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Postby DCRfan » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:04 pm

Glen A wrote:
:oops: :oops: Ooh, actually it was going to be. I hadn't though of that!


That would make a humourous little scene. Two miners under the longdrop staring up at the roof of the tunnel with one holding his nose.

See how many punters can make the link :P
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Postby Pandy » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:54 pm

It would appear that some people have a different idea of the meaning of "bogger" :lol:

That's absolutely great ! love the extra lavatorial humor twist too !
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Postby Glen A » Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:41 am

The new layout arrangement taking shape (far easier to show a photo, than try to describe how it fits together :wink: )

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At the far end is the existing bridge and cliff module.
In the middle is the new underground mine module down low, and above it the new loading bins replacement module.
And nearest is the vertical shaft module, which joins the upper and lower levels together.

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Postby dieselwater » Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:48 am

Wow! Really impressive Glen :D It's a very extensive operation, that's coming together Gnicely.
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Postby gfadvance » Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:59 am

Bloody hell Glen .............. that really is very impressive :!: :!:

And looking back its only just over 2 years since your first little effort in Gn15.

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Postby DCRfan » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:18 am

You really are making amazing progress yourself.

Are you sure your not tunnelling your way to Wellington :twisted:
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Postby scott b » Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:09 pm

Very nice, now what has happened to the wonderful river scene?

Can you slow down a bit, the rest of us are feeling rather lazy after seeing your pace :roll:

I can`t wait to see your cliff, right to the floor?
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Postby Dallas_M » Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:32 pm

scott b wrote:Can you slow down a bit, the rest of us are feeling rather lazy after seeing your pace :roll:


Yeah, no kidding ... not only have you modelled the nitty-gritty inner workings of the mine and all the extraction and processing and shipping facilities ... but you've gone and ANIMATED it to boot. Holy Mackerel!

I think I need to ingest whatever is being mined there to ANIMATE myself to finish some stuff ... :lol: ... meanwhile, a true pleasure to watch the Stamping Grounds (and undergrounds) develop! :wink:
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Postby Glen A » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:01 pm

scott b wrote:Very nice, now what has happened to the wonderful river scene?

Can you slow down a bit, the rest of us are feeling rather lazy after seeing your pace :roll:

I can`t wait to see your cliff, right to the floor?


The river scene is the module you can see at the far end of the photo.
And the stamping battery module goes beyond that (not shown in the photo).

No time to slow down sorry, it's only 5 days to the exhibition, and that new module needs to be full finished.
I am supposed to have this week off work (though my boss it trying to convince me otherwise), so prepare for the pace to pick up this week :!:
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Postby gfadvance » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:09 pm

Glen A wrote:[I am supposed to have this week of work (though my boss it trying to convince me otherwise), so prepare for the pace to pick up this week :!:



Theres something wrong with this sentence .........is it his Boss wants him work on the next module rather than turn up for work :?:

Now I know how you manage it Glen :wink:
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Postby elcamo » Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:21 am

UNBELIEVABLE :!: is there scenery planned for this lower level mine shaft? you could have just a sraight track on each side lead up to it :?:

Now, how the hell are you going to bring that to an exhibition? I can envision disastor after disastor :shock: and mind shipping it over to the states? :roll:

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Postby Glen A » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:14 pm

Running a bit behind schedule.
It has to go to the show tomorrow.
At least the track is down. It is designed to have two operators running at once in the future.

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Better go back out and work on it.....

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Postby Prof Klyzlr » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:48 pm

Dear Glen,

Just don't gum your points together in the rush to ballast it!!!!!

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Postby eje655 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:48 pm

That really looks like it will be cool when finished. When thinking about doing an above ground/below ground mine layout... I had originally thought I'd put the below ground part on the opposite side. But looking at yours, I'm thinking it's better to have it all on the same side.
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Postby Glen A » Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:52 am

Well today I fixed the one wiring mistake.
As you can see it was quite easy to trace :?

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So here is a final track plan:
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And then on to the scenery.
A few hours later it had been transformed into this:

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There is more I can add, but that will have to wait for later.
I think it should pass as an acceptable standard for this show.
I just need to go back out and drown it in another layer of glue tonight.

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Postby Prof Klyzlr » Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:05 am

Dear Glen,

I know they just played "Flash Forward" here on TV in Oz, but are you sure you didn't warp time to go from >there< to <there> in that ammount of time? :shock: :lol: :D

Fantasic work, hope the show punters appreciate!
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Postby Oztrainz » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:42 am

OH WOW - That's the quickest I've ever seen a plan come together :!: :!:
You've earned yourself a great weekend "playing trains'. :D :D :D
Err gno "playing trains" is really gnot enough for what you have achieved.....
That should really read "operating your gold manufacturing enterprise" :wink: :D :D
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Postby DCRfan » Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:12 am

Amazing Beech forest. I though I did well laying two bridge decks last night but in the same time you would have finished half my layout. Are you sure you don't have the Wizard slowing down your clocks :wink:
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Postby dieselwater » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:07 am

"Speedy Groundwork Glen" The fastest groundworker of 'em all! 8) :wink: Good luck with the show, looks fantastic :D
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Postby Imagineering » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:46 am

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Please tell us Glen, that all these trees were premade before this Photo?

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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:52 am

Thats quite a transformation in 9 hours :shock: , thats impressive.
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Postby DCRfan » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:00 am

Steve Bennett wrote:Thats quite a transformation in 9 hours :shock: , thats impressive.


Probably only took him 4 hours. The rest was spent watching the Blackcaps beat some team at cricket. Now Gnew was it ? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby michael » Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:43 pm

I think that what Glen did is the same thing that the cooking show folk do, they do a set up for some amazing meal, showing all the steps then in the next scene take it out of the oven cooked. Come on Glen show us the two identicle layouts side by side :lol:
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Postby dieselwater » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:22 pm

michael wrote:I think that what Glen did is the same thing that the cooking show folk do, they do a set up for some amazing meal, showing all the steps then in the next scene take it out of the oven cooked. Come on Glen show us the two identicle layouts side by side :lol:


:lol: :lol: .... Come on, that has to be it :wink: :lol:
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Postby Jon Randall » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:40 pm

Gnice Glen.

(you meant days not hours, right?) :?
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