A world class industrial heritage site

Photography

Roll-over Railway Station

Today, Tom and John hosted a wedding photo shoot at the museum. After a request by Melanie Jane, wedding photographer, who had previously checked out our site, we opened specially for James and Chrissie’s wedding shoot. After observing many wedding shoots at the railway station, we decided: “our venue is just as good or better” let’s seize this opportunity to promote the Museum as a photo shoot venue. Obtaining permission to use the photos in any upcoming museum promotion, Tom and John, expecting a significant positive gain of promotional material, donated their services and time, and offered the venue at no charge. Plenty of museum promotional shots were taken and Mel will supply a link to her professional efforts.

A sample of the media obtained is included below.

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Of course, the above is GWM volunteer shots of a professional in operation.

Here is the link to some of Mel’s work. https://www.facebook.com/MeltWeddings

LAM (Lights, Action, Meeting)

Early winter sunset and a late afternoon – into evening AGM, today provided a chance to record the recent and not so recent lighting improvements to the museum site.

This pix hasn’t been “photo shopped” It is genuinely “one of those photos”

 A well lit entrance – featuring Glynn’s new lighting tower.

 

 Glynn and Lloyd admire the new overall lighting effect.

 

GOLDEN YEARS OF GAS – FIRED UP GASWORKS SPECIAL !

Open day

Novamech scan the fitting shop in 3D

Today Novamech (Nova Mechanical Design Ltd) a Pukekohe based firm came to the Gasworks to scan the Fitting Shop and produce a three dimensional model of the building.  It was also intended to scan the chimney but time was against us.  Nick Bush the director of Nova Mech saw this as an important opportunity to show what his company could do for heritage buildings where major restoration work was being considered or undertaken.  The equipment was operated by Rodrigo a Civil Engineer. Some image of the equipment in operation can be seen below. Basically the scanner takes a series of vertical scans  of the building using fixed way-points that can be processed into a 3 dimensional model.

Rodrigo Salas capturing data from the Leica 3D laser scanner

Leica 3D laser scanner

Leica 3D Laser Scanner with the Gasworks Chimney in the background

Rodrigo Salas Civil Engineer with the Leica 3D Laser scanner at the Dunedin Gasworks Museum

Novamech 3d Laser scanner

Scanning the Fitting Shop

The fitting Shop

If you have a heritage building or Museum feature that requires scanning Novamech may be of  help to you.  We will post the results of the scanning when Rodrigo has finished modelling the building.