Wednesday, May 20, 2015

With a Little Help from his Friends

So my good friend, Trevor Marshall, has been making himself semi-famous on Train-Masters TV building a number of S scale Free-Mo modules to allow him to go out and setup with his friends in the S Scale Workshop.
I had the privilege of having a hand in this project. I built the benchwork for the modules and the traveling frames for Trevor over the course of 2 filming days at the Train Masters TV studios in Belleville Ontario.
Trevor also had our friend Chris Abbot assist him with the wiring portions of the project, along with some of the roadbed installations. Which resulted in the now famous caulk in the eye incident, which Chris will never live down and will give Trevor, Barry and myself no end of joy to grind Chris on as the years go by.
 Aside from admiring Trevor's awesome talent and his joy in working S scale, I remain struck by the truth that this hobby is indeed a group effort. While Trevor could have done the whole project solo, it was more efficient and a smarter usage of resources for him to call upon his friends to bring their talents to the forefront and see this project through.
The same holds true for home layouts. Very few layouts are true solo efforts, somewhere along the way somebody always helps out with something. And if you include the small manufacturers, like myself, who offer products in part for the love of the hobby, we are a true fraternity of like minded souls.
So for that reminder, I thank Trevor and Barry.
And hopefully I will be returning to the Train Masters studios one day and offer up some useful tidbits on something. In spite of how hot the studio got on those 2 filming days, (you can see that by watching the earlier videos and watch how haggard Trevor and I become), I had a great time.
And Trevor, you're very welcome. Anytime, mon ami.

1 comment:

Barry said...

Come back, Pierre. We're shooting in the basement studio this summer where it's nice and cool!