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Postby Glen A » Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:39 pm

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

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Ok, you got me. Yes they were pre-made. In fact half of them were recycled off the old module.

I stated the ground cover at 10am. then ballasting. Finished that at 12:30.
Time off for lunch and to go down to the model shop for more supplies.
Started again about 1:30pm, planted the 30 or so trees, bushes and grasses, (which were all pre-made), Finished about 4pm.

:twisted: In fact I've still got some trees left over, and my old smaller module that I stripped the points, track and trees off. I wonder what I should do with it? :twisted: Oh no! :o :idea: the ideas are already going around in my head. :roll: I can’t help it, I’m addicted! :lol:


p.s. I've still got more pre-made grasses and bushes to go on when I get time. I make them in batches in the summer when it's warm. So when I need to do scenery in the winter, they are all ready to go.

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Postby Glen A » Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:05 am

Here is the whole thing put together for the first time at the show.
I have got some video of the underground mine (which is quite popular), but won't have time to put it togerther tonight.

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Roll on day 2 tomorrow.

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Postby gfadvance » Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:07 am

:D :D :D

MAGNIFICENT :!: :!:

although I always thought Gn15 was big scale small area :lol: :lol:
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Postby Little Andi. » Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:59 am

I agree................... MOST IMPRESSIVE INDEED!

A superlative well done from me!

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Postby Dave Westall » Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:44 pm

Very impressive :!:

With regards to the comment that we're supposed to be "Big Scale, Small Layout" it does appear that it is the larger layouts that attracts the average punter more, based on experience with Ralph's "Smithies Yard" at the Dereham show. I will now step back and duck.......:twisted:

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Postby DCRfan » Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:38 pm

I must agree. I have noticed that many railway modellers simply glance at mini layouts and immediately right them off. When I have displayed Mt Albert which is much larger they stay and talk even though the visible area is basically only a single end to end line with one siding.

Perhaps these types are the 'operator' genus who need lots of track to run on and the two ends must not meet :wink:
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Postby Adrian » Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:05 am

G'day Glen

You have done the Gn15 community proud :!:

Well Done and I hope that today at the show is good :!:

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Postby Glen A » Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:52 am

Hi
Just got back.
I'm happy to report that I now have the trophy for the best in show voted by the exhibitors sitting in my lounge.
And I also got 1st place in the public vote too!
So I’m feeling rather pleased.
In fact it is the first time in 5 years that both awards have gone to the same layout.

The next job is to tidy the garage and work out where I can store the new modules before I can do any new work.

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Postby michael » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:12 am

Glen Congratulations :!: :!: :!: Very well deserved.
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Postby dieselwater » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:17 am

:D Congratulations Glen :D 8)
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:33 am

Well deserved indeed :D :D
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Postby DCRfan » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:46 am

Wow well done :D The Canatabrians must have had their eye patches off today :lol:
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Postby Glen A » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:21 am

Thanks very much all.

I have just up-loaded a 2 minute

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3aOci_enBg

(it's still processing but should be ready in a few minutes).

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Postby DCRfan » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:44 am

Excellent video.

Do you have any still pictures of the 'wheelchair' jigger 8) I assume it is built on the Bachmann Candy Dancer chassis.
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Postby gfadvance » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:55 am

Glen,

as I said before BRILLIANT :D :D - and the video just adds to its brilliance - so much happening and it all appears to work (although would love to see how hard you have to work behind the scenes.

I bet most of the spectators had no idea how quick you put some of this together :!: - really great work
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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:00 am

Well done Glen, the credit you deserve, the layout looks great.
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Postby AndyA » Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:30 am

Congratulations; well-deserved. Seeing it al together in the show setting makes me wish...

...errm, that I'd seen it all together in the show setting. :)

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:32 am

Congratulations Glen, not surprised it won both awards you've certainly raised the bar and to quote a long time member of this group "It's give up time, AGAIN!" :lol:
Sadly he seems not to participate these days.
The video shows that roundy roundy layouts aren't needed to hold the attention of youngsters from the comments heard on the film. Just add a few animations, mind you you have more than a few. :wink: 8)
Great work, by the way my modelled Karsi has an opening door does yours :?:
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Postby mud magnet » Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:14 pm

As many have replied before, congratulations. It's a shame that you are so far away as it would be great to see it in the flesh. I get the impression that the photos are not enough!
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Postby scott b » Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:44 pm

Fantastic video! Well deserved awards.
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Postby Dave Westall » Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:48 pm

Well deserved wins :!: :!: :!:

and......

Congratulations :D :D :D

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Postby Bilco » Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:13 pm

Congratulations on your win Glen! The layout looks truly impressive - bet folks stand in front of it for hours taking it all in.
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Postby Ian-IoM » Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:14 pm

Just watched the video, most impressive - well done :D :D :D
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Postby michael » Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:18 pm

Glen I enjoyed the video, I had not realized how much animation that was included in your layout. Really well done details.
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Postby Rowley » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:13 pm

Wow what an inspiring piece of modelling this layout is. No wonder you picked up those awards "CONGRATULATIONS" you deserve them
Thanks for doing the videos for us on the opposite side of the world to see. Being a member of this forum certainly give the worldwide modellers a chance to see model layouts what would be impossible to see otherwise
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