The Bullet 2019

Mid-Central Region Convention

National Model Railroad Association

May 2- 5, 2019

Dave Capron, MMR

Building Craftsman Kits:

Forty years ago there were Campbell and Suydum kits. Scratch building was the only way to get great looking structures on your layout. Today thee are hundreds of kits from dozens of craftsman kit manufacturers. This clinic will cover both the basics of kit construction and how to build award winning kits and dioramas. The use of basic and advanced tools, glues and adhesives, paints, stains, washes and chalks will be covered. Construction techniques and various methods will be shown. The tips and suggestions that are not in print are reviewed. Interior and exterior detail and signage is also demonstrated. We will quantify the difference between a layout model and an award winning kit. Finally, the diorama for multiple kits and scenery will be discussed. You have seen scratch building clinics, now learn how to construct the $25-$300 craftsman kits that will be focal point on your layout. 

Full Operations on a Small Room Size Layout

Full and complete operation on a room-sized layout. This clinic will show you how to have satisfying operation on your small room-sized layout just like the basement empires do. The ideas and suggestions presented will change the way you view your layout. There are possibilities that our discussion will permit you to find in and around your layout. The number of operators you will need along with the operational design will be reviewed. In no time, you will be able to host op sessions as part of a round robin group of larger layouts. Come and see the real size of your layout. 

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