Future contests, looking for suggestions

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by ezdays, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Us G Gauge people would have a tad of difficulty in 1 ft space :) I have 2 engines that are longer than a foot :eek::eek::eek::eek:
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    For everyone's reference :D :D :D

    The "Challenges" are not produced to Compete against other members.. The idea is to challenge yourself to build something you wouldn't normally build without us "prodding" you :D :D :D

    The Challenge I have undertaken (Railroad Spiker) I don't need for the layout and I would never have wasted the time building it....

    But - since the "annual fall challenge " has come around, I Will build it... I Will take the time... And I'll do the best I can with the junque I have lying around. :D

    The idea is to hone, my skills, to keep the procedures fresh in my mind - a review of sorts...

    I have little time or energy nowadays to "make time" to improve the layout, although now is the time I start tweaking and adjusting for the holiday visits from friends and family :)

    But the Challenges... make me think of "Something" to do -- to actually create something to help me not forget a modeling technique, or a procedure.. :D :D Mostly so when someone asks a question - I'll remember the answer sign1sign1

    So I look at the challenges as a "personal thing" seeing if in fact, I "can" actually put my models where my mouth is :D :D :D

    I've entered photo contests, Challenges, parties and Fantasy Leagues. I have won one fantasy league, a few years ago - but have not won any other contests.... I'm only in it for the fun and the (Pardon the pun) Challenge.....

    You only get out of something what you put in to it.. :) And we have started e-mailing virtual certificates to all participants... Just to have a souvenir of what you have accomplished.. :) The "Voted " winner has only bragging rights from their peers to show at the end of the day :D :D
  3. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    No problem N Gauger, the layout size could be adapted to the modeled scale. I'm not familiar with G scale I only know it's the one used for garden railways. In that case instead of being named a shoebox layout, it might be named " A stove or a refrigerator box layout ".
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    We could have a "2 Rolling stock" option.. :) Use 2 engines, or 2 cars or an engine and a car :)

    That way - it's the same "Relative" length no matter what scale you model :D
  5. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Yes, nice idea. By the way that's the way the popular "inglenook sidings" switching layout is based upon. Scale doesn't matter What is important is how many engine and cars each siding can hold.
    Inglenook Sidings Shunting Puzzle - Track Plan & Layout Size
  6. ESE999

    ESE999 Member

    Largest amount of graffiti on a single consist!
  7. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    If this thread is worthless without pis, At least I can post a pic of my microlayout.

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