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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:38 pm

Kevin wrote:That Flying Scotsman looks very good as a miniature loco. I am still managing to resist the temptation to do something similar after converting a lima Hymek into a GN15 miniature loco.


I have a Bachmann 'Emily' that will soon become a miniature loco :)

I also have a body/chassis/trailing bogie from an early Lima HO scale (British outline) Class 33, I think it'll look good as a Gn15 miniature loco as it's slightly smaller than the OO scale one. It's missing its motor bogie (which is a plus in my book), so I'll put a Tenshodo (or similar) under it and put plain sideframes on it. Need to de-detail the body a bit as well :)
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:35 pm

:D Paul brought along the loco, still new in box, to the group meeting last night. by the time I left for home, there was a driver seated in the tender..... all just about ready to debut at Featherston show on Saturday. The local Miniature Railway club up there organise a Country Market Day at this time of year. The model show is pretty low key, and can't charge admission (some funny rule about condition of hall usage) but gladly accept donations.... tell folks it's free, and they come in, and willingly pop a few bob in the collection box on the way out. Paul and I participate in the show at own cost (since the organiser doesn't officially get any income) as promotion of the cause, and a chance to put something back into the hobby. It's also a pretty fun day out, and, even being a country village/town, is just as close as going to other local events.
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Postby DCRfan » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:36 am

First test on the layout but nothing stirred :x Quickly realised it was a loose wire under the layout which is probably to be expected as it is stored hanging vertically on a nail on the back wall of the garage.

The driver, a Fujimi racing car driver, has had the top of his head removed so a peaked drivers cap can be fashioned.

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:57 am

8) Layout, less stock, under new ownership :lol:
DCRfan has donated this to a worthy cause close to the Haywards Estate....
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:53 pm

:lol: Bit of tidying up carried out, and the shed 'moved' slightly so that locomotives can now enter it.

Will display, in modified form, at Rail-Ex 2014 next month, along with the other usual suspects. 8)
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:49 pm

8) The layout has finally been named, it will be called Petherick Pier, after the street I live in.
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Postby Jon Randall » Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:03 am

Looking forward to seeing pictures of the layout in it's current guise.

Plus it reminds me that I have a Flying Scotsman to cut up somewhere.
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Postby Simon Andrews » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:21 am

Yes, more pictures please.

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Postby DCRfan » Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:52 am

Gavin Sowry wrote:8) The layout has finally been named, it will be called Petherick Pier, after the street I live in.


Looking forward to seeing it displayed under new title (if I survive my current visit to Ottawa Canada :?)

I found the boat so will bring around on return to NZ
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Postby MT Hopper » Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:05 am

Don't worry Paul the GRC will keep you safe in Ottawa. If not them then the House of Commons Sargeant at Arms will do.

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Postby DCRfan » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:01 pm

MT Hopper wrote:Don't worry Paul the GRC will keep you safe in Ottawa. If not them then the House of Commons Sargeant at Arms will do.

Cheers from the Heart of the Continent
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:shock: I went to the National War Memorial today and paid my respects. It will be covered in flowers in a few days.

The cartoon of the soldiers coming down off the memorial and assisting Corporal Cirillo is an amazing piece of art. http://globalnews.ca/news/1631331/cartoon-resonates-with-canadians-in-the-wake-of-ottawa-shooting/
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:56 am

First 'test' shot of the transformation of what is now Petherick Pier.

I never really got around to finishing off my Bedford. But, I love the detail on the frame so much, I think it deserves showing.... so cab and chassis it will probably remain. Hope to get around to glazing the cab before Rail_Ex.

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The layout will run Minimum gauge, as opposed to RH&D style Miniature stock.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:50 am

:D Garage is now a Harley Davidson agent. Signage went on tonight, and a HD bike is parked outside.
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Postby DCRfan » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:18 am

Gavin Sowry wrote::D Garage is now a Harley Davidson agent. Signage went on tonight, and a HD bike is parked outside.


HD in UK :?

Canal boat in it's way to you today.
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Postby Broadoak » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:04 am

Paul,

There are quite a few Milwaukee Hogs in the UK. They are not that common but not rare either. So I think you are ok with the HD dealership.

The scene with the Bedford lorry looks superb. 8)
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Postby Jon Randall » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:33 am

If you want to see a Harley in the UK its habitat is just outside a 50 year old bloke's driveway on a sunny Sunday morning 😃
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:00 am

Boat firmly anchored in the canal. Swapped out the HD for a wartime model HD, and the Great Pumpkin delivered a partly finished Willeys Jeep for Halloween.
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Postby Jon Randall » Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:12 pm

The Bedford is indeed superb, I wonder if they did a fifth-wheel version :?:
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Postby Broadoak » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:53 am

Jon,

With regard to a fifth wheel trailer coupling.

I worked at Scammell Lorries when I first left school in 1960 and their own trailer coupling is the more likely for a small lorry. In the 1960's nearly all artics had a Scammell coupling and trailer.
Only the heavier tractor units like Foden, ERF, Atkinson Leyland, AEC,etc had a fifth wheel coupling.

I suspect this is not what you want to hear.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:14 pm

Peter, you never mentioned your connection to Scammell. You missed working for my grandfather by a couple of years, as he had retired from his job as works manager by then. I always believed Leyland only managed to take over Scammell when my grandfather had retired.

Bearing in mind Bedford and Scammell worked closely, with the articulated version of the Bedford OB, wasn't it referred to as the OSB. Also the cab design for the Scarab had a connection to Bedford as well.
I learnt to drive on my grandfather's old car, a Vauxhall F (rust bucket), which he replaced with a Triumph(Honda?) saloon. One with Bedford connections, the other Leyland.
There really needs to be a proper history book written about Scammell, as they were an important part of out road vehicle history. There are a few family facts I know, but there are a lot of interesting coincidences that might be real connections or just chance.
Given the National Lottery building is on the site of the old works, maybe it should be lottery funded.
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Postby DCRfan » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:23 am

Gavin Sowry wrote:Boat firmly anchored in the canal. Swapped out the HD for a wartime model HD, and the Great Pumpkin delivered a partly finished Willeys Jeep for Halloween.


Well that's the first time I've been called a 'Big Pumpkin' :shock: I guess there's a first time for everything :lol:
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:55 pm

DCRfan wrote:Well that's the first time I've been called a 'Big Pumpkin' :shock: I guess there's a first time for everything :lol:


:roll: Good grief, Charlie Brown.......... (Not familiar with American cartoons, yet?)
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:00 am

Club night last night, and a bit of a tidy up for Rail-Ex in 9 days time

Bike is a 1942 Harley Davidson, by Masito

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Next exercise is to clutter the layout up. I'll need a couple of bollards to tie the boat up to, some freight on the wharf, and cargo in the boat.
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Postby Broadoak » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:10 pm

Looks very good to me Gavin.

8)
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:16 pm

:D Less than 23 hours now until Petherick Pier debuts under its new name at Rail_Ex 2014.

Trial packed the car last night.... layout fits on the back window ledge of my Vectra, Haywards on the back seat, Silverpine, and Glen Road in the boot, along with 'box of tricks' for fixing things that won't go wrong (if I don't take it, then things will go wrong, won't they :roll: )
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