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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:28 pm

Glen A wrote:Hi Gerry,
That cart was a great find. Was it sold as a 1/24 accessory, or something that you found that just happened to be the right size?

Don't you just love it how everyone on this group feels like they have the right to design your layout. :roll:


Hi Glen,
The Milk Float is a 1/24 model of the Beamish Museum original:
http://www.ooklnet.com/web/read_more.php?id=240635
Made by a guy in Darlington who's renowned in the Doll's House World for his 1/12 scale models of horse drawn carriages of yesteryear.
I persuaded him to make me a 1/24 scale model of the float, a scale he doesn't normally work in. Wheels are available off shelf for 1/12 scale models. The Milk float ones are handmade in six segments.
Cost < a Pepper7 Loco kit :!: I did have to wait around 9 months in the queue.

The suggestions are welcome BUT I don't have to act upon them unless I see merit in view of what I've already planned. I'm probably already upto Plan H. :lol:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:29 am

Gromit was doing his rounds of the Cobblers last night when on the way back he stumbled upon this box - 'twas a rather misty night.

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Gromit's looking puzzled as Wallace had forgotten to tell him about the Gnew fertilizer. :roll:
Box Printy courtesy of Steve Bennett. :D
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Postby Glen A » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:40 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:Gromit was doing his rounds of the Cobblers last night when on the way back he stumbled upon this box - 'twas a rather misty night.


:twisted: Are you sure he wasn't stumbling back from the pub - and that’s the reason the photo is all blurry (cause he couldn't focus the camera properly) - but it was convenient to blame a misty night? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:53 pm

I'm afraid the Scottish adventures of W&G have rather got lost in other more pressing matters. However what I can say is that the rare Tartan Umbrella Rivet was found and harvested on the Isle of Skye; furthermore Wallace discovered a tiny Wallace Tartan Rivet which he has nurtured and it's now a prize specimen used to advertise the Rivet Emporium:

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Rumour has it that Gromit was seen lurking around the Black Dog Mining Company stand - well he is a DOG. :wink:
Since then he's been beavering away producing the Loco for Wallace to deliver the Rivets from The Rivet Emporium though I have reason to believe that there's more to it than that. :twisted: :arrow: :idea: The Cracker RUN RUN RUN - no doubt. :lol:
Anyhow here's where Gromit's at with the Loco:

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Postby Boghopper » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:23 pm

Myriam looks just perfect Gerry. :D
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:07 pm

Brilliant Gerry, I really like it and will take some ideas for my next one :D
Makes my Thomas the Tank version look very restrained :lol:
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Postby Glen A » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:21 pm

Love it!
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Postby Tomo » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:40 pm

"Cracking good job!"

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Postby Artizen » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:13 am

Love the coal bunker!

Shouldn't the loco be called Wendolene?
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:57 am

Thanks guys, it had to be sufficiently WACKY to suit the theme. There are still a few things to add. :wink:

Artizen wrote:Love the coal bunker!

Shouldn't the loco be called Wendolene?


The coal bunker Wallace insists is ideal for his Crawford Cracker packets - he's checked and they just fit. :roll:
The name Wendolene was considered Ian BUT it would have overpowered the tram side.
There is a story behind the name plate used (well there would be :lol: )
Gromit wanted to call the Loco MY RAM however in these days of PC Wallace said that this was too close to the knuckle. :twisted:
He then noticed that a strategical placed 'I' resulted in a Woman's name that he liked. He's out there somewhere looking for a MYRIAM to join him. Hasn't been seen for over a week and Gromit's getting worried as he's down to his last tin of Meatabix. :cry:
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Postby chris stockdale » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:29 am

W&G with perhaps a touch of Emett - brings out big beaming :D


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Postby Tomo » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:44 am

The Scottish Rivet planter is definitely Emett!

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Postby Kevin » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:52 pm

Very nice loco. Here is a possible printie for Rivet packaging --

http://designedbyhumans.tumblr.com/post/34629664216
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:27 pm

I've made a little progress, here's what the layout looks like now that I've fixed Cobblers and the stile to the board. The Water System superstructure will be located once the PVA has cured. The white pieces under the support tubes are a size down plasticard tube which will locate structure to the board. I'll slide the larger tube over them under the board to firmly fix the unit. Just noticed that only one shows in photo. :oops:
There will be numerous overhead pipes - not necessarily as shown. :lol:


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Postby Tomo » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:44 pm

Good to see some progress being made to this delightful layout!

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Postby Glen A » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:16 pm

Very intriguing Gerry.

Do we get to see a closer view of the watering loco on top of the stand?
And whats that other contraption you have half hidden over the back left hand side?

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Postby michael » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:31 pm

Just catching up Gerry I had not seen this thread before today. Love the story and the photos. The Loco is a gem!
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Postby JeffSaxton » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:36 pm

When displayed, this layout needs it's own MP3 player with one of Julian Nott's tunes nicely blaring away ...
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:44 am

Glen A wrote:Very intriguing Gerry.

Do we get to see a closer view of the watering loco on top of the stand?
And whats that other contraption you have half hidden over the back left hand side?

Glen.


No Glen, reason - what I've shown won't be used. There's a Gnew Loco under development for this purpose. :wink:
The contraption in the background is the Pumping machine that Gromit has specified.
As Chief of Water Resources and Manager of Rivorite procurement he discovered this unit in Germany whilst on his travels awhile back.
Here's the source: http://www.thomarillion.de/index.php?se ... prache=gb_
As you'll note not a Pump at all BUT who'll know outside these walls.
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Tomo wrote:Good to see some progress being made to this delightful layout!


Thanks Tomo.

michael wrote:Just catching up Gerry I had not seen this thread before today. Love the story and the photos. The Loco is a gem!


Glad you like the story Michael. I Gneed to find time and recall to add the Scottish adventure.
Much more to come - I enjoyed bashing Steve's Tram Loco; wait until you see the Watering Hawe. :wink:

JeffSaxton wrote:When displayed, this layout needs it's own MP3 player with one of Julian Nott's tunes nicely blaring away ...


I already have the tune downloaded Jeff BUT continually playing it at a show isn't an option.
I've been plagued by sound effects at many a show. Fine for passing Punter however can cause erratic behaviour from nearby Exhibitors. :twisted:
It will be rationed :!:


Willow Creek Traction wrote:This layout is crazy - crazy cool :lol:


I'll endeavour to keep it thataway Willow Creek.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:40 am

OK Glen, here's Gromit's hi-tech :roll: watering unit which will be mounted on the Gnine Hawe:

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:58 pm

Gromit is upset, Swiftly on the case he's obviously misheard Hawe - Plastiscine ears aren't the best of soundboxes. Seems he thought that Hovawort was mentioned - the thought of another dog on the scene, after all Preston is already guarding Cobblers.
To placate him Wallace has agreed that occasionally he can drive a hastily cobbled Swift:

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Postby KEG » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:45 pm

As Chief of Water Resources and Manager of Rivorite procurement he discovered this unit in Germany whilst on his travels awhile back.


You can find this sort of steampunk equiptemt in every better German workshop. http://www.die-feldbahnsinnigen.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=770&sid=09f6459f5163f0217a589c0ebb2d632b

We mainly use it, to straighten out British made wildlife rivets.


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Postby Glen A » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:01 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:Gromit is upset


I'm not surprised. Every time he goes backwards to the buffer stop, theres a sharp pointy thing on top aiming directly at his exposed rear end. :lol: :lol:

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Postby Cross Kitter » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:49 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:Gromit is upset,



Mind you If the wind is the right direction he'll be watering Preston's head as well :lol: :lol: :lol:

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