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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 08/30/2015 :  12:57:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the photos. Well, the convention is over and it was a lot of fun as I split my time between clinics and hanging out with my family. Saw some beautiful models in the contest room and attending some really top-notch clinics.

My list if needs us very short these days so I spent most of my time at the Train Shoe looking not buying. What I did buy fit in my front pocket.

I was amazed at the number of Z scale modular groups set up.

Mike


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jbvb
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Posted - 08/30/2015 :  1:15:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The 'Storm King' ?On3? logging diorama/layout at the National Train Show.



The builder told me the big log sections came from a black locust tree.



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jbvb
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Posted - 08/30/2015 :  1:25:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here's one of the Z modules. The rigging of the clipper ship appears to this amateur sailor to be pretty complete:



And here's a corner of an HO layout from Alberta.



I liked both the overpass and the drive-in movie theatre.



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jbvb
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Posted - 08/31/2015 :  12:47:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pictures from Monday's Columbia Gorge railfan tour:





A little backhoe at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center in Stevenson, WA.



The Oregon Trunk bridge at Wishram, WA.



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Dutchman
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Posted - 08/31/2015 :  5:47:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for adding photos, James. Please keep them coming!



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Dutchman
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Posted - 08/31/2015 :  5:54:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There were two of Brett's Sierra West O-Scale Saw Mill Dioramas sitting side-by-side in the contest room. One belongs to Joe Hendrickson (MorganHillRR) who did his build here on the Forum. http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=35082&whichpage=1 I understand that when the judging was done, their scores were withing one point of each other!

























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Dutchman
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Posted - 08/31/2015 :  6:07:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There was an Nn3 modeler who had a number of scratch built locos and rolling stock entered in the contest. It is amazing what he did with such small models.

This 0-4-0T Porter was scratch built in Nn3 by making 3-D drawings and then having plastic acrylic patterns made using a 3-D printer. Once all the parts were 'right', he made the parts out of brass.







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George D
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Posted - 08/31/2015 :  7:27:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the pictures, James and Bruce.

That N3n simply boggles my mind.

George



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Dutchman
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Posted - 09/01/2015 :  09:15:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are a few scratch built rolling stock models from the contest room.


An HO Scale Burro Crane




An O Scale Water Car




An HO Scale snow plow







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Bernd
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Posted - 09/01/2015 :  11:53:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dutchman

There was an Nn3 modeler who had a number of scratch built locos and rolling stock entered in the contest. It is amazing what he did with such small models.

This 0-4-0T Porter was scratch built in Nn3 by making 3-D drawings and then having plastic acrylic patterns made using a 3-D printer. Once all the parts were 'right', he made the parts out of brass.








Could this by chance have been from Searails?

http://www.searails.com/

I've ordered the 9mm gauge N scale one for a future project in another scale.

http://www.searails.com/firsteditions/040steam.html

Bernd



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 09/01/2015 :  10:15:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There is certainly an uncanny resemblance.....



ted :<)

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jbvb
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Posted - 09/01/2015 :  11:25:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A few contest room photos that came out OK:



LP eye-level is always a tough view of hood units, but this one had good joinery.



An O scale CPR ? 36 foot ? boxcar.



And an HO scale C&A boxcar.



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Dutchman
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Posted - 09/02/2015 :  09:15:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A few more models.

O Scale Porter



Heisler (O scale?)




HO scale station with full interior






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Dutchman
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Posted - 09/02/2015 :  12:33:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Willamette Model Railroad Club's Columbia, Cascade & Western Railroad layout was open on one of the tours. Unfortunately, that tour was sold out before I had a chance to add it to my registration. Luckily, Allen Hurst (anbhurst) who is a moderator here on the forum, and a friend, managed to arrange a private tour. He and fellow forum member Rick A have a thread here on the forum detailing their progress on the layout: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=24651&whichpage=16

There are many great scenes on the layout, and here are a few.






















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MarkF
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Posted - 09/02/2015 :  10:55:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful pictures of the Willamette Model Railroad Club's layout. What a treat that must have been to see.

Mark

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