Tony McCall - Facility & Banquet Terry Ervin - Clinics Howard Garner - Contests Bruce Gathman - Home Layout Tours Marv Havens - Prototype Tours Steve Todd - Registrar / Treasurer & Webpage Open Position - Non-Rail Activities Mike Jensen & Jon Judd - OPSIG Activities Sam Hadel - Promotion & General Support Fred Coleman (SER Convention Chairman) - Guidance & Support
Meeting Rooms 11,566 sq ft of total meeting space Largest meeting room is Chateau Ballroom with maximum meeting space of 4,840 sq ft and maximum capacity of 500 Maximum of 14 breakout meeting room(s) Exhibition space on-site
Technics Room Clinics with video or PowerPoint type presentations
Banquet Room Sub-divides into up to 6 smaller rooms if needed
Targeting for 45+ Automation, Benchwork, Control Systems, Decoders, Electrical, Historic, Lighting, Prototype, Scale Specific, Scenery, Sound, Structures, Theme Related, Trackwork, etc. Non-Rail Clinics and Activities Details will be posted on the Convention Website as they become available and Convention Updates will be presented at each Division Meeting until the Convention
24 Clinicians confirmed as of 2/4/14 Topics proposed : B&O in SC Head End Cars Sanborn Fire Insurance Company Maps Beyond the Roster Shot : The Artists View in Railroad The History of the Railroad in Greenville Logging in the Smokies The Saluda Grade and the Railroad Coming to Hendersonville Yard Design Modeling the Sandersville RR and Kaolin Cars
3D Printing Interior Access Through a Bridge Progress On My IRT Elevated Line Initiating RR Operations on your RR Operations Using Phones & Pads for Throttles and Panels (JMRI) Automation Possibilities in Model Railroad Automation
Have You Been LED On LED Lighting on the Layout Scenery How to Make a Waterfall Rock Making and Scenery Techniques Laser Kit Design Considerations Decals for Your Railroad Working with Styrene
Special Contest Theme : Heavy Loads General Contest : All models, photos, paintings, etc. according to standard SER guidelines.
We have 26 Area Home Layouts in G, O, On30, HO, & N scales either already confirmed or highly probable. About half are HO scale. (details as they become available) Central Railway Model & Historical Association, Inc. A few distant home and club layouts that are near main travel route to/from Greenville are being considered for Thursday and Sunday. Other possibilities being investigated
Republic Locomotive (Greenville) Operate locomotive – remote control or cab control Motor Car rides General Electric Special Load & Heavy Load Flatcars; Locomotive: Caboose Motive Power & Equipment Solutions (Greenville) River Junction Tour (4 railroads & Greenville Trolley) Piedmont & Northern (including shops) Greenville & Western (later Northern) Charleston & Western Carolina Southern SC Inland Port – Intermodal Terminal (Greer) NS Spur to BMW (Wye, bridges, yard) Triple Crossing - railroad over railroad over water (Duncan/Lyman Norfolk Southern Exhibit Car
Hub City Railroad Museum (Spartanburg) Central Model Railway & Historical Association, Inc. (Central) Miniature World of Trains & Transportation Museum (Greenville)
Registration will open in June 2014 Non-Rail Activities - (a complete list available soon) Historic Tours A Taste of Greenville - Culinary Tour Falls Park & Downtown Greenville Shopping & Dining Clinic Room Activities “Operations” Sessions - details as they become available. May start on June 4.