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Postby only15 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:33 am

:lol:

If it means a larger audience I'll gladly help! 8)

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Postby Artizen » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:37 am

Cool! I'll be there as well... but I'll be passing myself off as a Steam Punk Airship Captain! (Look for me in the top hat.)
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:33 pm

Artizen wrote:Cool! I'll be there as well... but I'll be passing myself off as a Steam Punk Airship Captain! (Look for me in the top hat.)


:shock: OK Paul, what color 'train suit' should I pick up next month in the States :wink:
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Postby Artizen » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:28 pm

I've seen "train suits" in pink stripes instead of the usual dowdy grey!!!!

I think it might be time to get back on topic!!!!
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:14 am

Artizen wrote:I've seen "train suits" in pink stripes instead of the usual dowdy grey!!!!

I think it might be time to get back on topic!!!!


Already got one in pink (for my Garandaughter) :!:

Scroll back a few pages, this is very much on topic (which I'm not allowed to forget).
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Postby DCRfan » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:29 am

Gavin Sowry wrote:
Artizen wrote:Cool! I'll be there as well... but I'll be passing myself off as a Steam Punk Airship Captain! (Look for me in the top hat.)


:shock: OK Paul, what color 'train suit' should I pick up next month in the States :wink:


You Gnow me, the only use for steam in the world is making milk froth in my latte. NEVER as locomotives on my layouts with one exception, the 1/4 scale Gn15 miniature loco but thats only because its historically correct.

So thats the steam punk look out. As to a train suit, I said me might try and pass ourselves off as Tasmanians not Yanks :?
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:32 am

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:D Just before the Umpire called 'play', a few of us got uncrowded snaps of the quality end of the Rail-Ex Exhibition at Lower Hutt this morning. Some of the usual suspects are on display... five gNatterboxers managed to get adjoining tables.

The organiser has stuck a moniker on us now, we are the 'Micro Mavericks'.... Rules?, What rules? :roll:
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Postby DCRfan » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:42 am

Is this a first for Gn15 :shock: :P

By Royal Appointment :roll:

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:30 am

:) One approves.
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Postby Artizen » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:20 am

But surely one models only Gauge One?
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:32 am

Artizen wrote:But surely one models only Gauge One?


:roll: So long as one reiGns, Gn15 shall be the one.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:58 pm

8) I have just spent the weekend exhibiting Haywards (amongst other things) at the Masterton show, and three weeks ago, at Taupo. I've searched the layout high and low, but can't find the Best Before Date.

I've got to the stage where I do not intend any additions to the layout, just a quick vacuum before show, and then display. In a way, I feel the layout is probably a bit stale, as in most modellers know it quite well, but, now, there are kids marvelling at the layout that weren't even born when I started it!

So, what is the shelf life of an exhibition layout? Do I say, park it up for a few rounds of the exhibition circuit, and reinvent it. Still getting fantastic comments from first time viewers, though, and of course, they pay to make those comments...........

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Postby Artizen » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:38 am

There are a couple of very stale layouts over here that keep reappearing year after year.

But if you are happy with the standard of presentation, the offers keep coming in and the public still say they like it, then keep offering it up for play for as long as it makes you happy. The actual age of the model is not important, it is the standard you have set.
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Postby DCRfan » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:18 am

Come on Gavin admit it, making it over to US 'S' scale will be fun :P
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Postby Adrian » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:35 am

G'day Gavin
The end of the layout is probably when it stops getting invites :!:

I used to have an 'Emett' inspired layout which managed to do 60 shows in 6 years.
I retired it because I had no time to build other layouts and the maintenance was becoming a chore.
(I like to think I am a builder rather than an operator.)

In retrospect maybe I should have put it in hiding rather than dismantle it :?:
Although it has gone now (1991-1997) it is still asked about and remembered by a large number of people.

One of the problems on the east coast of Aussie is that there are now a very large number of shows.
These need a LOT of layouts to fill them and as you all know an exhibition layout can be a big investment in time and money.
But if you make a good job of it and limit the number of exhibitions that it visits it can last a number of years with no problems.

So keep on keeping on as long as you get the invites.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:14 pm

:shock: Keep getting invites? .... I don't get invites, I invite myself :!:

Indeed, hiding a layout is the best course of 'semi retirement'. I've got a 4 module display layout (that I designed to set up/take down single handed in 10 minutes) that was last displayed 6 years ago. I announced its 'retirement' at that Masterton show. It is now stored in the train shed. I had a Canadian S scaler express an interest in seeing it, so I dragged it out, set it up, vacuumed the layout, plugged it in, and it worked. After an evening of that and a whole lot of other micro layouts, the modular layout returned to storage. A fortuitous purchase of another loco suitable for that layout means the layout just might reenter the exhibition circuit, again.

OK, so all the modellers know the layouts.... so what, it is the paying public that have the final say.
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Re: Haywards Estate Railway

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As I have noted on p.1,this thread has been caught up in a 3rd party photo hosting problem, hence most, if not all, photos are now unable to be viewed.

I will shortly post a selection of photos as some compensation, just as I have had to do on other forums.
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Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Postby DCRFAN 3 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:03 am

Are you dusting it off for Masterton this weekend?

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Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:07 am

DCRFAN 3 wrote:Are you dusting it off for Masterton this weekend?

Paul


In a word, no. Forgot to invite myself in time, will be helping out in the Garden Railway display.
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