at least the following two possible formats for the two clinics in a session:

  1.  Each clinic is 45 to 50 minutes long including questions and there is 15 to 10 minute break between the first and second clinics in a session.
  2.  Each clinic is 45 minutes long, then 15 minutes for questions and wind-up, and 30 minutes between the first and second clinics in a session.

Option 2 means the two clinics will take two and a half hours as against the two hours for Option 1. Increasing the length of the session may reduce the amount of time available for the layout tours in the afternoon. If you prefer one option to the other, feel free to let Philip Sharp know. His email address is on the Callboard page.