Prototype Modelers Seminar – East 2001 UPDATE
1:00 PM Friday, March 23 through
6:00 PM Saturday, March 24, 2001
Holiday Inn, Monroeville (Pittsburgh), PA, (Exit 6, PA Turnpike)
This meet is a follow on to the Prototype Modelers Seminar held in
Baltimore, Maryland last March 31st and April 1st. Sign up early, as
space is limited for the operating sessions and the Hands-on
The model display and vendor rooms at the hotel will be available for
setup at 9:00 AM on Friday, March 23. There will be plenty of
display space so bring your models, including in-progress projects.
There will not be a model contest. The model display room will be
open throughout the meet. There will be no talks scheduled during the
hour after lunch on Saturday so that everyone can get together in the
model display room.
There will be operating sessions on Saturday evening, March 24th at
Bob Prehoda's HO scale Huntington Northern and Larry Kline's O scale
Western Maryland-Pittsburgh and West Virginia Bowest Interchange.
Several prototype oriented layouts will be open on Sunday, March 25th
including the Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum's
spectacular HO scale Pittsburgh to Cumberland B&O, WM and P&LE layout
(August 2000 Model Railroader), Neal Schorr's Pennsylvania Railroad
Middle Division, Bob Prehoda and Larry Kline.
The presentations will start at 1:00 PM on Friday and continue
through Friday evening and all day Saturday with breaks for dinner on
Friday and lunch on Saturday. The scheduled presentations include:
John Greene Headend passenger cars and train passenger consists
Ralph Barger B&O diner classes through the years
Jeff English Early boxcars of the New York Central Lines
Ben Hom Freight Cars in Action: USRA double sheathed
Bill Hanley Modeling B&O offset side hoppers
Tony Thompson SP gondolas - mill, GS, wood chip and sugar beet
John Wesner When boxcars became colorful - 1950s paint schemes
Todd Sullivan Hands-on weathering for your modern freight cars
Scott Chatfield The EMD Dash-2 series
Dennis Lippert Diesel locomotive - topic to be determined
Dick Flock Detailing trucks and trailers 1930s to 1960s
John Roberts Modeling the Appalachian coal industry
Ed Wolfe Interstate RR - Operations and equipment
Larry DeYoung Freight car distribution on Conrail
Larry Kline Steel industry traffic – car types and commodities
John Gallagher Union RR slides courtesy of Rich Borkowski
Al Westerfield LCL containers cars and loads through the years
Bob Prehoda Toward more realistic operations
John Teichmoeller Neville Island - prototype for a small
Bill Schaumburg Town Talk Tunnel III - Completing the scene
Eric Hansman Waynesburg Yard - Modeling Pennsy Narrow Gauge
Neal Schorr Modeling the Middle Division of the PRR
Jim Kelly Modeling after a prototype: the Tehachapi loop
Note: "Hands-On Weathering for Your Modern Freight Cars," by Todd
Sullivan will be given in two parts on Saturday.
Part I of this two part clinic will be "Learning to SEE how freight
cars weather," on Saturday morning. Part II will be two small "hands
on" workshops on Saturday afternoon. Those wishing to attend the
afternoon workshops should attend the morning talk. Participants
should bring: one or two models, prototype photos, a #2 soft bristle
brush, a stiffer 1/3 inch brush and an #0 or #00 sable brush and
Floquil Polyscale or black, white, oxide red, yellow ochre, and
either depot buff or daylight orange.
Hotel at $59.00 per night. For hotel reservations call the Holiday
Inn at 412-372-1022. Be sure to mention the "Prototype Modeler's
The meeting registration is $45.00.
For more information contact:
337 Elm Drive,
Greensburg, PA 15601.
Or Larry Kline
Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your postal
Registration fee: $45.00.
Please circle for: Hands-On Weathering and/or An operating