On March 6, 2016, Geoff Duncan gave a clinic "Automatic Coupling and Uncoupling".
This clinic will explore the elements of automatic coupling and uncoupling on a computer controlled model railroad. The principles described can be applied to all scales using popular automation software such as Train Controller © and JMRI. Several examples of DCC operated HO coupler hardware will be discussed. The presenter will also describe in detail the techniques and procedures used to apply automation to setting out and picking up cars during mainline and industry operations on his Pennington Junction layout.