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Pete
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I'm back too . . . but I'm not sure I ever really left!

Postby Pete » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:03 am

Hi everyone!

Some of you will be familiar with my name, as I have been hovering in and out of Gn15 for some years now :D .

But now I have completed my last (read this as FINAL!) HO NG layout, Gravel Road - http://gravelroadlayout.blogspot.com.au/ - I'm devoting all my modelling efforts to this GNew scale! 8)

I've also been busy on other things . . . a career change (from print journalism to bus driving!), a city change (my wife and kids and I have moved out of Sydney to Wollongong), caring for aged parents, doing up an old house, and helping my gals through their final years of high school (my eldest is now a junior officer in the Royal Australian Navy, doing her degree at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra).

But the call of fellow narrow-minded modellers always rings in my ears! :D

I have always thought the warmth expressed in this group was the best I've ever encountered!!
Pete (Less Than Permanent Way) Heininger

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:37 am

Welcome back Pete, the Gn15 hook goes in deep :wink:

Look forward to what you're goning to come up with :)
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Postby Jon Randall » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:53 am

Welcome back Pete 8)
A Gn15 version of Gravel Road would be great but at 1155 x 245mm you'd have to use both arms :lol:
I like the way the back fence acts as a natural scenic break but then the trees give it extra depth 8)
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:15 am

Just had a read about your Gravel Road layout Pete, very nice.
Couldnt help myself, had to work out what the GEMME formula gave for 16.5mm gauge and the bigger size might well work for a Gn15 version.
Certainly got me thinking :roll:
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Postby dieselwater » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:03 pm

Welcome back Pete :D I look forward to seeing what you produce in Gn15. Gravel Road is a smashing layout 8)
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