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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:33 am

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


:cry: No, it's winter, the sun's gone down, and it's damned freezing... that's why I'm inside gnattering rather than modelling in the shed. :wink:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:15 pm

Gavin Sowry wrote:8) Well, finally, the finished product. :D :D :D


The backdrop works very well, you have also blended it in very nicely with the foreground.
You might want to try the light a little more forward, rather than directly above, to avoid burning out the colour on the tops of the trees and softening the shadows a little. The colour cast would suit the sun being a little lower in the sky, rather than directly overhead. Works well with the colour reduced almost to B&W aswell, just had a quick play :wink: .
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:22 pm

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


:cry: No, it's winter, the sun's gone down, and it's damned freezing... that's why I'm inside gnattering rather than modelling in the shed. :wink:


Strange I went outside just now, in shorts, and the thermometer was reading 28 celcius :!: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
That's why I'm Gnot modelling -too HOT. :wink:
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Postby Glen A » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:17 pm

Looks good Gavin.
It completes the scene nicely.

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:50 pm

:? In case you're guessing, (which you probably aren't), the background is the Rai Valley, at the top of New Zealand's South Island.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:59 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:Strange I went outside just now, in shorts, and the thermometer was reading 28 celcius :!: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
That's why I'm Gnot modelling -too HOT. :wink:


:x 28 C is not hot, but I can tell you, 28 F is cold :!:
And with the wind chill out in the yard now, that's about what it is now... oh the joys of management and air conditioned offices. :lol:
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Postby DCRfan » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:09 am

Well last night was the first Tuesday of the month so it was model railway meeting evening. I Gnow you are all hanging out to see what we got up to ........ :lol: :lol:

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Unfortunately the young lady would get giddy and dive off the Hawe after about three circuits muttering something about centrifugal force. It was all double Dutch to me :wink:

The curve was too tight to run the trailer with out the use of a reasonable length coupler bar which I didn't have :oops:
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:22 am

8) What Paul didn't mention, was the power unit in the Hawe. I believe it is from the Bachmann HO rail geep. Works quite well, too. :lol: :lol:
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:36 am

8) Not bad, considering it was shot with a 'still' camera. I think I've got the lighting about right now. :wink:
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Postby dieselwater » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:10 pm

Great fun! I think the lighting is very effective. 8)
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:08 pm

:lol: Mid month issue of Small Layout Scrapbook features this layout. :roll:
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Postby Korschtal » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:13 am

I like it- and the box is giving me ideas too...
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:34 am

Korschtal wrote:I like it- and the box is giving me ideas too...


8) .... and in the last 2 days, I've had 9,000 people like it too. :lol: :lol:
We have just held Rail-Ex 2008, and the Gn15 section (5 Gn15 layouts, plus another two non Gn15 from Gnatterboxers) drew bigger crowds than that funny talking blue engine :!:
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:32 am

:? Blew the dust of the layout last night... worked first time. On show at Rail-Ex 2009 in a few weeks. P 'n B is attracting a bit of a cult following in certain editorial circles, refering to it not as a layout, or work of art, but, 'a statement' ..... whatever that means. :?
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Postby Tomo » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:56 am

Gavin Sowry wrote::? refering to it not as a layout, or work of art, but, 'a statement' ..... whatever that means. :?


"A statement" is that Beer and Model railroading can go together. Well, that is unless your drinking while wiring your layout for 220v, then there may be a safety issue.

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Postby DCRfan » Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:18 am

Gavin Sowry wrote::? P 'n B is attracting a bit of a cult following in certain editorial circles, refering to it not as a layout, or work of art, but, 'a statement' ..... whatever that means. :?


Statement :? - something about taste and budget :lol:
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:20 am

[quote="Tomo]...wiring your layout for 220v, then there may be a safety issue.[/quote]

:oops: ...the layout just happens to plug straight into the 240 V. (There is a little box thingy that makes things safe though).
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:11 am

:lol: Now featuring in the February issue of the Australian Model Railway Magazine. :wink:
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Postby DCRfan » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:02 am

Gavin Sowry wrote::lol: Now featuring in the February issue of the Australian Model Railway Magazine. :wink:


World famous in Tasmania :shock: Heck your picture will be on the front page of the newspaper next to Corporal Willy Apiata VC next :P

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:02 am

:shock: Talking of Oz, picked up the Barry McKenzie movies at the Warehouse yesterday. Still as funny as they were when they first came out in the early '70's.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:22 am

:D For those that wanted to know about tracklaying tight radius curves, check back on here to page 2.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:45 pm

8) Now on show, and running, in my office. Booked for a guest appearence in the Kiwirail Boardroom at lunchtime, and off over to Rail-Ex at stumps this afternoon. Three shows in one day :!:
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:37 pm

Gavin Sowry wrote:8) Now on show, and running, in my office. Booked for a guest appearence in the Kiwirail Boardroom at lunchtime, and off over to Rail-Ex at stumps this afternoon. Three shows in one day :!:


:roll: First Prize at the Kiwirail 'Take a Train to Work' day. :oops:
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