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by Gavin Sowry
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 564
Views: 211783

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

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#5 came to see Grandad (and his trains).
by Gavin Sowry
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74571

Re: A New Foreign Layout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6Ylni2esRs

Finally, someone has posted the video. Check out around the 22-23 minute mark.
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Exhibition Presentation
Replies: 154
Views: 80664

Re: Exhibition Presentation

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Presentation, on the hoof. Table from lounge, complete with table cloth. Reasonable layout, with signage, and a back screen flogged from out back of the hall. Rather tasteful, I thought.... and no barriers (and no damage, either).
by Gavin Sowry
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74571

Re: A New Foreign Layout

Bonus, the layout, in one piece, can fit through the awkward doorways into my train shed.
by Gavin Sowry
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Ginglenook Jr.
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Ginglenook Jr.

Many moons ago, Carl Arendt came up with a 'micro' version of the famous Inglenook shunting puzzle. I cobbled up one in G gauge on an old door, and took it around to a few exhibitions for the punters to try their luck. After some time, due mainly to the awkwardness of transporting the board, I recyc...
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74571

Re: A New Foreign Layout

Don't it really get to you. I had all sorts of bother on doing an English roof for the church before settling on the easiest option (well, it had to be finished for the show). Finally get something acceptable, and go on show. Walk across the hall to one of the traders...and there in stamped plastic ...
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pauls Card Challenge Layout
Replies: 193
Views: 105486

Re: Pauls Card Challenge Layout

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Grandson, being supervised by his big cousin.
Yes, the layout is still active.
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 564
Views: 211783

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

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by Gavin Sowry
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74571

Re: A New Foreign Layout

Looking very smart. A nice light, bright venue too. All too often it’s somewhere with just electric light, perhaps a litte gloomy, and thus not great for photography here in the UK. Cheers, The 'English' conditions were outside.... it was raining. For once, the Wellington Garden Railway Group runni...
by Gavin Sowry
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74571

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No description really necessary.
by Gavin Sowry
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74571

Re: A New Foreign Layout

Survived transport to Rail-Ex, and met with the necessary oohs and aahs from members of the engineering fraternity. So, I'm happy.
Another layout had some wires disconnect, but that's fixed, and it's all go for the show.
by Gavin Sowry
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74571

Re: A New Foreign Layout

Gavin Sowry wrote:
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Voila!

Paint still wet, and a few blemishes, but, she'll be right on the night.


On the night before the night, she's all right.
Oversprays, and slight paint run all sanded back and touched up.
Anchored to the foundation.
by Gavin Sowry
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74571

Re: A New Foreign Layout

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Voila!

Paint still wet, and a few blemishes, but, she'll be right on the night.
by Gavin Sowry
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74571

Re: A New Foreign Layout

Roof ribbed. Painting tomorrow night. Tomorrow, been and gone. The church is finished (apart from a small paint touch up). I'm happy with it.... 48 hours to show set up. Tried doing the roof with Tamyia Gun Metal. This colour had potential, a nice uneven drying metallicy shine, but it was going to ...
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74571

Re: A New Foreign Layout

Roof ribbed. Painting tomorrow night.
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74571

Re: A New Foreign Layout

Roof now marked out for the 'lead ribs'. Just the pencil lines give a good impression of the final outcome. Stripwood, or plastic, from the model shop tomorrow, and a 'lead looking' paint from the rattle can place.

And, all this by the way, is only one of 5 layouts that I will be showing.
by Gavin Sowry
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74571

Re: A New Foreign Layout

DSC_0113 (2).JPG Just about what the punters will see. Roof will be imitation lead sheet.... add ribs every 3 feet or so, paint lead colour. The lead/grey trim came about by default. I'd tried painting the window sills, but didn't work out. So I scraped the paint off, exposing the original plastic ...
by Gavin Sowry
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74571

Re: A New Foreign Layout

DSC_0112 (2).JPG First undercoat has gone on. As usual, this finds all the 'spots to fill', and firry bits to sand back. Let it dry, and that's tomorrow's job. Played around with the static grass, too. Picked up on another layout by accident, that if you spray the grass with hairspray and very ligh...
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74571

Re: A New Foreign Layout

A setback in proceedings.... the skyboard, only 6mm thick, and only with one brace, has warped.

New thicker one called for.
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GN15 Emett " Antimaccasser"
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: GN15 Emett " Antimaccasser"

'ello fellow GN 15 modellers and Emett fans, Well, I completed my version of "Antimaccasser" and there have been a few changes. I found some etched brass nameplates that I had previously ordered from "Narrow Planet". I had a look at the size, and found that the nameplate "P...
by Gavin Sowry
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74571

Re: A New Foreign Layout

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It appears that this photo is hiding back on the previous page, and has only had 2 views. Since I particularly like this, and am sure you will too, I've republished it for all to enjoy.
by Gavin Sowry
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74571

Re: A New Foreign Layout

One of the features I put on the layout when I first got it, were diode controlled safety blocks at the ends of the line to avoid 'high dives' onto the floor. So, today's job, a bit of wiring. First, take out the diode, and close up the joint, from the end that is now continuing to the next board. T...
by Gavin Sowry
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74571

Re: A New Foreign Layout

DSC_0105 (2).JPG Fruits of the day's labours. Found some ballast, sitting on the workbench right in front of me, so the turnout got the treatment. While the matte medium was out, some enhancements were made to some of the scenic items. The quay got some anchor rings (fencing staples, of all things)...
by Gavin Sowry
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74571

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Actually, this is a bit of photography experimentation..... back to the 'old days' of manual focus, and Aperture priority (f22).
Think it came out OK. Of course, there's been more work done in readyness for Rail-Ex..... the canal boat is finally moored to the Quay.
by Gavin Sowry
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crate expectations!
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Crate expectations!

Good job.

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