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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:12 am
by Gerry Bullock
Hi Gavin, doesn't the Gn15 Gasser driver get a cuppa :?: :wink:

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:17 am
by DCRfan
Can't you see, he has made off with a bottle of Gn Oil :P

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:19 am
by Gavin Sowry
:? Tea's over fellas, lets knock this one off, so we can get to the pub :!:

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The boys took off to the pub, leaving the painter behind to do a spot of overtime :roll:

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By tomorrow, there should be enough Chilean volcanic dust on #2 to save having to to do a weathering job :idea:

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:53 am
by Gavin Sowry
:wink: A bit of free advertising for Steve...... the 'building' of Haywards #2, a Bachmann/Sidelines Davenport.

:shock: Let's start with this

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The Bachmann straight out of the box, and one of Steve's kits. This what you get for your nine quid

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It all cleans up with a craft knife. :D Of course the photo is sideways... this is a Sidelines kit, isn't it. :oops: (Loaded it wrong into the host).

Then you put it together, as per instructions.

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I did mine without the optional headstocks, and retained the Kadee set up.
Finally, weather according to taste. 8)

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You can see on #1, the optional headstocks. This now runs on Pizza 'n Beer (the layout, not your supper :wink: )

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:32 am
by Steve Bennett
:lol: Thanks for the advert Gavin, I missed this somehow when you first posted it.
I see now why you expanded the fleet, so you can run with Kadee/Bachmann couplers on Haywards and the link and pin on the Pizza and Beer layout.

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:01 pm
by steerngo
I see from your photos you have left and right hand cabs. English and rest of the world practice?

ken

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:02 pm
by Gavin Sowry
steerngo wrote:I see from your photos you have left and right hand cabs. English and rest of the world practice?

ken


:? Just trying to be different :!: Next yellow one, now on the workbench, will have right handed cab. With the left handed one, I had to dremel off a box on the cab floor to make it fit

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:05 am
by DCRfan
steerngo wrote:I see from your photos you have left and right hand cabs. English and rest of the world practice?

ken


Doesn't it depend if it was assembled when a left or right wing government was in power :?

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:11 am
by Gavin Sowry
DCRfan wrote:
steerngo wrote:I see from your photos you have left and right hand cabs. English and rest of the world practice?

ken


Doesn't it depend if it was assembled when a left or right wing government was in power :?


:lol: Precisely, the black one was built under a Labour Government, and the yellow one, under National. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:48 am
by DCRfan
Gavin Sowry wrote: :lol: Precisely, the black one was built under a Labour Government, and the yellow one, under National. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Hang on a minute black and yellow, Wellington rugby colours. Will they be nicknamed the Hurricanes by any chance?

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:25 am
by Gavin Sowry
8) DCRfan dropped by at lunchtime with a home made static grass applicator that is doing the rounds of some of the local layouts..... short story, it took him longer to explain how to work it (and what parts not to touch when 'live') than it took for me to apply the grass to the layout.

An unshocking 15 mins later, and this is the result.

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Paul supplied two colours, and two different lengths of grass, and they were randomly mixed and applied. I think it was worth the effort. :D

I have to wait 24 hours for the matte medium to dry, then vacuum the excess off..... and perhaps apply a few touch ups. Till now, static grass, to me always seemed too uniform, but I think our mob have cracked the secret, as noted above.

:lol: Thanks, Paul (and Mark, who made the machine).

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:49 am
by Steve Bennett
Looks good Gavin, seems to have freshened the place up, almost like having the first rain after a drought and the grass coming back to life :D

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:40 am
by Gavin Sowry
:wink: You can even do little bits by hand, as shown by this grass between the rails near the level crossing.


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I'm happy with it. 8)

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:19 am
by Gavin Sowry
Gavin Sowry wrote: I'm happy with it. 8)


:wink: Well, happy with the grass. But now, the shrubs didn't look right.
A spot of hair spray, and a smattering of scatter material to 'green' things up a bit, and this is the result.

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:roll: Ready for Masterton show in two weeks.

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:33 am
by DCRfan
Gavin Sowry wrote:
Gavin Sowry wrote: :roll: Ready for Masterton show in two weeks.


Skite :x I have Taupo THIS weekend and have still to finish wiring up the layout :?

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:37 pm
by michael
Gavin, Nice shot with the loco and the grass between the rails

Now all you need to do is dribble a bit of leaking oil down the middle.....Oops did I say that :twisted:

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:37 am
by Gavin Sowry
:shock: In my haste to post last night's effort, I hit a wrong button when in Photobucket.........

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:roll: But don't hold your breath for a regular cartoon comic strip on Haywards..... then again :idea:

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:10 pm
by Gavin Sowry
Gavin Sowry wrote: :roll: But don't hold your breath for a regular cartoon comic strip on Haywards..... then again :idea:




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:? Hope this cartoon racket doesn't take off... it's cutting into valuable modelling time :!:

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:39 pm
by Gavin Sowry
8) On show at Masterton, this weekend.

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:39 am
by Gavin Sowry
:shock: Daisy's view of Number 3 on its test run at Masteron today.

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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:33 am
by Gavin Sowry
:D Team Davenport, 3 Sidelines, and a Napier, line up on Haywards at the Masterton Show.

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Haywards No.3 (that's the one with the unpainted cab), and the Napier, were both 'built' at the show, some two years apart.

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:33 am
by Gavin Sowry
8) Haywards No.3, with a fresh coat of paint, is now ready for service.

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I intend to keep No.3 unweathered, in as built appearance.

That static grass is starting to grow on me (not literally). One of the traders at Masterton had a new variety (brand) on sale for half the price of stuff previously available. Found out that Mark's applicator runs at 18,000V, hot stuff!

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:47 am
by DCRfan
Looking good in Wellington provincial colours.

18,000 volts - no wonder you get a wee tingle if you fingers slip onto the static grass container :roll:

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:10 am
by Gavin Sowry
DCRfan wrote:Looking good in Wellington provincial colours.

:roll:


:lol: Since Taranaki have the same colours, and they've got the Ranfurly Shield, this one is a Naki Davenport.

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:22 am
by DCRfan
Gavin Sowry wrote:
:lol: Since Taranaki have the same colours, and they've got the Ranfurly Shield, this one is a Naki Davenport.


So the hoppers will be replaced by log bogies carrying the Log of Wood?

For those not in the gnow, the Ranfurly Shield is a provincial rugby trophy nicknamed the Log of Wood :P