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Postby dr5euss » Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:33 pm

Very nice, Glen; very impressed by the seamless blending 8)

Any plans to extend it further, or is that it now?

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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:48 am

Very impressive Glen, all the parts fit very well together and gives a real sense of purpose to the scene. Wish I wasnt so far away, will have to make do with the photo's :)
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Postby scott b » Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:41 pm

Glen trolling around I missed the pics of the layout all connected and saw it this morning...beautiful, the rockwork is fantastic you really should be proud, really top notch work. As Steve says we will have to make due with the pics but I`m sure it is even better in person.

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Postby dieselwater » Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:46 pm

Wow for a wonderful layout! Really nice to see the different elements together. As the others have said, it all fits so well. Congratulations.


I was wondering if you could give me some more details on your steam loco you have pictured?

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And now the movie....

Postby Glen A » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:26 pm

Thanks for the copmments.
To answer the Questions;

George; Not it is not finished; there will be an extension. :shock: The latest board I have just done already has another level below it (which will have an underground mining scene) This means it will be down at a lower lever where the kids can see something running better. The upper and lower levels will be joined with a working mine shaft, but quite how that fits in I don't know at the moment (I have already had two attempts at making it, but it doesn’t run reliably enough for exhibition running yet).

David; There are more details of the loco starting near the bottom of page 7 of this thread. Hopefully this link will take you there.
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=2779&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=170
It is a smaller (and not so well detailed) copy of Christopher Payne’s Heisler #12. It is built on an HO scale Bachmann GE44 tonner centre cab diesel shunter. Christopher used a bigger chassis.


I'm still sorting through photots, but I have managed to make a quick 2min movie;
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p.s. My layout scored 2nd place in the modellers voting. Only first place in the public voting has been announced so far (lego trains), so I don’t know how it did in that yet.
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Postby gfadvance » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:40 pm

:D Brilliant video Glen

I still can't get over how quick you have built these additional sections -

inspirational for all of us
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Re: And now the movie....

Postby Gavin Sowry » Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:36 pm

Glen A wrote:p.s. My layout scored 2nd place in the modellers voting. Only first place in the public voting has been announced so far (lego trains), so I don’t know how it did in that yet.


:roll: Hmm.. I get a bit blasse about these voting things, especially the public ones. Amazing how the 'out of the box, million mile an hour stuff' always polls highly, yet there is little appreciation for the real artistic, and quality work, except from the well initiated. Lego, and Marklin, always poll highly at our show too, yet, real quality, like Kerosine Creek, barely rates a mention. I know it is hard to decide what to show in an exhibition, and I sympathise with organisers.
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Postby ddavidv » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:02 pm

Brilliant. The quality of work coupled with the animation really impresses. We don't often see that kind of thing on this side of the pond. So much focus is placed on the train itself that actually having a railroad function like yours is a (ahem) foreign concept. Impressive!

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Re: And now the movie....

Postby SpeedLimit20 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:49 am

Glen A wrote:
I'm still sorting through photots, but I have managed to make a quick 2min movie


Congratulations. That's excellent modelling and highly entertaining too.
The extensions to the layout should be something to look forward to as well ... when you get your breath back from the exhibition that is.
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Postby Korschtal » Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:41 am

Great video- Just one question, could you possibly post it on YouTube as well? I know that's more faff, but in Germany Photobucket puts up singles adverts aliongside the video which gives my wife the wrong impression about what I'm doing...

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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:22 am

Terrific, great to see the sequence like that. I'm sure it must have kept many people entertained at the show.
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Postby dieselwater » Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:47 pm

Thanks for the link, I hadn't realized it was featured earlier in this thread. I've always wanted to build a steamer and seeing yours I now Gnow how I can do one... I think.

The video is great. Real entertainment.
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Postby Glen A » Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:12 pm

Korschtal wrote:Great video- Just one question, could you possibly post it on YouTube as well? I know that's more faff, but in Germany Photobucket puts up singles adverts alongside the video which gives my wife the wrong impression about what I'm doing...
(and I can't show my boys either)


Andy, I'll have it on my website in the next 2 days, and you will be able to view it there without the adverts. I'll send you a PM when its there.
(My website is in my signature in case anyone else who wanted the same thing).

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And now for some photos for those still on dial-up internet and can't watch the videos (I remember what that was like).

1. Loading the first two wagons in the hopper:

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2: Crossing the bridge (with gold miners in the river bed):

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3: The miner comes out of the small mine and tips a load into the last wagon:

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4: Arriving at the Stamping Battery for wagon unloading:

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Unfortunately I didn't seem to get one of the wagons being tipped.

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Postby Glen A » Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:06 am

It seems my little video has proved too popular for the photobucket max daily usage, and it currently won't run (untill the daily counter resets).

So I have loaded another copy to YouTube.
So if it won't work then try it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBQ_RdedNXA

p.s. I have also updated my website now.

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Postby Korschtal » Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:29 am

Excellent- I'll show my boys when they get back from school/kindy this afternoon. I've just watched the video again- the detail is terrific on the layout: I keep seeing new things.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:43 pm

Superb video Glen, I particularly like the miner shaking the wagon to tip the full load. 8)
By the way have they found any Gold in the stream :?: :roll:
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Postby Glen A » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:26 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:Superb video Glen, I particularly like the miner shaking the wagon to tip the full load. 8)

By the way have they found any Gold in the stream :?: :roll:

Thanks Gerry. No gold in the stream yet. That’s because that part is not finished yet. The shaker boxes need a handle on them and they will be motorized so they move (just ran out of time to get it going before the show).

BUT they have found gold in the stamper!
I have a jar of very small round gold beads (with no hole in them), which I get out with some tweezers. And everyone who is nosey enough to ask where the gold is, gets one.
It is just suppose to be a bit of fun for the kids, but one dear 70+ year old lady in Dunedin obviously though it was real and carefully rapped it up in her handkerchief and put it in her purse. She probably tried to cash it in at the jeweller the next day :lol:

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:23 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.

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Postby Glen A » Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:17 pm

For any one interested,
photos and some video of the other layouts at the show last weekend are now on the website:
http://www.trainweb.org/trainshow/photos.htm

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Postby michael » Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:37 am

Glen I just watched the video on the You tube link great stuff I thought the sound of the stamping was also great.
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Postby Will Vale » Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:14 pm

Incredible as ever. You got plenty of detail on the newest module in what must have been a very short time.

I think the thing I like best about the extended version is the way it makes sense of the first module. The big building and stamp battery were quite dominant elements on the original layout, but now they've receded into the landscape slightly and have a real sense of place to them. Interesting that all this came from an expansion of length but not width.

Look forward to seeing what you add next. :D

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Postby Glen A » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:27 pm

Well, time to carry on with the next bit.
After 1 year (and on the third attempt :oops: ), I have managed to get the mine cage sliding up and down some rods to my satisfaction :D . Now I just have to work out a way of stopping it at the right place.

The original plan was to have the mine shaft at this end of the module, going down to a lower level (underground mine scene) - see photo below.
The base board for the lower level was built a year ago, but I have yet to decide to if I am going to use it, or move the sahft on to its own dedicated module. I am worried that if I put the shaft here, by the time I get the high frame with the pulley on the top the module is going to be very high and long, making transport difficult.

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Postby Korschtal » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:05 pm

There is no end to this layout...

Looking forward to the next bit. I really like the way this is a complete system, not just bits.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:11 pm

Korschtal wrote:There is no end to this layout...

Looking forward to the next bit. I really like the way this is a complete system, not just bits.


I thought there were TWO Andy. :roll:
I must admit I'll be looking to see what Glen decides - bound to be a winner.
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Postby Glen A » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:05 pm

Thanks for the comments.

I must admit that when I build a new module now, I make sure there is a piece of track that goes all the way to the far edge, just incase I want to add another module in the future....
I didn't do this on the first module, there is only tack leading off one end (because it was only supposed to be a two module layout :oops: ), so the layout can only grow in one direction now.
But I suppose that doesn't stop me inserting new ones in the middle of the current order... :twisted:


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