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Postby DCRfan » Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:29 am

Only for a while as the Forest Service would not give required increase to logging quota so its gone back in the box :roll: Think of all the weathering time I've saved :lol:

Model was only unboxed to take picture for the sawmill thread
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Postby michael » Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:51 am

Ya Gnow I Almost bought a Woodmizer 40LT a couple of years ago at the local agriculture show. The one they were using as a demo was going for $9,000 a steal when you think of what one can do with it.

Not to mention an income on the side cutting up logs for folk around.
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Postby DCRfan » Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:44 am

After a friend pulled some pictures of kahikatea treelines from the Department of Conservation files for me I have been making smaller fill-in trees and planted them along the edge of the clump. Unfortunately I've now run out of Yarrow :cry: but there is enough for the transparency to be much reduced.

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Now just remind me, one of the judging criteria for the cardboard challenge is about having the most trees isn't it :wink:

Now I need to figure out how to make stumps for the part of the forest that has been cut down. I trust the Search function will find Steves thread on stumps :roll:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:49 am

Looking good Paul.
Here is the thread about stumps
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Postby DCRfan » Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:59 am

Steve,

Thanks I was just starting through Gnutley Grange as that's where I though it was.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:11 am

There are links to the various segments of the Gnutley Grange thread from the "Hints and Tips" section of http://www.gn15.info/ . Works pretty well to find them quickly or you can read most of them on Gn15info.
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Postby andrew milner » Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:22 am

Looks really good Paul, unfortunately the rules say any sign of trees means instant disqualification, sorry :D (gotta give myself a chance :twisted: ).
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Postby DCRfan » Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:46 am

Andrew Milner wrote:Looks really good Paul, unfortunately the rules say any sign of trees means instant disqualification, sorry :D (gotta give myself a chance :twisted: ).


What :x
I guess stumps are OK :D
I can solve the preponderance of trees with a pair of side cutters :lol: That will also provide trunks for the jigger to carry .... H'mmmmmm :wink:
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Postby DCRfan » Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:05 am

The unnamed jigger on the unnamed layout has gained a roof, cardboard naturally, to protect the as yet unnamed driver from the West Coast rain:lol:

When some jigger controls are fitted the driver will regain his arms. Despite being armless the driver is happy as he now sits on nice comfortable blanket made from multi folded tissue. It was necessary to disguise the ill matched interface between the drivers backside and the petrol tank he sits on :oops: .

The friendly wood cutter has also been busy.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:48 am

Very nice Paul, I think the roof is quite an improvement over before, guess it fits in more with what I'm used to seeing :) but it does somehow make it look more believable :roll: and I'm not sure why :) .

I'm liking this side of the layout more as time goes on. Do you have any plans for the clear areas here :?: . The left looks fine, but the right looks like it is lacking something, not sure what though :) .
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:26 pm

Great Paul, in the bare spot a pile of logs or maybe a tractor :idea:
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Postby DCRfan » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:32 am

The jigger is almost finished with roof bracing in place :D Just link and pin couplers and the inside bolt heads to add.

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Postby Motor Rail » Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:15 pm

I love those grass tufts! The loco is comign along really nicely, it'll look great with the link and pin couplings 8) !


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Postby DCRfan » Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:54 am

As the sun sets on 11 Dec 07 I formally declare I have run out of time :cry: so I placed my cardboard challenge entry outside in the driveway and took these pictures. You need to imagine lots more trees that will cut off the whare (shed) scene from the milled pakahi (swampy area) unfortunately until the current crop of Yarrow flowers and dries out I can't make any more trees :oops: :oops:

The baseboard is constructed from double laters of cardboard as is the shed, less the roof.

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The whole pile of logs slides to control the stub points. The bare areas around the whare will be covered in moss drying racks once I figure out how to replicate spagnum moss :?

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The forest will extend to the right behind the swampy area.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:01 am

Looks fine Paul, pile of logs solution to control of point seems a great idea.
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Postby michael » Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:16 pm

Very nice Paul, I also like the pile of log disguise for the point operation. You have a way with the trees and groundcover that looks very convincing, and your yarrow trees are the best yarrow trees I have seen. when I used to make architectural models for a living, Yarrow trees were the order of the day.
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Postby michael » Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:17 pm

Very nice Paul, I also like the pile of log disguise for the point operation. You have a way with the trees and groundcover that looks very convincing, and your yarrow trees are the best yarrow trees I have seen. when I used to make architectural models for a living, Yarrow trees were the order of the day.
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Postby andrew milner » Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:50 pm

So good they posted twice :D :D

Glad you made it Paul! Love the water, wish my puddles reflected like that 8) I've been back through and I see the ground cover started as crushed maple leaves, but it has suddenly progressed and the way the ties/sleepers look in the 'dirt' is great, any tips :D
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Postby Christoph » Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:35 pm

Paul,

what do you think about some small animals in your lake :?: :wink:

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:37 am

8) Doesn't our natural sunlight in this part of the universe look so much better than flash. A job well done...congratulations.
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I must agree - quality effort!

Postby AussiePete » Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:13 am

I have to also chime in here . . . A superb effort in an amazingly small space! It's been wonderful watching this layout come to life!

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Postby DCRfan » Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:25 am

Andrew Milner wrote:So good they posted twice :D :D

Glad you made it Paul! Love the water, wish my puddles reflected like that 8) I've been back through and I see the ground cover started as crushed maple leaves, but it has suddenly progressed and the way the ties/sleepers look in the 'dirt' is great, any tips :D


The dirt around the sleepers is real sieved dirt the crushed maple was added later. In placing the dirt I dry brushed it in to place, then sprayed with water and and very dilute PVA. As it dried more dirt was lightly dusted on brushing it off the sleeper tops before it dried.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:53 am

DCRfan wrote:
Andrew Milner wrote:So good they posted twice :D :D

Glad you made it Paul! Love the water, wish my puddles reflected like that 8) I've been back through and I see the ground cover started as crushed maple leaves, but it has suddenly progressed and the way the ties/sleepers look in the 'dirt' is great, any tips :D


The dirt around the sleepers is real sieved dirt the crushed maple was added later. In placing the dirt I dry brushed it in to place, then sprayed with water and and very dilute PVA. As it dried more dirt was lightly dusted on brushing it off the sleeper tops before it dried.


:twisted: So, you're not a fan of Noah then, and his (in)famous 'flooding' technique.... :wink:
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Postby DCRfan » Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:31 am

Noah,

Flooding :shock: I had heart flutters just misting a little water on the cardboard baseboard as I had visions of the whole thing rolling up as it dried :roll:
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Postby DCRfan » Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:36 am

The boss went of to the National Library today. He returned with a photocopy of this small saw setup 8)

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He keeps pulling it out and saying ' This is really, really neat'. He has also been seen sorting through several old model car and truck kit boxes. What is he looking for :?
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