EXTRA 2011 WEST
2011 NMRA National Convention
July 3 to 9, 2011 - Sacramento, California
The Unconventional Convention

Modeling With The Masters (MWTM)

Get your seat for one of the most exciting NMRA programs, “Modeling with the Masters!" Join a team of Master Model Railroaders (Clark Kooning, MMR, Fran & Miles Hale, MMRs, and John Lowrance, MMR), as they personally help you build a model. These six hands-on sessions will run during the convention Sunday through Wednesday.

Each session is 4½ to 5 hours long and begins with a workshop on the project, followed by a hands-on session, during which you will build a model aided by a team of Master Model Railroaders who will assist you, answer your questions and share their modeling expertise, skills and techniques. When the session is finished, you will be able to take your project home.

These clinics are not open clinics. You must have a ticket and pay a materials fee to attend. Please check at the registration desk for last minute space availability, if you have not already pre-registered for these clinics.

All students must bring the tools, as listed below on the following tool list for each clinic.

MWTM Tool Lists

MWTM Clinics

All MWTM clinics will be in the Bataglier Room at the Sheraton Grand Hotel

Building A Laser Structure Kit • Sunday, 6:00 - 11:00 PM •

This clinic involves building a Laser Structure kit. Students will learn all the basic elements for building any laser kit. This hands-on session is 5 hours long and begins with a workshop on the project, followed by a hands-on session, during which you will build a model, aided by a team of MMRs, led by Clark Kooning, MMR, who will assist you, answer your questions and share their modeling expertise, skills and techniques. When the session is finished you will be able to take your project home.

All students must bring the tools as listed on the Tool List.

Attendance limited to 28 total students.

Cost: $48 (N & HO scale); $60 (S scale); $75 (O scale)

Building A DPM Structure • Monday, 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM •

This clinic involves building a Design Preservation Models (DPM) building including details and signs. You might think you know how to build DPM kits, but after this clinic you will know how to do it. This hands-on session is 4½ hours long and begins with a workshop on the project, followed by a hands-on session, during which you will build a model, aided by a team of MMRs, led by Fran Hale, MMR, who will assist you, answer your questions and share their modeling expertise, skills and techniques. When the session is finished you will be able to take your project home.

All students must bring the tools as listed on the Tool List.

Attendance limited to 28 total students.

Cost: $48 (N & HO scale)

Building A White Metal Vehicle Kit • Monday, 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM •

This clinic involves building a white metal vehicle and painting it. You will learn how to assembly these very detailed kits, including what glues to use. This hands-on session is 5 hours long and begins with a workshop on the project, followed by a hands-on session, during which you will build a model, aided by a team of MMRs, led by Clark Kooning, MMR, who will assist you, answer your questions and share their modeling expertise, skills and techniques. When the session is finished you will be able to take your project home.

All students must bring the tools as listed on the Tool List.

Attendance limited to 28 total students.

Cost: $50 (N scale); $65 (HO scale)

Building Plastic Walthers Modular Buildings • Tuesday, 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM •

This clinic will cover the basics of preparing, gluing and painting plastic as participants use Walthers modular building parts to construct a custom city structure. Participants will build and detail a city structure for their layouts that is not available in any kit form, and take enough additional materials home to get them started with the Walthers modular custom building system. This hands-on session is 5 hours long and begins with a workshop on the project, followed by a hands-on session, during which you will build a model, aided by a team of MMRs, led by John Lowrance, MMR, who will assist you, answer your questions and share their modeling expertise, skills and techniques. When the session is finished you will be able to take your project home.

Thanks to the generous donation of the modular parts by Walthers, Inc.

All students must bring the tools as listed on the Tool List.

Attendance limited to 28 total students.

Cost: $48 (N or HO scale)

Scratchbuilding Car Loads for Your Freight Cars • Tuesday, 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM •

In this clinic you will scratchbuild three different “loads” for a freight car. In addition to this, you will learn some basic weathering skills to be applied to the freight car, which will be supplied to you. This hands-on session is 5 hours long and begins with a workshop on the project, followed by a hands-on session, during which you will build a model, aided by a team of MMRs, led by Miles Hale, MMR, who will assist you, answer your questions and share their modeling expertise, skills and techniques. When the session is finished you will be able to take your project home.

All students must bring the tools as listed on the Tool List.

Attendance limited to 28 total students.

Cost: $48 (N or HO scale)

Building a Turnout Using a Commercial Fixture • Wednesday, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM •

This clinic involves building a turnout from scratch using a commercial fixture from Fast Tracks. This hands-on session is 5 hours long and begins with a workshop on the project, followed by a hands-on session, during which you will build a model, aided by a team of MMRs, led by Clark Kooning, MMR, who will assist you, answer your questions and share their modeling expertise, skills and techniques. When the session is finished you will be able to take your project home.

All students must bring the tools as listed on the Tool List.

Attendance limited to 28 total students.

Cost: $45 (N, HO, HOn3, S, Sn3, On30, or O scale)

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