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by torikoos
Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Southern Pacific GP9R
Replies: 3
Views: 1627

Re: Southern Pacific GP9R

Here's SP 3784 on the layout, after I added the final details (wind deflectors, armrests, and replacement of the antenna by a hair instead of the original brass wire) and applied some weathering. More weathering to follow still.. https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/680/32020300442_8528e9ec53_c.jpg Switchi...
by torikoos
Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Southern Pacific GP9R
Replies: 3
Views: 1627

Re: Southern Pacific GP9R

Thanks Dean, no limits on the entries Dean, so post away if you have more :-) The painting was done largely with airbrush. Primer was applied straight out of the rattle can, as was the clear coat, prior to decals to give a smooth surface to apply them too. The handrails were done by brush painting. ...
by torikoos
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Southern Pacific GP9R
Replies: 3
Views: 1627

Southern Pacific GP9R

I recently completed a small kitbashing / detailing project over the Christmas period. This project distracted me from the Winter Challenge, of working on my layout, but hope now that I finished this one, to continue on that shortly. More track needs to be ordered before I can do so however, anyhow,...
by torikoos
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Share your videos
Replies: 7
Views: 3043

Re: Share your videos

Thanks Neil.

I'll certainly make use of these. Those TVNAM video's are good to show one of the hobby's aspect, getting together with others and enjoy model railroading/ operating etc etc.

Koos
by torikoos
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Winter Challenge 2016 Koos Fockens work on the layout
Replies: 6
Views: 2081

Re: Winter Challenge 2016 Koos Fockens work on the layout

Here is the humble start of the project. Working from right to left, I've installed the first two turnouts. I have left the original foam boards in place. I am using small pieces of 5mm plyboard inserted under the turnouts to which (Tortoise) motors are fitted, which have been recessed in cutouts in...
by torikoos
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Events - Past
Topic: NMRA Wintermeet 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1271

NMRA Wintermeet 2017

NMRA British Region Winter Meet Benson Village Parish Hall, Sunnyside, Benson, Oxfordshire, OX10 6LZ.- Saturday 14th Jan. 2017. Dealers and those setting up layouts will have access from 08:00 and the meet will run from 10:00 until 16:00. we intend to have Bacon Butties will be available from 9:00am...
by torikoos
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Events - Past
Topic: NMRA Spring Meet April 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1063

NMRA Spring Meet April 2017

COME TO CREWE FOR A GREAT DAY OUT Make a diary note for ALL FOOLS DAY! Calder Northern Group will host the NMRA Spring Meet on April 1st 2017 at Crewe Heritage Centre, off Vernon Way, Crewe CW1 2DB The meet will be open to NMRA members and also to the general public as the Heritage Centre is open fo...
by torikoos
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Association Volunteer
Topic: Requirements
Replies: 2
Views: 1832

Re: Requirements

Hi Peter,

good points and questions that the AP chair can raise with national. The rules were partly written in a pre-internet time. A lot of work is now done based on forums/ websites and other 'electronic' media in support of the NMRA and the hobby in general.

Keith Web is your man.

Koos
by torikoos
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Winter Challenge 2016 Koos Fockens work on the layout
Replies: 6
Views: 2081

Winter Challenge 2016 Koos Fockens work on the layout

I have several projects going on, but by doing that the layout that I'm hoping to construct is being neglected. Last year, I tore up part of the layout because I wasn't happy with it's operational qualities and it had some reliability issues too. Then on top of that, circumstances surrounding my job...
by torikoos
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Model Railroad Author
Topic: Requirements
Replies: 0
Views: 1607

Requirements

Author Although the category title is Model Railroad Author, it may just as well be Model Railroad Media Specialist. All fields may be used to earn points. To qualify for this certificate, you must: 1. Prepare and submit material on any of the following subjects: Model Railroading. Prototype Railroa...
by torikoos
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Association Volunteer
Topic: Requirements
Replies: 2
Views: 1832

Requirements

To qualify for the Association Volunteer certificate, you must: Have served actively on one or more NMRA committees (National, Regional, or Division) long enough to accumulate sixty (60) certified time units (TUs). The TUs you receive for various types of service are listed below: Active satisfactor...
by torikoos
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Association Official
Topic: Requirements
Replies: 0
Views: 1507

Requirements

To qualify for the Association Official certificate, you must: 1. Have served in an office of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, or Director, and have completed satisfactory service in one of the following: At least one year in office at the national level. At least two years in the of...
by torikoos
Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Chief Dispatcher
Topic: Requirements
Replies: 0
Views: 1590

Requirements

To qualify for the Chief Dispatcher certificate you must: Have participated in the operation of a model railroad, either home or club, for not less than fifty hours. A minimum of ten hours each must have been served in three of the five categories listed below, one of which must be #5, Dispatcher: E...
by torikoos
Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Model Railroad Engineer-Electrical
Topic: Requirements
Replies: 0
Views: 1667

Requirements

The requirements for Model Railroad Engineer - Electrical may look long and complicated, but they are not really. The reason that they are so long is to offer you more options for meeting the requirements. You don't even have to do all of the work on a single layout - you can do some on a club layou...
by torikoos
Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Model Railroad Engineer-Civil
Topic: Requirements
Replies: 0
Views: 1630

Requirements

The requirements for Model Railroad Engineer - Civil may look long and complicated, but they really are not. The reason that they are so long is to offer you more options for meeting the requirements. Remember - don't read more into the requirements than is there. To qualify for the Model Railroad E...