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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:25 pm

DCRfan wrote:Noah aka Gavin,

You last line was mysteriously missed off :shock: 'Then flood on more dilited PVA in case any living thing survived the first flood.' :lol: :lol: :wink:


:lol: Is that why Gavin didnt enter the card challenge, it ended up a soggy mess, stuck to the workbench :lol:
Must admit, I'm guilty of flooding on the PVA aswell, gotta make sure it is well stuck :lol:
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:42 am

:evil: No, there was a distinct lack of cardboard in these here parts...someone else started first. :wink:
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:10 am

8) Gn15 has just had another plug over these parts. The NZ Association of Model Railway Clubs journal 'The Coupler', has a brief note, and a photo, of Pizza 'n' Beer in the latest issue. 8)

:wink: And, I didn't have to bribe the editor either...he took the shot when I wasn't looking (or when it was on auto pilot, and I was away gnattering with other exhibitors)
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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:06 am

Gavin Sowry wrote:8) Gn15 has just had another plug over these parts. The NZ Association of Model Railway Clubs journal 'The Coupler', has a brief note, and a photo, of Pizza 'n' Beer in the latest issue. 8)


Good stuff Gavin, can never be too much publicity :) .
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:01 am

8) Pizza 'n' Beer spent Easter Weekend at Taradale running very much in the shadow of Haywards...it did however reach a milestone in Gn15 history, the rolling stock, namely Chris Krupa's speeder, came all the way around the world to run on the layout.
:wink: World domination is complete.

:roll: Where's the photo? At home, so I'll scan it and post it tonight.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:08 am

:lol: Gn15 has conquered the world :!:

Here is Chris Krupa's speeder from England, running on my Pizza 'n' Beer layout in New Zealand. It's not the first 'overseas' stuff to run in NZ, for some time now, a Square Foot Estate wagon from Carl has been running on Pine Hill.

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You know you've made it in NZ if you get a real Tui billboard taking the proverbial out of you...this imitation board is a good start (thanks to DCRfan).
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Postby Glen A » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:00 pm

With your newly acquired tree making skills, you could make a few more trees for it now, and turn it into a forest.

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:19 pm

Glen A wrote:With your newly acquired tree making skills, you could make a few more trees for it now, and turn it into a forest.


:P ...and call it Gump :!:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:10 pm

Glen A wrote:With your newly acquired tree making skills, you could make a few more trees for it now, and turn it into a forest.


I have to agree, more trees would be an improvement, giving more depth to the scene, maybe losing a bit of the whimsical nature of the circle though. Having the train passing under the branches would look really good. Track cleaning would be difficult, but if you use graphite, that wont be a problem at all :wink: .
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:53 pm

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Glen A wrote:With your newly acquired tree making skills, you could make a few more trees for it now, and turn it into a forest.


Track cleaning would be difficult, :wink: .


Track cleaning :?: Wot's that...never done it in my life. I use the 'drop of 3 in 1 oil and let the train spread it' method. Works for me (but may cause problems in different climatic regions). 8) 8)
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:42 pm

Gavin Sowry wrote:Track cleaning :?: Wot's that...never done it in my life. I use the 'drop of 3 in 1 oil and let the train spread it' method. Works for me (but may cause problems in different climatic regions). 8) 8)


That takes me back. Used 3 in 1 when I first started railway modelling, works pretty good aswell, though it did used to attract dirt a bit. No way I would go back to it now though, graphite is a big improvement, at least it is for me :wink:
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Postby docnjoj » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:47 pm

Heres a dumb question! Is TUI the bird, or someting else?
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Postby DCRfan » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:55 pm

This might help with the answer http://www.tui.co.nz/default.asp 8)
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Postby Jon Randall » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:01 pm

Another daft question :roll:
How is Tui pronounced :?:
Twee, Two-ee :?:
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Postby DCRfan » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:09 pm

Jon Randall wrote:Another daft question :roll:
How is Tui pronounced :?:
Twee, Two-ee :?:
Great website by the way :D


All depends how many two-ee'z you have had to drink :wink:
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Postby Jon Randall » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:13 pm

DCRfan wrote:
All depends how many two-ee'z you have had to drink

None :cry:
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Postby DCRfan » Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:13 am

Jon Randall wrote:None :cry:


It's probably not even exported to the UK :shock: Due to the wish to retain cultural purity UK is on the banned list as you drink your beer warm :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:50 am

docnjoj wrote:Heres a dumb question! Is TUI the bird, or someting else?
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In Europe TUI is a large German Company in the Transport and Travel sectors owning in the UK, amongst others, Thompson, Crystal & Portland.
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Postby Oztrainz » Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:20 am

DCRfan wrote:This might help with the answer http://www.tui.co.nz/default.asp 8)


Hey Paul,
Any idea what scale the model of the TUI Brewry Tower is?
See http://www.thechangingroom.co.nz/shopping2.asp?catid=13&action=main
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:37 am

:shock: Crikey, I go off to the footy, and sup a few Tui's (pronounced Two E), come home and P 'n B is top of the pops...pity the Canes only drew with the top team.
My son has one of those model towers, passes pretty well for S Scale. The Admiral has one on his Sn3½ latout, and it looks OK. They are a bit rough though, bordering more on a charactature rather than a scale model.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:44 am

docnjoj wrote:Heres a dumb question! Is TUI the bird, or someting else?
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8) No such thing as a dumb question around here. Tui is the name given to the bird that is otherwise known as the Parson bird due to the white tuft on its neck. They sing a rather melodious tune, but keep out of their way, they can be vicious if you get between them and their prey.
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Postby docnjoj » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:49 pm

I prefer the "birds" in the beer ad!
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:51 am

:shock: Rewrite the history books....Pizza 'n' Beer has now had the sum total of 4½ hours spent on building it. A back scene, obtained from a calender, was glued onto the backboard. I had a choice of 13 pictures to choose from, and my wife and I agreed first time on the most suitable pic. I know there is a lot of opinion as to backscenes, but when you finally see the photos, I think you will agree, in this case, it is right for the layout. 8)
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:57 am

8) Well, finally, the finished product. :D :D :D

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The brown tinge is the fact that the beer crate is a pine colour, and the scene is illuminated with an ordinary incandescant bulb.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:20 am

Looks fine Gavin, as to the colour - it's Autumn and the Sun's going down. :wink:
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