The Time Travel Challenge!

Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges' started by spitfire, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Presenting the Gauge Time Travel Challenge!!


    The Premise
    A series of 3 (or more) photographs, depicting 3 different times at the same location.
    It's a chance to show off (or an excuse to buy :D) locomotives, rolling stock, cars and trucks, buildings, people etc. from 3 different time periods.
    Or, if you prefer, you can model 3 different times of year - eg Summer, Fall, Winter. Or even 3 different times of the same day. The scene can be set either on your layout, or on a diorama built for the challenge.

    The Rules
    1. Photo's to be taken at the same "place".
    2. Photo's to depict 3 different times (of day, of year or different era's)
    3. Descriptions optional, but definitely encouraged
    4. Can be a purpose-built or existing diorama or a scene on your layout
    5. No limit to scale or size
    6. Challenge runs from Nov 4 - Jan 7
    7. One challenge per member
    8. Have fun!!

    Tips
    1. You can use vehicles (as well as engines/rolling stock) to set the time period
    2. You can use outdoor lighting or the angle of the lighting to establish time of day
    3. Trees make great indicators of the seasons
    4. Buildings and businesses change over the years
    5. Even a single boxcar might go through many changes over time

    The Entries (More are Always Welcome!)
    Chessie 4155's Challenge
    88's Time Travel Challenge
    Engineer Kyle's Challenge
    Miles Western's Challenge
    N Gauger's Challenge
    Ralph's Time Travel Challenge
  2. EngineerKyle

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    This looks like it's gonna be fun.

    What is the protocol for entry?

    I see Miles and Chessie have their entries in this thread and in seperate threads?
  3. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Yes, start your own thread with your name followed by Time Travel Challenge. This is so that if people are building something more elaborate, they can post progress shots over the next 2 months. :D
  4. EngineerKyle

    EngineerKyle Member

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    and copy it to the main thread?
  5. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    No, that's not necessary. Just start your own challenge thread and we'll link to it from here. :)

    Val
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    I'm thinking.... I'm thinking... sign1 sign1

    I'm in - - I'll be back later with more..................... :wave: :wave: :wave:

    Anyone else?!?!?!?!?!
  7. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    I'll do my best under the circumstances.:wave: :wave: As usual, I have no idea what I'll do, but I'll come up with something. :thumb:
  8. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    I'm in. It may take awhile to get started, but I definitely have a plan!! :D :D

    Val
  9. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Even if I cannot jump in , It is a great idea, and I am looking forward to the ideas and fun that will come out of this.:thumb:
  10. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    awwws C'mon!!! :D :D Your's is easy!!! A street........ A street with tracks (and a trolly) ...... Then uhhh .................

    Well - think of something!!!! sign1 sign1 sign1
  11. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    A street, a street with a horse and trolley then a street with a trolley and...well, you know what...:D
  12. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Too Funny!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
  13. interurban

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    Well I do have a month or two don`t I.
    Got to get me brain in gear then eh!sign1
  14. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    :D :D :D I GOT IT!!!!! I Got my story!! :) :) More Tonight!!!!! tooth1