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Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by davidstrains, Aug 7, 2004.

  1. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Jon or sumpter.

    I have just returned from the Fabulous train show here in the D.C. area and have about 50 photos that I took of the nTrak layout over 400 modules)- and I only got half way around it, before wifey got tired (5 hours later) and we had to leave. I am returning tomorrow to try to get around the rest of the layout and then see the rest of the displays. My question - I would like to post the photos in a manner that will be best for the Gauge and not mess up any limits that we may have. Should I post the photos in separate threads of 5-8 photos or is there a recommended limit to what should go in a single thread?


    Here is a sample of the shots.

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  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Wow!!!!!! That's some really neat modeling David!
  3. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Those are terrific pics! I hope you can show us more!
  4. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member


    I cannot believe the number of high quality modules that were here. And as I said, I haven't seen half of them. The Philadelphia ntrak group has a section of the layout that appears to be better than what I have seen so far.

    There were clubs here from Orlando, Iowa, Phila, WVA and many more. I didn't take down a list but if I remember tomorrow, I will try to list some of the clubs that displayed.

    Here are another couple of shots.

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  5. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Ralph, Thanks

    Here are a couple more :)

    This one was an animated magnetic crane. The module owner let kids operate the crane to load a couple of gondolas with "scrap metal". The kids really enjoyed being able to "play" with the "adult" toys :D :D

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  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

  7. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    and another few

    This was 3 modules that I believe represent New York City and the Union Station.

    Well it I can't get the middle one to post correctly. It is 640 x 480 vs 480 x 640. I will post it as is and you can rotate it in your picture software.

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  8. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    there was a little wimsy in a few of the modules Here is one of the Oscar Mayer plant. Note the "weiner mobiles" and the weiner train" :D :D
    Also you can see the "bash that was done to the "school bus in the foreground of pic 2.

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  9. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    There are some great bridges on display. Here are 2 that were done by in international group. Completely hand made from Plastistrut Materials. Both bridges are 8 feet long and 3 tracks.

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  10. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    This is perhaps one of the most memorable modules that I saw. As you can see it was done in all "grey tones" - giving it the appearance of a 1940ish black and white photo along the New York waterfront and skyline. - most impressive.

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  11. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Last one for this evening. This one was another "fun module. They modeled a UFO landing. :D :D

    More tomorrow.

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  12. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Okay had to get this one in. This was done by a club from West VA and is on one of the wye modules and a following leg. I thought it looked just like some of the scenery I see while driving on I-64 on the way west to St. Louis. See you tomorrow.

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  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    WOW, now these are the best modules I have seen anywhere. Those bridges are awesome. A great bunch of modellers.
    Looking forward to more photos
    Thanks David
  14. CharlesH.

    CharlesH. Member

    Wowee! I never thought NTrak could be so nifty! The city scenes are something I'd really like to do when I have my "big layout".
  15. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Don't forget to post the shots of val's party also. I really want to see those also. :)
  16. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    WOW! Those are amazing pistures! The New York city modules and the bridges are incredible! It must have been great to see them in person!
  17. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    Incredible modelling!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Scenery makes a layout!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Great talent there :thumb:

    More pics please :D :D :D
  18. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    great pictures and detail on the whole layout. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  19. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Back from the second day. I spoke with some of the club people there and found out that the big layout was made up of 495 modules. The Red line was more than 2000 feet. on guy said that it was almost a half mile long. The Red was DCC for 2/3 of the way and DC the last 1/3 so both analog and decoder equipped engines could run on the red. An interchange track module handled the exchange of motive power. Blue and Yellow were all DCC. Blue, Yellow, and other track options were "peninsula loops" and did not circuit the entire layout.

    There were 15-20 other Ntrak modules along the back wall in an out and back configutation. There were ttrak and Nn3trak modules as well for a total of 593 N-scale modules.

    Of course there were the HO, G, and Hirail clubs represented at the show.

    I got a list of about 30 fo the clubs represented on the main nTrak layout but I am sure that there were more because the club member that I spoke to did not have a complete diagram of the layout.

    I am going to start posting the pix. If it gets to be too much, someone just tell me to stop. :) :)

    btw - the group that did those big bridges several pictures back is from Japan. They came over, with those bridges carefully packed just for the Nscale convention and this show. The big white bridge "folds" for packing. A section of it actually rotates to an open position. # of the members were working on another module while they were at the show.


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  20. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    here is a shot looking down the back wall from the right rear corner of the layout. The separate 15-20 module setup is on the right behind the crowd of people

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