NMRA 2018 Kansas City Convention - August 5-12, 2018 National Model Railroad Association

Building Structures with Styrene

MWTM – Building Structures with Styrene (2)

Title: Building Structures with Styrene
Cost: $48
Scale: HO & O

Date: Monday August 6, 2018 Time: 7:30 am to noon

Lead Instructor: Jim Gore MMR; assisted by Peter Youngblood, MMR, Clark Kooning, MMR, and Fred Headon, MMR

Jim Gore, MMR will take you on an amazing journey into building with Styrene. This clinic will cover the construction of a basic scratchbuilt structure using Styrene. We will be building a shed based upon a George Sellios (FSM) design. This could be a garage or a shed on just about any model railroad. He will cover tools and techniques and some detailing and weathering ideas for Styrene in general.

Required Tools Participants Must Provide:
  • # 1 Xacto knife with new #11 blades
  • Extra new #11 blades
  • Self-healing cutting mat 8 1/2” x 12” (or larger is fine)
  • Fine-tipped forceps (“tweezers” not a haemostat)
  • #17 chisel blade for hobby knife.  
  • Styrene Cement (preferably liquid)
  • File card OR a metal-bristled brush (usually used for cleaning files and removing rust) [sometimes called a “metal toothbrush]
  • Fine-pointed pencil (mechanical pencil is best)
  • Sanding Blocks
  • Metal Scale Rule
  • Fine sandpaper (400 to 600 grit)

Students need to bring their own tools in order to participate in these clinics

Bring any other tools you usually use or might find useful.

Optional tools: Optivisor, extra work light. These are handy tools which you could use in our clinics, but it is not essential that you buy them just for this week. It is your option!

A good way to carry all of these tools is to buy a small inexpensive plastic tackle box. These are usually available at department stores year-round.

Please note an updated tool list may be sent to you the week prior to the convention or on the Convention web site.

If not listed here, we will provide materials such as glues and paints.1