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GreggW
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Posted - 02/18/2021 :  11:25:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone. It is hard to believe, but it has now been five years since Bob Van Gelder retired and I was thinking that it would be nice to make a showcase thread of what we have done with his wonderful South River Modelworks kits!! Thankyou Bob for sharing your creativity and giving us so many hours of enjoyment. We miss you!!

Let the show begin! I will be the first to kick off this thread with a pic of my version of his Thorndike Mills, which is one of my favorites.





I look forward to seeing your many creations.

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 02/18/2021 :  11:47:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great idea Gregg. That one is a beauty!

Jerry

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 02/18/2021 :  12:25:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great idea, Gregg, And as Jerry mentioned," that one is a beauty."

Pete
in Michigan



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k9wrangler
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Posted - 02/18/2021 :  1:09:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice model and terrific photography to boot.

Mega Dittos

Karl Scribner
Manistique, Michigan

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mark_dalrymple
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Posted - 02/18/2021 :  1:51:32 PM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Great one to start with, Gregg, as this is the one that I own.

I'll be watching the show.

PS - are we likely to see some modelling from you? I always love seeing how you change up a kit and totally reinvent it.

Cheers, Mark.



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tct855
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Posted - 02/19/2021 :  01:29:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit tct855's Homepage  Reply with Quote
G~,
Bob is great! Loved his work over the years. Spent time with him and seen his layout, that too is awesome. It's been that long already? Where did the time go! Thanks for posting these pics.
Thanx Thom...



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1gnfan
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Posted - 02/19/2021 :  1:41:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
[quote]Originally posted by tct855

G~,
Bob is great! Loved his work over the years. Spent time with him and seen his layout, that too is awesome." Would love to see a photo spread on his layout. The snippets I've seen are wonderful



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darrylhuffman
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Posted - 02/20/2021 :  4:32:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Gregg,

It is so good to see you again.

I was afraid you had converted to model armor or something.

I have always found your work to be so inspirational.

Thanks for sharing.



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Pennman
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Posted - 02/20/2021 :  7:25:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
GreggW,

Thorndike Mills has been one of my favorite models and you did a beautiful job with its construction. Your modeling has had me in awe since I saw your first model here on this forum. And your layout isn't too shabby either.

This is my rendition of Martin's Machine Company that I built back in 2018 for my Challange project.













Thanks for the opportunity and I also look forward to see the work of other modelers.

Rich




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k9wrangler
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Posted - 02/20/2021 :  9:25:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gee, Rich. You’ve added another fine looking and well photographed creation tou or collection. Those sure are ambitious projects.

Mega Dittos

Karl Scribner
Manistique, Michigan

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robert goslin
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  12:53:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice to see you back here again Greg, and an excellent thread.
SRMW made some of the best kits out there. Can't believe it 5 years since Bob retired.

I always like how he used multiple levels, and also usually lots of water & waterfalls in the dioramas. Very realistic.

Nice one Rich. What a great looking scene.


Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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GreggW
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  6:28:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rich, nice job on the Martin's Machine Company build!! It's a good one.

I agree with the comments above that Bob's kits, with the structures near water, are the best. But, Bob did more. He created what I think are the best roundhouse kits on the market. For instance, here is the SRMW Brick Roundhouse kit built by Scott Mason. It is a big, wow!!

Gregg








Edited by - GreggW on 02/21/2021 6:29:55 PM

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mark_dalrymple
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  7:21:22 PM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
A couple more great renditions of some great SRMW kits by Rick and Scott.

.



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postalkarl
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  11:47:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Guys:

What A bunch of great looking builds. Yep Bob made some great kits.

Karl S.



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GreggW
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Posted - 02/23/2021 :  9:09:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 1gnfan

[quote]Originally posted by tct855

G~,
Bob is great! Loved his work over the years. Spent time with him and seen his layout, that too is awesome." Would love to see a photo spread on his layout. The snippets I've seen are wonderful



Here is a link to Bob VG's wonderful layout website. https://www.flickr.com/photos/103194951@N02/albums/72157683576799481

Enjoy,
Gregg



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robert goslin
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Posted - 02/24/2021 :  03:54:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the link Greg. I've only seen the structures that were on the SRMW site.
Hadn't actually seen his layout. Boy, sure is stunning. I'll have to spend a couple of hours looking at all the pics.


Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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