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by Gavin Sowry
Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Virtual Exhibition
Replies: 196
Views: 81431

Re: Virtual Exhibition

Gerry Bullock wrote:- as well as a classic that's been a long time in the wings;


Thanks for that one, made my day :D
by Gavin Sowry
Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74554

I never really got around to finishing off my Bedford. But, I love the detail on the frame so much, I think it deserves showing.... so cab and chassis it will probably remain. http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r192/Gavin_Sowry/001_zpsac6f8a6d.jpg :D Fellow modellers agreed that 'cab and chassis' i...
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74554

:D N2GS ready for start of play on day 2 of Rail-Ex 2014. http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r192/Gavin_Sowry/009_zps07e65a6a.jpg A change of transformer/controller solved the 'overrun' problem we had yesterday, and respacing the diode gaps was not necessary. He ran Petherick Quay all day, without c...
by Gavin Sowry
Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74554

:D Day 1 of Rail-Ex successfully completed. Last night, when I was supposed to be in bed, I decided to do the 'track cut and diode trick' to stop anything doing a high dive off the end of the layout. Moderately successful.... I miscalculated the momentum effect, and need to set the cuts back a bit. ...
by Gavin Sowry
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74554

:D Less than 23 hours now until Petherick Quay debuts under its new name at Rail_Ex 2014. Trial packed the car last night.... layout fits on the back window ledge of my Vectra, Haywards on the back seat, Silverpine, and Glen Road in the boot, along with 'box of tricks' for fixing things that won't g...
by Gavin Sowry
Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:00 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74554

Club night last night, and a bit of a tidy up for Rail-Ex in 9 days time Bike is a 1942 Harley Davidson, by Masito http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r192/Gavin_Sowry/004_zps20d48822.jpg http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r192/Gavin_Sowry/003_zpsd397d094.jpg http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r192/G...
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74554

DCRfan wrote:Well that's the first time I've been called a 'Big Pumpkin' :shock: I guess there's a first time for everything :lol:


:roll: Good grief, Charlie Brown.......... (Not familiar with American cartoons, yet?)
by Gavin Sowry
Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74554

Boat firmly anchored in the canal. Swapped out the HD for a wartime model HD, and the Great Pumpkin delivered a partly finished Willeys Jeep for Halloween.
by Gavin Sowry
Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bachmann 0n30 tram chassis
Replies: 10
Views: 2277

Thanks for all the replies folks. Shame Scott's Lister kit is not available anymore. I will have to scratch build something to fit. I have been able to get the Bachmann On30 tram to go around a 6" radius before. It's has a 41" wheelbase and can be cut down in size. I think Steve Bennett h...
by Gavin Sowry
Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bachmann 0n30 tram chassis
Replies: 10
Views: 2277

:shock: My farthings worth on this. The larger the wheel diameter, and longer the wheelbase, the greater the minimum radius required. I'd take the Bachmann GM any day over the On30 tram chassis.
by Gavin Sowry
Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74554

:D Garage is now a Harley Davidson agent. Signage went on tonight, and a HD bike is parked outside.
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:56 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74554

First 'test' shot of the transformation of what is now Petherick Quay. I never really got around to finishing off my Bedford. But, I love the detail on the frame so much, I think it deserves showing.... so cab and chassis it will probably remain. Hope to get around to glazing the cab before Rail_Ex....
by Gavin Sowry
Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74554

8) The layout has finally been named, it will be called Petherick Quay, after the street I live in.
by Gavin Sowry
Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74554

:lol: Bit of tidying up carried out, and the shed 'moved' slightly so that locomotives can now enter it.

Will display, in modified form, at Rail-Ex 2014 next month, along with the other usual suspects. 8)
by Gavin Sowry
Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74554

8) Layout, less stock, under new ownership :lol:
DCRfan has donated this to a worthy cause close to the Haywards Estate....
by Gavin Sowry
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: newcomer in Gn15
Replies: 3
Views: 1823

:D Howdy, or as we say in these parts, Gidday 8)

Been to Omaha a few times now.... always night time there, when I arrive or leave by train. I've got kin just up the river at Sioux City.
by Gavin Sowry
Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Time to build a Gn15 layout ?
Replies: 24
Views: 5001

Neat design... you should have fun with that.
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Time to build a Gn15 layout ?
Replies: 24
Views: 5001

How to bend tight radius flextrack...

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t= ... ight=pizza
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Time to build a Gn15 layout ?
Replies: 24
Views: 5001

Anything less than 200mm and you will be better off using a rooster bar to couple :shock: I've successfully used PECO On30, bent to 3½" radius, and use standard Kadee couplers. 8) Motive power is Bachmann Gas Mechanical based. http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r192/Gavin_Sowry/004-5-1-1.jpg h...
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A confession (Bachmann gas mech bash)
Replies: 17
Views: 4363

Christian wrote:Well done as usual. Please don't paint it yellow. This color is perfect.


What's wrong with yellow :?:

Image
by Gavin Sowry
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Another Gnovice needs advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1992

Simon It's obvious why they're so hard to get hold of - looks like Gavin has got them all!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll: ...and the trouble I had getting those :!: The two yellow ones were advertised at Caboose Hobbies as a closeout. I called in to buy them (along with a few other things). Coul...
by Gavin Sowry
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Another Gnovice needs advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1992

Keep nagging Steve for your kit. I've found him to be good to deal with over the years. Sadly, some have had problems. http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r192/Gavin_Sowry/020.jpg As you can see, his kit is a good job. One of those cabs is scratchbuilt (during a show). The unpainted one, was also don...
by Gavin Sowry
Tue May 27, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: after 5 years on Facebook, I bailed out.
Replies: 11
Views: 3641

:? Never touched Faceache. Any time I get a 'friend' request, I block the sender.
by Gavin Sowry
Tue May 27, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: More Gn15 kits ?
Replies: 41
Views: 8550

:( Concerns me how this thread has gone way off topic. A guy has asked for some 'simple, basic' advice. Discussion has got far too complex for a newie..... enough to put them off, I suggest.
by Gavin Sowry
Sun May 25, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: More Gn15 kits ?
Replies: 41
Views: 8550

8) My advice to newcomers, who profess limited talent, is to get a Bachmann Davenport Gas Mechanical, and a Sidelines/Pepper cab kit.... and have a go. And, for track, my simple advice is use PECO On30, unaltered (but weathered).... some guys just get too complicated, trying to modify ordinary OO or...

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