2010 Medford Convention Pics and/or videos

zscaler May 4, 2010

  1. Torsja

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    Thanks for the 1place in "Best Diorama"
    And thanks for the best "Scratch build" stuff.
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    And thank you MTL for hosting this first Train-Show, and offcourse thanks to the sponsors and people that came and made the show happend.

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    Until next time Torsja & Svein-Martin.
     
  2. Z_thek

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    That's right. The hard work of the great people of Micro-Trains deserves a lot more of the credit, than they received. Obviously many participants helped to make the Convention an unforgettable experience, you guyZ from Norway really helped to spice up the events and the aftermaths. See you -hopefully- soon.
     
  3. zscaler

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  5. rray

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    If you look very closely at the very first train running in David's video, the CN train built by Hien Nguyen, you will see that almost every loco, car, and caboose is either extremely superdetailed, completely kitbashed, scratchbuilt, grafittied and weathered, or otherwise painstakingly modified. Notice he rebuilt all the 3 bay Will Right Cylindrical hoppers into 4 bay cars, and look at the custom wood loads on his centerbeam cars. :D
     
  6. up mike

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    Wow that looks fun!!
     
  7. Svein-Martin Holt

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    Autoracks & The Challenger

    Take a look at my video featuring the new AZL Autoracks and Challenger running on the National Z-scale Convention in Medford:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMU-Z_geIuQ

    There were some good layouts there and this train was one of them I found on the tracks on the Zben module, I guess this was on the BaZBoys modul.

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  8. Garth-H

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    Great Video but the firebox lighting is just not real or even close.

    Even in the deep of night the cab is not lite up even when the fire box door is open. The fire sits so deep in the fire box that the light thrown when the door is open will lite the front of the tender where the fireman is picking up coal but doe snot really lite up any one sitting in the firemans or engineers seats. In fact on the Challenger you would not see the lite of the fire unless you stepped on the fire box door pedal. From outside the loco you would be able to see some fire along the edge of the grate and it would be lighting up the track below. with so much light in the cab the engineer and Fireman would be roasting alive. At night no night vision due to the light in the cab.

    IF we are going to go the extra bit to get this effect lets get it right.

    From an old fart who has ridden on the foot plate of Royal Hudson between Brandon and Winnipeg.

    Neat idea just need tempering a bit.

    cheerz Garth
     
  9. zscaler

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    Couldn't agree more Garth.

    I was just trying to get the thing DCCed before Medford. The firebox part was rushed into the cab just to see if it would work. The flicker will be toned down a lot and moved down to where it should be.
    When I fix this (and add sound too!), I will make a video for your perusal. Then I will be open to comments.
    It was funny at the show to tell people that the engineer was on fire and running around in the cab;)
     
  10. zscaler

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    Thanks for getting this on video. I was busy running the train and had put my video camera away. Glad to see you made it home too.
     
  11. JamesTraction

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    Is there a closer picture of Torsja's winning diorama? I would like to see it as well as the other entries, if possible.
    Thanks, James
     
  12. Svein-Martin Holt

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    I may have some more pictures to upload, but there are some pictures here where the building of the diorama is described. The language is Norwegian, but the pictures are international. :)

    http://www.norskmjforum.no/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=2&TOPIC_ID=6851&#47791
     
  13. JamesTraction

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    Excellent! Thanks Svein-Martin.
    -James
     
  14. Torsja

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    Torsja,
    very nice - I like the details you added since the norskmjforum's photos. I especially like the power poles, lots more trees and grass in the dirt roads. I can see why you won. -James
     
  16. JoeS

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    That last picture is extreamly well done! I like the look and feel of it. Torsja, everybody comments on your modeling, but your photography is top notch as well!
     
  17. Svein-Martin Holt

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    A new video from National Z-scale Convention 2010

    Check out a new video from National Z-scale Convention 2010 in Medford.
    There were many nice layouts to be seen and in this Video a very nice, small layout is featured:

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VcYL0Rz4cw
     
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  19. Z_thek

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    Yes, this is Bill Mock's layout. His colors, details and water are outstanding, one of the best in Z-scale. He is an architect, and his professional touches are clearly shown at many viewing angles, especially in eye level. I have high hopes, his busy schedule will permit to build at least one Z-Bend Track module, and show his artistic work to the public at various train shows, as part of our ZoCal modular layout.
     

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