Official Results of the Inaugural NZ120.org Box File Layout Competition

After consultation with the TMO, and careful scrutiny of the video replays of the voting, the sponsors of this, the first such annual events on this site, are delighted to proclaim the winning design, by a clear majority in the popular on-line vote of 9 votes to 4, as “Endearing Creek Timber & Mining Co.”

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NZ120 Boxfile Layout Competition

The entries for the 2010-11 NZ120 Boxfile Layout Comptetition are now available for viewing and voting.  Voting will be open for four weeks and then the names of the entrants will be added to their entries and the winner announced.

The entries are:

Once you have reviewed the entries you can vote for your favourite.

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NZ120 Competition: Rangiuru Passing Loop, East Coast Main Trunk, Bay of Plenty

This is one of two layouts submitted for the NZ120 Boxfile Layout Competition.  Please review this entry and the other entry and cast your vote. Voting will close on 10 August 2011 and the winner will be announced.  The names of those who entered will be revealed once voting is completed.

Rangiuru Passing Loop, East Coast Main Trunk, Bay of Plenty

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NZ120 Competition: Endearing Creek Timber & Mineral Co.

 This is one of two layouts submitted for the NZ120 Boxfile Layout Competition.  Please review this entry and the other entry and cast your vote. Voting will close on 10 August 2011 and the winner will be announced.  The names of those who entered will be revealed once voting is completed.  

Concept

A classic, freelanced bush tram operation featuring timber, coal and gold ore extraction. Heavily inspired by the Charming creek tramway, on the Westcoast of the South Island.

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Standards

NZ120 is built to a scale of 1:120, otherwise known as TT scale.

The New Zealand prototype runs on narrow-guage track 3 feet 6 inches (1067mm) gauge.  In TT scale this works out close enough to 9mm, or standard guage N-scale track.  We therefore use standard N guage track, wheels and mechanisms.

The nearest thing to standards or guidelines is set out in the original module standards.

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The Original Module Specifications

This article describes the original module standards developed for NZ120.  These pages are based on those first provided by Rod Murgatroyd and are republished here with his permission.

As far as we are aware only a small number of these modules have been built.  If you have any experience with this module system please add a comment to this article, or better yet start a discussion in the Forums about your experiences and any suggestions you have for making the module standard better.

Note that a new module standard is being formulated.  See the Forums and the Documents sections.

The Module Concept

The NZ120 module standard will allow NZ120 modellers to build one or more modules and to participate in occasional meetings where a number of modules can be joined to create a viable operating layout. The standard ensures that modules will connect and operate successfully.

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