Sample Clinic Schedule from BAPM 2017

BAPM also features insightful clinics and slide shows on relevant railroad and modeling topics of all eras. No matter your focus, we hope you may find something of interest!

The following was the Clinic Schedule for BAPM 2017

11 am  Signature Freight Cars in Your Model Fleet - Dr. Tony Thompson

Abstract: I define a “signature” freight car as a car which is both distinctive and also characteristic of its owning railroad, meaning that the railroad owned a significant number of these cars. Even a car which was numerous on many railroads could still be a signature car for a railroad with really a lot of them, such as the USRA box cars owned by Milwaukee Road. I will illustrate numerous examples, beginning with the five biggest railroads, followed by ten of the top 20, and a couple of small railroads. 

1 pm  EMD SD40-2 - Prototype & Modeling   - Paul Ellis of

Abstract: The EMD SD40-2 was the most popular locomotive ever produced in North America, with over 4,000 units built. Paul Ellis of will discuss the plethora of spotting variations of EMD SD40-2s across the multitudes of owners - from the vast variety of as-delivered configurations to various in-service modifications and rebuilds performed by past and current owners.  Paul will also cover how to model some of these once-ubiquitous locomotives.

 2:3o pm Introduction to Loksound Full Throttle - Matt Herman of ESU LLC

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