Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

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Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Post by ge_rik » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:03 am

Congratulations to both. Those pictures are worthy winners!

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Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Post by philipy » Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:56 am

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the December Gallery is KjellAn and a very well deserved victory it is. Well done Kjel.
Now, of course, you have to propose the theme for the next one! :lol:
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Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Post by ge_rik » Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:02 am

Well done Kjell. What a great way to start the New Year πŸ‘

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Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Post by FWLR » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:23 am

Brilliant and worthy winner. You just can't beat a loco in steam. I voted for it and i'am not ashamed to admit it.

Well done Kjell... :thumbright: :thumbright: :thumbright: :thumbright:

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Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Post by Peter Butler » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:51 am

Wonderful picture with plenty of atmosphere, congratulations.
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Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Post by Andrew » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:35 pm

Peter Butler wrote: ↑Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:51 am Wonderful picture with plenty of atmosphere, congratulations.
Absolutely - well done!

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Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Post by Soar Valley Light » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:40 pm

Congratulations on a well deserved win Kjell. Not only is it a great shot of a lovely loco, it also shows what a lovely railway you have built. :thumbup:

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Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Post by KjellAn » Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:28 pm

philipy wrote: ↑Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:56 amNow, of course, you have to propose the theme for the next one.
A big thank you to everyone who voted for my photo. :)
And the theme for the next Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery will be:

Funny people and situations on the Garden Railway

As I know the members of this forum, there should be many good candidates for the topic.
Kjell Anderdal :)

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Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Post by philipy » Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:14 pm

KjellAn wrote: ↑Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:28 pm
philipy wrote: ↑Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:56 amNow, of course, you have to propose the theme for the next one.
A big thank you to everyone who voted for my photo. :)
And the theme for the next Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery will be:

Funny people and situations on the Garden Railway

As I know the members of this forum, there should be many good candidates for the topic.
Thanks Kjell, great idea. I'll set up the entry thread shortly.
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Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Post by philipy » Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:19 pm

Ooops, my apologies, I've just realised that I haven't actually announced the winner of the March gallery, which was, by a mile, Peter Butler.
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Well done Peter, now you just have to propose the next theme please.
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Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Post by ge_rik » Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:40 pm

A worthy winner! Not just a great photo but a marvellous bit of modelling

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Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Post by Peter Butler » Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:59 pm

Thank you all very much, what a nice surprise, (clutching imaginary 3D printed trophy), I don't know what to say other than quote the late, great Spike Milligan on receiving his Lifetime Achievement Award.... 'about bloody time!'
There are far too many people to name for supporting me but I must thank Diane for supplying me with curry, whiskey and wine, without which none of this would be possible.
In the best tradition of award ceremonies I feel obliged to remind everyone to do our share to save the planet, so please remember to abandon steam and go electric!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkOAUht3G5o

For the next quarter's competition I suggest the theme..... Working on the Railway.
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Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Post by ge_rik » Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:13 pm

I remember when Spike was getting his Lifetime Achievement award and, after a big build-up, there was a special video message from the Prince of Wales who, of course, was a great fan of the Goon Shows (and could do all the voices). He gave Spike a glowing tribute.

The presenter turned to Spike and with great solemnity said something along the lines of, "Well, what do you make of that?"

After a very brief pause, Spike replied, "Grovelling little bar stool!"

Which of course brought the house down.

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NB - The expletive detection system on the forum seems to have substituted Spike's original word for two similar sounding alternatives .....
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Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Post by Peter Butler » Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:22 pm

Thanks Rik, you are obviously familiar with the occasion I mentioned but I have now added the link to the youtube video, which includes the full script.
It brings tears of joy every time I watch it.
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Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Post by gregh » Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:17 am

Fantastic modelling Peter. I wish I had your imagination as well as your skills to produce those.


PS. BUT I don't have your humour streak. I didn't find Spike Milligan's speech at all funny. Just people laughing because he used to be funny.
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Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Post by philipy » Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:39 am

Peter Butler wrote: ↑Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:59 pm

For the next quarter's competition I suggest the theme..... Working on the Railway.
Thanks Peter, I'll set it up.

I have to agree with Greg, I don't find that speech particularly funny. For me, unfortunately he had lost his humerous edge by that time. A bit like old singers who haven't realised that their voices have gone with age.
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Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Post by ge_rik » Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:51 am

Well, I have to admit it brings tears of joy and laughter to my eyes even though I've seen it countless times.....
Thanks for posting the video link, Peter

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PS I still find most of the Goon Shows really funny. Having tried unsuccessfully to once write a comedy play, I am awe of how Spike managed to turn out scripts for the shows on a weekly basis, though I have to say I didn't find his TV shows anywhere near as funny. While writing this I am listening to another episode of "Cabin Pressure". John Finnemore is another comic genius. As you can tell, I am an ardent listener of Radio 4.
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Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Post by philipy » Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:53 am

I can announce that the winner of the June 2021 Gallery is Rik with his picture "Left a bit, Harry"
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Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Jul 01, 2021 10:24 am

Congratulations Rik, definitely 'working on the railway'.
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Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Post by ge_rik » Thu Jul 01, 2021 12:41 pm

Have to admit it was a staged photo purely for the competition. I thought we needed a few more entries - then there was a last minute rush with some really great photos.

I thought there were plenty of others which could easily have won.

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