This sounds like a fun project. It's hard to keep remembering it's their project & not all yours...been there many times. I do a lot of HO scale train modeling & cut my own scaled lumber to 1:87 scale. Most pieces are around 1/4"-3/8" or some are larger for the O&G modelers. Let me know if I can help with what you need. I also have plenty of mailing tubes so I can get this out quickly...free!
This is from poplar or cedar scraps from my job of building cabinets & trim.
Edited by Sawdust, November 14, 2014 - 10:52 AM.