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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:32 pm

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DCRfan wrote:Sowry, I'm sure Murray will support me - don't bother bringing the train suit. The hat is JUST acceptable :lol: :lol:


:shock: Guess what shop I went back to (and made a purchase) :!:




Fluoro Green this time I suppose?

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:P ...then there is all the apparel I got at Sturgis :!: (honest, I was only doing research on Harley's... all 600,000 of them).
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..... and I reckon, that's what inspired fellow modeller, Walt Disney 8)

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:lol: Out last night at a Model Rail Meet, and came across a Cagney catalogue... bit of a coincidence since this is topical here. :wink:


:shock: Actually got to see Walt's Carolwood Pacific train in the flesh. It now resides in the Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. The loco is actually based on a Canadian Pacific locomotive, but the train, and railway, are just like the cartoon! Pity you're not allowed to take photos in there.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:53 am

docnjoj wrote:My wife (who lives at Michaels in her off time) says that they always keep loads of coupon flyers at the registers and entrances! Happy hunting!
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:? Drove into a shopping presinct in St Paul the other week, saw a Michaels store, but couldn't remember (from this post) whether it was a wise place to let two women loose, so I quietly distracted them, and found a railroad museum. I found that even if you don't have the coupons, the sales assistants will pull one out from under the counter for you, and give you best price.... thank goodness for the 100lb baggage allowance :!:
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:46 am

8) Don't know if any other countries observed this, but last weekend was e-junk day. So I went through the 'junk' that was being 'thoughtfully disposed of' and got me one of those little power packs... output, 11 V DC, 1 amp, just what was needed to supply Haywards with constant lighting. :lol: It's been installed now, just in time for Rail-Ex 2010 weekend after next.
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:10 pm

Way to go Gavin! 8)
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Postby DCRfan » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:14 pm

Computer powered trains :!: Very 21st century
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Postby Will Vale » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:47 pm

Don't forget that you'll need to get it PAT certified! Can Mark do that?

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Postby Imagineering » Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:33 am

The last 'Junk Haul' found me three 24Volt 100Amp PSU's. Bit big for Haywards Estate though . . . (Actually physically bigger).
Running my 4-Axis CNC Mill off one of them.

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:31 am

Will Vale wrote:Don't forget that you'll need to get it PAT certified! Can Mark do that?

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:? Bit of a debate on that.... our Chief Electrical Inspector at work said double insulated stuff doesn't need a test, other than a visual one to show that the wires are not frayed/nicked etc.
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Postby Will Vale » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:51 am

That's interesting to know - pretty sure Douglas's sparky friend said something similar about not being able to do much with double-insulated.

Can you get the Railex peeps to sign off on that? I could really do with adding some low-voltage halogens to my layout and if I can circumvent PAT testing with a double-insulated transformer that'd make life easier/cheaper.

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:26 am

:? All this fuss about tagging our electrics, and no one bothered to check :!:

:D Well, that's another Rail-Ex done and dusted. As usual, here's the pick of this years comments (kids say the cutest things.. )

Silver Pine 'Hey look, a jungle train'

Pizza 'n Beer ' That's cute' (Repeat)

Haywards 'Honey, why don't you build something like that' (faint reply from annon source, in hushed tones "I already have, you're looking at it').

Climax, running on rollers 'Look, this engine is exercising'.

Good to see Glen, his wife, and others, up from quake city for a bit of relaxation.
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Postby Glen A » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:31 am

Gavin Sowry wrote:Good to see Glen, his wife, and others, up from quake city for a bit of relaxation.


Thanks,
It was good to get to my first Wellington RailEx, and see a lot of new layouts I've never seen before.

And be careful about mentioning earthquakes; Wellington put on a 4.2 earthquake within 5mins of arriving at our accommodation on Friday evening :| , which was stronger than any that happened back home while I was away....

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Postby DCRfan » Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:16 am

May I second Gavins post, it was great to catch up with Glen. It really was a pity the exhibition organisers would not support his willingness to bring Stamping Ground layout up from Christchurch.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:21 pm

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Gavin Sowry wrote:Good to see Glen, his wife, and others, up from quake city for a bit of relaxation.


Thanks,

Wellington put on a 4.2 earthquake within 5mins of arriving at our accommodation on Friday evening :| .Glen.


:? .... was sitting at home at the time, heared a quake type noise, then waited for the shake, which didn't come. Wife said I was dreaming, dog didn't bat an eyelid. Heard about it next day at the show.
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Postby Imagineering » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:01 am

Sorry that I didn't get to meet you Glen.
didn't know that you were there untill Sunday night, (via this forum).

Hope that you scored some 'Jaffas' at the Chocolate Mine though. :D

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:47 pm

:lol: Seasons Greetings to one and all from the management of Haywards Estate. 8) 8) 8)
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Postby DCRfan » Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:11 am

Gavin,

Just noticed the Petone Red Shed has a number of rather nice 1:24th diecast VW Kombi vans. The only drawback is the hippy paint schemes. Then again they may be an improvement from the beaten up old Hillbilly ute :lol:

Anyway worth watching in the post xmas sales.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:55 pm

:? Certifiable :!: Shopping in the week leading up to Christmas, and admitting it......

PS, what mechanism do you suggest for rail powering the thing :?:
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Postby DCRfan » Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:48 pm

Certifiable :!: Shopping in the week leading up to Christmas, and admitting it......
:lol: Agreed it was crazy but unfortunately Baabra has been in hospital for two weeks so I hadn't done any Christmas shopping.


PS, what mechanism do you suggest for rail powering the thing :?:

Given the hippy paint schemes obviously it will run on love :P
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:06 am

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This shows how I did the shed/workshop. I used scribed basswood, two sheets to get the height. Marked out everything from the back, mirror image, and cut out. Note the lines for the bracing...basswood is VERY unstable, and does not stay at all flat. The bracing is not just for good looks. The window is Grandt Line. Overall size of the shed is 10' by 8', with the leanto workshop 10' by 6'. Stud is 10', sloping to 8'.
More to come later. 8)


8) Someone thought this post important enough to PM me....so I've brought it out from the Gn15 vault so you don't have to go looking for it. :oops: :oops:
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:02 am

In memory of Carl.

One of Carl's Square Foot Estate wagons made an appearance on Haywards Estate this evening when Ben Calcott, Michael Gee, and I, hosted Jim Martin from The Model Railway Show at my place.

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu May 26, 2011 8:01 am

8) For my 1000th post, I thought I'd bring up one of my favourite shots of Haywards Estate.

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and a tribute to Carl, the man that influenced more than a few of us

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That's one of his wagons, visiting my layout.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:56 am

:D Steve has just turned up in the trusty Oldsmobile with a new cab for the yellow Davenport. The Haywards guys are putting it together straight off the truck.....

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...but they have stopped for tea :wink:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:25 am

LOL, tea always takes priority of course :D
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