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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:09 am

:D Day 1 of Rail-Ex successfully completed. Last night, when I was supposed to be in bed, I decided to do the 'track cut and diode trick' to stop anything doing a high dive off the end of the layout. Moderately successful.... I miscalculated the momentum effect, and need to set the cuts back a bit. Small job before start of play in the morning.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:29 am

:D N2GS ready for start of play on day 2 of Rail-Ex 2014.

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A change of transformer/controller solved the 'overrun' problem we had yesterday, and respacing the diode gaps was not necessary. He ran Petherick Quay all day, without complaint... and proved to be a competent operator.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:02 am

Gavin Sowry wrote: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.
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:D Fellow modellers agreed that 'cab and chassis' is the best way to display this vehicle. They too, loved the detail.
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Re: A New Foreign Layout

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Re: A New Foreign Layout

Postby Gavin Sowry » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:05 am

Showing this weekend as Petherick Quay at Rail Ex 2017.

Dusted off this evening, applied power, and she still works.... even the diode protected reversing sections.
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Re: A New Foreign Layout

Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:08 am

I've decided to finish off the extension piece that DCRfan started, and exhibit the Greater Petherick Quay layout at Rail-Ex 2018 in a month's time.
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Re: A New Foreign Layout

Postby chris stockdale » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:59 am

Hi Gavin,

Glanced at your post and the last couple or so before it thinking, ‘Hmm, don’t remember this.’

Only then did I look back and realised it all began ten years ago. So I’ve forgiven myself.

Always like this sort of thing, a point or two, some nice detail and a view blocker. Charming.

Cheers,

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Re: A New Foreign Layout

Postby Gavin Sowry » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:01 am

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Thought I'd posted this... must've hit the wrong button.

Anyhow, now renamed Greater Petherick Quay.... because it is greater than what it was.
Originally, the extension had a PECO OO turnout, yuk, so I replaced it with an On30 on to match the rest of the trackwork.
I have changed the module joints to a couple of wingnutted bolts, you can see the remains of one of the door hinge connections,
spraycan nozzle gunked up, so that's something else to get.
Skyboard is 'recycled' from one of my 25 year old layouts. Colour matching the paint was not a problem, it came from the same tin as was used for the first paint! Really makes a difference the sky backdrop, I was actually mulling over whether to carry on with the layout, but now I definately will.
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Re: A New Foreign Layout

Postby Gavin Sowry » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:36 pm

That nice blue sky on the extension is just crying out for something to block part of it out.

Few years ago, I invested some coin in some clapboard siding and window castings with the intention of building a church for my garden railway. But, it never got assembled. Full size it would be too big to go on this layout, so it is going to be half relief.
One end wall sliced to produce two half end walls, a bit of bracing glued on..... now drying. Photos, and basic assembly later today when I get back from the hospital.
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Re: A New Foreign Layout

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The glue's still wet........
This gives you an idea of what I'm building
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Re: A New Foreign Layout

Postby Gavin Sowry » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:49 am

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Initial assembly, solid as a..... a church.
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Re: A New Foreign Layout

Postby DCRFAN 3 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:18 am

Heck I leave the country for a few days and look what you get up to :D The improvements look great.

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Re: A New Foreign Layout

Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:29 am

DCRFAN 3 wrote:Heck I leave the country for a few days and look what you get up to :D The improvements look great.


Looking even greater..... working on the porch for the chapel. So far, everything I've needed has been 'from stock', you know, the bits that will come in handy one day. I believe you are leaving the country, again, soon, I must find that inspirational ! :lol:
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Re: A New Foreign Layout

Postby DCRFAN 3 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:22 am

Will we see it at Railex?

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Re: A New Foreign Layout

Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:42 am

DCRFAN 3 wrote:Will we see it at Railex?


We will see it at Rail-Ex, will you?
Porch added this evening. All set for a foundation ring, and roofing.

Somehow, weatherboards 'buried' in the surrounding ground don't look right.
I think it will be worth the effort. Bit of modelling time coming up.... Hospital tomorrow, then 'recovery'/modelling time.
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Re: A New Foreign Layout

Postby DCRFAN 3 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:04 am

I'm back from Aussie on Saturday night so will come in to Railex on Sunday to see the church.

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Re: A New Foreign Layout

Postby Gavin Sowry » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:39 am

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Pre hospital status of the church.
One more reinforcing brace to go on to set the rear wall of the porch, then it's foundation ring, and finally roof.
Plan to have the foundation about a scale foot off the turf.
Roof will be a 'solid rectangle of something', with a decorative veneer, be it lead, tiles, slate or iron. That will go on after the building is painted.

Bracing is 12mm hardwood garden stakes, siding by NorthEastern, and windows/door by Grandt Line. Edging by Plastruct.
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Re: A New Foreign Layout

Postby Gavin Sowry » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:59 am

Current idea is for imitation lead strip roof.

Sheets look about 2 feet wide... any comments.
...and are they ribbed at the ends of the walls, or just finsh flat (or curled over).

Sound simple, just lay down one big sheet of 'stuff', then glue on ribs of say stripwood or plastic... or is that too easy?
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Re: A New Foreign Layout

Postby Gavin Sowry » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:15 am

No sooner than my 48 hours 'rest' post hospital experience, then into my modelling.
Final brace attached.... doesn't look square, but it is.
Mocked up the two rooves out of folded black photo album paper, just to 'look see'.


Started to mow the lawn/cut the grass on Greater Petherick Quay, otherwise the church won't sit right.

Hairdressing clippers do a good job (nearly got caught).

Thinking next, maybe, of an Emmetesque station building to go on the siding, to cater for Sunday traffic !
More on the conservative side of things, though.
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Re: A New Foreign Layout

Postby DCRFAN 3 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:58 am

Hope the church congregation have surged out on a few satined glass windows :wink:

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Re: A New Foreign Layout

Postby Gavin Sowry » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:36 am

A busy 'quiet' day (as in rest and recovery, along with light duties on Greater Petherick Quay).


Backing board all marked out, so that notches can be cut to accomodate DCR patent switch rods. Jig saw still works, so they were cut out.

Layout assembled, no problems. Attach backboard, basically one armed, achieved through the use of vice grips and a couple of chairs.

Church foundations cut and glued into position. Painted an earth colour, then I found the concrete colour, which now adorns the cement work. Spots of scenery touched up.

Church test fitted, then decided to rehang the porch door (it was sitting just too low enough to need a notch in the foundation).

Found a good working can of matt black (which I thought I had, it was on the floor behind some tools), so the fascia of the layout became regulation colour. Spots of scenery touched up (overspray, you understand). Love it when things 'come together'.
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Re: A New Foreign Layout

Postby Gavin Sowry » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:31 am

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Rather than bore you with another thousand words...

Hmmm... I think stained glass windows may be a good idea. Perhaps a bit Johann Sebastian's 'Tocatta' echoing in the chamber.

A layout with potential, as they say.
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Re: A New Foreign Layout

Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:23 am

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Actually, this is a bit of photography experimentation..... back to the 'old days' of manual focus, and Aperture priority (f22).
Think it came out OK. Of course, there's been more work done in readyness for Rail-Ex..... the canal boat is finally moored to the Quay.
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