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by Gavin Sowry
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74914

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Rather than bore you with another thousand words...

Hmmm... I think stained glass windows may be a good idea. Perhaps a bit Johann Sebastian's 'Tocatta' echoing in the chamber.

A layout with potential, as they say.
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74914

Re: A New Foreign Layout

A busy 'quiet' day (as in rest and recovery, along with light duties on Greater Petherick Quay). Backing board all marked out, so that notches can be cut to accomodate DCR patent switch rods. Jig saw still works, so they were cut out. Layout assembled, no problems. Attach backboard, basically one ar...
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74914

Re: A New Foreign Layout

No sooner than my 48 hours 'rest' post hospital experience, then into my modelling. Final brace attached.... doesn't look square, but it is. Mocked up the two rooves out of folded black photo album paper, just to 'look see'. Started to mow the lawn/cut the grass on Greater Petherick Quay, otherwise ...
by Gavin Sowry
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74914

Re: A New Foreign Layout

Current idea is for imitation lead strip roof. Sheets look about 2 feet wide... any comments. ...and are they ribbed at the ends of the walls, or just finsh flat (or curled over). Sound simple, just lay down one big sheet of 'stuff', then glue on ribs of say stripwood or plastic... or is that too ea...
by Gavin Sowry
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74914

Re: A New Foreign Layout

DSC_0097 (2).JPG Pre hospital status of the church. One more reinforcing brace to go on to set the rear wall of the porch, then it's foundation ring, and finally roof. Plan to have the foundation about a scale foot off the turf. Roof will be a 'solid rectangle of something', with a decorative venee...
by Gavin Sowry
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74914

Re: A New Foreign Layout

Will we see it at Railex? We will see it at Rail-Ex, will you? Porch added this evening. All set for a foundation ring, and roofing. Somehow, weatherboards 'buried' in the surrounding ground don't look right. I think it will be worth the effort. Bit of modelling time coming up.... Hospital tomorrow...
by Gavin Sowry
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: How tight a plain circle??
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: How tight a plain circle??

Hello Modellers, Thanks for the replies to my question. I had a look at the New Zealand Haywards Heath? line... but no pictures only some computer advert asking me to join Photo Bucket??...As I am not very computer savvy I did not try. I looked at the other end of the messages of this line and foun...
by Gavin Sowry
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74914

Re: A New Foreign Layout

Heck I leave the country for a few days and look what you get up to :D The improvements look great. Looking even greater..... working on the porch for the chapel. So far, everything I've needed has been 'from stock', you know, the bits that will come in handy one day. I believe you are leaving the ...
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74914

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Initial assembly, solid as a..... a church.
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74914

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The glue's still wet........
This gives you an idea of what I'm building
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74914

Re: A New Foreign Layout

That nice blue sky on the extension is just crying out for something to block part of it out. Few years ago, I invested some coin in some clapboard siding and window castings with the intention of building a church for my garden railway. But, it never got assembled. Full size it would be too big to ...
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74914

Re: A New Foreign Layout

DSC_0069 (2).JPG Thought I'd posted this... must've hit the wrong button. Anyhow, now renamed Greater Petherick Quay.... because it is greater than what it was. Originally, the extension had a PECO OO turnout, yuk, so I replaced it with an On30 on to match the rest of the trackwork. I have changed ...
by Gavin Sowry
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Just started in Gn15
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: Just started in Gn15

G'day from New Zealand. Yes, things have got a bit quiet, but, the other day when one of the bossses that has moved into our office peered over my shoulder and saw my screensaver, he promptly fiddled his cell phone and produced a photo of his Gn15 stuff. Sparked a mini revival in Gn15 interest. Chec...
by Gavin Sowry
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 194
Views: 74914

Re: A New Foreign Layout

I've decided to finish off the extension piece that DCRfan started, and exhibit the Greater Petherick Quay layout at Rail-Ex 2018 in a month's time.
by Gavin Sowry
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 564
Views: 212347

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Gavin Sowry wrote:Rail-Ex next month...... Haywards to make another appearance.

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...better get things shipshape.


Ditto.
by Gavin Sowry
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Whangaparoa Railway
Replies: 10
Views: 4052

Re: Whangaparoa Railway

:cry: Alas, the railway is no more. It appears the Elves were wanting handrails and walkways on the bridge, amongst other safety type demands.
by Gavin Sowry
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Where is Everyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 1508

Re: Where is Everyone?

Working on my Garratt :roll: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4640/39226633691_ee31232149_z.jpg IMG_0576 by tankienz , on Flickr Oh that was the Christmas one. This is real 1/35th scale project https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4640/38309253455_f63ef7734d_z.jpg IMG_0571 by tankienz , on Flickr DSC_0913 ...
by Gavin Sowry
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: V-tipper wagons
Replies: 36
Views: 5472

Re: V-tipper wagons

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V tipplers..... straight out of the box, Bachmann On30. Make accepatable Gn15 wagons.
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: How tight a plain circle??
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: How tight a plain circle??

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Check out my Haywards Estate Railway....... 8" radius curves.
by Gavin Sowry
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 564
Views: 212347

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Gavin Sowry wrote:Managed to 'recover' some of my stuff from Photobucket. Some of the earlier shots get this thread back off to a good start, again.


Whatever I did, didn't last long. So I have now manually reinserted what I could. Better, but not perfect.
by Gavin Sowry
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 564
Views: 212347

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Managed to 'recover' some of my stuff from Photobucket. Some of the earlier shots get this thread back off to a good start, again.
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 564
Views: 212347

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

'Tis that time of the year, again. Seasons greetings to all out there in micro layout land.
by Gavin Sowry
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 564
Views: 212347

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

DCRFAN 3 wrote:Ah but did it equal out any weekend purchases?


Sum total of purchases, $0.50c, for a final issue of a magazine. Plus Pizza and Fish and Chips etc for the hired help.
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 564
Views: 212347

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

The show must have been a success...... they've paid me !
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Exhibition Presentation
Replies: 154
Views: 80885

Re: Exhibition Presentation

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No barriers, no worries.

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