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Postby scott b » Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:58 pm

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just rubbing it into the North Americans seeing the nasty winter they are having.

It`s winter, we have snow, snow problem, thats why Santa has a sleigh :wink:
Speaking of sales Michaels craft store sent out a 50% off any one single item coupon good for the next few days, and all I need is some stencil cream :roll: But all their craft paint (apple barrel) is on for 30% off so perhaps I`ll get some More of those as well :D

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Postby Sir Briand » Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:06 am

Jeez Scott, guess I had better go through the papers in the recycling bin to find one for me. Could use it. Thanks for the tip.
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Postby docnjoj » Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:30 pm

My wife (who lives at Michaels in her off time) says that they always keep loads of coupon flyers at the registers and entrances! Happy hunting!
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:16 am

8) Haywards has taken out a Bronze Award at the New Zealand Model Railway Convention.
Chris Krupa's little speeder from England has been stretching its legs on the layout over the Easter weekend too.... as usual, the photos are still in the camera. :oops:
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:53 am

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Postby Bob Taylor » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:11 am

Well deserved. Congratulations.


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Postby DCRfan » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:33 am

Congratulations. I hope it came with some appropiate Hawkes Bay sponsors products :wink:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:33 am

Well done Gavin, good to see our quirky scale/gauge getting recognition, well deserved too.
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Postby Glen A » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:00 pm

Congratulations.

Here is a photo I took of Gavins layout a week ago, on the Garden Railway tour.
Sorry it is taken with flash, as the shed it was in didn't have any windows.

The little bushes look really good.

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:11 pm

Glen A wrote:Congratulations.

Here is a photo I took of Gavins layout a week ago, on the Garden Railway tour.
Sorry it is taken with flash, as the shed it was in didn't have any windows.

The little bushes look really good.

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:lol: Use that photo as a benchmark... then see how much work got done in the last week before the Convention, when you see the final photos.
Chris Krupa was asked for an honest critique of the layout... :shock: and amongst other things, said that if the layout was in England, it would get an invite to ExpoNG. I promptly asked for a plane ticket. The rest of the weekend was then just one big ego trip! 8) 8) 8)
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:35 pm

DCRfan wrote:Congratulations. I hope it came with some appropiate Hawkes Bay sponsors products :wink:


:shock: I DON'T drink wine :!:
I did get a free beer at the Banquet though.
And boy, did you guys miss a good weekend, the best Convention ever.
Looking forward to Chris's report.
:D Off topic, I manged to talk Michael Gee out of just displaying that NZR 'D' car of his, and entering it in the competitions...he got a Gold Award, and the Warren Cummingham Cup for best NZR Rolling Stock (excluding locomotives). Also managed to see Paul Bernsten's On2½ Wexford layout, it is better in reality than any of the published photos (and they are brilliant, even if Kevin Crosado did take them :!: )
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Postby Dave Westall » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:50 pm

That is one very nice little layout. Just enough structures to make it interesting. :D

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Postby Glen A » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:57 pm

Gavin Sowry wrote: Use that photo as a benchmark... then see how much work got done in the last week before the Convention, when you see the final photos.


Shows are always a good inspiration for getting work done. I work better knowing I have a deadline. If my layout didn't go on show, and just lived in my garage, then it would probably still be a bare base board.

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:43 pm

Dave Westall wrote:That is one very nice little layout. Just enough structures to make it interesting. :D

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Thanks for those kind words... now wait 'till you see the tree that has grown behind the workshop.
As Baldrick would say, I had a cunning plan :idea: . One of the guys doing a tree clinic informed me before hand that people would have the opportunity to make a tree, and take it away. :P I jokingly said I would make a G scale one. Short story, I did, and planted it just before the judges came around.
(That little stunt cost me a beer :roll: )
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Postby Oztrainz » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:39 am

Gavin Sowry wrote:Now wait 'till you see the tree that has grown behind the workshop.
As Baldrick would say, I had a cunning plan :idea: . One of the guys doing a tree clinic informed me before hand that people would have the opportunity to make a tree, and take it away. :P I jokingly said I would make a G scale one. Short story, I did, and planted it just before the judges came around.
(That little stunt cost me a beer :roll: )


Now that's what you call creative instant gardening :lol:
Congratulations on your award, your layout looked good enough to win one just based on your previous photos.
When do we all get to see that magical tree that just "appeared" :?:
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Postby Simon Andrews » Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:20 pm

The layout looks great Gavin. Congratulations on the award :D

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:12 pm

Oztrainz wrote:
Gavin Sowry wrote:Now wait 'till you see the tree that has grown behind the workshop.
As Baldrick would say, I had a cunning plan :idea: . One of the guys doing a tree clinic informed me before hand that people would have the opportunity to make a tree, and take it away. :P I jokingly said I would make a G scale one. Short story, I did, and planted it just before the judges came around.
(That little stunt cost me a beer :roll: )


Now that's what you call creative instant gardening :lol:
Congratulations on your award, your layout looked good enough to win one just based on your previous photos.
When do we all get to see that magical tree that just "appeared" :?:


:lol: The film's finished, and I'm off to the Photo Store to get it processed as soon as I finish writing this. :!:
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Postby Sir Briand » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:16 am

Gavin Sowry wrote:
:lol: The film's finished, and I'm off to the Photo Store to get it processed as soon as I finish writing this. :!:


Time for a Digital Camera Gavin :twisted: . Instant gratification :roll: .
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:57 am

Sir Briand wrote:
Gavin Sowry wrote:
:lol: The film's finished, and I'm off to the Photo Store to get it processed as soon as I finish writing this. :!:


Time for a Digital Camera Gavin :twisted: . Instant gratification :roll: .


:shock: I attended clinic on layout photography at the weekend, run by a professional photographer of 30 years standing....short story, film still has advantages over digital, and I agreed with him. I could build 10 layouts for the cost of the digital camera that would satisfy my needs. :cry:

Anyhow, the photos are back. I will load them when I get home.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:00 am

:lol: Well, here it is, the tree. Not a particularly flash photo, but that was the corner I was allocated, so one has to make do. And just to prove that global domination by Gn15 is complete, that's Chris Krupa's speeder disputing right of way at the junction.
The tree took 5 mins to make, and another 10 to paint and texture. :!:

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:roll: A nice little scene, but lacking that certain something... :idea: so I went to the clinic on Backdrops, and this is what resulted... :wink:

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Postby DCRfan » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:25 am

Gavin,

I assume you came home via the Wairarapa as I recorgnise the backdrop :wink:
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:32 am

DCRfan wrote:Gavin,

I assume you came home via the Wairarapa as I recorgnise the backdrop :wink:


:P You were supposed to say 'Yeah Right' :wink:

And a good job I came that way too, the Easter traffic on Highway 1 was diabolical. In any case, it is always quicker going that way. Did Taita to Taradale in 3½ hours flat going up, leaving at 0400. Pretty good going, and not speeding either.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:06 am

Really nice Gavin. I have to confess, I'm not a fan of backdrops, but I have to concede, it really adds to the scene in this case. The tree looks very good too and adds a nice bit of 3D height, nice pics.
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Postby DCRfan » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:35 am

This is the view before the small railway was built :P

http://wairarapa.co.nz/times-age/weekly/2001/brewery.html

I suspect Gavin was beside the real mainline when he took his photo :wink:
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Postby Oztrainz » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:17 am

Hi Gavin and Paul,
Thought I could smell hops :D

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