This is the heart of the RPM Conference, and we will have presentations running four or five at a time on all three days, every hour and a half. Confirmed presentations for 2019 include:
Bill Pistello -You want more trains? You bet!! – A multi-scale, best of both worlds scheme.
Clark Propst – Building a Generic Granger Town
Jason Klocke – Operations on the Corn Belt Route, Jason Klocke’s Chicago Great Western Layout
Kevin Kayser – Realistic Track and Right of Way
Pierre Oliver – Where went the Wabash? Insight on changing gears to the SP’s Clovis Branch
Rich Ramirez – Modeling Rockville, MN
Tony Thompson – Modeling Freight Traffic on your Layout
Tips and Techniques
Bob Chapman – Structural and Detail Component Soldering Techniques (Resistance soldering and more, as a continuation of 2018’s electronic soldering)
Keith Kohlmann – Outdoor Photography of Models
Rich Mahaney – Hazardous Materials Placards for Model Railroaders
Ryan Mendell – Machinists tools for Modeling- Part 1: Hand Tools
Freight Car Research
Bill Welch – L&N House Cars and Open Top Cars of 1930-1955
Dick Harley – UP Freight Car Painting & Lettering – 1920 to 1980: Get UP Models right for your Modeling Era
Doug Harding – M&StL Refrigerator Cars
Kristen Dummler – Poultry Car Update
Jim Panza – The General American G85 Flatcar: TOFC and Autorack Equipped, plus roots in Clejan design
Paul Strubeck – LIRR Intermodal Bogies
Roger Hinman – NYC Steel Freight Cars Part V: Covered Hoppers
Stephen Funaro – P&LE F-7 Heavy Duty Flatcars: Prototype history and building the F&C Kit.
Steve Hile – Warren Tank Cars
Bob Van Arnem – Union Pacific 65,000 Gal Low Tower Water Tank
Craig Wilson – Open Loads
Frank Peacock – Steam Locomotive Appurtances Part 2: Trailing trucks, booster trucks, valve gear, and more.
Jeremy Dummler – Going BIG: Tales of change from HO to Proto:48
Gerry Schaefer – Hunter Hughson Weathers Models: A look at many weathering pigments and techniques.
George Toman – 2018 Mini-Kit Build: FGEX Truss Rod Reefer
Jerry Hamsmith and Ed Rethwisch – Open Top Cars and Their Loads
Mont Switzer – Modeling Three Monon Boxcars post 1955
Time Table & Train Order and Operations
Alan Bell – The Workings of an Interlocking Tower (and modeling full size on Burgett’s C&O)
Jack Ozanich – Railroad Work Rules
Jerry Dziedzic – Demystifying Operating Rules (TTTO, TWC and DTC rules)
Lowell Smith – Operations Round Table
Prototype Railroad Operations
Bob Hanmer – Train Communications in the 1940s (including ITC/VHF/PRR Trainphone Antennas/Modeling on DM&IR)
Charles Hostetler – Great Lakes Rail Marine Interface Part 1: Lake Michigan Car Ferries
Eric Hansmann – B&O Allegheny Yard Brancch
Henry Freeman – B&O Cumberland Division in the 1950s
Bob Webber – Foreign Road Cars on the California Zephyr
Dave Lambert – Mail and Express Trains, Part II: Trains West of Chicago and St. Louis
Dick Scott – Building Passenger Cars from Styrene Sheets and Strips – featuring a wooden car, a riveted steel car, and a stainless steel lightweight.
Tom Madden – Non-Colorado photos from Colorado Railroad Museum’s Ralph Hallock collection
Blain Hadfield – Rural Grain Elevators
As more speakers are confirmed, we will update this list.