Friday, March 27, 2009

Special Announcement: New "N Scale Limited" Web Site

You have most likely noticed a significant decrease in activity here at Rotating Coupler. That's only because the down time was necessary to complete a project that has been in the works for some time.

Many of you are probably familiar with Frank Giacobbe, author of the N Scale Modeling blog. He and I have not only been writing and sharing information with the readers of our blogs, but with each other.  We began collaborating on projects behind the scenes and found that we have surprisingly common interests in modeling -- specifically big cities in the 1940s. It was just a matter of time before we started working on a project together officially.  And that time has come.

Frank and I are very pleased to announce a brand new Web site called N Scale Limited which is dedicated to the N scale model railroader. It will have all of the same information and discussion you've been getting from our separate blogs -- just bigger and better than ever. Our individual blogs, Rotating Coupler and N Scale Modeling will be discontinued but will remain available for your convenience.

Please join us at N Scale Limited and we look forward to building a great new community of modelers there. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Where have I gone to?

Hi everyone, it has been quiet around here for the past few weeks and I apologize greatly about that, but don't worry, I will make it all up to everyone very soon.  So just sit tight and be patient cause you wont see anymore posts till then, but you will like what you see.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Dominion Building - The Results are In.

I am home from the show and I am here to tell you how the Dominion Building fared in the contest.

Best of Show
1st place in Structure category
3rd in peoples choice

What really made me happy was I had competition at this show unlike the last show I entered in.  The HO victorian building was really good, it had a few minor issues, but still was a great model, a few of the other structures were good but not great.  There were a other models in different categories that were great, such as a S-scale caboose and a amazing N-scale SD70mac.  One thing that I was a little disappointed with was this wasn't a NMRA judged show, so no points unfortunately.  Also note the colors of the ribbons, Red is first and Blue is second???  When I walked up I thought I only took second but then I read the ribbon, sort of strange.  Another thing, I entered my building a day after most of the other models so I lost out on many votes, and I knew this would happen but I needed the time to touch up a few things, or maybe I am just making excuses.

Again I want to thank you guys for the input and suggestions with this building, it really helped me to build a better model.

Thank you,

Friday, March 6, 2009

Dominion Update - IT IS DONE!!!

This will be quick because I still have a few things to get ready for the show tomorrow, which actually started tonight but I don't need to enter it till noon tomorrow.  For the last week I have been rushing to finish off all the last little tasks on the building, and I just realized I knocked off a sprinkle and so I need to fix it.  
I will post more into detail on the things that I did such as the Uncle Sam sign created by the sign master Frank and the smoke stack going up the back.  Also I will give a better farewell to the Dominion as well on Sunday night after I find out how I faired at the show.  Then we will finish of the Gordon and another incomplete building soon, then I will begin a few new ones.
Let me give an informal Thank You! to all of you who have been following this build, your comments, emails and support are priceless to me and mean so much, you keep me motivated. 
Most of all I want to thank Frank, Jeff (my brother), and my wife for the never ending support.

Thank You,
Christopher Brimley