Announcing plans for two new challenges

Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges' started by ezdays, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. pfs

    pfs Member

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    I'm in for number 2. Have a GMX kit I planned on starting next week.

    Newbie here also.

    -pfs
  2. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    At the moment I would like to do #1, but is it possible to later change my mind?, otherwise #1 for me.
  3. scubadude

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    I'm in for #2, just promise to be kind to my entry!!!!!
  4. ocalicreek

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    Inspiration

    Here's the structure I'll be modeling for challenge #1. It's the station at Winfall, VA. I have found rough drawings in the "Norfolk and Western Handbook" by Wallace and Wiley, and instead of scanning in the photo from that book, here's a link to the original, digitized at the VT image base.

    http://spec.lib.vt.edu/imagebase/norfolksouthern/full/ns534.jpeg

    Say we start April 1, huh? That'll be about right. I should have the scalescenes freight house wrapped up by this weekend. Oughta be fun!
  5. Wabash Banks

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    Very nice choice Galen! Looking forward to seeing it!
    I completed my freight house. I will post pics tomorrow of it.
  6. jlg759

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    I would like to enter and try my hand at #2
  7. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    I'm in. My Structure is VERY large and will take QUITE AWHILE.

    Take a look! http://ljames1.home.netcom.com/claremont_ec_1_wm.jpg

    I've already drawn up scale plans from other photographs of this building, and I plan to start this soon, now that I have a motive! :)
  8. steamhead

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    That's a gorgeous little structure Galen...I'm sure you'll do it justice...
  9. ocalicreek

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    Miles - that is a monster! But the roofline is killer, and the crossing in front proves the point that there's a prototype for nearly everything. That's been such a common track planning device and it's kinda comforting to see it used in the real world.

    What do you plan to use for materials?
  10. Wabash Banks

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    Yikes Miles!! That is a big one! Luckily though the texture of the building should help you out a lot! Looking forward to what you do with it.
  11. TrainsWinnipeg

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    Im in for #2 . Need to make a station for the layout anyways.
  12. spitfire

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    Wow Miles, that's going to be fantastic!!! Good luck with the build. :thumb:

    Val
  13. CNJ999

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    OK...I'll take on Challenge #2, exactly as originally written up: matching the model to the box photo. I find it fun to build advanced kits to a degree where they precisely match what's shown on the box.

    CNJ999
  14. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Good, glad to have you aboard. Looking forward to seeing what your going to do..:wave:
  15. steamhead

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    Don...
    Ran into a little bit of a problem...The kit I had planned to use for this challenge, a coaling retailer kit - Catskill Coal Co.by Muir Models, is incomplete. It's missing materials (it's an all wood & cardboard kit) for the base, the coal conveyor and the coal chutes - near as I can tell up to this point. In order to finish it, I'd have to use some non-kit materials and do a little free-lancing, sort of. Would this be streching the rules (at best) or plain ol' breaking them..?? Please advice how to proceed. Thanks.
  16. Edavillenut

    Edavillenut Member

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    i guess im in for challange #1

    i hope alittle over a month is enought
  17. CNJ999

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    Bringing this thread back to life, is the end of the contest to be June 30th? Similarly, how and when do we go about posting images of the finished projects?

    CNJ999
  18. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Go up to "current contests/challenges" and start a thread like the other contestants have already done. We welcome your entry, you do indeed have a few days before the end of the contest..