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by Gavin Sowry
Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A New Foreign Layout
Replies: 156
Views: 72227

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: 1747

: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: 4832

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: 4832

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: 4832

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: 4221

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


What's wrong with yellow :?:

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by Gavin Sowry
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Another Gnovice needs advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1966

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: 1966

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: 3534

:? 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: 8211

:( 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: 8211

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...
by Gavin Sowry
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 track ?
Replies: 29
Views: 7601

Si wrote:Peco On16.5 is popular with many.


8) Too darn right..... no chopping or compromising, just lay the stuff, weather, and ballast. Comes with matching points, too. See my Haywards Estate Railway thread.
by Gavin Sowry
Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Wheel standards for Gn15
Replies: 27
Views: 7523

:shock: Standards, we don't need standards. Gn 15 is an artform, there are no rules for art. Art is an expression of individual talent and perception. If we have standards, thus implying conformity, then everything would be the same.... just like 'other' scales. :roll: :roll: :roll: :wink: If it wor...
by Gavin Sowry
Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:44 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: What's happened to Small Layouts Scrapbook?
Replies: 23
Views: 7744

Gavin Sowry wrote::shock: A well respected member of the model railway fraternity recently commented that 'Gn15 is so last week'....... I hope he is wrong.


:shock: Last week, I exhibited some Gn15..... maybe the respected member was right.
by Gavin Sowry
Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: What's happened to Small Layouts Scrapbook?
Replies: 23
Views: 7744

:( My disappointment continues...... :!:
by Gavin Sowry
Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: NO MORE PIZZA 'n' BEER
Replies: 7
Views: 3490

8) One month, and one day after commencing to 'build' this 'new' layout, an article on the completed layout appeared in the NZ Model Railway Journal. The editor, upon seeing the layout on show at Rail-Ex, popped the usual 'When's the article for the Journal going to be ready?' as does every time I g...
by Gavin Sowry
Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Exhibition Presentation
Replies: 153
Views: 79482

:D Got a few e-mails last night from the Rail-Ex organiser. The first was the usual thank you note. Then there was a second... what's this, no money, don't come back... no, but a letter of extra praise for the standard of presentation show by members of this forum, specifically telling of his dislik...
by Gavin Sowry
Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: NO MORE PIZZA 'n' BEER
Replies: 7
Views: 3490

8) Two days solid running at Rail-Ex this weekend gone. No problems, very good reception from the punters.
by Gavin Sowry
Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: MONTY PYTHON
Replies: 0
Views: 1058

MONTY PYTHON

Try as I might, I couldn't find the thread on Monty Python, despite the lead saying even MP is discussed.

So here we are, the thread on Monty Python.

Last week, in the aviary, I found a dead parrot (well, budgie actually)......
by Gavin Sowry
Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Virtual Exhibition
Replies: 196
Views: 80803

Pizza 'n' Beer is now dead, as in, the layout is no more. RIP (Though the thread is still on line). Pizza 'n' Beer will feature this year Gavin BUT Gnot Haywards as it was last updated this August, cut off was end 2012. :cry: :cry: Indeed, I know the rules. Haywards is still 'popular', and is showi...
by Gavin Sowry
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: NO MORE PIZZA 'n' BEER
Replies: 7
Views: 3490

Glen A wrote:Well I'm honoured that you have named your station after me. :lol:


:? Actually, my son Glen built the station, hence the name. He got an award for it at the 1994 Porirua Convention.
by Gavin Sowry
Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Virtual Exhibition
Replies: 196
Views: 80803

:roll: Drat, missed out again. Haywards Estate, and Pizza 'n' Beer. Hi Gavin, You or your followers keep updating them. :lol: They are therefore still live. 8) OK Pizza 'n' Beer does appear before Gneiss Cider however there has to be a minor perk to doing this job. :wink: Pizza 'n' Beer is now dead...
by Gavin Sowry
Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: NO MORE PIZZA 'n' BEER
Replies: 7
Views: 3490

NO MORE PIZZA 'n' BEER

:shock: Pizza 'n' Beer is no more, but it could be 'rebuilt' in 20 mins. The layout was passed its useby date, so, I've 'reclaimed the base, changed scale, added a building, and voila, Glen Road. http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r192/Gavin_Sowry/006_zps7b2a98c0.jpg It is Sn3½ scale, and the loco i...
by Gavin Sowry
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Curves
Replies: 5
Views: 2483

:lol: I'm using 3½" radius, and Kadee couplers on Pizza 'n' Beer. BUT, don't try this with wheels larger than the Bachmann Gas Mechanical. Wheel base, and flange depth are a factor in minimum radius... and trackwork must be kink free.
by Gavin Sowry
Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: GN15 layouts that have appeared in magazines
Replies: 4
Views: 1741

8)

Haywards Estate Railway.
Narrow Gauge Down Under.
July 2012.

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