Haywards Estate Railway

For discussion of the issues faced when building a model or layout - how to replicate wood, what glues to use, exactly how much weathering can a Gnat take, a good source of detailing accessories - you get the picture, I'm sure.

Moderator: GnATTERbox Moderators

User avatar
Gavin Sowry
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 835
Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2004 1:06 am
Location: Wellington New Zealand
Interests: Railways, of course. Cricket , Footy and Holden cars!

Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:55 pm

DCRfan wrote:Saw, file and some filler will soon sort out knobbly knees :twisted:


:? Now look at the mess you've got me into... not only has the loco now got a driver, but the Morrie's getting one too. Forget the legs, just torso, arms, and head. :cry: Then, he wouldn't fit through the door. All is not lost, though. The Morrie actually unscrews, as opposed to drilling out rivets. The driver is glued to the seat, and the car reassembled around him. (Much the same as the part you want to fix on your own car...the part you broke, was what the manufacturer started with, then built the rest of the car around it :!: )
Gavin Sowry
Gn15 Gnu Zealand

User avatar
Glen A
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 1311
Joined: Wed May 02, 2007 8:34 pm
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Interests: Gn15, G 1:24

Postby Glen A » Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:20 pm

So what number are you up to on the camera now??

Is Gnot that we don't believe you... just we really would like to see the photos :) .

Maybe you can ask Santa for a cheapo digital camera for xmas :? ?
I never regretted getting mine. I still have my 'good' film camera, but it doesn't come out very often. The cheapo digital is vey handy and manages most occasions.

User avatar
Gavin Sowry
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 835
Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2004 1:06 am
Location: Wellington New Zealand
Interests: Railways, of course. Cricket , Footy and Holden cars!

Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:57 pm

:? One of your newspapers last weekend ran a 2 full page article on the risks of the digital age and the fact that many many people are losing all their historic photos because they use digital, and technology is improving so fast, that their storage systems are being made redundant. Quoted a case of one lass who lost all her wedding photos when her laptop crashed.
Maybe, one day, just for Gn15, I might get a didgy... but not for every day use. Christmas ? (which year, I hear you say).
Gavin Sowry

Gn15 Gnu Zealand

User avatar
Gavin Sowry
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 835
Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2004 1:06 am
Location: Wellington New Zealand
Interests: Railways, of course. Cricket , Footy and Holden cars!

Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:01 am

Glen A wrote:... just we really would like to see the photos :) .


:P But that would ruin the enjoyment of seeing it 'live'. :twisted:
Gavin Sowry

Gn15 Gnu Zealand

SOUTHPASS
Seasoned Campaigner
Seasoned Campaigner
Posts: 422
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:02 am
Location: Bribie Island
Interests: Trains and cars.

Postby SOUTHPASS » Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:45 am

Wedding photos....What bliss :) . Many dollars spent, then they are put in a shoe box in the back of a cupboard to be forgotten :( .
.....WARNING....
Contains images that anoraks may find disturbing.
1:24 scale 16.5mm gauge.
Yes I know it's all old and rusty, but I just model things as I see them......
Have a good one....John B.

User avatar
DCRfan
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 1902
Joined: Fri May 23, 2003 7:26 am
Location: Kiwi in Ottawa, Canada
Interests: Very narrow gauge, military & industrial railways

Postby DCRfan » Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:48 am

Gavin,

Wifes out of hospital after 6 day visit (yes all of Labour w/e :cry: ) so I'm happy to nip around and push the button. Give me a ring.
Paul
Gnu Zealand

User avatar
Gavin Sowry
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 835
Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2004 1:06 am
Location: Wellington New Zealand
Interests: Railways, of course. Cricket , Footy and Holden cars!

Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:51 am

DCRfan wrote:Gavin,

Wifes out of hospital after 6 day visit (yes all of Labour w/e :cry: ) so I'm happy to nip around and push the button. Give me a ring.


Hope she is OK, thought you'd been a bit quiet of late. And next lesson, always check the Gnatterbox BEFORE ducking out to the shed...tonight would have been ideal (Coro's on telly) too late now, catch you over the weekend. As it is, I got the Morrie driver painted and installed, and the truck reassembled. Of course, I lost one of the screws, so I flogged one off the grandson's Morrie...no sooner had I got mine back together, yes, I found the missing screw. :oops: That's life, I suppose.
Gavin Sowry

Gn15 Gnu Zealand

User avatar
Willow Creek Traction
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 923
Joined: Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:14 am
Location: Boonville, Missouri, USA
Interests: HO, On30, G/Hn15, regular G, kites, model rockets, the occasional model boat, retro sci-fi miniatures game.

Postby Willow Creek Traction » Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:46 pm

DCRfan wrote:Wifes out of hospital after 6 day visit (yes all of Labour w/e :cry: )


Yea :!: Out is a great place to be :D
Relief :D
Health and blessings to y'all.
later, Forrest Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. -- Nikola Tesla, July, 1934

User avatar
DCRfan
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 1902
Joined: Fri May 23, 2003 7:26 am
Location: Kiwi in Ottawa, Canada
Interests: Very narrow gauge, military & industrial railways

Postby DCRfan » Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:12 am

Thanks to a quick visit this evening I can finally reveal the progress. I particularly like how Gavin has situated the scene on the baseboard by not running the scenery right to the edge.

Image

The revised loco driver fits gniffly:wink:
Image

And they are busy in the workshops
Image

I will post some more shortly including a 'little' surprise Gavin has prepared. I will just say, it was thirsty work finishing the scenery :lol:
Paul

Gnu Zealand

User avatar
DCRfan
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 1902
Joined: Fri May 23, 2003 7:26 am
Location: Kiwi in Ottawa, Canada
Interests: Very narrow gauge, military & industrial railways

Postby DCRfan » Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:27 am

This shot better shows the effect of the 'faded' edge
Image

Any visit must include a run by visiting rolling stock 8)
Image

Roll of drums or is it clink of bottles. Now for Gavins new layout :o :o :o This litttle gnem is mounted inside a Kiwi historical icon, an ABC one dozen bottle beer crate :P
Image
Paul

Gnu Zealand

User avatar
Glen A
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 1311
Joined: Wed May 02, 2007 8:34 pm
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Interests: Gn15, G 1:24

Postby Glen A » Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:19 pm

Good effort with loco driver Gavin.
I like the bird on the roof of the shed too.

User avatar
Gavin Sowry
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 835
Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2004 1:06 am
Location: Wellington New Zealand
Interests: Railways, of course. Cricket , Footy and Holden cars!

Postby Gavin Sowry » Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:10 pm

Glen A wrote:...I like the bird on the roof of the shed too.


That's going to get a repaint, a white chest, green plummage, black tail, and an orange beak in deference to the Woodpigeons nesting in the trees in my backyard.
Gavin Sowry

Gn15 Gnu Zealand

User avatar
Gavin Sowry
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 835
Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2004 1:06 am
Location: Wellington New Zealand
Interests: Railways, of course. Cricket , Footy and Holden cars!

Postby Gavin Sowry » Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:23 pm

:) Amazing what a burst of inspiration does....progress on Haywards Estate is now going so fast, that the visiting photographers can't keep up. Last night, the corrugated iron door for the engine shed went on...looking good too. And Rail-Ex is only 2½ weeks away.
Gavin Sowry

Gn15 Gnu Zealand

User avatar
Steve Bennett
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 4512
Joined: Sat May 17, 2003 12:55 am
Location: Exeter, UK
Interests: railways?

Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:34 pm

Really like this shot Gavin, has a real nice feel to it.

Image
Steve Bennett
Sidelines
http://www.pepper7.com

Jblair
'boxer
'boxer
Posts: 12
Joined: Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:47 am
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Interests: Narrow Gauge trains.

Postby Jblair » Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:48 pm

Have to agree with Steve.

This layout has enough detail to make it realistic. But isn't overdone. Nice balance! Very inspirational!
Jarrod Blair
Melbourne, Australia

User avatar
Catweasel
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 355
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 1:04 pm
Location: Basingstoke
Interests: Narrow Gauge Railways,Folk and Blues etc.

Expo.ng

Postby Catweasel » Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:26 am

Have to agree with Steve.

Me also.Kiss Rules.
Lead me not into temptation,for I can find my own way

User avatar
Gavin Sowry
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 835
Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2004 1:06 am
Location: Wellington New Zealand
Interests: Railways, of course. Cricket , Footy and Holden cars!

Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:04 am

:lol: Thanks for the encouragement guys. To my eye though, it is still a bit 'plain'. What you see, is basically the finished item, less some 'scenic clutter'...all to be done in the best possible taste, things like wheelbarrow here, tools there, and bits that look like they belong. Also thinking of a few trees and a swampy area behind the Loco Shed.
Gavin Sowry

Gn15 Gnu Zealand

User avatar
DCRfan
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 1902
Joined: Fri May 23, 2003 7:26 am
Location: Kiwi in Ottawa, Canada
Interests: Very narrow gauge, military & industrial railways

Postby DCRfan » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:37 am

Gavin Sowry wrote::lol: Thanks for the encouragement guys. To my eye though, it is still a bit 'plain'. What you see, is basically the finished item, less some 'scenic clutter'...all to be done in the best possible taste, things like wheelbarrow here, tools there, and bits that look like they belong. Also thinking of a few trees and a swampy area behind the Loco Shed.


By a swampy area I think what Gavin means, that's where the baseboard has rotted away :twisted: :twisted: - all the water he used to spread the glue when the scenery was laid had to have gone somewhere. On the night, I'm sure someone suggested 'Waterworld' would be a suitable name for the layout :wink: .
Paul

Gnu Zealand

Jblair
'boxer
'boxer
Posts: 12
Joined: Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:47 am
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Interests: Narrow Gauge trains.

Postby Jblair » Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:25 am

DCR, I know what you mean with the glue. I made a diorama once. probably used to much glue. It took a week or two to dry out! :lol:

As for the layout. It displays something I remember reading in a model magazine. And actually pulls it off well. The article basically indicated to not to put buildings in straight lines or at right angles. And to use buildings etc to focus attention on a feature.

I don't know if it was intential or not but I think this layout shows that these types of placement rules work!

At the end of the day our layout is the stage and our trains are the actors!

I look forward to the final results of this layout!
Jarrod Blair

Melbourne, Australia

User avatar
Steve Bennett
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 4512
Joined: Sat May 17, 2003 12:55 am
Location: Exeter, UK
Interests: railways?

Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:14 pm

Gavin Sowry wrote::lol: Thanks for the encouragement guys. To my eye though, it is still a bit 'plain'. What you see, is basically the finished item, less some 'scenic clutter'...all to be done in the best possible taste, things like wheelbarrow here, tools there, and bits that look like they belong. Also thinking of a few trees and a swampy area behind the Loco Shed.


Ye, I agree Gavin, a little plain at the moment maybe, but the basic setting is there, ready to accept the finishing touches that will really bring it to life. As Jarod put it, the stage is set, ready to accept the actors :wink: .
Steve Bennett

Sidelines

http://www.pepper7.com

User avatar
Gavin Sowry
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 835
Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2004 1:06 am
Location: Wellington New Zealand
Interests: Railways, of course. Cricket , Footy and Holden cars!

Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:48 pm

DCRfan wrote:I'm sure someone suggested 'Waterworld' would be a suitable name for the layout :wink: .


:evil: Yeah Right :!:
Gavin Sowry

Gn15 Gnu Zealand

User avatar
Gavin Sowry
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 835
Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2004 1:06 am
Location: Wellington New Zealand
Interests: Railways, of course. Cricket , Footy and Holden cars!

Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:37 am

Glen A wrote:So what number are you up to on the camera now??


:oops: Eight :!:
Gavin Sowry

Gn15 Gnu Zealand

User avatar
andrew milner
Seasoned Campaigner
Seasoned Campaigner
Posts: 385
Joined: Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:49 pm
Location: The Midlands, England
Interests: Modelling, painting, photography

Postby andrew milner » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:43 pm

Used to work in a camera shop, people would bring in a 24 film for developing with Christmas, couple of birthdays, summer holidays, friends wedding and the NEXT Christmas on it :shock:
Andrew Milner, still trying to figure it out....

User avatar
Gavin Sowry
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 835
Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2004 1:06 am
Location: Wellington New Zealand
Interests: Railways, of course. Cricket , Footy and Holden cars!

Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:15 pm

Andrew Milner wrote:Used to work in a camera shop, people would bring in a 24 film for developing with Christmas, couple of birthdays, summer holidays, friends wedding and the NEXT Christmas on it :shock:


:? And insist on One Hour service :!: I know what you mean....
Gavin Sowry

Gn15 Gnu Zealand

User avatar
Gavin Sowry
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 835
Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2004 1:06 am
Location: Wellington New Zealand
Interests: Railways, of course. Cricket , Footy and Holden cars!

Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:00 am

Image

Open House last night. That black wire leading up to the rafter is from the layout direct to the mains supply (via plug in adapter, of course). :wink:
Gavin Sowry

Gn15 Gnu Zealand


Return to “Modelling Matters”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests