NMRA BR Winter modelling challenge

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Only a few more weeks remaining until the start of:


The NMRA BR Winter 2016/17 Modelling Challenge

This Winter period, (starting December 1st 2016 ) we’ll run another modelling challenge on the NMRA-BR website in the member forum section.

Previously we held a vote on what the subject of the challenge would be, this time however we’ll leave it entirely open.

So you, the participant gets to choose what you’re going to model! 

What’s the purpose of the Challenge? 

1- To give you the motivation to start or finish that model that’s been sitting on the shelf for far too long, or to work on a section of your layout, what ever it may be that’s just been gathering dust.

2- To show fellow members how you go about it.

Part 2 is the fun bit. Once you have decided what you want to do, you post an introductory message in the ‘modelling challenge’ section of our forum, preferably with a photo.

Uploading of photos to the forum is not possible due to storage restrictions, but embedding photo’s from sites such as Flickr (where you can sign up for free and store pictures) is possible.
Instructions on how to do so are on the forum: viewtopic.php?f=36&t=37

The idea is that you post regular updates in the form of replies to your own post , with pictures illustrating what you’ve done and a brief description. 
You don’t need writing skills, just write it down how you would have told it to someone. 

There is a little bit of pressure though, there is a deadline. And that is April 1st 2017. 

After the deadline, all entries will be automatically entered in an online vote where fellow members can vote on their favourite project. The winner will bask in eternal glory of ‘Winner NMRABR 2017 Winter Modelling Challenge’ . Who knows, perhaps the BOD can come up with a nice sur(prize) too! 

You get to finish a project, other members can learn from your modelling techniques, or simply marvel at your talent. (or in my case, my ability to ruin the simplest things with giant glue blobs!) 

All members that have a membership level higher than the very basic form (and thus enjoy region services) have access to the web forum and can participate in any conversation/thread on there.

To see the challenge, you must however be logged in. 
A recap of the rules is here: viewforum.php?f=59

Have a browse in the forum to see how it worked previously. And you've now got a few months to think about what you want to do, order some of those difficult to get detail parts perhaps... 

I hope many of you will enter and share your knowhow! 

Koos Fockens
NMRA-BR Website and Forum administrator.