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

Introduction to Building DPM ® Structure Kits

Title: Introduction to Building DPM ® Structure Kits

Cost: $48
Scale: HO or N
Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Time: 1:15 pm to 5:30

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

Required Tools Participants Must Provide
  • Cutting mat (should be of reasonable size) This is a must item!
  • X-acto knife or scalpel with #11 blades
  • X-acto saw with fine teeth
  • Single edge razor blades
  • Small pair of pliers
  • Testors Liquid Cement or Similar product
  • Flat needle file
  • 6” Flat file
  • Several #2 pencils-very sharp
  • Styrene Cement (preferably liquid
  • Sandpaper 240 grit  (1-2 pcs)  280 grit (1-2 pcs) #120 grit and #100 grit or Small sanding tools of same grit or close to listed grit suggested.
  • Tweezers      a) blunt    b) needle point
  • Small modeler’s square (optional) or a cheap math set with 30/60 degree & 45-degree triangles (buy at dollar store or drug store)
  • ¼ inch stiff nylon bristle brush (1 only) ½ inch and 1-inch cheap nylon paint brushes (2 of each size)
  • Small paint brush-#5 or 6, pointed or flat. Or….1 Set of general purpose brushes best example is (Royal & Langnickel Value Pack Beginner 4 pc set BK607 – which is available in Michaels with sku number of 90672011312)
  • Scale ruler for your scale (Multi scale best)
  • Metal straight edge such as a your scale ruler (or similar product)
  • Dental pic or similar type of tool (optional).
  • Two pair of clamps (bar clamp at least 8 to 12 inches wide -depending on scale you model in.) (These clamps are available thru Micro Mart tools (see ad in MR or Craftsman magazines) or you can also use the small “Quick-grip mini bar clamp from the makers of Vise –Grip from most hardware stores.

Or any other tools you usually use…

Optional tools: Northwest Shortline chopper, Northwest Shortline sander, Optivisor, extra work light. And a Miter box---- these are handy tools which you could use in our clinics, but it is not essential you buy them just for this week. 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.