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by Gavin Sowry
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 196
Views: 84327

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 one 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: 2143

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: 196
Views: 84327

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: 575
Views: 225904

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: 5329

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: 2941

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: 8072

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: 2552

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: 575
Views: 225904

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: 575
Views: 225904

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: 575
Views: 225904

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: 575
Views: 225904

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: 575
Views: 225904

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: 87047

Re: Exhibition Presentation

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No barriers, no worries.
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 575
Views: 225904

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Another Rail-Ex over (and toast to absent friends). The variety never ceases to amaze me, I as parked up alongside some vintage Soviet Bloc stuff. Comrade Robert had conscripted help (not that the conscript was complaining). Haywards performed flawlessly, not a single stalling, or derailment. Even t...
by Gavin Sowry
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 575
Views: 225904

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Rail-Ex 2017.

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People seemed to like it. So busy running, never got a chance to shoot the other layouts, but, tomorrow, is another day.
Hall already booked for next year here.
by Gavin Sowry
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Exhibition Presentation
Replies: 154
Views: 87047

Re: Exhibition Presentation

Presentation, to the satisfaction of the organisers.

Incidently, no barriers..... and no sticky fingers, either. The kids, and a lot of adults, knelt on the edge of the carpet. No chips of bark were harmed in the showing of this layout.
by Gavin Sowry
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 575
Views: 225904

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Haywards, Silver Pine, Petherick Quay, Glen Road, and the Walter Nash Division of Taita Gorge Garden Railway are all set up at Rail_Ex, ready and rearing to fire up in the morning.

Photos tomorrow.
by Gavin Sowry
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: What are the dimensions of an LGB 40190
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Re: What are the dimensions of an LGB 40190

128mm long, 88mm wide, and 74mm above the deck of the underframe.
Wagon is on standard LGB Feldbahn underframe.
Cane railways in Fiji had a similar wgon to this.
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pauls Card Challenge Layout
Replies: 199
Views: 113792

Re: Pauls Card Challenge Layout

docnjoj wrote:Still great small layout. I remember when it was originally made!
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So good, I've decided to show it again. :D
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 196
Views: 84327

Re: A New Foreign Layout

Showing this weekend as Petherick Quay at Rail Ex 2017.

Dusted off this evening, applied power, and she still works.... even the diode protected reversing sections.
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 575
Views: 225904

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Friday evening is set up time for Rail-Ex 2017, so tonight, I've dragged out 'a few micro' layouts to ready them for the event. Haywards has effectively been in storage since last year's show, but a dust off, re glue one fence post, plug...... and play. This year, as well as a 'selection' of micros,...
by Gavin Sowry
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 575
Views: 225904

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

southpier wrote:that loo don't have much "turn-around" room,
might wanna consider backin' in if'n the need calls for it.


Downunder, we call that a Dunny. Enough room to swing a 'possum (he might bang his head, but you can still swing him).
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 575
Views: 225904

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Rail-Ex next month...... Haywards to make another appearance.

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...better get things shipshape.
by Gavin Sowry
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15
Replies: 20
Views: 2968

Re: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15

Southpier, I hope I don't sound resentful. I pinch myself that I get paid to do what I love to do, and the Milligan project is a great way to "give back something" to Spike Milligan, who has had such an influence on my life outlook and sense of humour. Geoff One of my favourite clips of S...

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