Academy now open for nominations!

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  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    2004 is now over, and it was a great year for model railroading, scratchbuilding, and layout planning here at the Gauge!! Now it's time to nominate your favourite candidate for the Academy.

    For those who'd like to know what qualifies for submission to the Academy, there is one simple guideline: the thread should "teach" how to do something - could be tracklaying, scratchbuilding, wiring, soldering - you know, any one of the myriad skills we need to build our utopian empires. :) :) The main thing is that it serves as a tutorial for its subject.

    If you want to see first hand what qualifies, take a stroll over to the Academy and see what's in there now. :thumb:

    You may nominate as many threads as you wish, as long as they fulfill that one requirement. You may re-nominate, or "second" existing nominations. Nominations will be open until the end of January. At that time, we will put the nominations to a vote, and 3 winners will be added to the Academy.

    That's it! Who wants to make the first nomination? :wave:

    Val
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    Hi Val. Why limit it to only three? I remember last year because of the number of quality nominees, more were added than had been originally planned. You might want to keep that option open since there were a lot of worthy entries. :thumb:
  4. N Gauger

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    If we get more than 3 exceptional ones - we'll put them in :) But they have to follow the above guidline, plus it must be easy to understand for someone else to follow the directions. You're looking for details in the text as well as "better quality" photos.

    ~~ Thanks!!!!
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    Good point Clark!! As Mikey said if we have more that 3 that should go in, we'll put'em in!!

    Anyone else have any nominations?

    Val
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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thanks Ray, Robin and Bob for your nominations. By my count we now have 2. We've done lots of great projects over the last 6 months - how about some more nominations?
    :D :D :D

    Val
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    Thanks Mikey!!!

    Val
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Blake's recent "how-to-paint" explanation was excellent...I'll nominate that one for the academy.
    Pete
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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Thanks Matthew, but it's already there LOL. :thumb: Fred
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    I'd be happy to second that nomination. At the same time I would like to put N Gauger's Swing Bridge up for nomination.
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    Great suggestions everyone. Still over half a month before we close the nominations. Does anyone have any more suggestions? :)

    Val
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    While I am pleased and honored that someone would consider any of my work worthy of the Academy, I would think something like my water tower project...

    http://www.the-gauge.com/showthread.php?t=10813

    ...would fit the qualifications better and also have a broader crossover appeal for other scales/projects.
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