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Postby Gavin Sowry » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:51 pm

:shock: Two weeks, and 3 days..... and counting. That's 17 sleeps, as the kids would say. :?
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Postby DCRfan » Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:06 am

Gavin Sowry wrote::shock: Two weeks, and 3 days..... and counting. That's 17 sleeps, as the kids would say. :?

Panic causing reminders like this I do not need :lol: :lol:
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Postby DCRfan » Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:15 am

David & Glen,

The 0.9mm thick card was cut in strips representing bricks 9.5mm x 4.5mm x 2.29mm. The brick sides/ends are mounted on 1.5mm thick card with a piece on each side of 5mm custom board as the wall represents a twin course (correct term?) brick wall.

A start made on colouring the wall. While the brick facings have yet to be glued in place a check of clearances identifed that on the bend of the wall the wider rollingstock is very close :shock: so proposed wall support is not possible. Who planned this layout :P
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And a wery wery small baseboard :P

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Eventually this will form the link with the next big board but in the mean time it will allow shunting of 'The Big Loco' and a bogie passenger coach. The idea of black paint with feathered edges completely stolen from Gavin. The Bachmann GM is my latest acqusition.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:43 pm

DCRfan wrote:The idea of black paint with feathered edges completely stolen from Gavin.
....who stole the idea from Tottenhoe mineral. :P
DCRfan wrote:The Bachmann GM is my latest acqusition.
...hope the Sidelines conversion kit arrives in time for the exhibition. :twisted:
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Postby DCRfan » Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:33 am

Gavin Sowry wrote:...hope the Sidelines conversion kit arrives in time for the exhibition. :twisted:

I Gnow where I can steal one from :twisted: Mind you it probably has a lean on the cab after the tight radius curves it goes round and round and round :lol:
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:30 pm

:shock: Assuming we can actually get to the Exhibition :!:

I've had bad luck over the years, snowed out once, couldn't even get there. Another time the road was closed due to the wind (dopey sheila couldn't handle her Fiat Uno, so the police closed the road, and I had to bunk down at a mates place in Featherston).
Let's hope that todays events (passenger train buried in a slip at a tunnel mouth, and the road closed due to slips, and snow expected later) are the lot for this winter.
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Postby DCRfan » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:08 am

Gavin Sowry wrote::shock: Assuming we can actually get to the Exhibition :!:



The NZ rail chat groups have it sorted - just need youz bus managers to pull your strategic reserve out of the back of the bus barns - you Gnow the ones with the drivers permanently sitting in their seats just waiting for the scramble bell to ring :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:56 am

DCRfan wrote:...pull your strategic reserve out of the back of the bus barns - you Gnow the ones with the drivers permanently sitting in their seats just waiting for the scramble bell to ring :lol: :lol: :lol:


:P They'd think it was the lunch bell :!:

Every time the fire siren goes up in Stokes Valley, they think there's an air raid coming :roll: :roll:
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Postby DCRfan » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:56 am

Finally the bricks are finished, well on one side anyway :P

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:15 pm

:shock: Dress rehersal Tuesday? ...bring your dress (and the layout). :twisted:
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Postby DCRfan » Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:47 am

One week to go before the exhibition and I've realised I will only be able to finish the most basic scenery. The layout electrics were connected and tested today

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Postby Glen A » Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:07 pm

I like the creeper growing up the brick wall.

It doesn't matter if the layout is not completly finished. It will give you a reason to be able to display the same layout next time. :wink:

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Postby DCRfan » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:03 am

The girls came back from milking and 'whats this stuck on the end of our field'

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My future estate layout will be a series of modules which are not scenically connected. Trains will cross the void between each cameo on 15 inch long ( :lol: ) mini baseboards in which only the track will be sceniced. In the mean time placed on each end they will provide shunting space for this module.
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Postby dieselwater » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:36 am

It's looking good Paul. I like the cows 8) mooo! :lol: :oops: :roll: Having different modules, representing seperate themes is a good idea 8)
Little old lines to somewhere.

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:29 am

:shock: 2 sleeps to go....

:shock: Layout passed muster at last nights meeting :!:
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Postby Korschtal » Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:59 pm

DCRfan wrote:My future estate layout will be a series of modules which are not scenically connected. Trains will cross the void between each cameo on 15 inch long ( :lol: ) mini baseboards in which only the track will be sceniced. In the mean time placed on each end they will provide shunting space for this module.


I've heard of a similar idea and thought it sounded great- look forward to see how it works in practice.
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Postby DCRfan » Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:38 pm

Korschtal wrote:I've heard of a similar idea and thought it sounded great- look forward to see how it works in practice.


Do you have any idea of the pitfalls and problems?
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:21 pm

DCRfan wrote:
Korschtal wrote:I've heard of a similar idea and thought it sounded great- look forward to see how it works in practice.


Do you have any idea of the pitfalls and problems?


:? Don't build it on legs... you need some baseboard on which to 'catch' any derailments. A 4" fall to the table top, is less damaging than a 3' fall to the floor. :!:
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Postby DCRfan » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:14 am

Agreed - the idea is to always place the modules on a table.
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Postby Imagineering » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:04 pm

32 Hours to go untill SHOWTIME. Is the glue 'n' paint all dry yet Paul??
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Postby Prof Klyzlr » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:39 pm

Dear Gavin, Glen, Paul,

Best of luck at the show!

Make sure you have in your "gig bag":

- Peco track-cleaning block
- "woodless pencil" graphite sticks
- a 9volt battery + spare length of flextrack
(perfect for makeshift loco testing + wheelcleaning!)
- basic screwdrivers
- basic model compatible lube oil
- bottle of ACC

...and, " 'ave a Good Weekend" playing trains... :wink: :D
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Postby DCRfan » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:43 pm

Imagineering wrote:32 Hours to go untill SHOWTIME. Is the glue 'n' paint all dry yet Paul??


:shock: You have been watching me. No the paint and glue is still very wet :cry:

At lease I have solved an intermittent track power problem on Silverpine. A darn possum undermined the sleeper to which the track power was soldered - Oh OK I admit it - it was a dry joint :oops:
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Postby DCRfan » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:45 pm

Prof Klyzlr wrote:Dear Gavin, Glen, Paul,

Best of luck at the show!

Make sure you have in your "gig bag":

- Peco track-cleaning block
- "woodless pencil" graphite sticks
- a 9volt battery + spare length of flextrack
(perfect for makeshift loco testing + wheelcleaning!)
- basic screwdrivers
- basic model compatible lube oil
- bottle of ACC

...and, " 'ave a Good Weekend" playing trains... :wink: :D


Screwdrivers as in the vodka & orange type I hope :lol:
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Postby Prof Klyzlr » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:58 pm

Dear Paul,

...if that is your poison of choice... :wink:

Oh, I forgot 3 critical things in the "gig bag" list

- a notepad
(for various explanatory diagrams, and future show bookings)

- a decent pen/artline texta
(for writing in the afore-mentioned notepad)

- and a supply of your preferred throat lozenges
(given the interest that's sure to be generated by the layouts in question,
there's going to be lots of talking over the 2 or 3 day show,
and anything that keeps your throat functional is invaluable!!!)
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:37 pm

Prof Klyzlr wrote:Dear Gavin, Glen, Paul,

Best of luck at the show!

Make sure you have in your "gig bag":

- Peco track-cleaning block
:D


That item is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN :!:
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