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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:35 pm

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


Have Fun

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No matter Juergen, unfortunately my Hamster's gone walkabout. :cry:
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Postby Glen A » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:01 pm

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

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Ha ha,
Love it!!

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Postby Tomo » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:22 pm

Awww... Spring has arrived the Rivets are in full bloom!

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:13 pm

More to come Glen & Tomo.
This Friday & Saturday I'm showing Gneiss Farm at aCharity Show in a nearby Church.
When I took the layout this morning the table provided had a spare area so a W&G Diorama will appear for the first time.
Here's what it currently looks like, it may get additions.

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Normally Preston would be facing tuther way guarding the Cobblers.
Gromit looks a tad surprised as the rivets weren't there yesterday, he thought that the seeds planted a few weeks back were of his favorite food Dogigree Chews. :roll:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:44 pm

Those rivets sure do grow quick :lol:
Must be a nightmare for thse trying to count them :wink:
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Postby Cross Kitter » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:05 pm

If only you could do it like the Resolva advert

http://www.resolva-weeds.com/

where they pop up all over the place :lol: that would fool the counters :lol:
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Postby Adrian » Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:51 am

G'day Simon
where they pop up all over the place

Do you mean something like this :?:
http://www.jedmicro.com.au/Florobots%20Movie.AVI

[Sorry .... seems I am unable to find a direct link .... you have to download the file and then use a media player of some sort to play the little.AVI video
Why is life so difficult ???]

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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:17 am

Adrian wrote:Do you mean something like this :?:
http://www.jedmicro.com.au/Florobots%20Movie.AVI


:lol: Gerry and I were discussing a similar idea on the phone last night, think it might have scared him :D
He is at a show today with his Rivet farm, so no doubt be back tonight with even more ideas :wink:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:33 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:
Adrian wrote:Do you mean something like this :?:
http://www.jedmicro.com.au/Florobots%20Movie.AVI


:lol: Gerry and I were discussing a similar idea on the phone last night, think it might have scared him :D
He is at a show today with his Rivet farm, so no doubt be back tonight with even more ideas :wink:



:lol: :lol: :lol:
Certainly feasible BUT Gnot on this layout, there's already enough items planned that are yet to be constructed thanks to Juergen's helpful link.
I had enough space beside Gneiss Farm to show the Diorama as posted on Wednesday.
I was amazed (or perhaps I shouldn't have been) the number of visitors enamoured with W&G. :roll:
This included the Minister who asked me whether my W&G write-up (as per 1st post here) could be included in the next Church Magazine.
So W&Gn15 gets Church approval. :wink:
The subject of Wallace & Gromit featuring as a Railway Theme has to be a winner. :lol:
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Postby Korschtal » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:09 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:This included the Minister who asked me whether my W&G write-up (as per 1st post here) could be included in the next Church Magazine.
So W&Gn15 gets Church approval. :wink:


Well done Gerry. Does that mean you can excommunicate rivet counters as heretics now?
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Postby Glen A » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:58 pm

A blessing from the church!
What more could you ask for?

(or was it they were going to pray and ask that you got help for having such nutty ideas? :lol: :lol: ) Only joking of course. :wink:

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:47 pm

Glen A wrote:A blessing from the church!
What more could you ask for?

(or was it they were going to pray and ask that you got help for having such nutty ideas? :lol: :lol: ) Only joking of course. :wink:


Wensleydale manna perhaps. :wink:

I now need to set the scene for the discovery of the Parasol rivets.
There's a Gneed for a Ludicrus Prologue. :roll:
Since Wallace started in the Riveting Trade he's subscribed to the Fastener Technology International Magazine [it does exist]. Gromit felt that he was getting a bit out of his depth and resolved to search out something more suitable and useful to their back street emporium.
Gromit had good contacts having doguated with honours from Dogwarts.
[double first in Engineering for Dogs.]
His best mate, a Hungarian Erdelyi Kopo, was always ahead of the pack.
Gromit sent Lehár [his Muggle owners liked Opera] a text.
"Leha YELP ?LD ImageImageImageAIMB BTWITIAILWU GROM"
A couple of days later Lehár arrived on his Waggingstick with some good news.
Whilst at Dogwarts Lehár was often invited to local hunts and during that time he stumbled upon a previously unknown species of rivet.
These rivets were to be found in the Dales, however being a K9 Lehár didn't know which Dale as he traveled there in closed vans.
Lehár agreed to help Gromit locate the rivets if Gromit could find the Dale :!:
Then a stroke of luck for Gromit, Wallace came back one morning with a new supply of Wensleydale wrapped in (wait for it) the latest issue of Rivet Weekly. :twisted:
Gromit grabbed the paper to see what might be of interest.
Wallace was, of course, still enthralled by his FTIM monthly and showed no interest. :roll:
Some ten minutes later when Gromit had reached the Sales & Wants section he grabbed Wallace's trousers to attract his attention.
Ee Bah Gum, what is it Lad :?:
Gromit pointed to a strange advert in the paper.
"Unusual wild umbrella rivets - £5 each - Ring 0111 222"

A week went by, repeat phone calls to the number went unanswered. Wrong number said Wallace, however Gromit wasn’t so sure.
Gromit asked his Dogbook contacts where the 0111 code was situated.
Reply soon came back – Bakewell area of Derbyshire.
Fine place Bakewell, make great puddings said Wallace. They’ve even got a Stube that specialises in Austrian sausages and genuine Apfel Strudel.
Gromit licked his lips, he could feel a trip coming on.:D
Gromit then had a thought, as dogs do! What if the advert was a trap :?:
He’d just remembered Piella Bakewell; crocodiles had disposed of her, however her twin sister Farfala Bakewell had vowed to avenge her death.:shock:
Time to call up Lehár who could go undercover to Bakewell and sniff out the surroundings.
Although there is no known photo of Farfala Gromit added a photo of Piella to his Dogbook page knowing that Lehár would instantly recognise her sister:
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Gromit felt pleased with himself so he turned on his K9pad to listen to some Bach. 8)
to be continued. :lol:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:51 pm

A week went by before anything was heard from Lehár, then when Gromit logged into the K9web to check his mail he found this message from his friend:

"No sign of Fafala however strange goings-on on the moors :!:
Check my Dog book page for more information."

Just then a clap of thunder was heard overhead and Gromit lost his Doggyputor connection.
Gromit showed Wallace the message he'd managed to print-out before the crash. Eeeh Lad looks like we'd better get up to Bakewell said Wallace. How's the motorbike coming along :?:
Gromit had been replacing the big ends after a failure during their last adventure and the motor was still in pieces.
No joy there then, don't suppose Renault would lend us a Kangoo?
Gromit frowned. :roll:
No probably not said Wallace, train's out as we'll be seen by too many people. :cry:
Come on Lad let's hitch a lift.
So that's how Wallace & Gromit found themselves on board a Fusion bound for the Derbyshire Dales.
En route they were able to use Gromit's Woofberry to access Lehár's Dogbook page.
Doesn't look good said Wallace when Gromit showed him the entry.
Arrived in Bakewell and was fortunate to find an Old English Sheepdog who was tuned in to the local Dogvine.
Apparently Lehár had arrived just before the annual Dogathon a 20 mile hike come race over the fells.
Just the opportunity to meet local dogs and establish if any had seen Fafala.
Spoke with over 80 dogs on race-day and none had seen Fafala. :D
However some 20 of the digs reported strange goings-on on't moors.
Groups of Anoraks wandering around with mini metal detectors. :shock:
When approached they claimed to be looking for Truffles.
Now any snuffling dog knows that you don't look for Truffles on the moors - you Gneed woodland where you'll find them. :?
Wallace was perplexed, that's bad Gnews Lad; someone must have leaked the discovery of the rare Parasol Rivet.
We'll have to get our skates on, by the way did you bring them Gromit :?: :lol:
Look out for the next installment when Gromit finds the elusive Parasol rivet. :D
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Postby Tomo » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:27 pm

:lol: :lol:

Inventive!

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Postby jacko » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:16 pm

When you show this interestind layout please print out your story for the rivet counters

:shock:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:49 am

Tomo wrote::lol: :lol:

Inventive!


Thanks Tomo.

jacko wrote:When you show this interesting layout please print out your story for the rivet counters

:shock:


Somehow I think that would spoil their game. :twisted:

Now onto the hunt for the rivet.

Wallace & Gromit checked into their B&B.
Gromit was well pleased, being a well behaved dog, he was allowed to stay in a ground floor room with Wallace giving direct access to the grounds.
Wallace wasn't so happy at breakfast next morning :!:
"No Cheese" he almost shouted at his host after having read the menu.
Easily rectified was the reply and in a flash a plate of Wensleydale was proffered.
Wallace decided to make the first search an easy one as Gromit had cut his foot on a piece of glass carelessly left amongst some grass.
Monsal Trail today Gromit. I hear they have the latest Electric Bikes. :D

Once on the trail they came across the recently opened tunnels:
Cost over £3Million to bring these into use lad. Makes a grand ride.
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Pheeew glad we're through Lad had visions of Farfala making an appearance.

Shortly afterwards Gromit tugged at Wallace's coat; he was riding in the buggy behind the bike.
"What's up lad." Gromit pointed at the grand but rather rusty Victorian Bridge beside the trail.
Ay, Loads of rivets but not what we want. :cry:
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We'll turn back Gromit: "No luck here, we'll walk the Mam Tor Ridge tomorrow to see if they're there"
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:16 pm

Next morning after another plate of Wensleydale and Jacob's Cream Crackers Wallace was ready for the trek. Gromit had eaten his usual Meatabix which Wallace had brought with him.
“Landlord’s promised me a treat for tomorrow Lad – Stinking Bishop, BUT he’s said that I’ll have to eat it in’t Yard so as not to upset tuther guests.”
Off they went again hitching a lift in’t Fusion to the bottom of Mam Tor.
“Grand scenery” said Wallace - Gromit Gnodded.
Looks just the place to find the Rare Parasol Rivets.
The view was outstanding:

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Come on Lad stop staring at scenery we’ve work to do, awhile later Gromit saw a vantage point and Wallace helped him reach it.
Great that you remembered Ice Axe Gromit or you’d never have made it. Gromit Gnodded.

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What can you see Lad :?: Gromit mimed a round of cheese. :roll:

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Looks a tad large for a Cheese Factory Lad, we'll seek it out later. Any Rivets :?:
It was at that moment Gromit let out a WOOOOF, fell off his stone post and went bounding along the ridge.
"By Gum" said Wallace. "The lad's onto sumatt" :shock:
A few minutes later Wallace caught up with Gromit who was sitting on a rock surveying the small plantation of Wild Parasol Rivets heed seen. 8) :D

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Wallace carefully extracted the rivets with sufficient soil to sustain them until he could pot them up back at the B&B.

We'll Gneed more Gromit.
Just then Wallace had an idea as to how to find more of the Rare Parasol Rivets. :twisted: :lol:
More later.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:34 pm

This is a grand adventure these two are on :lol:
Great place to find the Rivets.
It's many years since I last went up on Mam Tor and I dont remember seeing any Parasol Rivets, but then I wasnt looking for them at the time :wink:
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Postby Glen A » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:43 pm

Nice layout Gerry. I wish I could build scenery that looked that good!
And you've got the perspective done well too. Looks like it goes for miles.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:07 am

Glen A wrote:Nice layout Gerry. I wish I could build scenery that looked that good!
And you've got the perspective done well too. Looks like it goes for miles.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I wish. :roll:

Here's a cameo that possibly will appear on the layout Glen.
Cheese is en route.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:40 am

Wallace was tidying Gromit's room this morning when he came across a bunch of papers from Gromit's days at Dogwarts; amongst them was a copy of Popular Science from the 1940s. Therein Wallace found an article that made him beam from ear to ear "Strange Tartan Rivet"
Back in 1939 a group of Naturalists looking at the flora of the Isle of Skye stumbled upon an unusual species. Described as an 'unbelievable' find. :twisted:
The rivet sported a tartan mosaic on its upper surface, beneath it was a copper colour.
The article included a poor photograph that had seen better days.
Wallace had Gromit scan it into his K9Pad, this is the result:
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Gromit went into a pensive mode:
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"You look as though you're shaking a bit Lad" Thinking what I am methinks. Looks like a expedition to the Highlands is called for. :wink:
We MUST get this strain if it's still around. :roll:
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Postby Tomo » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:30 pm

Stirring up thoughts of the next Wallace and Gromit Adventure. I wonder what nature of misadventures could possibly happen to a fellow named Wallace in the "Highlands?"

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:29 am

Tomo wrote:Stirring up thoughts of the next Wallace and Gromit Adventure. I wonder what nature of misadventures could possibly happen to a fellow named Wallace in the "Highlands?"


I'm passing on the Highland adventure for the moment Tomo.
Yes Wallace did get to the Isle of Skye - eventually :wink: although the trip wasn't straightforward thanks to the dreaded Scottish Storms. :lol:

Last Saturday I had to substitute Gneiss Farm (due to lack of help) at a Show in Haynes Bedfordshire.
According to the Organizer he was more than pleased with that as it appears the layout was rated the highlight of the show(as per his letter to myself and the other participants).

Here's photo of layout as shown with everything just thrown together - one might say not even started let alone finished.

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Here's a video of same, the Skip Lister will be replaced by a suitable Loco for Wallace to drive.

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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:08 pm

Nowhere else may one find such modeling, enlightenment and entertainment in one place :D
later, Forrest Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. -- Nikola Tesla, July, 1934

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Willow Creek Traction wrote:Nowhere else may one find such modeling, enlightenment and entertainment in one place :D


Very well put.

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