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Pacific Coast Region NMRA Annual Convention

Rails by the River 2023

April 26 – April 30, 2023
Sacramento, California


Dave Bayless
Clinics Chair

Clinics are the heart of our conventions and the clinics at the 2023 PCR Conference will appeal to both experienced model railroaders and beginners alike. We are planning a variety of presenters for you to learn from and to talk with on a broad range of topics related to model railroading. Speakers will include respected names in our hobby as well as talented, but perhaps yet unknown, presenters. Most of all, clinics are meant to be a lively and fun exchange of knowledge, ideas, questions and answers, and a dose of inspiration you can take home. We're lining up presenters from all over the PCR and FRRS and hope to have even a few from beyond. Whatever your interest, we'll have the clinic for you.

Clinics will be presented on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings as well as Thursday and Friday evenings. Actual schedules will be posted closer to the convention.

Clinicians Wanted!

Share your knowledge with your fellow modelers, rail history buffs and layout design and operations fans. Have you found a better or easier modeling process? Have you uncovered some little-known history of a local railroad? Have you developed a technique or skill to share in a hands-on clinic? Do you have a story to tell about building your layout that others can learn from?

Would you like to present a clinic or give an oral history of your railroad experience?

If you would, please send us a Clinic Presenter Information Sheet. Two formats are available below to chose from. We'd love to hear from you! (Note that the PDF is a form that can be completed using your computer and Adobe reader.)

ClinicInfoSheet-RBR2023.doc (MS Word 97-2003)


The 2023 Convention needs your knowledge and expertise. We invite you to submit your clinic title and a short description of your presentation, hands-on clinic or other. Please contact us at

Dave Bayless
Clinics Chair

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