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Postby riogruNt » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:15 pm

Hi guys,

Just got my registration to this forum sorted and I've have been a bit dormant with my Gn15 modelling in the past year or so, but I'm in the process of getting my layout back on track (NPI)
The critter I finished ages ago (pics in my signature link) was built from a Bachmann Gas mech & I used a whole bunch of detail stuff that all you guys would be familiar with

I hope to get going on some more Gn15 modelling pretty soon as time and life allows

Thanks for having me aboard
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Postby Bilco » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:28 pm

Hi Steve - welcome to the Gnuthouse!

Your critter looks very interesting, and a bit different from most conversions of the Bachmann. I look forward to seeing some more of your modelling :D
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Postby Moronguhl » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:32 pm

Wow, that loco is gorgeous. You can always tell when someone has studied prototypical photos, lots of lovely detail on that model. Can't wait to see your layout finished!
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Postby chris stockdale » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:11 pm

riogruNt wrote:Thanks for having me aboard



Good to have you here :D


That's a very nice loco, I look forward to seeing more of your modelling in due course.


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Postby Simon Andrews » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:43 pm

Welcome Steve,

Nice critter 8)

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Postby JackBlack » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:24 am

Hi Steve, I live in Victoria, OZ and I really love your critter. Can you give us some details on how you made your critter??

Thanks
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Postby Adrian » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:56 am

G'day Steve

Welcome to the group....Good to see another Aussi here.

Like your critter......Have I seen it at a narrow gauge convention before :?:

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Postby Prof Klyzlr » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:53 am

Dear Steve P, Adrian,

Steve, good to see you here. I'm sure you'll find lots of stuff of interest, and be able to share lots too.

Adrian, Yes, you've seen this before, most likely in the same locality of a certain On3 "Vermillion Male-deer" logging layout... :wink:

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Postby dieselwater » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:41 am

Hi Steve, welcome to the Gnuthouse :D

Your critter is terrific! Great details such as all the tools place anywhere there's room and the busted light. The finish is wonderfully done too. Looking forward to seeing more of your modelling.
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Postby Mark Goodwin » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:51 am

Steve,

Your critter is fantastic, there's just so much detail to take in. It is a wonderful Bachmann Davenport conversion and great to see a variation of style. More please - and er, welcome to the forum.
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Postby DCRfan » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:48 am

Adrian wrote:G'day Steve

Welcome to the group....Good to see another Aussi here.



Another Aussie :shock: Hmm ... :wink:

Seriously welcome and your loco shows you have the makings of a true Gnutter
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Postby riogruNt » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:19 pm

Prof Klyzlr wrote:Dear Steve P, Adrian,

Steve, good to see you here. I'm sure you'll find lots of stuff of interest, and be able to share lots too.

Adrian, Yes, you've seen this before, most likely in the same locality of a certain On3 "Vermillion Male-deer" logging layout... :wink:

Happy Modelling,
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Prof Klyzlr


Hey Prof / Adrian,
You know I just realise that I took this critter to the 2007 NG Convention in Melbourne, which is where you would have seen it before Adrian.
Here I was thinking I'd only just finished it before the 2009 NGC in Sydney....man I must be losing the plot, now where did those 2 other years go? :roll:
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Postby Adrian » Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:20 am

G'day Steve

Hey Prof / Adrian,
You know I just realise that I took this critter to the 2007 NG Convention in Melbourne, which is where you would have seen it before Adrian.


Not quite......I was there too !
Probably didn't recognise it because each of the NG conventions provides an overload of such fantastic modelling by the end of the convention they do tend to merge a little bit.

By the way will you be in Queensland next year ?

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:29 am

Adrian wrote:G'day Steve


By the way will you be in Queensland next year ?

Cheers


:? That's pretty close to NZ.... what are the details?
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Postby Prof Klyzlr » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:33 am

Dear Gavin,

That would be the 2011 Australian Narrow Gauge Convention,
slated to be held at the Ipswich Railway Workshops/Museum,
during Easter 2011.

http://www.zelmeroz.com/_zozimages/10th ... terest.pdf

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:06 am

Prof Klyzlr wrote:Dear Gavin,

That would be the 2011 Australian Narrow Gauge Convention,
slated to be held at the Ipswich Railway Workshops/Museum,
during Easter 2011.

http://www.zelmeroz.com/_zozimages/10th ... terest.pdf

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Prof Klyzlr


8) I see they anticipate your attendance, from the options available on the name titles :!:
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Postby JackBlack » Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:41 pm

Do you know when the next on in Melbourne is??
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Postby Prof Klyzlr » Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:05 pm

Dear Jack,

You just missed a VIC-based "Mini Convention" held in April, at the Nobelius Packing Shed, just east of Emerald on PBR. The next "MiniCon" is slated for 2012.

http://cngg.org.au/southernforests/

As for the "Full Conventions", they are held every 2 years,
usually around Easter, with the next one slated for Ipswich QLD as mentioned above.

By tradition, the Conventions rotate between QLD/VIC/NSW.

2003 - Syd
2005 - Albury
2007 - Noble Park North, Melb
2009 - Paramatta, Syd
2011 - Ipswich, QLD

As of 2005, when the Convention was held in Albury, the "where" became "open to wherever the winning/succeceeding organising team decided to hold it".

Ergo, tradition says 2013 is _likely_ to be held in VIC,
probably within the Melb environs,
(Melb 2007 was held at Cawartha College, Noble Park North),

but that's not for certain at this stage...

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Postby JackBlack » Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:38 am

Thankyou for that Prof Klyzlr.
Jack



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