When I’m 1:64 – Trevor Marshall

This is a clinic about the opportunities and challenges of modelling a specific prototype in 1:64 – using the presenter’s layout as an example. Trevor will cover why he ended up in S scale, why he picked the Port Rowan branch and things to research and ponder to determine whether S is a viable scale in which to work. He’ll also explain why he writes a blog about his layout ( and now considers it as essential to building a layout as having a good supply of ties and rail. The presentation concludes with a quick tour of his layout – because everybody likes pretty pictures.

Using Chipping Fluid for Weathering – Sean Steele

Clinic to show the use and effects of using commercially available chipping fluid to mimic severe paint flaking and damage.  Several examples will be on hand of finished projects as well as a powerpoint showing the steps to create this effect.  It is remarkably simple and those with the ability to airbrush can certainly try this effect as it is a very simple technique with levels from minor to severe damage achieved with just the flick of a hard-bristled brush dipped in water.

The Building of West Toronto Station – John Chipperfield

In this clinic, John will describe how he built the CPR West Toronto station and express building in HO scale. Beginning with TT-scale plans which were re-sized and using photos from the West Toronto Junction Historical Society Archives, John first created a cardboard mock-up. He will describe the construction of the model including scratch-building all of the windows and doors, building the brick and stone walls, the roof with gables and passenger overhang.