Trolley Modeling in N Scale

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Dearborn Skating Trip ~ Friday, July 04, 2014

This year's Theater on Ice Nationals was in Dearborn. Once again, Wini and the rest of the team put on an amazing ice skating show, and as in years past I came along to help with props. One part of our entry to the competition was an ice-skating version of Starlight Express, so the team was made up with abstractly trainish costumes (illuminated with LED's), and our central prop was a blinking grade crossing sign.

Other teams put on a good show too, and I want to give a special shout-out to the St. Louis team who did Meet me in St. Louis, and used a rideable* trolley prop.

On the purely nerdy/technical side, one point of interest for me was recreating a lost battery cord for one of the costume lights using parts from a local Radio Shack, and doing some soldering in the hotel on top of some scrap lumber we found in the Zamboni room of the rink, so that we wouldn't get billed for burning the furniture.

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