MWTM - Scratch Building A Small Culvert Type Bridge

Event #: 

Clark Kooning, MMR and the MWTM team will provide you with the knowledge to build a small bridge with structural elements out of Styrene and wood. This small but effective bridge would be used in many situations where the railroad would cross small drainage ditches or small dry river beds. You will be shown how to build using styrene elements plus the use of wood for the abutments. You will learn how to stain wood and use Pan Pastels to add color to your scratchbuilt bridge. In addition, you will learn about applying the small details which make this bridge come alive.

Date & Time: 
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Max Registrants: 
HO and N
Lead Instructor: 
Clark Kooning, MMR
Peter Youngblood, MMR, Fred Headon, MMR, and Jim Gore, MMR

Required Tools

- Hook tip tweezers
- Xacto saw fine blade with Miter Box
- #1 Xacto Knife with FRESH #11 blades
- Assorted Paint brushes
- FRESH single edge razor blade
- 12” Steel ruler graduated in scale feet (for your scale)
- Toothpicks
- Small triangular hobby square
- Steel straight edge
- Emery boards (the ones women use to file their nails)
- Sanding stick or flat file
- 1 (000) Sable paint brush (may be called Natural paint brush)
- Straight tip tweezers
- Self-healing cutting mat 8 1/2” x 12” (or larger is fine)

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

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Washington