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 Posted: Fri Feb 8th, 2013 08:15 pm
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The backdrop and scenery both look outstanding. I enjoy your tutorials very much. Thanks for posting I know just how long that takes.
Keep posting all of your neat stuff.
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Rod.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 9th, 2013 08:32 pm
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G'day mate ( pick jaw up off floor )
That is simply stunning, awesome and lots more stuff along those lines.

I really love railway scenary that is just so close to the real thing as in it's perfect.

Ab Fab :glad:

Thanks for takeing the time to share it mate!

Rowan

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 Posted: Sat Feb 9th, 2013 08:39 pm
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Thanks, guys! I've been cranking away catching up on castings and such, so it's nice to read these friendly comments when I get a break.  :bg:

Dan Pickard suggested I bring the dio down to Oz for the Aussie NG convention ... where it would just happen to meet the criteria for the "mantelpiece challenge" they're having.  What a wonderful idea!  Now, I'm off to buy a couple lottery tickets to see if I can come up with plane fare ...

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 Posted: Sat Feb 9th, 2013 10:44 pm
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Hi Dallas,
If you find a way to get all the way down under for some NGC fun and games, I'll cut you a "really good deal" on a trade stand :)

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Dan Pickard

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 Posted: Sun Feb 10th, 2013 01:21 am
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Send it over and I'll make an Aussie cane loco & cars! :bg:

Really cool ... and perfectly welcome here!  My mind is already fabricating more mantelpiece dio ideas ...

Definitely have to make it to Oz and see broccoli trees in person! :bg:   (Yes, I know they're gum trees ... and I've seen photos that lead me to believe that actual gum trees really look like that ... nevertheless, very tall broccoli comes to mind!) :cool:

PS -- The tall backdrop looks great with the tall trees.  Curious:  what are the base dimensions?

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 Posted: Sun Feb 10th, 2013 01:54 am
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Ha, no came trains for this one, this is Puffing Billy country (about 1000km south of the Queensland cane fields), but, speaking of cane trains and cane bins, there might be some ideas for you to check out with BVM stuff (the size of cane stuff would fit really nicely with the sizes of some of your previous gear...might need to discuss that one).

The diorama base complies with the mantelpiece challenge rules at 10" deep and 36" long. The "broccoli" and the backdrop stand about 25" tall. Still have to fit a narrow frame around the backdrop yet, and come back for the next layers of foliage.

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Alright... that does it. I'm starting a diorama ASAP. I gotta have something like this for the Brookville to live on. Sitting in a Tupperware container is just no way for a critter to live. In fact, I'd say it's cruel and unusual punishment.

Beautiful job, Dan...



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 Posted: Tue Feb 12th, 2013 02:26 pm
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Mike, you just picked up on the exact purpose of the mantelpiece challenge we are running for the NGC.

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Awesome work, lads! Very inspirational as well!

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mwiz64 wrote: Alright... that does it. I'm starting a diorama ASAP. I gotta have something like this for the Brookville to live on. Sitting in a Tupperware container is just no way for a critter to live. In fact, I'd say it's cruel and unusual punishment.

Beautiful job, Dan...

danpickard wrote: Mike, you just picked up on the exact purpose of the mantelpiece challenge we are running for the NGC.

Cheers,
Dan Pickard

Wow, the whole challenge was based on getting Brookeville locos out of Tupperware ... who woulda guessed? :)



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