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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:44 am

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Gerry Bullock wrote:... Completed the Baseboard yesterday and having some O-16.5 track for a Club project I've borrowed it and here's where I'm at ...

... would you mind telling the dimensions of your baseboard?

760x600mm Gerald.

... ah, thanks ... I was expecting or hoping respectively, it would have less than 50cm in depth ... :roll:



The track as laid falls within a 50cms width, inner circle is 37cms min which with hand laid track could be reduced to 30cms.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:49 am

Glen A wrote:Nice start Gerry, I like the track plan.
I'm looking forward to see how this develops... (and if you have any good ideas I can borrow for later :wink: :lol: ).

Looks like you have a slightly different set of figures to me. My one only had one sheep, but it did have the automatic trousers and an extra Wallace, (with his hands stretched up).

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Thanks Glen, by all means borrow, track plan already courtesy of Tess.
My figures are all Aardman authorised and probably date back a few years.

Bought a couple of sets, one with the house from eBay.
I have both trousers and the Wallace you describe BUT he's not free standing and will need a rivet or two to locate him. :wink:
Next step is to construct the COBBLERS. :roll: :lol:
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Postby mad gerald » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:34 am

Gerry Bullock wrote:
mad gerald wrote:
Gerry Bullock wrote:
mad gerald wrote:
Gerry Bullock wrote:... Completed the Baseboard yesterday and having some O-16.5 track for a Club project I've borrowed it and here's where I'm at ...

... would you mind telling the dimensions of your baseboard?

760x600mm Gerald.

... ah, thanks ... I was expecting or hoping respectively, it would have less than 50cm in depth ... :roll:

The track as laid falls within a 50cms width, inner circle is 37cms min which with hand laid track could be reduced to 30cms.


... thanks again ... was also dabbling with the inverted eight some time ago, but discontinued it ... may be I give it a try again, re-enacting that scene ...

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:39 pm

Here's a Halling circulating:

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Plus some items I acquired today which will be used, already had the flower pot tops.

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Postby Tomo » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:32 am

The Tea kettle will be a necessity!

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Postby Adrian » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:20 am

G'day Gerry
Have you seen how big these weapons are Adrian

Yes but that was just one of the sites I can across.
Try entering 'trebuchet' into Google ......... expect over 16,000,000 hits.
There must be at least one site with plans &/or models of a suitable size :shock: :shock:

Although I did have second thoughts about the trebuchet as the reloading of the weapon would, I think, require a master in animation to perfect and would probably tend to be a little tempremntal ..... to say the least. :shock: :shock: :shock:

However, in my travels, I did come across something called the 'Airsoft' gun.
Easy to load, electrically powered and reasonably cheap.
Will have to spend some more time researching those !

Really looking forward to seeing how this layout progresses.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:49 am

Tomo wrote:The Tea kettle will be a necessity!


Unquestionably, will be painted green and carry a suitable dilution of Rivorite. :wink:

The ancient Gramophone resides in Wallace's Greenhouse. Watch this space.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:50 am

Adrian wrote:G'day Gerry

Try entering 'trebuchet' into Google ......... expect over 16,000,000 hits.
There must be at least one site with plans &/or models of a suitable size :shock: :shock:

Really looking forward to seeing how this layout progresses.
Cheers


Pass. :roll:

Adrian wrote:G'day Gerry

However, in my travels, I did come across something called the 'Airsoft' gun.
Easy to load, electrically powered and reasonably cheap.
Will have to spend some more time researching those !

Cheers


Having looked at these weapons I think not, would have to be hand held, inappropriate for a Model Rail Show. I've already had a Grandma complaining about Ghosts.
I could see the venue being stormed by armed Police. :twisted: :lol: :lol:

Wallace will have to outwit Feathers by his skillful driving of the Train. :roll:

Now one of these just might be on the cards.
http://ts4.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail ... 8450e3859f
However I shudder to think how much paper I'd get through in a 2-Day Exhibition.
The reactions of fellow exhibitors are hardly likely to be positive as a W&G "Missile" derails the Pride & Joy. :shock:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:47 pm

Today Gromit logged into his Dogbook account and was made aware of a potential disaster awaiting the Cobblers.
Apparently the Euro Crisis has led to the Organic Rivet Market collapsing coupled with a surge in the number of Rivet Flies.
A swarm of these has been moving into Northern France affecting the Couillonades (French equivalent of Cobblers).
These flies are huge, Juergen has already sent me a photo of one. :wink:
The chances of them reaching the shores of the UK are quite high.
Apparently several have been seen on the outskirts of Calais, no doubt awaiting the chance to stow away upon a lorry bound for the UK. :twisted: :lol:
Why the bother, well these flies can fly upto a metre above the ground so that Wallace must build the Cobblers walls that bit higher to keep them out.
Yesterday Wallace had a stoke of luck. The local Ramblers have been complaining that many of their members (no doubt long in tooth) were unable to climb the ladder stiles used to cross dry stone walls. A local farmer has replaced several with swing gate stiles so Wallace jumped at the chance to acquire one of the Ladder Stiles.
Its size makes it suitable to use with the new higher wall. :D
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PS Wallace & Gromit's World of Inventions is at Scienceworks Melbourne
until Nov 11, 2012.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:55 pm

HELP, a Private Ambulance has just drawn up outside and several men in White Coats are getting out. I wond--------------------------- :!: :?: :twisted:
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Postby Oztrainz » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:02 pm

And you think you have impending trouble with invading rivet flies?????
http://www.bigthings.com.au/pix/bigthings/mosquito.jpg :shock: :shock:
Don't pick a fight with a Hexam Grey mozzie - shotguns pellets bouce off them!!! -

:twisted: :idea: Gneed some Mortein exported to Up Over?? Its been taking down Louie the Fly for over 50 years
Warning blatant advertising in the following link...
http://www.mortein.com.au/louie_the_fly.php

Maybe Wallace & Gromit gneed arming with some of these??
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:31 pm

so that's what's causing our local Ossie Mossie problem
Simon Dawson
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Postby Adrian » Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:54 am

G'day Gerry
Having looked at these weapons I think not, would have to be hand held, inappropriate for a Model Rail Show. I've already had a Grandma complaining about Ghosts.
I could see the venue being stormed by armed Police.

Actually, although most of the guns are replicas of hand held guns, the airsoft system is also used in model tanks in a range of sizes including 1/24.
http://www.bananahobby.com/1126.html

Also in my wanderings through the web I discovered that, except in South Australia, the guns are actually illegal in Australia (although they do seem to be available in the local shops) :?: :?:

No idea what the regulations are in your part of the world but it all seems to be too much trouble out here. :!:

Looks like the fun police are winning :( :( :(

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:59 pm

Here's Wallace's Cobblers, still need to carve 7 more wall sides. :(

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Rivets not yet planted out.
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Postby Tomo » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:18 pm

I like that quite a bit, yes indeed! The grass is extremely "lifelike."

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Postby Glen A » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:58 pm

Wow Gerry.
Looking great! 8)
Plenty of different colours and textures to keep the eye interested.
And I agree, the grass does look very real.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:30 am

Too much temptation here Gerry, must stop reading the thread :lol:
Not sure how you pulled off so many surface textures together, but it works.
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:shock: Outstanding!
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:47 am

Thanks Guys, it is, after all, W&G and I think anything goes :!: :twisted:
The grass was intended for Gneiss Cider however I thought it was too green - it's a Florist product used primarily to tart up pots with a plant in.
Has "earth" on underside with a fine polymer filament joining the two surfaces.

The Earth can be seen to the right of the ladder stile, the stile will be the home of Preston who is guaranteed to see off any interloper. :lol:

Juergen has just PM'd me with a link to his foam carving revealing an item that would certainly have Wallace drooling. :wink:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:42 am

Wallace's Prize Rivets. :lol:

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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:29 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:Wallace's Prize Rivets. :lol:


Are those the rare Parasol Rivets :?:
Now I understand the need for the protective wall :lol:
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Postby Carlo » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:31 pm

Jeurgen -

What are the scale(s) of the http://www.thomarillion.de items.
Very nice selection of weird stuff!
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:21 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:
Gerry Bullock wrote:Wallace's Prize Rivets. :lol:


Are those the rare Parasol Rivets :?:
Now I understand the need for the protective wall :lol:


Yes Steve, a Devon species, no doubt. :wink:
Whilst out with Wallace at a secret wood in Wensleydale Gromit stumbled upon a bunch of wild ones whilst snuffling for a doggy treat -Druffles.
Gromit particularly like the Blue Veined variety which can be found in this area.
It has taken Wallace 3 years to get the cultivated ones to this size.
These Parasol Rivets will be presented to the winners at the Wensleydale Decennial Games. :roll:
Currently Wallace has only managed to grow the copper ones.:idea: :arrow:
However by the time the following Decennial comes around in 2023 he hopes to have perfected Gold, Silver & Bronze ones.
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Wallace took some photos of the wild Parasol rivets and when he finds them he's promised to let me post a copy.
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Postby KEG » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:19 pm

Carlo:

What are the scale(s) of the http://www.thomarillion.de items.
Very nice selection of weird stuff!


The Fantasy gamers use these. So it is probably in 1 : 60, more or less.
I use some of it with 1 . 24 / 22,5 Figures http://www.die-feldbahnsinnigen.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=770

Gerry: Sorry for the distraction. The hamster will keep an eye or two on your rivet developments.


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