2015-05.3: Roadshow - Off to the show!

19 May 2015

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Average: 4.9 (20 votes)
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19:34 - May 2015 Act III - Off to the show! (2015)
Description: 

It's a big day on The Roadshow.  Trevor makes the journey to the North Shore Train Show in Montréal to exhibit his Freemo-style modules with other members of the S-Scale Workshop.  Will all his hard work and patience pay off?

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Comments

Georonn's picture

Very nice, clean, simple - great modules. Excellent work Trevor.  You've shown scenery doesn't need to be complicated to tell a story or be compelling, and they look great with trains running on them too!  Very nicely done.  George Ronn

Bill Brillinger's picture

Wow Trevor, your modules look wonderful, but that bridge is simply ...superb!

Awesome show Trevor and a beautiful layout as well and hope to see you back at the show.

tpmarshall's picture

Hi George:

Thanks for the kind words about my modules. Clean and simple is what I was hoping to achieve.

I do have more scenery work to do on these. What's shown in this segment is just the start. In fact, I was at Barry's studio earlier this week with my friend Chris Abbott to work on another segment of The Roadshow, in which I demonstrate some of the techniques I use to hide all that pink foamboard and plaster. While working on some smaller demonstration panels, it occurred to me that I will have to haul out the module sections and add more weeds, wildflowers and small shrubs to the them before their next public appearance.

The modules, together, add more than 20 feet of open country running to the S Scale Workshop's layout. And it was great to see other members of the Workshop take advantage of that by opening up the throttle. We really enjoyed watching trains arc through the cosmetic curves incorporated into these modules: I am so glad I did not build a straight track.

Cheers!

- Trevor

tpmarshall's picture

Thanks - we had a great time!

- Trevor

tpmarshall's picture

Hi Bill:

Thanks - much appreciated! The bridge is really one of my favorite elements on the modules. I'm very pleased with how it turned out.

As mentioned in another comment, I will have to add more scenery to both of these modules. I think some shrubs along the tops of the wing walls will help frame the bridge - and I will be duplicating the look of the prototype in its environment. So that's on the list...

Cheers!

- Trevor

Seeing some of the issues trying to align the "infinitely adjustable" modules, I was wondering if your group has considred using some sort of alignment method such as used my teh Sipping & Switching Society of NC?

tpmarshall's picture

Hi Bruce:

No. We like the infinitely adjustable nature of these. It helps protect us against any movement of the rails in relation to the framing. I used alignment dowels on a previous, sectional home layout and found that movement of even a few thousandths of an inch could make the difference between "aligned" and "derailed". Personally, I'd prefer it if the Workshop still used 2" fitter rails because they accommodate a lot of those infinite alignment issues. But others found them to be fiddly, and the decision was made to do away with them. Since I needed to build to the Workshop standard I laid rails all the way to the edge, and need to fiddle with alignment of sections a bit when setting up.

Barry shot the set-up and obviously included the footage of us mucking about with alignment to help tell the story. But it may have given the impression that this was frustrating or time-consuming. It really wasn't. The sections went together quickly and stayed together for the duration of the show, with no subsequent alignment issues.

Cheers!

- Trevor

dapenguin's picture

Trevor;

I really like the abandoned line:) That is great modeling.

TCC:}

tpmarshall's picture

That was a small detail, but it was one of my favorites on these modules.

Glad you liked it.

Cheers!

- Trevor