The Connecticut Yankee 2022 offers a full slate of clinics on a variety of topics. Clinicians discuss their favorite subjects via words and photos. This diverse assortment includes construction of rolling stock, bridges, and track; explanations of prototype locomotives and operations; demonstrations of how layouts are built; descriptions of electronic devices and new technology; and displays of photographic artistry. An extra fare “make and take” clinic is available. The clinician leads you through the construction of a kit that you take home after the convention.

Clinics begin at 1:00 pm on Thursday and conclude at 5:00 pm on Saturday. Every 90 minutes another set of three clinics commences in three generously sized rooms located on the ground floor.

The complete schedule of 51 clinics is full!  With so many appealing clinics being offered, it will be difficult to decide which ones to attend!

Click on individual clinic titles to read detailed descriptions.

Title Clinician Date/Time Room

Creative Railfan Photography

Dee Matyas Thursday, 1:00pm Hartford

DCC Decoder Installation

Nick Santo Thursday, 1:00pm Bloomfield

Application Hints for New Technology Decals

William Morris Thursday, 1:00pm Simsbury

Making the Achievement Program Achievable

Jeff Hanke

Thursday, 2:30pm


Making 3D Parts with UV Resin Printers

Ken Harstine

Thursday, 2:30pm Bloomfield

Experimenting with On30

Mike Wheeler

Thursday, 2:30pm Simsbury

All the Stuff You Need to Know About Soldering Successfully

William Morris Thursday, 4:00pm Hartford

Steam Locomotive Modeling

Malcolm Houck, MMR Thursday, 4:00pm Bloomfield

How to Use a Voltmeter

James van Bokkelen

Thursday, 4:00pm Simsbury

Modeling the Valley Local

Chris Adams

Thursday, 7:00pm Hartford

Two Foot in the Pine Tree State (Part 1)

Ed Koehler Thursday, 7:00pm Bloomfield

Building Bar Mills' The Ash Pit at Cranberry Yard (Part 1)

Andy Reynolds Thursday, 7:00pm Simsbury

New York Harbor Modeling and Operation Possibilities

David Ramos Thursday, 8:30pm Hartford

Two Foot in the Pine Tree State (Part 2)

Ed Koehler Thursday, 8:30pm Bloomfield

Building Bar Mills' The Ash Pit at Cranberry Yard (Part 2)

Andy Reynolds Thursday, 8:30pm Simsbury

Digital Photography

Mike Tylick, MMR Friday, 9:00am Hartford

Scratchbuilding a Gondola for a Merit Award

John McHugh Friday, 9:00am Bloomfield

Building a Retractable Train Brake

James Mayo Friday, 9:00am Simsbury


Mike Tylick, MMR Friday, 10:30am Hartford

NYO&W Northern Division

Ed Koehler Friday, 10:30pm Bloomfield

Weathering Tracks with Acrylics

James Mayo Friday, 10:30am Simsbury

Scenery Construction

Michael Tylick, MMR Friday, 1:00pm Hartford

Painting with PanPastels from Structures to Rolling Stock

Jim Gore, MMR Friday, 1:00pm Bloomfield

Making Trees from Hydrangea Blooms

James Mayo Friday, 1:00pm Simsbury

Bridges and Trestles

Bob Hamm, MMR Friday, 2:30pm Hartford

Manual Turnout Control

Ed Olszewski Friday, 2:30pm Bloomfield

Building a Cape in Styrene

James Mayo Friday, 2:30pm Simsbury

Modeling the Pulpwood Industry

Jeff Hanke Friday, 4:00pm Hartford

Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts

Malcolm Houck, MMR Friday, 4:00pm Bloomfield

Creating an Operating Scheme

James Mayo Friday 4:00 pm Simsbury

Standard Gauge Glory Years.

Steve Meyer Friday, 7:00pm Hartford

Western Adventure

Bill Brown, MMR Friday, 7:00pm Bloomfield

My Diversion into OO Scale UK Railway Modeling

Ed Olszewski Friday, 7:00pm Simsbury 

Locomotives of Dickson Manufacturing Company

Malcolm Houck, MMR Friday, 8:30pm Hartford

Planning and Building a Scene from Start to Finish

Bill Brown, MMR Friday, 8:30pm Bloomfield

Scratchbuilding a Through-Plate Girder Bridge

John McHugh Friday, 8:30pm Simsbury

FL9 from Santa Fe to New Haven

Rick Abramson Saturday, 9:00am Hartford

Understanding DCC Speed Matching

Mark Granville Saturday, 9:00am Bloomfield

Top 10 Reasons to Model the Seventies

Ron Stacy Saturday, 9:00am Simsbury

Modeling the New Haven Electrification in HO

Rick Abramson Saturday, 10:30am Hartford

Introduction to LCC

Mark Granville Saturday, 10:30am Bloomfield

How I Made My Layout Video

Ron Stacy Saturday, 10:30am Simsbury

GN's Cascade Tunnels

Rick Abramson Saturday, 1:00pm Hartford

Design of and Creating Street Track

Chris Carfaro Saturday, 1:00pm Bloomfield

Burlington Northern Grain Cars circa 1988

Mike Wheeler Saturday, 1:00pm Simsbury

Moving a Layout

Rick Abramson Saturday, 2:30pm Hartford

The MTA Hudson Line 2019-2022

Robert Welk Saturday, 2:30pm Bloomfield

Protolancing an HO-Scale Wreck Train

Mike Wheeler Saturday, 2:30pm Simsbury

The Manufacturer's Railroad in New Haven, CT

Ron Poidomani Saturday, 4:00pm Hartford

Overhead Wires and Other Details

Chris Carfaro Saturday, 4:00pm Bloomfield

Tour of the Diamond Point Railways

Irwin Nathanson Saturday, 4:00pm Simsbury