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Project party 2023


Martijn Meerts

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Martijn Meerts

Some years ago we did a few project parties. Basically just a small, friendly competition where people would make a little diorama, and other people would vote on their favourite entries. While this was fun, it did take quite a bit of time, and interest in them diminished over time.

 

However, we've had quite a few people join the forum since then, and quite a few of those new people seem to enjoy building small diorama's, and just generally scenes with a story. So, I would like to bring back the project party.

 

Before we start spending time on organising, I would like to hear if people would be interested in this at all. The projects would be small, at most the size of a standard T-Trak module, and it would be quite open ended. I would like there to be some element that people would need to add to their scene, but other than that people could do what they want, and make something they could eventually use as part of their layout.

 

Considering the number of donations we have received the past years, we also have some room to reward the top entries with a little prize. We currently have enough funds to keep the forum running for several years, and we would just like to give a little something back to the forum as well.

 

So, if enough people are interested, we'll start coming up with a couple of basic guidelines in the coming weeks.

 

 

Also, see https://jnsforum.com/community/forum/40-archived-project-parties/ for previous project parties.

 

 

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Funny name; 'project party', but I do like the idea. I'd be interested.

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If this is a thing, obviously joining with a T-Track module just for the sake of doing it ^^

 

Whats the expected timeframe from start to finish?

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disturbman

I would be very happy to participate, but my other half said: "no layout before we get a bigger apartment". Not sure I can convince her a module is small enough.

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MeTheSwede
1 hour ago, disturbman said:

I would be very happy to participate, but my other half said: "no layout before we get a bigger apartment". Not sure I can convince her a module is small enough.

 

 

Have you tried showing her this layout before discussing the possibilities of fitting a layout into your apartment?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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roadstar_na6
6 hours ago, disturbman said:

"no layout before we get a bigger apartment"

Time to move then 😄

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MeTheSwede
10 hours ago, Giugiaro said:

Where did they get the shrinking gun for that Rokuhan set?

 

From a very small box.

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Martijn Meerts
On 1/16/2023 at 9:37 PM, Wolf said:

If this is a thing, obviously joining with a T-Track module just for the sake of doing it ^^

 

Whats the expected timeframe from start to finish?

 

Previous project parties were often somewhere around a month, so plenty time to build something. Not sure exactly when this would start, but hopefully sometime early spring, when the weather is still not quite good enough to do things other than model trains 🙂

 

 

18 hours ago, disturbman said:

I would be very happy to participate, but my other half said: "no layout before we get a bigger apartment". Not sure I can convince her a module is small enough.

 

Depends on the size of the module 😄 Also, it could just be a mini-diorama, or a drop in scene to eventually be used as part of a bigger module / layout.

 

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On 1/16/2023 at 3:00 PM, Martijn Meerts said:

The projects would be small, at most the size of a standard T-Trak module 

 

OMG, that's huge ! I don't think I've ever built a layout that big 😧

 

If you could give us start/finish dates, I could see if my work load would allow me time to take part. 

 

I've been quiet on here of late as I'm building a 009 layout with my daughter. It's set in Wales hents no build blog on this forum. Work on Akita Mountain will resume in the spring. Maybe ?

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