This clinic will look at all the different types of cable available and how they work, what the different specifications mean, and how to pick the right cable for the job. We will cover all the basic cable types used on our layout.
Then we will look at connectors and use the hands-on portion of our clinic to learn how to put them on including: Cat6 connectors, Power poles, spade connectors and more.
Finally, Shack will provide an update on the planning for the MOS project.
Email Railfun Coordinator Andy Reynolds if you have any questions.
The HUB Division formally established Railfun nights in 1996. Railfun is an informal get-together that offers presentations and hands-on clinics teaching a variety of modeling techniques or prototype railroad topics. The evening is open to both members and the public; we generally have about 40 attendees. Railfun is a time to socialize, meet new members and potential new members, discuss hot model railroading topics, help each other with our favorite tips, and is, as the name implies, just a lot of fun!
Some hands-on Railfun clinics held over the past few seasons included making trees, weathering freight cars, making rock formations using rock molds and geodesic foam, and an entire multi-part series on construction and scenicking a diorama. We've had presentations on the construction of the Hoosic Tunnel, the latest in DCC sound technology and products, and what it is like to be a train engineer, presented by one of our members who is an engineer on the commuter rail. Railfun clinics and presentations are usually given by HUB members and sometimes by invited clinicians, but anyone can give a clinic. Contact the Railfun Night Coordinator if you would like to schedule yourself to present a clinic.
Railfun is a free event. However, we do ask for a $3 donation per adult, which buys you refreshments plus all the parts and materials for the clinics.
Our current Railfun Coordinator is Andy Reynolds, should you want additional information or have questions not answered by this page. He is also the point of contact if you would like to schedule yourself to present a clinic.