2007 model challenge

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Postby cjwalas » Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:17 pm

Well, my arm is finally strong enough to cut cardboard again, so I'm back in the game! Due to having lost so much time to a bum shoulder, I've simplified my layout a bit.
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I've enlarged the submarine some and expanded the building and unloading dock. This will help me cut down on the area of water (which I simply have no clue of how to do!). The walls of the volcano are getting roughed in and you can make out the simple loop where the track will run. There will be a bridge over the sub's tail. I was originally going to have it be a point to point, but I changed my mind...again.
This is definitely a design as you build project!
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Sun Jul 22, 2007 12:40 am

Hey Chris;

That is cool :!:
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Drawbridge over sub's tail?

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Postby andrew milner » Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:22 am

Chris, now there's an imagination 8) For that area of water, my suggestion is thin plaster on board using a pallette knife to create texture (waves, ripples) then paint and varnish.
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Postby Simon Andrews » Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:23 am

Impressive 8)

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Postby MOG » Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:26 am

:shock: :shock: fantastic!

How about a 'printie' for water?
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Postby Christoph » Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:31 am

Welcome back Chris :!:

I'm very curious about your result :wink:

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Postby Jim Snee » Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:39 am

Hi Chris

That is a brilliant railway - its fun, imaginative... its...

I'm lost for words!

Its more than Gn15 - Its Hollywood!

As far as water goes - if you want a quick option - how about using something like this:

http://mayang.com/textures/perl/preview.pl?image=water_over_coral_reef_303786.JPG

Afterall, people use pictures of sky for backboards - its only the same principle shifted 90 degrees.

Keep up the magnificent work.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:21 am

Alternatively just use Acrylic paint combined with Gesso:
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Postby cjwalas » Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:04 pm

Thanks, all. I like the printie idea for water. I'm really trying to sort some way of using paper for water to maintain the challenge aspect of the Challenge. It may not work at all, but I want to give it a good try!
I'm hoping to do a lot of detail, but not sure how much time I'll have. I had originally planned a tiny upper loop as well, but time to get real about this one! There'll be plenty of painting to do and I still have no idea of what kind of train or railcar it's going to be!
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Postby Simon Andrews » Sun Jul 22, 2007 3:10 pm

The idea of the water printie is very clever :idea: :D Could it be done with gloss photo paper :?:

As for the motive power what about these two :?: :twisted: http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=2745&highlight=mall
http://photo.net/philg/digiphotos/200102-e10-barcelona/barcelona-aquarium-submarine.half.jpg

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Postby cjwalas » Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:49 pm

Yes, Simon! I think something a bit like the first one!
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Postby Simon Andrews » Sun Jul 22, 2007 5:25 pm

Must give full credit to Ken 'Steerngo' and Forrest 'Willow Creek' for those prototype ideas :oops:

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Postby Jim Snee » Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:10 pm

Hi Simon

Yes you can print onto gloss photo paper, or you could laminate the sheet to give it a shiny finish.

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Postby Joe Raymaker » Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:24 am

Juding by the last fifteen or so responses, there's quite a gnumber of you gnot doing gnear enough modellling :shock:

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Re: The Difference between Paper and Card??

Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:07 am

Joe Raymaker wrote:Judging by the last fifteen or so responses, there's quite a Gnumber of you Gnot doing Gnear enough modelling :shock:

JR 8) , a Gnucomer


Now Joe you really must get your spelling right :lol: :lol: :lol: the silent 'G' has to be upper case otherwise some Lurker will be thinking :twisted:
"These guys haven't a clue how to spell" :lol: :lol: :lol:
Yes you're right I haven't been modelling either - this morning at Sparrow-fart I was harvesting my potatoes before the rains came AGAIN AGAIN AGAIN :cry: as the dreaded blight has struck :shock:
You'll probably have Gnoted that half England is under water :shock: , Glug, Glug, Glug :!: :lol:
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Underwater?

Postby Joe Raymaker » Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:09 pm

Gerry and all,

Herself watches three successive "news" programs, each one a repeat of the other, and we are seeing pix of an inundated country. It's hard to give any attention to modelling when you are fleeing for safety.

We're sorry for you all, but recall the emergency worker's comment:
"We're British; we'll get through it".

All we Californians have to trouble us is heat and some REALLY stinkin'
wildland fires. We got a LOT of rain one night, and that calmed things down and cleared away the smoke.

As an aside, in the last couple of weeks I have gone from total ignorance
of Gn15 to having a "flood" of information. Thank you; I'm still sorting it out :roll: JR 8)

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Postby michael » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:32 am

2007 model challenge
Build a layout using paper products for baseboard and buildings

[1] Maximum area of model 576 square inches.(as per Carl's definition of a micro layout)

[2] Max length including any fiddle area or hidden trackage for the 576 square inches of layout. The layout can be no longer than 72" in other words the longest section is 72" This would allow a layout to be 72" x8" or 48"x 12" or 36"x 16" or 48" x 6" by 48" x 6 7/8ths". and all the other combinations within that parameter. The other parameter would be no more than 48" x 48" in total floor or tabletop area. This gives a lot of flexibility.

[3] Layout doesn't have to operate (how would you Gnow anyhow).

[4] finishing layout detail items can be of builder's choice.

[5] open to all Gn15 forum members including the 09 and Gnine sections.

[6] deadline for photo submissions dec 15 2007

The first second and third prizes will be determined again by veiwer submissions.

Prizes

1st prize Locomotive from Macton locomotive Works

2nd prize Choice of locomotive kit from Steve Bennett

3rd Prize coach from Jim Snee.
Again I will not be submitting an entry to the challenge but will hopefully contribute to the process by sharing some of my work and ideas.

I hope that this will induce some fun and provide a great set of layouts to enjoy next christmas.

Please don't be shy about sharing your progress thoughout the year.

Kindest regards Michael


Just a friendly reminder

[6] deadline for photo submissions dec 15 2007
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Postby DCRfan » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:48 am

Tons of time :? not :( Pressure I don't need

Set up Waitakere Tramline at exhibition today. I hope its going to work (no power to test when I left) so tonight I'm working on the white pine jigger and sorting the drivers dangerous hanging leg.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:16 am

:? Ah, so that's where you got to...seen Ytak in place at the show, just down the same aisle as me. Set up my 3 layouts. Once I got everything in from the car, I was running the lot within 7 minutes!
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:44 am

Good luck with the show guys and above all, enjoy it.
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Postby michael » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:48 am

Yes have a good show guys :!: we wont worry about hijacking this thread :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby andrew milner » Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:58 am

And back to the thread...... :D

What are the rules for posting the finished pictures? Do they go in a dedicated thred, here or on our own threads? Is there a limit to numbers of pictures, video etc.?
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Postby michael » Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:19 am

In consultation with the gurus of Gn15 I think this will work.

the week befor Dec15 I will post a thread called "Post your 2007 challenge pics here"

Then on Dec 16 I will post a second thread that will include a list of the pics with a number next to each one and a poll for voting.

If all goes according to plan this will work :) If the gremlins cause any havok I think we have enough 'puter types that we will get it sorted. :)
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Postby John New » Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:17 pm

I am a recent recruit to this group and probably have not got time to complete anything for either challenge.


I posted the above back on 28th October in the Tom Wait's thread and surprised myself with how much I got done on the rolling stock item in the timescale. Unfortunately my layout idea has not been so successful. It got started but stagnated as other tasks arose. I put together a web page on it today and include a picture below to show that it did at least get started and the baseboard exists.

I hope we get something similar set for 2008 as the various threads covering what people are planning to enter are trully inspirational. Card is an affordable and workable medium needing to be re-promoted to modellers.

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Postby andrew milner » Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:28 pm

Of course without trying to send anyone to another forum, ( :wink: ) one of the Gnatterboxers (Bob Hughes) runs Cheshire Railway Modellers online RM club which has a competition running until the end of Feb 2008 for a max 4 sq feet railway/diorama but in any scale/gauge combination. Anyone feeling the need to build something to a deadline can find the details here
http://crmforum.proboards51.com/

I remember a few'boxers joining to get the competition underway (started with the 100th member - any of those entering :twisted: ?)

My effort so far -
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