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Pizza 'n Beer.

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:38 am
by Gavin Sowry
:D I had a little bit of track left over from Haywards Estate, and encouraged by Carl's Small Layout Scrapbook, decided to knock up a micro layout in a container (as they would say). And this is what came out of a few hours work...

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The 'box' is the famous New Zealand ABC (Associated Bottling Company) beer crate, as supplied to the major breweries. I nearly froze to death in the chiller of the bottle store picking out the best crate. The track is PECO On30 to 3½' radius. And it works. :!:
While the initial track colouring is drying, I'm still deciding on the form of the final scenery...probably a bush type setting, no time to do buildings as I will probably sneek this into the Rail-Ex 2007 as well, making at least 5 Gn15 layouts on display there.

Thanks to my contract photographer (Paul) for the photo.

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:06 am
by Bob Taylor
Now that's tight :D :shock:

Makes mine look massive. Impressed, very impressed.

Bob.

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:24 am
by Gavin Sowry
Bob Taylor wrote:Now that's tight :D :shock:

Makes mine look massive. Impressed, very impressed.

Bob.


:wink: Paul can vouch for the running ability of this layout, secret is short wheelbase and small wheels...my larger wagon (ex 00 chassis) derails :oops: .

With Kadees, I can haul my V skips forward and reverse OK.

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:43 am
by Bob Taylor
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This is my massive effort :shock: Runs ok though.

Bob.

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:30 pm
by andrew milner
Cute :D Think I would have put the track on the bottom, removed the 'plank' that says ABC and viewed the layout through the gap. Bigger radius 8)

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:27 pm
by Glen A
Given the crate, maybe the setting should be the inside of a brewery?
You could put a big copper dome in the middle of the circle.

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:06 pm
by Gavin Sowry
Andrew Milner wrote:Cute :D ...... removed the 'plank' that says ABC ...


:? Without the ABC sign/plank, the layout would loose all 'meaning' in this part of the world......any advance on 3½" radius :?:

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:13 pm
by andrew milner
Ok, swap it with what would be the 'top' one - instant proscenium (?) arch!

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:35 pm
by Gavin Sowry
Andrew Milner wrote:Ok, swap it with what would be the 'top' one - instant proscenium (?) arch!


:roll: Unfortunately, these crates are prone to rusty nail syndrome, and the timber 'splits up nicely for kindling', therefore it is impossile to disassemble them. Also, I don't want to get too close to the edge...it's a long way to the concrete floor :!: Mind you, I don't tolerate derailments.

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:12 am
by DCRfan
Glen A wrote:Given the crate, maybe the setting should be the inside of a brewery?
You could put a big copper dome in the middle of the circle.


Glen,

We need to come up with a suitable 'yeah right' advert. For a starter

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Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:16 am
by DCRfan
I left a 'g' out didn't I :oops: :oops:

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:41 am
by Gavin Sowry
8) ... And you know where you're going to see that sign next, don't you. :!:

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:51 pm
by Glen A
DCRfan wrote:Glen,

We need to come up with a suitable 'yeah right' advert. For a starter

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I like it! :lol: :lol:

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:20 pm
by AndyA
Having eventually found this, can non-Kiwis play, or do you want to keep it all to yourselves? :lol: :lol:

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or indeed, for your central feature

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They'd look quite good in blue with the Gn15 logo in place of Tui, but maybe that's sacrilege for a Kiwi?

regards
Andy A

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:27 pm
by Gavin Sowry
:idea: Ah...now I know why I'm doing two layouts at once, while waiting for the paint to dry on one, I can work on the other. And they say only women can multi task....Yeah Right :twisted:

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:21 am
by AndyA
Since nobody said it was sacrilege...

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I think I'll quit while I'm ahead...

regards
Andy A

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:28 am
by Jblair
Andy, I love it! :lol:

Is this a very late entry into new logo for the gn15 info web site?

Perfect! :D

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:08 pm
by Steve Bennett
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Like it Andy :wink:

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:00 am
by Gavin Sowry
:? Must be getting soft in my old age, whilst out for my lunchtime constitutional, I ducked into the Model Shop and actually spent some coin.
Bought a couple of ready made Woodlands Scenics trees for Pizza 'n Beer.
Added a few twigs from the backyard, and the layout is 'finished', ready to show. One day, you might see a photo. :!:
In all, I think it has taken the sum total of 4 hours to create this layout (not counting thie time it took for the 'glue' to dry. Yes, it too, got the treatment). 8) 8) 8)
Lighting is also working a treat. I'm using a desk lamp shining down through the top slit. With subtle adjustment, the 'sky' backdrop can be put into shadow (the top board does this), hence, no other shadows on it. :idea: :idea: :idea:

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:19 am
by DCRfan
Does the 4 hours include emptying the crate of the one dozen bottled products :lol:

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:55 am
by Gavin Sowry
DCRfan wrote:Does the 4 hours include emptying the crate of the one dozen bottled products :lol:


:shock: Emptying the crate...20 seconds (into the fridge!).
:oops: Consuming the contents...who's counting ! (who cares.)

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:52 am
by Gavin Sowry
:oops: The limit of my 'instant' photography, is the use of my my son's VHS Video camera.....Took a vid of the layout last night, certainly passes muster, shades of Model Railroader and Walthers ads, must have done something right. Of course, you will have to wait to see the stills, probably Wednesday night.

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:22 am
by Gerry Bullock
Gavin Sowry wrote::oops: The limit of my 'instant' photography, is the use of my my son's VHS Video camera.....Took a vid of the layout last night, certainly passes muster, shades of Model Railroader and Walthers ads, must have done something right. Of course, you will have to wait to see the stills, probably Wednesday night.


You could, of course, upload video to one of the hosting sites (Photobucket included) then we could all see the results Gavin :wink:

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:24 am
by Gavin Sowry
:roll: OK, I give up.... just how do you upload a VHS tape to Photobucket. :?:

Breaking news. :!: I was figuring out how to display Pizza 'n Beer... :idea: Well it's been sitting on an old bar stool since I started it, so, with a bit of a tidy up, that's the solution. Probably a bit low, but...

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:31 am
by Gerry Bullock
Gnot sure you can Gavin, wasn't aware that it wasn't a digital video BUT YOUTUBE suggests you can upload VHS.
Perhaps someone more in tune with modern technology can help :wink: