MWTM - Scratch Building With Balsa Foam

Event #: 

Peter Youngblood, MMR will take teach you all about Balsa Foam. This material is a plastic foam that carves like butter, paints like wood and has countless model railroad applications in all scales. Using this amazing material you’ll build a single track concrete pedestrian underpass and learn how to make bridge abutments, retaining walls, signal pedestals, platforms, and much more.

Date & Time: 
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm
Max Registrants: 
HO and O
Lead Instructor: 
Peter Youngblood, MMR
Clark Kooning, MMR, Jim Gore MMR and Fred Headon, MMR

Required Tools

- # 1 Xacto knife with new extra #11 blades
- 12” Steel ruler graduated in scale feet
- # 11 Xacto blades (5 pack)
- Small triangular hobby square
- # 17 X-acto lightweight chiseling blade
- Emery boards
- Razor Saw w/fine tooth blade
- 1 package Handy Wipes
- Self-healing cutting mat 8 1/2” x 12” or larger

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 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM Washington