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Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:03 pm
by DCRfan
Hudson Hunslet wrote:I`ve also seen this Diemakipper in action at Oekoven ans also think that it is quit ugly but it is rare, too.

DCRfan, i recognized a lot of german stock on your layouts! Where are the roots of this? Many visits to Germany? German ancesstors?
Best wishes, Andreas.

PS. The model of your Diemakipper is ready but if you need more pictures, write me a pm.


No blame the internet. I just like building models based on unusual prototypes. With narrow gauge modellers there seems to be two main camps - UK or the US. I am different.

Rather disappointed that when I spent 4 months in Germany in the late 1970's I had no interest in railways so never bothered looking :oops:

Yes it is 0500 in the morning in NZ - I've been up watching the Americas Cup, now I'm going to cough myself to sleep

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:43 am
by michael
Yes it is 0500 in the morning in NZ - I've been up watching the Americas Cup,


who's winning :?:

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:36 am
by Glen A
we are now! 2-1 :P :P :P Go team New Zealand!

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:19 am
by michael
I looked it up on the web looks good, Although I live in place that only gives the local news (American style football, soccer, Basketball And what goes on south of the border seems to be prevalent as well) so After getting to the NZ news stations I got the low down. Funny I would not have thought of the swiss as world class large yatch sailors..... more of the clock and watch types (Ignow I am biased)and I am showing my lack of global knowledge.

While on the topic of global news, I just watched the BBC info on the flooding in Yorkshire and Sheffield, Wow!! I hope you guys in the north east are OK.

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:37 am
by Korschtal
A Kiwi friend told me it was because the Swiss hired all the Kiwi Yachtsmen. I don't know if that is true though :?

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:47 am
by SOUTHPASS
The news bulletins can be very biased....because there is no Ozzies I didn't realise it was even being held. When a local boat was winning you coudn't get away from it.

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:41 am
by DCRfan
Finally feel well enough to finish laying the outer ring of track and I'm just putting in the infill rustic sleepers but as invariably happens there is insufficient rail left to lay the siding :cry:

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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:43 am
by Korschtal
that water is looking good. 8)

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:46 am
by DCRfan
SOUTHPASS wrote:The news bulletins can be very biased....because there is no Ozzies I didn't realise it was even being held. When a local boat was winning you coudn't get away from it.


Even though there is only one NZ team entered all the teams have high % of Kiwis. Several of the key members of the cup defenders are ex Team NZ so we just can't get away from it. I will NOT be staying up tonight to watch race 4. Even after having the last three days in bed I was shattered this morning.

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:45 pm
by andrew milner
michael wrote:While on the topic of global news, I just watched the BBC info on the flooding in Yorkshire and Sheffield, Wow!! I hope you guys in the north east are OK.


As Sheffield was flooded, no trains in or out so got a short day doing nothing yesterday :D Unfortunately many people have lost everything and 5 reported dead. Forces of nature know no bounds.

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:33 am
by DCRfan
A wet weekend provided ample time to plant the first row of flax bushes around the edge of the swamp. It will eventually be about three rows deep right up to the base of the trees

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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:59 am
by Gavin Sowry
:wink: The layout was paraded at last night's Wellington meeting. I can confirm that it is indeed made from card, and is going to look pretty good when finished. 8)

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:19 am
by Gavin Sowry
michael wrote:
Yes it is 0500 in the morning in NZ - I've been up watching the Americas Cup,


who's winning :?:


:roll: Who cares, it was just TV hype, and a distraction to modelling life :!: ......Kiwi sports Gnut :wink:

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:04 am
by DCRfan
Gavin Sowry wrote::wink: The layout was paraded at last night's Wellington meeting. I can confirm that it is indeed made from card, and is going to look pretty good when finished. 8)


Do I have to pay you paper money for confirmation of my use of card :lol:

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:31 am
by Gavin Sowry
DCRfan wrote:
Gavin Sowry wrote::wink: The layout was paraded at last night's Wellington meeting. I can confirm that it is indeed made from card, and is going to look pretty good when finished. 8)


Do I have to pay you paper money for confirmation of my use of card :lol:


:P No, not paper money...prefer plastic card money. :wink:
Visa, Amex, etc. :twisted:

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:03 pm
by DCRfan
After weeks of looking in all the budget shops I finally located another square of plastic grass to use as flax. Picture shows flax planted and spray painted and the first tree being planted.

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Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:20 pm
by Steve Bennett
You do like your greenery Paul, each layout seems to have a lot of it :wink: . The Flax is looking very good along the waters edge like that and those tree's still have me intrigued which plant they came from.
I had been keeping my eye on some Yarrow growing in a grass verge, waiting for it to start drying out after flowering, but the damned council came along and cut it down last week :roll: .

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:47 pm
by DCRfan
Steve Bennett wrote:You do like your greenery Paul, each layout seems to have a lot of it :wink: . The Flax is looking very good along the waters edge like that and those tree's still have me intrigued which plant they came from.
I had been keeping my eye on some Yarrow growing in a grass verge, waiting for it to start drying out after flowering, but the damned council came along and cut it down last week :roll: .


Its a reaction from 7mm Driving Creek layout where the ground cover was bricks and bricks and ....

There must be a secret international inter-council pact as our local council did exactly the same thing. Perhaps the drying of Yarrow is the indicator to cut the grass :roll:

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:44 am
by DCRfan
Scenery the swamp side progresses. It smells very nice as the ground cover basecoat is made from crushed maple leaves.

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Now to start the camp/railhead side.

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Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:32 am
by DCRfan
Started on the timber companies rough bush shack. I'm undecided if it will remain with an open front or become a fully enclosed shed. The chimney will be made from corrogated iron once some plastic rod is purchased for the frame.

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Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:56 am
by Steve Bennett
Looking good Paul and surprisingly spacious. I like the way it gives good viewing from both sides, rather than from one side only, one advantage to having a larger pizza.

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:24 pm
by Korschtal
Steve Bennett wrote:I like the way it gives good viewing from both sides, rather than from one side only, one advantage to having a larger pizza.


That's a thought. How small would you think we can make a pizza and still have all-round viewing...

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:55 am
by DCRfan
Steve Bennett wrote:Looking good Paul and surprisingly spacious. I like the way it gives good viewing from both sides, rather than from one side only, one advantage to having a larger pizza.


Interesting point. My initial aim was to have the forest so thick that it formed an impervious scene break across the middle. I now realise being able to peer through the trees from the 'back' gives a neat view point. Lots of more trees to make this weekend :cry:

Perhaps the layout needs to be mounted on a Lazy-Suzan so it can be spun around.

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:01 am
by Steve Bennett
DCRfan wrote:Perhaps the layout needs to be mounted on a Lazy-Suzan so it can be spun around.


Good idea, but you do need to be careful with the electrical wires feeding the layout. Sounds obvious :lol: but I have been there :wink: .

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:12 am
by DCRfan
I've been thinking of using a jack plug like microphones use as a pivot point (have obviously placed right in the centre). Have you tried this?

All I was going to have is track power feed. Manual point and trackside switch for isolation on siding.