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by Gavin Sowry
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 578
Views: 243865

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Haywards, along with the rest of my layouts, has just completed 3 days of running at the 2020 Easter Train Show at Taita Gorge. As usual, no derailments, or hiccups. As predicted by the organiser, there was record (non) attendance for this show, a figure unlikely ever to be repeated.... zero. Averag...
by Gavin Sowry
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 578
Views: 243865

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

This Cv-19 lockdown really tests ones patience, and sanity. Today, I cleaned up the Garage..... then decided to touch up Haywards, after have come across a magazine in the clean up, with an article on Haywards. Usual maintenance on the scenery, which does tend to get tired after many years, then I t...
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 578
Views: 243865

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Bonus in attending shows, you usually pick up something, even a cough or two. I got some grain of wheat bulbs to repair my lighting on Haywards. All now working, running off a 9V wall plug. Waste of time turning the lights on at Rail-Ex, the venue is so bright, they show no effect. But, at home in t...
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 578
Views: 243865

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

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#5 a year older. #6 stayed with Grandma, nap time.
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 196
Views: 98399

Re: A New Foreign Layout

DSC_0637.JPG Another year, another Rail-Ex. One of the bosses at work let slip that he had a Smallbrook loco. 'No good sitting on the shelf' I said. So, we gave it a run. Was a bit rough on one of the frogs. DCR told us that that point had always been trouble since he installed it. Super Sleuth Sow...
by Gavin Sowry
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 578
Views: 243865

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Gavin Sowry wrote:
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#5 came to see Grandad (and his trains).


For this year's show, #5 will be walking about...... and I will be holding #6.
by Gavin Sowry
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pauls Card Challenge Layout
Replies: 199
Views: 128399

Re: Pauls Card Challenge Layout

Oh no :( RIP. I've been stuck in bed for five days with seasonal cough and cold so probably feel a bit like the expired motor bogie. But hey only 12 years of running, what is Bachmann doing these days :P Providing the ills disappear I'm still planning in coming over to help this weekend. Paul Silve...
by Gavin Sowry
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 196
Views: 98399

Re: A New Foreign Layout

Rail-Ex next weekend..... what, already? Did a backsceen strengthening a while ago, that involved some extra screws that needed plastering over. That's been done, and sanded smooth all ready for painting. Woops, that's right, used the last of that paint last year. As a prep for top coat painting, I ...
by Gavin Sowry
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 578
Views: 243865

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Gavin Sowry wrote:
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Not a bad weekend. Good flow of punters through the turnstiles, bit of something for everyone. Got an invite to another show, too.
DCRfan helped man my layouts, and he also got in some quality modelling time.
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pauls Card Challenge Layout
Replies: 199
Views: 128399

Re: Pauls Card Challenge Layout

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For the record, Masterton Show 2019.
by Gavin Sowry
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pauls Card Challenge Layout
Replies: 199
Views: 128399

Re: Pauls Card Challenge Layout

Oh no :( RIP. I've been stuck in bed for five days with seasonal cough and cold so probably feel a bit like the expired motor bogie. But hey only 12 years of running, what is Bachmann doing these days :P Providing the ills disappear I'm still planning in coming over to help this weekend. Paul Silve...
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pauls Card Challenge Layout
Replies: 199
Views: 128399

Re: Pauls Card Challenge Layout

Question. How long will a Bachmann Cable Car motor bogie last on a NZ bush tramway ?

Answer. 12 years.

Yep, DCR's tramway jigger finally quit today while
'testing' it for next weekend's show. With some foresight, I bought a Bachmann Cable Car when in San Francisco in 2009.
Running sweet now.
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 578
Views: 243865

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

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by Gavin Sowry
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back to the Workface
Replies: 91
Views: 54108

Re: Back to the Workface

Soon to be world famous, again.

Bumped into a mate of mine who casually mentioned that he'd acquired the 'remains' of Mt Albert Tramway. It is his intention to return it to the show circuit.
by Gavin Sowry
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 578
Views: 243865

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

DCRFAN 3 wrote:Gavin,

What are the dates as I have trip to Brisbane so hope no clash.

Paul


10th and 11th of August. Rex Fowler is Bossman for this. YMCA Hall, across the road from the Warehouse, Town Hall is quake listed.
by Gavin Sowry
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 578
Views: 243865

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Another invite. Accepted, with pleasure.

Masterton this time, 4 months away.
by Gavin Sowry
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 578
Views: 243865

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

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#5 came to see Grandad (and his trains).
by Gavin Sowry
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 196
Views: 98399

Re: A New Foreign Layout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6Ylni2esRs

Finally, someone has posted the video. Check out around the 22-23 minute mark.
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Exhibition Presentation
Replies: 154
Views: 98337

Re: Exhibition Presentation

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Presentation, on the hoof. Table from lounge, complete with table cloth. Reasonable layout, with signage, and a back screen flogged from out back of the hall. Rather tasteful, I thought.... and no barriers (and no damage, either).
by Gavin Sowry
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 196
Views: 98399

Re: A New Foreign Layout

Bonus, the layout, in one piece, can fit through the awkward doorways into my train shed.
by Gavin Sowry
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Ginglenook Jr.
Replies: 2
Views: 2969

Ginglenook Jr.

Many moons ago, Carl Arendt came up with a 'micro' version of the famous Inglenook shunting puzzle. I cobbled up one in G gauge on an old door, and took it around to a few exhibitions for the punters to try their luck. After some time, due mainly to the awkwardness of transporting the board, I recyc...
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 196
Views: 98399

Re: A New Foreign Layout

Don't it really get to you. I had all sorts of bother on doing an English roof for the church before settling on the easiest option (well, it had to be finished for the show). Finally get something acceptable, and go on show. Walk across the hall to one of the traders...and there in stamped plastic ...
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pauls Card Challenge Layout
Replies: 199
Views: 128399

Re: Pauls Card Challenge Layout

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Grandson, being supervised by his big cousin.
Yes, the layout is still active.
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 578
Views: 243865

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by Gavin Sowry
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 196
Views: 98399

Re: A New Foreign Layout

Looking very smart. A nice light, bright venue too. All too often it’s somewhere with just electric light, perhaps a litte gloomy, and thus not great for photography here in the UK. Cheers, The 'English' conditions were outside.... it was raining. For once, the Wellington Garden Railway Group runni...

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