Here are a few How-to articles and clinics prepared/presented by Bob and a few of his model railroad friends. Click on the titles to access the information. They are all in PDF format.




Bob Beaty - "Thinking Scenically - Trees"

This is a document about a how-to clinic Bob presented to the Steel City Division on February 16, 2012. It shows different ways to make realistic trees for your layout.

Craig Gardner - "Prototypical Turnout Handles"

This is  about how to replace the handle on a manual Caboose Hobbies ground throw to make it look more prototypical.



"Implementing Operations With JMRI Operations Module"

       Presented by John Stewart & Craig Gardner

       November 2013 SCD Meeting

       2013 NMRA National Convention, Atlanta, GA

       2.5 MB PDF

"Adding a Railroad Bridge and Creek Scene to Your Layout"

       Presented by Craig Gardner

       April 2014 SCD Meeting

       2015 SER Regional Convention, Greenville, SC             

        6.7 MB PDF

"Modeling Water"

       Presented by Bob Beaty, MMR

       2012 SER Regional Convention,  Gatlinburg, TN

        5.0 MB PDF