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

Building A Freight Car Shed

MWTM - Building A Freight Car Shed (3)

Title: Building a Freight Car Shed
Cost: $48
Scale: HO Only

Date: Monday, August 6, 2018 Time: 1:15 pm to 5:30 pm

Lead Instructor: Peter Youngblood, MMR, assisted by MMRs Clark Kooning, Jim Gore and Howard Goodwin

In this clinic Peter Youngblood Start teaches you a simple kit bash. Start with the provided 50 ft. HO scale box car shell, add pieces cut from styrene material, apply several commercial parts and you've learned how to build a generic railroad MOW lineside storage facility or just an offline storage facility for private or commercial use. Construction methods are applicable to all scales. You are required to bring your own tools.

Please note: if you take this clinic you may also want to take MWTM -Scratchbuilding a Wooden Loading Dock and Attached Ramp (that can be used for a siding to unload boxcars) and use build it to marry with this project

Required Tools Participants Must Provide:
  • #1 X-Acto knife
  • #11 X-Acto blades (5 pack)
  • Razor Saw w/fine tooth blade
  • Metal Miter Box (for the above)
  • 12” Metal HO scale ruler
  • Small hobby square
  • Emery boards (the ones women use to file their nails)
  • Styrene Cement (preferably liquid)
  • 2 Disposable #2 Paint brushes (used to apply styrene cement))
  • Self-healing cutting mat 8 1/2” x 12” (or larger is fine)
  • 1 Package Handy Wipe
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.