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Gerry Bullock Challengne.

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 9:19 pm
by Nevadablue
I think it is time to have another 'Challengne'. :lol:

I propose an annual Gerry's Challengne to honor his memory and make him and us smile. How about no rules except that the thing starts over every January 1. If we start the 2016 event now, we have until the end of the year to make something that would make Gerry Smile.

Choose something and work on it and show us what you have done.

Let's Go!

If you didn't know Gerry, look up his posts. Have fun and start with the oldest. Then work on something that makes you and hopefully him happy.

Re: Gerry Bullock Challengne.

Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 2:43 am
by Nevadablue
I've decided that I need a Vitacress Loco. Should be a useful addition to my layout.

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That pic is Gerry's. I also found the printy for it.

Re: Gerry Bullock Challengne.

Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 4:48 am
by chris stockdale
Nevadablue wrote:I think it is time to have another 'Challengne'. :lol:

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That's a great idea Ken.

It's putting a smile on my face already. I only hope what I come up with does the same for GB.

Bestest,

Re: Gerry Bullock Challengne.

Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 9:45 am
by rue_d_etropal
wondered how long it would take for someone to come up with this. I held back because I suggested the last challenge and that did not get that far.

Only problem with free for all, is that it does not really challenge, but at least it is a start.
For me, probably getting the TukTuk model back running(one of Gerry's early Gn15 models), not that is much of a challenge, but maybe I could add a GB plate on it, obviously that does not stand for Great Britain in this case!
It is a pity Gerry never had himself 3D scanned, then we could have a miniature Gerry on our layouts. Something to think about for others.

Re: Gerry Bullock Challengne.

Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 7:53 pm
by Nevadablue
Simon, I like the idea of the challenges, but it seems that something always gets in the way and becomes the 'priority'. For myself, I really don't care how long it takes to build something. Last year's challenge is still stewing as is my own challenge to myself: to build a loco in honor of Verne Niner. Someday, those may be finished too.

I also feel that setting too many rules is not in the interest of the hobby. Fun can come in many forms and I've seen people hold back and not start something for fear of breaking the 'rules'.

Anyway, this was just an idea. Hopefully it will trigger some more activity here again.

Oh, there are a couple of pretty good pictures of Gerry in some of the old threads. I will attempt to create a 'likeness', hopefully it won't be too grotesque of a likeness. :D

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Re: Gerry Bullock Challengne.

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 11:55 am
by rue_d_etropal
love the picture. Would be great if someone did do a figure!

One of the things I kike about challenges is that they challenge. Fitting OO9 in a box file might be a challenge for some but it is more of a challenge to fit a working Gn15 layout in one. Unfortunately one of my mini layouts did not get far. Gerry did contact me when he was compiling the archive section, but I had to tell him I had put it on hold. Now maybe that should be my challenge. I have the bits somewhere, and with my 3D printed track it would be easier to do. I might just use my design and start afresh.
The Swanley yearly challenge always gets me thinking, although I am still to actually enter, partly because of difficulty in getting there for the day.

Apart from the challenge of designing models for 3D printing(well finding a chassis is the real challenge), I am planning that most of my new layouts will fit in suitcase for easy transport. I think the one I was working on, might fit, but it will have to wait till next year. This year has to be the Tuk Tuk. Not much but at least it has a connection to Gerry.

Re: Gerry Bullock Challengne.

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 4:10 pm
by Nevadablue
I like your ideas.


Tuk Tuk... One of my favorite vehicles. When I lived in Nicaragua (most of '08), they were everywhere. I would love to have one where I live now. Neat contraptions...

Re: Gerry Bullock Challengne.

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:09 pm
by Ian-IoM
Hi all, somewhat belated but I haven't really been following this forum for a while and have only recently read the sad news about Gerry, I never met him in real life but admired his work and his fun approach to model making, and he did a huge amount to keep this forum going. I like the idea of a challenge in his memory, not sure what form it should take though. Perhaps for me it could be just to get my arse in gear, dust off the tool kit, do a bit of model making and contribute something again...

Ian

Re: Gerry Bullock Challengne.

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:21 am
by Nevadablue
I think you have the idea and spirit of the 'Challengne' Ian.

Re: Gerry Bullock Challengne.

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:26 am
by KEG
Perhaps for me it could be just to get my arse in gear, dust off the tool kit, do a bit of model making and contribute something again...


I hope, you donĀ“t expect that someone of us has to pass away, whenever you have a personal crisis with your modelling. There ar better ways to motivate ones self.

I doubt that it is legal to use Gerry Bullocks name for a challenge without permission of his family.

I propose to declare May 18th every year as "Gerry Bullock Memorial Day". A chance for every Gnatterboxer to say thank your for all the inspiration Gerry has given many of us for many years.

Have Fun

Juergen

Re: Gerry Bullock Challengne.

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 9:22 pm
by Thorness
Gerry
Gone but not forgotten.

Re: Gerry Bullock Challengne.

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 8:43 pm
by KEG
Time to run a Gerry Bullock Memorial Train. Gerry sold me this Little Red Beast many, many years ago.

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Thank you Gerry for all you gave and taught us.

Have Fun

Juergen