The WISE Division’s March meet is Sunday, March 19, at the Oconomowoc Area Historical Society and Museum. The meet is FREE and open to the public. There will be three 45-minute sessions of clinics as well as the usual popular vote model contest and home layouts on tour from 4-6 p.m.
Dave Evans will give a brief overview on the NMRA's Achievement Program, and then cover how it applies to an AP certificate in scratch building.
Scratch Building a Small 2-story Apartment Building
Harry Evans will review the important steps in building a model of the Washington House located in Oconomowoc. This interesting brick structure has porches and balconies front and back and both fluted and rectangular pillars and half pillars. The scratch building steps include photographing, measuring and creating the drawings and then laying out window and door designs and selecting components to employ. Cutting and putting all the pieces together will bring the model to life, hopefully to be completed by the Meet date in March.
Chuck Gevreat will review the history of railroading in the area. He will also cover the history of the museum’s HO scale model railroad and how they tie into each other.
Harry Evans will review building a model of the Washington House. The scratch building steps include photographing, measuring, creating drawings, laying out openings and selecting components.
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
It is the mission of the Oconomowoc Area Historical Society and Museum to serve our many constituencies as a community resource and learning center, committed to historic preservation and research; and to inspire and encourage curiosity and passion for our historic treasures.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization and there is no charge for museum admittance.