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 Schaumburg – Discovering Hope Springs Part II: Four model railroad sized industries
Clark Propst – Building a Generic Granger Town
Kevin Kayser – Realistic Track and Right of Way
Tips and Techniques
Bob Chapman – Structural and Detail Component Soldering Techniques (Resistance soldering and more, as a continuation of 2018’s electronic soldering)
Freight Car Research
Jim Panza – The General American G85 Flatcar: TOFC and Autorack Equipped, plus roots in Clejan design
Roger Hinman – NYC Steel Freight Cars Part V: Covered Hoppers
Steve Hile – Warren Tank Cars
Bob Van Arnem – Union Pacific 65,000 Gal Low Tower Water Tank
Frank Peacock – Steam Locomotive Appurtances Part 2: Trailing trucks, booster trucks, valve gear, and more.
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)
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
Henry Freeman – B&O Cumberland Division in the 1950s
Bob Webber – Foreign Road Cars on the California Zephyr
Dick Scott – Building Passenger Cars from Sheet Styrene and Strip in O Scale (techniques apply to all scales!)
As more speakers are confirmed, we will update this list.