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AsiaNrail at the Hiller Aviation Museum

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serotta1972

Nscalestation and Railtunes' AsiaNrail exhibit at the Hiller Avation Museum.  I had the pleasure of chatting with Brad and Paul and see in person their wonderful modules.  Since the Los Altos Train Show and getting to experience the behind the scenes of these shows, I have gained a deeper appreciation for all the work that goes into putting these events together.  I really appreciate Paul, Brad and all the other exhibitors for taking the time to share with the community their wonderful work and trains.  Me and my kids had a great time.  Thank you!

 

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cteno4

Hey great the show is happening! Amazed you guys can man the layout all week!

 

Love the construction foundation, going to have to steal, err borrow, that for the new jrm layout!

 

Have fun!

 

Jeff

 

Maybe next year I can arrange to be out there for the event!

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velotrain

"Love the construction foundation, going to have to steal, err borrow, that for the new jrm layout!"

 

Yeah, but the support for that crane looks just a tad iffy - hope it doesn't topple onto the tracks ;-)

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nscalestation

Thanks Junior for posting those great photos and it was great to see you again.  They sure had a mob of people at the Museum today.

 

Jeff, construction scenes are a great fit on any urban Japanese layout and there are quite a few products offered to make them easy to do.  Still much more for me to do to add to the subway station construction scene.  Both Paul and I are retired as are most of the Peninsula Ntrak group.   We had at least a few there every day with Paul being there every day.

 

The climbing tower crane is from Studio Mid.  I also wonder if there shouldn't be something more substantial to it's base ?

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Kiha66

Wow, the layout looks great, super bummed I missed it.  Hope I can make it for the next one!  The construction site is progressing along really nicely on brad's module! 

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JR 500系

Nice! Thanks for sharing the photos!

 

The layered fields look really nice and realistic, great job there! Can I ask what is used for the excavation material that the excavator is scooping into the tipper truck? It fits in perfectly!

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nscalestation

Nice! Thanks for sharing the photos!

 

The layered fields look really nice and realistic, great job there! Can I ask what is used for the excavation material that the excavator is scooping into the tipper truck? It fits in perfectly!

 

Thanks,

 

It is mostly scraps of plastic. This blog post from last August explains it best.

 

http://tokyo-in-nscale.blogspot.com/2016/08/a-building-being-demolished-scene.html

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AsiaNrail will be back again for the 2018 edition of this show which will take place between Saturday, March 31st and Sunday, April 8th.  The museum will be closed for Easter Sunday, April 1st.  This event will include several other display layouts of all scales as well as the museum's regular exhibits.  Really looking forward to it and hope to see some of the local JNS Forum members there.

 

https://www.hiller.org/event/trains-and-planes/

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katoftw
On 4/16/2017 at 11:36 AM, serotta1972 said:

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I was gonna ask this last year but completely forgot.  Is this temple some kind of Byodo-in Temple structure that has been modified?

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nscalestation
On 3/15/2018 at 4:19 PM, katoftw said:

 

I was gonna ask this last year but completely forgot.  Is this temple some kind of Byodo-in Temple structure that has been modified?

 

That module is one of Paul's.  I believe it is the Fujimi kit.  Don't know how much he had to modify it.  From first hand experience I think he needs some tour buses and crowds of visitors in that scene.

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Thank you for you reply.

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serotta1972

It’s that time again at Hiller Aviation Museum. It’s great for the kids and adults alike.

 

https://www.hiller.org/event/trains-and-planes/

 

Come check out Paul’s AsiaNrail modules and Brad’s Japanese themed modules.  

 

-Junior

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nscalestation

Friday (yesterday) was setup day for the Hiller show.  In this first photo Paul and I have unloaded our vehicles and are ready to start setting up the layout.

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A few hours later we had the layout set up and running !  We got some help from Sam (Kiha66) and from Julia of the Peninsula Ntrak club.  During that time the FreemoN group also showed up and got a start on their layout seen in the background. 

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cteno4

Such a nice space to display in! Have fun! One of these years I’ll make it out there for this.

 

jeff

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Kiha66

I had a lot of fun today at the event, lots of visitors but never too many at once.  Big thanks to Paul and Brad for letting me help out, hopefully I'll be able to make some of the later days too.

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Got a chance to go back to the Museum and hang out with Paul and really got to admire all the cool little details in their modules.  I tried to capture them the best I can.  Looks like there's some progress in the subway construction and in many of Brad's scene, there's always people eating. Paul's modules depict scenes of different parts of Asia.  I will try to go back this weekend to hang out some more and maybe run some trains.

 

 

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Kiha66

Great pictures Junior!  I'm booked this week but I'll be back down there on Saturday and Sunday. 

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Yes, thanks Junior for making it on a week day.  And for some great photos.  I had not realized that I had so many scenes of people eating until this show but I think it fits.  I'll be there today (Wednesday), hopefully on Friday, and of course on Sunday.

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Went back to hang out with Paul and Sam and do a photoshoot on Brad's Hot Spring module with the new Kato HB-E300 "Resort Shirakami" and it looked to be right at home and was blending into the scenery.  The livery is striking and I was on the fence about the scheme but when I got it and saw the actual train, I'm really glad I got it.

 

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I had a great time helping out at the show, thanks to Brad and Paul for letting me come down and hang out.  Breakdown went very smoothly this afternoon, I look forward to the next show in the fall.

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