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Postby DCRfan » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:30 am

Gavin,

Here a possible finish for the Bedy. Absolutely amazing modelling

http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/message/1275569784/Tamiya+Tilly+-+Some+new+1-35+at+last..%21
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Postby rockershovel » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:26 pm

surely the plastic crates and what appear to be bin bags, are much too recent for this essentially 1940s vehicle?
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Postby DCRfan » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:51 pm

rockershovel wrote:surely the plastic crates and what appear to be bin bags, are much too recent for this essentially 1940s vehicle?


I took the model to represent a Tilley in a modern scrap yard awaiting a loving owner to restore it.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:50 pm

:? Crikey, I'm having 'nuff trouble trying to dumb down the 'new' look, let alone kill it before it is finished. :!: Of course, I'm going to have to build another new layout for it to go on........
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Postby DCRfan » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:19 pm

Gavin Sowry wrote:Of course, I'm going to have to build another new layout for it to go on........


Keeping with your theme how about Haywards gravel pit after all it really existed. An exchange point with the NZR siding and one of those neat tin turtle shunters.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:44 pm

8) Counting down.... Biannual show at Palmerston North (it has an International Airport, book now) this weekend will feature Haywards, Pizza 'n' Beer, and so I'm told, for the last time Silverpine by DCRfan.
Modern 'elf and safety has caught up on the exhibition scene down under, with all layouts and appliances have to have electrical safety certification. Testing/Certification session tonight is a good chance to 'have a play'. The sparkie seems keen on our 'toys', so it is win-win :D
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Postby Glen A » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:21 pm

Gavin Sowry wrote:Modern 'elf and safety has caught up on the exhibition scene down under, with all layouts and appliances have to have electrical safety certification. Testing/Certification session tonight is a good chance to 'have a play'. The sparkie seems keen on our 'toys', so it is win-win :D


Glad you have got someone to do it for free.

We have been having an argument about the testing requirements at the annual meeting down here for the last two years. The guys from Nelson had to pay an electrician market rates to get their stuff checked ($200), which is more than their payout. It costs more to test a extension cord that it cost to buy a new one, and I've always thought it over-the-top that I have to get brand new cords I just purchased tested, which has happened the last two years for me as my empire expands...

So this year new rules for us: New extension cords and multi boxes do not have to be tested, providing you can produce the shop receipt to prove they are new. Everything else has to be done.

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Postby Prof Klyzlr » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:03 pm

RE Aussie OH&S mains Power issues

For the last 2 X Aust NG Conventions in Syd (2003/2009), we've bought new _all_ mains cabling for the main hall, contest and clinic rooms, and PA/I.T. systems.

This has been a significant cost in the running of the Convention, but it's the easier, quicker, and cheaper solution as compared to sourcing the 50-odd powerboards and cumulative 750metres-odd of cabling, and having it all "test n tagged" by a licensed electrician...

Thankfully, the 3-phase distro gear we've had to hire in to ensure adequate power distro throughout the main hall comes with Test/Tag already done :-)

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Postby Adrian » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:25 am

G'day guys

When 'testing and taging' came in here in Assie land I purchased a 12v 480watt transformer (used for 12 volt down lights) and one long extension cord.

EVERYTHING runs of this, including the lighting, so there are only two items to test.

Just my way of cutting costs,
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Dear Adrian,

Unfortunately the main hall at both the Melb and Syd NG Conventions sucks a lot more than 480 watts... :wink:

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Postby Will Vale » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:42 am

Tagging is exacerbated by having micro layouts as well - since you tend to end up with more than one, and there's less likelihood that everything is centralised. I totted up the things I would want to take to run Igelfeld and Tanis and there are loads:

RCD
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2 lights
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US mains transformer for one controller (don't ask)
spare controller
soldering iron

The one show we attended outside Wellington was fun but involved being a fair bit out of pocket, so I'm really glad that the committee is doing the tagging for us here so home turf doesn't get expensive too!

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:58 am

:shock: Well, Paul and I, have just finished getting tagged.... what a hassle :!:

Very time consuming, and the poor old sparkie (daughters partner) had to take a break from the buzz he was getting from that mega ohm thing. Thank goodness we didn't have to pay going rates. 8)
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Postby DCRfan » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:31 am

Glen A wrote:
So this year new rules for us: New extension cords and multi boxes do not have to be tested, providing you can produce the shop receipt to prove they are new. Everything else has to be done.


This may burst your bubble. Chatting with sparkie as the testing was occuring I asked it they found many faulty items. Yes he replied heavy use items on building sites and NEW items. He then explained primarilly those manfactured to US standards which are not legal in NZ so new doesn't always mean safe.
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Postby DCRfan » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:56 am

Gavin,

Guess who made the news BEFORE the upcoming exhibition 8)
http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/tribune/3917061/Rail-X-is-rolling-in
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:08 pm

DCRfan wrote:Gavin,

Guess who made the news BEFORE the upcoming exhibition 8)
http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/tribune/3917061/Rail-X-is-rolling-in


:? That sounds like an invitation for me to wear my Yankee Engineer gear (Train suit, as the grandaughter would say... she's going to wear her pink one).
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:18 am

:oops: :oops: :oops:

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:roll: Well, would you rather the Hawian shirt on page 2 :?:
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Postby Imagineering » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:10 am

Gavin Sowry wrote::oops: :oops: :oops:

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:roll: Well, would you rather the Hawian shirt on page 2 :?:


Ouch, my eyes still hurt from the day that you wore that Gavin.

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:17 am

:? Not worried about your eyes, is the camera still OK :?:
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Postby DCRfan » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:12 am

Sowry, I'm sure Murray will support me - don't bother bringing the train suit. The hat is JUST acceptable :lol: :lol:
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Postby JackBlack » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:56 am

So whats next on your layout?? You should extend to put in a fiddle yard so you can have different stock while still letting run around, you know.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:15 pm

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


:twisted: I'm not asking you to wear it :!:

Since I'm rushing staight back for the All Blacks Test on Saturday night, I'll be dressed in Black in any case.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:24 pm

JackBlack wrote:So whats next on your layout?? You should extend to put in a fiddle yard so you can have different stock while still letting run around, you know.


:shock: Been there, done that.... that is why my layouts are like what they are today :!: They are primarily there to entertain, and from the reactions I get, they do just that. The paying public do not understand the subilties of prototype operation, they want continuous action. Real operation is best enjoyed on ones own or with a few like minded mates, and the requisite beverage. 8)
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:56 pm

Will Vale wrote:Tagging is exacerbated by having micro layouts as well - since you tend to end up with more than one, and there's less likelihood that everything is centralised. I totted up the things I would want to take to run Igelfeld and Tanis and there are loads:

RCD
Extension
Multiway
2 lights
2 controllers
US mains transformer for one controller (don't ask)
spare controller
soldering iron

The one show we attended outside Wellington was fun but involved being a fair bit out of pocket, so I'm really glad that the committee is doing the tagging for us here so home turf doesn't get expensive too!

Cheers,

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:D The RCD is exempt. So are the power adapters that plug straight into the wall, and only give out 12V.
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Postby Will Vale » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:35 pm

Well that's something.

Good luck for the weekend chaps, I might possibly make it up on Sunday but I'm not sure, since Mrs. V. turned 40 today and her birthday weekend requires a carefully judged mix of celebration and commiseration.

If I have a black eye next time you see me, you know I had a bit too much of one and not enough of t'other :)

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:32 am

Will Vale wrote:Well that's something.

Mrs. V. turned 40 today

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:P They say, Life begins at 40 :!:
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