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Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:55 pm
by Gavin Sowry
DCRfan wrote:Saw, file and some filler will soon sort out knobbly knees :twisted:


:? Now look at the mess you've got me into... not only has the loco now got a driver, but the Morrie's getting one too. Forget the legs, just torso, arms, and head. :cry: Then, he wouldn't fit through the door. All is not lost, though. The Morrie actually unscrews, as opposed to drilling out rivets. The driver is glued to the seat, and the car reassembled around him. (Much the same as the part you want to fix on your own car...the part you broke, was what the manufacturer started with, then built the rest of the car around it :!: )

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:20 pm
by Glen A
So what number are you up to on the camera now??

Is Gnot that we don't believe you... just we really would like to see the photos :) .

Maybe you can ask Santa for a cheapo digital camera for xmas :? ?
I never regretted getting mine. I still have my 'good' film camera, but it doesn't come out very often. The cheapo digital is vey handy and manages most occasions.

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:57 pm
by Gavin Sowry
:? One of your newspapers last weekend ran a 2 full page article on the risks of the digital age and the fact that many many people are losing all their historic photos because they use digital, and technology is improving so fast, that their storage systems are being made redundant. Quoted a case of one lass who lost all her wedding photos when her laptop crashed.
Maybe, one day, just for Gn15, I might get a didgy... but not for every day use. Christmas ? (which year, I hear you say).

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:01 am
by Gavin Sowry
Glen A wrote:... just we really would like to see the photos :) .


:P But that would ruin the enjoyment of seeing it 'live'. :twisted:

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:45 am
by SOUTHPASS
Wedding photos....What bliss :) . Many dollars spent, then they are put in a shoe box in the back of a cupboard to be forgotten :( .

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:48 am
by DCRfan
Gavin,

Wifes out of hospital after 6 day visit (yes all of Labour w/e :cry: ) so I'm happy to nip around and push the button. Give me a ring.

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:51 am
by Gavin Sowry
DCRfan wrote:Gavin,

Wifes out of hospital after 6 day visit (yes all of Labour w/e :cry: ) so I'm happy to nip around and push the button. Give me a ring.


Hope she is OK, thought you'd been a bit quiet of late. And next lesson, always check the Gnatterbox BEFORE ducking out to the shed...tonight would have been ideal (Coro's on telly) too late now, catch you over the weekend. As it is, I got the Morrie driver painted and installed, and the truck reassembled. Of course, I lost one of the screws, so I flogged one off the grandson's Morrie...no sooner had I got mine back together, yes, I found the missing screw. :oops: That's life, I suppose.

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:46 pm
by Willow Creek Traction
DCRfan wrote:Wifes out of hospital after 6 day visit (yes all of Labour w/e :cry: )


Yea :!: Out is a great place to be :D
Relief :D
Health and blessings to y'all.

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:12 am
by DCRfan
Thanks to a quick visit this evening I can finally reveal the progress. I particularly like how Gavin has situated the scene on the baseboard by not running the scenery right to the edge.

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The revised loco driver fits gniffly:wink:
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And they are busy in the workshops
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I will post some more shortly including a 'little' surprise Gavin has prepared. I will just say, it was thirsty work finishing the scenery :lol:

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:27 am
by DCRfan
This shot better shows the effect of the 'faded' edge
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Any visit must include a run by visiting rolling stock 8)
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Roll of drums or is it clink of bottles. Now for Gavins new layout :o :o :o This litttle gnem is mounted inside a Kiwi historical icon, an ABC one dozen bottle beer crate :P
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Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:19 pm
by Glen A
Good effort with loco driver Gavin.
I like the bird on the roof of the shed too.

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:10 pm
by Gavin Sowry
Glen A wrote:...I like the bird on the roof of the shed too.


That's going to get a repaint, a white chest, green plummage, black tail, and an orange beak in deference to the Woodpigeons nesting in the trees in my backyard.

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:23 pm
by Gavin Sowry
:) Amazing what a burst of inspiration does....progress on Haywards Estate is now going so fast, that the visiting photographers can't keep up. Last night, the corrugated iron door for the engine shed went on...looking good too. And Rail-Ex is only 2½ weeks away.

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:34 pm
by Steve Bennett
Really like this shot Gavin, has a real nice feel to it.

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Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:48 pm
by Jblair
Have to agree with Steve.

This layout has enough detail to make it realistic. But isn't overdone. Nice balance! Very inspirational!

Expo.ng

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:26 am
by Catweasel
Have to agree with Steve.

Me also.Kiss Rules.

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:04 am
by Gavin Sowry
:lol: Thanks for the encouragement guys. To my eye though, it is still a bit 'plain'. What you see, is basically the finished item, less some 'scenic clutter'...all to be done in the best possible taste, things like wheelbarrow here, tools there, and bits that look like they belong. Also thinking of a few trees and a swampy area behind the Loco Shed.

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:37 am
by DCRfan
Gavin Sowry wrote::lol: Thanks for the encouragement guys. To my eye though, it is still a bit 'plain'. What you see, is basically the finished item, less some 'scenic clutter'...all to be done in the best possible taste, things like wheelbarrow here, tools there, and bits that look like they belong. Also thinking of a few trees and a swampy area behind the Loco Shed.


By a swampy area I think what Gavin means, that's where the baseboard has rotted away :twisted: :twisted: - all the water he used to spread the glue when the scenery was laid had to have gone somewhere. On the night, I'm sure someone suggested 'Waterworld' would be a suitable name for the layout :wink: .

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:25 am
by Jblair
DCR, I know what you mean with the glue. I made a diorama once. probably used to much glue. It took a week or two to dry out! :lol:

As for the layout. It displays something I remember reading in a model magazine. And actually pulls it off well. The article basically indicated to not to put buildings in straight lines or at right angles. And to use buildings etc to focus attention on a feature.

I don't know if it was intential or not but I think this layout shows that these types of placement rules work!

At the end of the day our layout is the stage and our trains are the actors!

I look forward to the final results of this layout!

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:14 pm
by Steve Bennett
Gavin Sowry wrote::lol: Thanks for the encouragement guys. To my eye though, it is still a bit 'plain'. What you see, is basically the finished item, less some 'scenic clutter'...all to be done in the best possible taste, things like wheelbarrow here, tools there, and bits that look like they belong. Also thinking of a few trees and a swampy area behind the Loco Shed.


Ye, I agree Gavin, a little plain at the moment maybe, but the basic setting is there, ready to accept the finishing touches that will really bring it to life. As Jarod put it, the stage is set, ready to accept the actors :wink: .

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:48 pm
by Gavin Sowry
DCRfan wrote:I'm sure someone suggested 'Waterworld' would be a suitable name for the layout :wink: .


:evil: Yeah Right :!:

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:37 am
by Gavin Sowry
Glen A wrote:So what number are you up to on the camera now??


:oops: Eight :!:

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:43 pm
by andrew milner
Used to work in a camera shop, people would bring in a 24 film for developing with Christmas, couple of birthdays, summer holidays, friends wedding and the NEXT Christmas on it :shock:

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:15 pm
by Gavin Sowry
Andrew Milner wrote:Used to work in a camera shop, people would bring in a 24 film for developing with Christmas, couple of birthdays, summer holidays, friends wedding and the NEXT Christmas on it :shock:


:? And insist on One Hour service :!: I know what you mean....

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:00 am
by Gavin Sowry
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Open House last night. That black wire leading up to the rafter is from the layout direct to the mains supply (via plug in adapter, of course). :wink: