Full Convention Presentation

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Tony McCall - Facility & Banquet
Terry Ervin - Clinics
Howard Garner - Contests
Bruce Gathman - Home Layout Tours
Marv Havens - Prototype Tours
Steve Todd - Registrar / Treasurer & Webpage
Open Position - Non-Rail Activities
Mike Jensen & Jon Judd - OPSIG Activities
Sam Hadel - Promotion & General Support
Fred Coleman (SER Convention Chairman) - Guidance &
Support
Meeting Rooms
11,566 sq ft of total meeting space
Largest meeting room is Chateau
Ballroom with maximum meeting
space of 4,840 sq ft and maximum
capacity of 500
Maximum of 14 breakout meeting
room(s)
Exhibition space on-site
Technics Room
Clinics with video or PowerPoint type presentations
Banquet Room
Sub-divides into up to 6 smaller rooms if needed
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Targeting for 45+
Automation, Benchwork, Control Systems,
Decoders, Electrical, Historic, Lighting, Prototype,
Scale Specific, Scenery, Sound, Structures, Theme
Related, Trackwork, etc.
Non-Rail Clinics and Activities
Details will be posted on the Convention Website as they become
available and Convention Updates will be presented at each
Division Meeting until the Convention
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24 Clinicians confirmed as of 2/4/14
Topics proposed :
B&O in SC
 Head End Cars
 Sanborn Fire Insurance Company Maps
 Beyond the Roster Shot : The Artists View in Railroad
 The History of the Railroad in Greenville
 Logging in the Smokies
 The Saluda Grade and the Railroad Coming to
Hendersonville
 Yard Design
 Modeling the Sandersville RR and Kaolin Cars
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3D Printing
Interior Access Through a Bridge
Progress On My IRT Elevated Line
Initiating RR Operations on your RR
Operations
Using Phones & Pads for Throttles and Panels
(JMRI)
Automation
Possibilities in Model Railroad Automation
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Have You Been LED On
LED Lighting on the Layout
Scenery
How to Make a Waterfall
Rock Making and Scenery Techniques
Laser Kit Design Considerations
Decals for Your Railroad
Working with Styrene
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Special Contest Theme : Heavy Loads
General Contest : All models, photos, paintings, etc.
according to standard SER guidelines.
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We have 26 Area Home Layouts in G, O, On30,
HO, & N scales either already confirmed or highly
probable. About half are HO scale.
(details as they become available)
Central Railway Model & Historical Association,
Inc.
A few distant home and club layouts that are near
main travel route to/from Greenville are being
considered for Thursday and Sunday.
Other possibilities being investigated
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Republic Locomotive (Greenville)
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General Electric
Special Load & Heavy Load Flatcars; Locomotive: Caboose
Motive Power & Equipment Solutions (Greenville)
River Junction Tour (4 railroads & Greenville Trolley)
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Operate locomotive – remote control or cab control
Motor Car rides
Piedmont & Northern (including shops)
Greenville & Western (later Northern)
Charleston & Western Carolina
Southern
SC Inland Port – Intermodal Terminal (Greer)
NS Spur to BMW (Wye, bridges, yard)
Triple Crossing - railroad over railroad over water (Duncan/Lyman
Norfolk Southern Exhibit Car
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Hub City Railroad Museum (Spartanburg)
Central Model Railway & Historical Association,
Inc. (Central)
Miniature World of Trains & Transportation
Museum (Greenville)
Central Model Railway & Historical
Association, Inc.
Model Train Display & Museum
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Registration will open in June 2014
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Non-Rail Activities -
(a complete list available soon)
Historic Tours
 A Taste of Greenville - Culinary Tour
 Falls Park & Downtown Greenville
 Shopping & Dining
 Clinic Room Activities
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“Operations” Sessions - details as they become
available. May start on June 4.

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