Author Topic: Challenge #3: Ttrak Module Challenge - Voting Starts Soon! Entries Due 6/10  (Read 2018 times)

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And the clock is running down!

Here's the challenge:
Build a single, double, or corner Ttrak module, following the specifications found at http://www.ttrak.org/.

There is no limit on what you can include in the scenic elements, provided the module connects to other Ttrak modules.

Feel free to build more than one, although one of the criteria we'll be voting on will be a level of completeness, and each module would have to be a separate entry.  (a double module on a single frame would be considered one module)

You may collaborate with other modelers if you'd like to create a "system" of modules, such as the Ma & Pa project that @Ed Kapuscinski proposes here: https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=46290.0 again, as long as that system can be included in a standard Ttrak set up, and that each individual completed module will be considered a separate entry.  In the case of this type of plan, the individual module may not connect directly to a standard T trak alignment, but it must be shown how the system does connect.  Incomplete modules that make the track plan connect can be built to provide the functionality, but not be included in the judging.

If you already have a project underway, (a frame built, basic track installed etc.) please include your "before" picture in your entry post, so we can see what you're starting with and how it progresses.

Please include "Challenge #3" in your entry post.  To give everyone a chance to take in the parameters and get reasonably underway, let's arbitrarily set the voting to begin on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Monday, June 10, 2019 and closing two weeks later.

Thanks for playing along at home!
Lee
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Re: Challenge #3 90 Day Ttrak Module Challenge
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2019, 11:37:26 AM »
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@tom mann can we pin this to the top please?
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Re: Challenge #3: 90 Day Ttrak Module Challenge
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 07:18:39 AM »
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An added bonus: @Mark W has graciously volunteered to donate some 3D-printed goodies to the winner! Thanks Mark!

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Re: Challenge #3: 90 Day Ttrak Module Challenge
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 11:31:29 AM »
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What about a triple? Seeings how I have just started one for the LHS Ttrak club they are trying to start.

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Re: Challenge #3: 90 Day Ttrak Module Challenge
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 11:44:57 AM »
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Re: Challenge #3: 90 Day Ttrak Module Challenge
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 12:46:26 PM »
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Yeah, I think limiting to specifically N scale T-trak modules is going to limit participation significantly. 

I vote in favor of opening to all scales and back to the generic  "layout scene" blanket category. 


And yes, I will offer CG N Scale prizes!  I originally planed to offer 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes all based on popular vote.  However discussion in the ethics thread has me curious if folks would prefer a single "popular vote" prize and a "judged" prize instead, with criteria and judging scores published.
 

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Re: Challenge #3: 90 Day Ttrak Module Challenge
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2019, 01:18:18 PM »
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Re: Challenge #3: 90 Day Ttrak Module Challenge
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2019, 01:42:39 PM »
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I think there are HO specs for T Trak as well.

Would it be in order to make a motion to amend the challenge to be open to any scale with the requirement it must fit in a T Trak module footprint and be able to connect to other T trak modules in that scale?

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Re: Challenge #3: 90 Day Ttrak Module Challenge
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2019, 02:04:40 PM »
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But I don't do O scale...   :?
You've already done N and HO, so why not try a little bit of O?

You could even add some livestock to the scene:

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Re: Challenge #3: 90 Day Ttrak Module Challenge
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2019, 03:57:48 PM »
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You've already done N and HO, so why not try a little bit of O?

You could even add some livestock to the scene:


Tempting though that is, I’m not ready to stray that far from my current path.
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Re: Challenge #3: 90 Day Ttrak Module Challenge
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2019, 04:17:59 PM »
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Tempting though that is, I’m not ready to stray that far from my current path.

Ditto.
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Re: Challenge #3: 90 Day Ttrak Module Challenge
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2019, 04:25:10 PM »
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As always, thanks for the input/feedback/buzzkill/blow back.  Don't like the theme?  Feel free to author some parameters of your own and let us tell YOU what a bad idea it is.  Yeesh.  :facepalm:

@Mark W thanks for offering to provide fabulous prizes behind door #3.  I'm looking forward to seeing the entries pile up.

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Re: Challenge #3: 90 Day Ttrak Module Challenge
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2019, 04:51:37 PM »
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As always, thanks for the input/feedback/buzzkill/blow back. 
The word you may be searching for is "backlash".
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Re: Challenge #3: 90 Day Ttrak Module Challenge
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2019, 05:25:33 PM »
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As always, thanks for the input/feedback/buzzkill/blow back.  Don't like the theme?  Feel free to author some parameters of your own and let us tell YOU what a bad idea it is.  Yeesh.  :facepalm:


In fairness, Lee, I did offer up my suggestions constructively when you first floated the idea.  You certainly didn't have to incorporate them (and you didn't) and I never said it was a bad idea...only that I'm not doing it if it's limited to Ttrak.

In fact, I like the idea and am looking forward to what people come up with.
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