NFR Fast Tracks Turnout Clinic

April 17, 2009


This past Friday Clark Kooning and I put on a turnout building clinic at the NFR Convention in Woodstock, Ontario.  This is the second time we have done one of these where I build a turnout from beginning to end live in about 40 minutes with Clark narrating the process.




While technically risky, the end result is a pretty good presentation, as long as all the equipment works as it is supposed to.  We have a digital video camera projecting what I am doing onto a screen behind us.  Other than the camera wanting to shut itself off every 10 minutes, it went well (have to remember to take the battery off the camera when using it while plugged in!).  The attendance at the clinic was not as good as I had hoped, there were several clinics being presented at the same time, and we were on right at the dinner hour so this cut down the numbers a bit.  But, still I think it was worth the effort and those who attended hopefully picked up a few good tips.

Thanks to John Kanakos for sending a couple of images of the festivities.


About the Author:

I'm your host, Tim Warris, a product developer in Port Dover, Ontario. Since March of 2007 I have been documenting the construction of the former CNJ Bronx Terminal in HO scale. For my day job, I design track building tools for Fast Tracks, a small company I own and operate. Fast Tracks makes it fast and easy to hand lay your own trackwork. Stop by our website to learn more!

Posted by: Tim | 04-19-2009 | 10:04 PM
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