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 Posted: Tue Jan 29th, 2013 05:07 pm
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WOW! :2t:

Very impressive. 

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 Posted: Fri Feb 1st, 2013 10:41 am
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Thanks Dan, the layout made its 1st appearance at my Club's Annual Show last July where it won Best-in-Show. Unusual for a layout of this size.
Show is a general show with lots of families with kids. two reasons for winning:
1. Gn15 is half Doll's House size albeit with house sizes not so large in UK many who  follow the Doll's House Hobby model in 1/24.
2. The kids loved the ghost that appears in a disused tunnel from time to time - with sound effects. :rah:

I had one Grandma with Gchildren in tow who (on hearing that there was a Ghost to be seen) said you're not to look - there's no such thing. :shocked: Of course the kids looked!:bg:

So here's the ghost, look away now those of a nervous disposition.;)


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Great feature for the kids!

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There is also an Adult section Herb.

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Gotta remember this--

Down the stairs and turn right.

Down the stairs and turn right

Down the----think I got it


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 Posted: Sat Feb 2nd, 2013 02:29 pm
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Herb Kephart wrote: Gotta remember this--

Down the stairs and turn right.

Down the stairs and turn right

Down the----think I got it


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Spot on Herb, however in the next photo you'll see the model's twin sister Vanessa.
Now I didn't make this building; the maker tells me that there are 4 doors at top of stairs - behind one is Vanessa however her father is behind one of the others and he doesn't take kindly to strangers intruding into the family quarters of the Pub. L::us::)



I should add that the room is superbly furnished with a dressing table which has a Victorian jug & basin thereon, painting on wall and a brass bedstead. Unfortunately impossible to photograph and roof doesn't come off. Oh, I forgot there is a door in far corner.
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Gneiss & Gnaughty! Great stuff. :)



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Thanks Dallas, there are other two other features of the layout, the first not previously shown.
The basement of the Barn houses a Cider Press so goods in apples and goods out empty wagons BUT how to switch in what is after all an enclosed space.
Here's the answer:


This was just the trial, obviously no track there now.

Here's a side view of what it looks like now, just returned from major NG Show in UK with all the debris in place but forgot to take photo.:bang:





The second feature can be seen however a video shows what happens:

http://smg.beta.photobucket.com/user/Gn15/media/Gneiss%20Cider/GneissCider151.mp4.html?sort=3&o=71

Haven't taken video of Loco with area fully scenicked. You need to watch it twice to get full effect.
The link will also lead you to all my Gneiss Cider/Farm photos.

Last edited on Sun Feb 17th, 2013 03:40 pm by GerryB



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Got a great laugh out of the wagon through the wall!!



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