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Author Topic: The Capital Lines  (Read 62477 times)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #630 on: February 12, 2018, 09:17:13 pm »


I've been painting and weathering track to the point where I dream of it in my sleep, but today I ran out of two essential paints/varnishes so had to find something else to play with! :beers:

Two walls from the Tomytec Building 136 (Warehouse A) have been copydexed to the baseboard at the back of the fiddle yard for some weeks now, but no attempt had been made to properly join them into one long wall.

So half an hour with a razor saw, files and emery paper has got me pretty much there.  There's a slight gap visible, but once glued and painted I think it should be close enough for N gauge.  Especially as the join is on the far side of the pillar from normal traffic flow point of view :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #631 on: February 12, 2018, 09:25:12 pm »
Wot gap?  :hmmm: :thumbsup:

Great job!  :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #632 on: February 12, 2018, 09:44:19 pm »
Wot gap?  :hmmm: :thumbsup:


I thought I'd spotted it but now I've lost it again :'(

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #633 on: February 12, 2018, 10:34:46 pm »
The joy of n gauge. I can't see well enough to spot any defevts :beers:
Not sure its supposed to do that

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #634 on: February 13, 2018, 10:28:37 am »


Awake bright and early this morning, after a night in the spare room.  I've had Indian Takeaways for two nights running and Fiona declared a Code 1.

The glue has dried on the spliced walls and the first thing I did was try them in place.  You'll be hard pushed to find a true vertical in the photo as they were leaning backwards (needs bracing and supports before final fitting) but it gives me something to evaluate.

Question of the day is do I add a third section or will two be enough? :hmmm:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #635 on: February 13, 2018, 10:35:02 am »

Awake bright and early this morning, after a night in the spare room.  I've had Indian Takeaways for two nights running and Fiona declared a Code 1.


Was your avatar photo taken after the takeaways? :laugh:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #636 on: February 13, 2018, 10:40:16 am »
Was your avatar photo taken after the takeaways? :laugh:

Gonna have to change that photo...

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #637 on: February 13, 2018, 08:39:26 pm »
I think two takeaways is sufficient. Three could lead to expulsion. :D
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #638 on: February 13, 2018, 08:41:39 pm »


I've saved up a number of jobs needing epoxy resin until it was worth mixing a small batch - the photo shows some tackled today.

A strip of tin foil has been glued to the underside of the porch on a Tomix condominium.  There will be a small LED fixed here and I don't want the light bleeding through to the upper side.  The plastic is quite translucent left to it's own devices.

Also, a number of between-the-rail gubbins have been fixed to the layout.  Note that this is very much a Rule 1 project when it comes to both the prototype and positioning.  I'm using these parts (from Greenmax pack 2181) to make it easier to see where some of my isolated stop sections are.  To the untrained eye such as mine there's all sorts of unidentifiable bric-a-brac scattered along the permanent way, so a few more won't hurt.  Anyone prone to apoplexy should look away now :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #639 on: February 13, 2018, 08:49:42 pm »
I think your gubbins work well.
My own eye is untrained so they look fine to me.
Nice new avatar too  :)
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #640 on: February 13, 2018, 08:57:05 pm »
If those are ewoks on your lap you keep your street cred.

If they're cats then, I'm sorry, you are downgraded to Beverley Nichols level.

Best regards,


Joe

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #641 on: February 13, 2018, 09:22:49 pm »
If those are ewoks on your lap you keep your street cred.

If they're cats then, I'm sorry, you are downgraded to Beverley Nichols level.

I was having Trouble With Tribbles :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #642 on: February 13, 2018, 09:52:24 pm »
I think two takeaways is sufficient. Three could lead to expulsion. :D
...or explosion!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #643 on: February 13, 2018, 10:11:46 pm »
I feel another Führerstandsmitfahrt coming on :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #644 on: February 13, 2018, 11:05:47 pm »
The wall looks good, I have nice long wall's on both sides of my station, it is based on Bury Lancs. I like the two cats Steve, I have two but they fight each other. I had a lazy day today waiting for a parcel from Yodel and had the two cats fighting to sit on my knee, in the end they took it in turns.
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