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Potomac Division’s Modeling Outreach Program

The Potomac Division is conducting a new program of educational and information-sharing activities. The Potomac Division leadership is dedicated to offering “the best type of programming that the members wish to support.” As Andrew Dodge, MMR and Senior Assistant Superintendent says, “We have an untapped powerhouse of first-class modelers waiting to come out and share their time and talent. I am anticipating a strong show of support from the members so we can mount the highest quality clinics and demonstration workshops possible. I hope our Potomac Division community wants to join us in what should be an exciting future.”

Upcoming Events:

Event Location — Date
  Meet, clinics, discussion Mary Surratt House and Museum, Clinton — March 7, 2020
  Potomac Division Minicon St. Matthews United Methodist Church, Annandale — April 4, 2020

Meet, clinics, discussion  — March 7, 2020: Saturday morning 9 AM – 12 PM

A really new event takes place in an area not often visited by the division. On March 7, 2020, we will be holding a full day of activities for the division at the Mary Surratt House and Museum, a historic property of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. . which is located at 9110 Brandywine Road, Clinton, MD 20735.

The doors will open at 9 AM with coffee and donuts, and the board will discuss events taking place in the division.


9:00 am Meet and Greet , Donuts and Coffee
9:15 am Short meeting of the board. Discuss the upcoming elections in April.
9:30 am Layout Previews for the afternoon, by Dale Latham and Glenn Paulson
10:00 am Show-and-tell Caboose time. Andrew Dodge with South Park and Midland waycars.  Other modelers.
10:30 am Clinic: Bernard Kempinski  A High Tech Approach to a 19th Century Railroad — How do you model an ancient steam railroad when little commercial product is available? This talk will describe how Bernie used some of the latest technology and techniques to build his 19th Century Civil War O scale railroad. He'll cover laser cutting, photo etching, 3D printing, spin casting, battery powered locomotives, and a microprocessor controlled telegraph system.
10:30 am Clinic: Bernie Halloran  There’s another way to do it — including the coving of corners without using Masonite or styrene, water without 2-part epoxy and horrifying smells; Gatorboard and how not to use it; rubber cement, inexpensive, correctible and super-sturdy; inexpensive alternative to Testor’s plastic cement; Fabricating a one-sided lift bridge. Oh, and kind-of double-sided tape; no not carpet tape. cloud or not to cloud the skies; layout skirting costs and techniques; removable flat car loads and other time and money saving techniques.
!2:00 noon Lunch on your own
1:30 - 4:00 pm Open House Layouts:

Potomac Division’s Minicon —April 4,2020: Saturday 9 AM – 3 PM

Where: Matthews United Methodist Church, 8617 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003
 Meet and Greet: Socializing Coffee and Donuts

  Open Minicon page

Last modified: November 19 2019 16:48:10.