The last and biggest event of the season will be the Potomac Division's Minicon
at St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 8617 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003
April 4, 2020
The doors will open at 9 AM for registration, coffee and donuts, and socializing.
At 9:30 the division will hold its annual business meeting, which will include voting for:
Two members of the board
The revised set of Division Bylaws.
Brad Stanford will do a quick introduction to his Nashville, Chattanooga and St Louis Railroad layout that will be open on April 11.
The remainder of the morning program will be an open floor set of demonstrations where modeler/clinicians will be seated at tables around the room doing and showing different modeling projects. So far, we have:
Martin Brechbiel working on MOW cars
Robert Sprague on LED Lighting
Nick Kalis doing Bushes/Ground Cover
A Module Layout member sharing Building/Standards for modular layouts
John Sethian TBA
Nigel Phillips on On30 Kitbashing.
We still have plenty of tables left for those who wish to show and share their favorite modeling activity. This is a great way to meet, socialize and gain the methodology to give formal clinics without any stress. This is also a super chance for you to shine and get some Volunteer AP points. Contact the Senior Assistant Superintendent to reserve your table.)
The lunchtime program has Bob Geldmacher presenting on ground cover materials and his excellent techniques in developing scenes. He did his program at one of the recent South Mountain gatherings, and it was outstanding, something for everyone no matter whether one is a beginner or an MMR.
During the afternoon, we will be holding a total of eight clinics approximately 40 minutes each in length. There will be two tracks, so four clinics will be offered during each segment with some clinics being presented twice so you will have less of a chance on missing one you want to attend.
The list of clinics during the first hour will include:
Martin Brechbiel and Alex Belida focusing on the AP author program and the Potomac Flyer
Nick Kalis discussing Enhance Your Layouts With Story Telling
Rod Vance is a tentative on Creating a Model RR Book of your layout for your Family
Chris Smith will do a clinic on his excellent N&W Landscaping.
During the second session beginning at 3 PM:
Martin Brechbiel will do a program on Introduction to Resin Casting
Chris Smith will do a second clinic on Landscaping
Zack Pabis will do a session on 3D printing
We also may have John Sethian or Marty McGuirk who are tentative with programs TBA.