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Author Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge - Series 2  (Read 1213 times)

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge - Series 2
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2018, 02:31:10 pm »
Hi all,

Thanks for the interest shown - so far!

To answer a couple of questions...

It's a bit early to say much as the actual rules for Series 2 are still under discussion

There will not be a separate GMRC competition for N Gauge layouts

The rules for the N Gauge entry will be the same as for all other entries.

I've had to submit a proposal to the same casting email address as everyone else - no preferential treatment.

I had to decide on a name for the entry - 'The N'gineers' was the name I preffered to use.

Nothing much else I can say until a few things happen.

1 - The Rules are fixed and circulated and the themes decided

2 - The Venue and Dates are announced

3 - The proposed entry is confirned as participating.

So - time to dream. thinks of a few things to incorporate on a potential layout entry.

Thanks
« Last Edit: November 08, 2018, 03:35:55 pm by ScottishModeller »
Thanks
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge - Series 2
« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2018, 03:24:42 pm »
Thanks for getting it this far.
I guess itís a wait and see now but , of course, the problem will be in selecting a team from amongst the NGF membership.
I suppose , as has been mentioned before, it is good to have a team made up of people with specific skills and interests eg specialists in
Layout planning
Track laying
Electrics
Scenery
Buildings
On-layout gimmicks eg something other than trains that moves or does something interesting (the judges in Series 1 appeared to like that).
Anyway, letís wait and see for now.

« Last Edit: November 08, 2018, 07:56:31 pm by port perran »
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge - Series 2
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2018, 06:55:53 pm »
Hi all,

Sounds like a fantastic idea. I won't volunteer myself as am pretty crap and very slow.

Also, I'd be suggesting DC Kato Unitrack with a teetotal expert airbrusher so we could have all the track down and wired by 11 am on day 1 and leave him/her to make it look prettier while the rest us have a boozy lunch  :)  :no:.

Seriously, hope this goes ahead, it would be great to see.

Cheers weave  :beers:

I have been thinking right through the current series how great kato would be for this!  The production team seemed to make quite a thing of the sponge ballast, what they would make of kato?  I think it would be another level!  I do think it would be a great advert for the N gauge side of the hobby, if the baseboard was the same size as the OO you could do some serious length trains, HST, Freight and steam tours.  Imagine the channel tunnel layout with a full sized Eurostar instead of the deltic? they were using with only a few coaches.  It would also show people new to the hobby what can be achieved with N gauge and something like kato.  It could also prove that you don't need masses of space to make an impressive layout.  Would be good for the team members to also push this across all the time and really promote N as the go to scale for new modelers.

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge - Series 2
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2018, 08:35:14 pm »
Hi Phil,

When you say 'think of things to incorporate on a potential layout entry' can I ask when they give you the subject theme. Sorry if asked before.

cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge - Series 2
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2018, 08:38:04 pm »
My modelling skills are still in their infancy so I won't put my name forward for the team, but if Italian coffee and homemade cake takes your fancy then I'm the man  ;) :D

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge - Series 2
« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2018, 08:51:47 pm »
..
I had to decide on a name for the entry - 'The N'gineers' was the name I preffered to use.
...

The N'gineers. Yes! :thumbsup: Got a nice ring to it that Phil. :beers:
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge - Series 2
« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2018, 08:58:45 pm »
Probably a better name  than the team we have entered ;)



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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge - Series 2
« Reply #37 on: November 08, 2018, 09:09:34 pm »
Hi Phil,

When you say 'think of things to incorporate on a potential layout entry' can I ask when they give you the subject theme. Sorry if asked before.

cheers weave  :beers:
Hi Weave,

Once the rules are set up - the production company will decide the themes.

But - think outside of that prospective box and see what ideas come along.

Incorporated ideas as part of the layout don't have to match the producers spec - they would be added extras!

One thing I learned from series one is....

Have all the working gizmos you can incorporate!

But build them all as 'plug and play' or ready to place, complete items.

Thanks
Thanks
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge - Series 2
« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2018, 11:09:40 pm »
Hi Phil,

When you say 'think of things to incorporate on a potential layout entry' can I ask when they give you the subject theme. Sorry if asked before.

cheers weave  :beers:
Hi Weave,

Once the rules are set up - the production company will decide the themes.

But - think outside of that prospective box and see what ideas come along.

Incorporated ideas as part of the layout don't have to match the producers spec - they would be added extras!

One thing I learned from series one is....

Have all the working gizmos you can incorporate!

But build them all as 'plug and play' or ready to place, complete items.

Thanks

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge - Series 2
« Reply #39 on: November 09, 2018, 09:15:28 am »
You're not going to get to use Kato track... Teams were provided with a budget together with Hornby, Bachmann/Farish, Peco and Metcalf catalogues.

Similarly, plans to fill layouts with full length HST may come unstuck if all trains have to be bought within the budget. Most of the layouts on the current series could have managed much longer trains but I'm guessing the teams chose to spend their money on scenic items too.

Perhaps Phil can fill us in on what was provides/allowed for series one before we get carried away with spending the whole budget on a Kato turntable.



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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge - Series 2
« Reply #40 on: November 09, 2018, 09:30:27 am »
Agreed what sort of modelling skills would you require to push together Kato track 🤣🤣🤣🤣



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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge - Series 2
« Reply #41 on: November 09, 2018, 09:32:59 am »
I can imagine Steve Flint spitting feathers if Peco track isn't used :hmmm:

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge - Series 2
« Reply #42 on: November 09, 2018, 09:40:12 am »
Good point (!)

But then we're reduced to Peco Setrack
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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge - Series 2
« Reply #43 on: November 09, 2018, 09:58:08 am »
Set track?

You guys arent getting the aim of this are you lol..... modelling challenge....

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Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge - Series 2
« Reply #44 on: November 09, 2018, 12:47:21 pm »
.............. the rest us have a boozy lunch  :) 

Cheers weave  :beers:

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