TrainBoard.com is proud to announce a new contest

bremner Dec 1, 2015

  1. bremner

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    Trainboard.com and Micro-Trains are proud to announce a monthly weathering contest, and the prizes are Micro-Trains weathered freight cars! We have a total of six prizes, and they range from single cars to a full train!

    The staff of Trainboard.com will be announcing the type of car that will be the monthly challenge at the beginning of each month. You will have three weeks to complete your car, and the fourth week will be for voting by you, our members. The votes will be hidden from view.

    Now, for the rules....

    1. N Scale only
    2. All cars have to have an MTL product on it.
    3. Each month has a theme.
    4. No fantasy weathering, if the car has roofwalks, don't put modern graffiti on it.
    5. You must post a before and after picture

    Shipping for the prizes within the United States is included, international winners will have to cover any additional postage costs.

    And since this is the first month of the weathering challenge, there is no better way to start it off than to weather a basic 40 foot boxcar. The Trainboard.com staff have selected the 40 footer since it was the first type of car that Micro-Trains produced.

    Please show before, during and finished cars in this thread and give basic techniques used.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2015
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Woo hoo! Let's see what you folks can do!
     
  3. bremner

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    And here is the first month's prize!

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  4. bremner

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    I have decided to weather the reprint of the very first Micro-Trainsline.com release.

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  5. subwayaz

    subwayaz TrainBoard Member

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    Nice idea count me in
     
  6. bremner

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    It was actually an idea from the staff of Micro-Trainsline.com
     
  7. pastoolio

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    40 footer from any era?

    Mike
     
  8. bremner

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    If you want to model one of the few existing Burlington Northern cars or a two foot narrow gauge oddity, go ahead! It has to be N, a real prototype, and have a Micro-Trains part....and a 40 foot boxcar
     
  9. BnOEngrRick

    BnOEngrRick TrainBoard Member

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    I don't see anything. The Emperor's New Train?
     
  10. Manitobamodeler24

    Manitobamodeler24 TrainBoard Member

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    Here is mine

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  11. randgust

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    OK, so we get to pick the car, right? Must be MT, 40', weathered? Can it be something already completed?

    I sheepishly admit that I've already weathered the oldest, and possibly most collectible 40' Kadee I've got - the 40' SP double-door box. Original run. I wouldn't be entering that, it's not all that great, but I do have another 40' that Wazzou inspired me to do.
     
  12. bremner

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    Randgust, you can take a Model Power car and swap out the trucks and couplers to be MTL and you are fine, it has to have something Micro-Trains on it....
     
  13. kingpeta

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    OK, here's my entry. boxcar - 1.jpg
     
  14. bremner

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    here it is again 1505-02344350-1000x800.jpg
     
  15. pastoolio

    pastoolio TrainBoard Member

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    Might wanna highlight this.

    So I'm taking it as we cannot submit a car that "I've already weathered in the past" .....which IMHO would be cheating. I like the fact that we have to do the "dirty work" in the next few weeks.

    Basically, take a new 40' boxcar and a pic of it, do some weathering with pics as you go, then a final pic of the completed car. Within the next 3 weeks.
    Sounds like a contest to me. :)

    Mike
     
  16. BoxcabE50

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    Right on target. :)
     
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  17. bremner

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    Nice weathering, what are you going to do for the contest?
     
  18. bremner

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    Here is my Grand Trunk Western car, and my daughter's Kadee built Lehigh Valley car....she really wants to enter and my wife and I are talking about letting her have an account so she can....

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  19. Manitobamodeler24

    Manitobamodeler24 TrainBoard Member

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  20. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    We've had youths eight and nine years old join, with parental permission and supervision. It's up to you folks to decide......
     

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