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by Gavin Sowry
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 78792

Re: A New Foreign Layout

DSC_0112 (2).JPG First undercoat has gone on. As usual, this finds all the 'spots to fill', and furry bits to sand back. Let it dry, and that's tomorrow's job. Played around with the static grass, too. Picked up on another layout by accident, that if you spray the grass with hairspray and very ligh...
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 78792

Re: A New Foreign Layout

A setback in proceedings.... the skyboard, only 6mm thick, and only with one brace, has warped.

New thicker one called for.
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GN15 Emett " Antimaccasser"
Replies: 9
Views: 1353

Re: GN15 Emett " Antimaccasser"

'ello fellow GN 15 modellers and Emett fans, Well, I completed my version of "Antimaccasser" and there have been a few changes. I found some etched brass nameplates that I had previously ordered from "Narrow Planet". I had a look at the size, and found that the nameplate "P...
by Gavin Sowry
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 78792

Re: A New Foreign Layout

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It appears that this photo is hiding back on the previous page, and has only had 2 views. Since I particularly like this, and am sure you will too, I've republished it for all to enjoy.
by Gavin Sowry
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 78792

Re: A New Foreign Layout

One of the features I put on the layout when I first got it, were diode controlled safety blocks at the ends of the line to avoid 'high dives' onto the floor. So, today's job, a bit of wiring. First, take out the diode, and close up the joint, from the end that is now continuing to the next board. T...
by Gavin Sowry
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 78792

Re: A New Foreign Layout

DSC_0105 (2).JPG Fruits of the day's labours. Found some ballast, sitting on the workbench right in front of me, so the turnout got the treatment. While the matte medium was out, some enhancements were made to some of the scenic items. The quay got some anchor rings (fencing staples, of all things)...
by Gavin Sowry
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 78792

Re: A New Foreign Layout

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Actually, this is a bit of photography experimentation..... back to the 'old days' of manual focus, and Aperture priority (f22).
Think it came out OK. Of course, there's been more work done in readyness for Rail-Ex..... the canal boat is finally moored to the Quay.
by Gavin Sowry
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crate expectations!
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: Crate expectations!

Good job.
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 78792

Re: A New Foreign Layout

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Rather than bore you with another thousand words...

Hmmm... I think stained glass windows may be a good idea. Perhaps a bit Johann Sebastian's 'Tocatta' echoing in the chamber.

A layout with potential, as they say.
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 78792

Re: A New Foreign Layout

A busy 'quiet' day (as in rest and recovery, along with light duties on Greater Petherick Quay). Backing board all marked out, so that notches can be cut to accomodate DCR patent switch rods. Jig saw still works, so they were cut out. Layout assembled, no problems. Attach backboard, basically one ar...
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 78792

Re: A New Foreign Layout

No sooner than my 48 hours 'rest' post hospital experience, then into my modelling. Final brace attached.... doesn't look square, but it is. Mocked up the two rooves out of folded black photo album paper, just to 'look see'. Started to mow the lawn/cut the grass on Greater Petherick Quay, otherwise ...
by Gavin Sowry
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 78792

Re: A New Foreign Layout

Current idea is for imitation lead strip roof. Sheets look about 2 feet wide... any comments. ...and are they ribbed at the ends of the walls, or just finsh flat (or curled over). Sound simple, just lay down one big sheet of 'stuff', then glue on ribs of say stripwood or plastic... or is that too ea...
by Gavin Sowry
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 78792

Re: A New Foreign Layout

DSC_0097 (2).JPG Pre hospital status of the church. One more reinforcing brace to go on to set the rear wall of the porch, then it's foundation ring, and finally roof. Plan to have the foundation about a scale foot off the turf. Roof will be a 'solid rectangle of something', with a decorative venee...
by Gavin Sowry
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 78792

Re: A New Foreign Layout

Will we see it at Railex? We will see it at Rail-Ex, will you? Porch added this evening. All set for a foundation ring, and roofing. Somehow, weatherboards 'buried' in the surrounding ground don't look right. I think it will be worth the effort. Bit of modelling time coming up.... Hospital tomorrow...
by Gavin Sowry
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: How tight a plain circle??
Replies: 7
Views: 1686

Re: How tight a plain circle??

Hello Modellers, Thanks for the replies to my question. I had a look at the New Zealand Haywards Heath? line... but no pictures only some computer advert asking me to join Photo Bucket??...As I am not very computer savvy I did not try. I looked at the other end of the messages of this line and foun...
by Gavin Sowry
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 78792

Re: A New Foreign Layout

Heck I leave the country for a few days and look what you get up to :D The improvements look great. Looking even greater..... working on the porch for the chapel. So far, everything I've needed has been 'from stock', you know, the bits that will come in handy one day. I believe you are leaving the ...
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 78792

Re: A New Foreign Layout

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Initial assembly, solid as a..... a church.
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 78792

Re: A New Foreign Layout

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The glue's still wet........
This gives you an idea of what I'm building
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 78792

Re: A New Foreign Layout

That nice blue sky on the extension is just crying out for something to block part of it out. Few years ago, I invested some coin in some clapboard siding and window castings with the intention of building a church for my garden railway. But, it never got assembled. Full size it would be too big to ...
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 78792

Re: A New Foreign Layout

DSC_0069 (2).JPG Thought I'd posted this... must've hit the wrong button. Anyhow, now renamed Greater Petherick Quay.... because it is greater than what it was. Originally, the extension had a PECO OO turnout, yuk, so I replaced it with an On30 one to match the rest of the trackwork. I have changed...
by Gavin Sowry
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Just started in Gn15
Replies: 14
Views: 1212

Re: Just started in Gn15

G'day from New Zealand. Yes, things have got a bit quiet, but, the other day when one of the bossses that has moved into our office peered over my shoulder and saw my screensaver, he promptly fiddled his cell phone and produced a photo of his Gn15 stuff. Sparked a mini revival in Gn15 interest. Chec...
by Gavin Sowry
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 78792

Re: A New Foreign Layout

I've decided to finish off the extension piece that DCRfan started, and exhibit the Greater Petherick Quay layout at Rail-Ex 2018 in a month's time.
by Gavin Sowry
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 571
Views: 218088

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Gavin Sowry wrote:Rail-Ex next month...... Haywards to make another appearance.

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...better get things shipshape.


Ditto.
by Gavin Sowry
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Whangaparoa Railway
Replies: 10
Views: 4614

Re: Whangaparoa Railway

:cry: Alas, the railway is no more. It appears the Elves were wanting handrails and walkways on the bridge, amongst other safety type demands.
by Gavin Sowry
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Where is Everyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 1978

Re: Where is Everyone?

Working on my Garratt :roll: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4640/39226633691_ee31232149_z.jpg IMG_0576 by tankienz , on Flickr Oh that was the Christmas one. This is real 1/35th scale project https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4640/38309253455_f63ef7734d_z.jpg IMG_0571 by tankienz , on Flickr DSC_0913 ...

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