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Author Topic: Takahachikawa (Japan)  (Read 3247 times)

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #105 on: September 16, 2018, 11:07:24 pm »



Nah, needs a grotty brick arch-lined cutting like this one: https://flic.kr/p/dP4doA as planned for further round the layout.

Somewhere I'm sure I have a similar picture of such a unit.
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Great shot, don't think I have encountered one of these before!  It has a very sad "face" ... the handrails almost make it look like it has bags under it's eyes!
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #106 on: September 17, 2018, 03:35:47 pm »
We interrupt this Revolution Trains commercial to bring you hot footage from the layout in question ;)



(albeit in German mode, that little loco is one of my favourites, simply because despite dating from the 1970s and being a very short-wheelbase Bo-Bo, it is surprisingly reliable and consistent even over pointwork and does sterling service as a "Thunderbird" to nudge less cooperative units into life).
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #107 on: September 17, 2018, 05:23:33 pm »
@railsquid
Just a quick question which you've probably metioned elsewhere but I couldnt find the answer quickly; Do you run your stock using DCC?
Just wondering if the German Fleischmann is easily chipped?

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #108 on: September 17, 2018, 10:46:04 pm »
@railsquid
Just a quick question which you've probably metioned elsewhere but I couldnt find the answer quickly; Do you run your stock using DCC?
Just wondering if the German Fleischmann is easily chipped?


No DCC due to my addiction to cheap Japanese and 2nd hand German stock. A user report on this page implies it is fairly simple to add DCC if you know what you're doing.

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Don't ask me where the chip would go, possibly in the cab.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #109 on: September 26, 2018, 10:58:12 pm »
This is all looking awesome, catching up on threads, love the backscenes!

The lack of a curved kato switch is a right PIA but I can't afford to make the switch to Tomix (not to mention that I'd have to import it)

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #110 on: September 28, 2018, 03:49:38 pm »
Just a train (JNR era 115 series if anyone's taking notes) running over some points:



but, ha, I finally wired up a DPDT switch so I can control the lower loop from one of the upper loop controllers, and thereby run trains up and down the incline. Now I can set a train off from the lower-level station and about 2 minutes later it will arrive at the upper level, having made two circuits of the layout without running over the same section of track more than once.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #111 on: September 28, 2018, 10:05:45 pm »
Just a train (JNR era 115 series if anyone's taking notes) running over some points:



but, ha, I finally wired up a DPDT switch so I can control the lower loop from one of the upper loop controllers, and thereby run trains up and down the incline. Now I can set a train off from the lower-level station and about 2 minutes later it will arrive at the upper level, having made two circuits of the layout without running over the same section of track more than once.
:hellosign: Nice train Ian, would love to see a video of your inclines

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #112 on: September 28, 2018, 11:27:14 pm »
:hellosign: Nice train Ian, would love to see a video of your inclines

The sole incline is visible at the start and end of the video I posted a couple of pages back:



The train stops at the end where it does because at the time I made the video, electrically it could proceed no further.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #113 on: September 29, 2018, 03:52:28 pm »
 :hellosign: Many thanks Ian, looking good
     regards Derek.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #114 on: October 14, 2018, 02:35:28 pm »
I just had a read through your layout and think I might have to do a Japanese inspired layout. I apologise for the local lack of knowledge but the trains have a charm to them. The scenery you have I've really enjoyed the photo's you've uploaded. Might have ago at a diorama first but subscribed to continue enjoying your build  :beers:

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #115 on: November 15, 2018, 03:16:38 pm »
Time passes... Finally got round to converting a bare swathe of plaster cloth into something vaguely resembling bare rock, and added a rock fall protection fence for good measure.



More vegetation needs to be applied.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #116 on: November 15, 2018, 03:26:25 pm »
Excellent work.
Looks really good to me.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #117 on: November 15, 2018, 08:48:51 pm »
Excellent work.
Looks really good to me.

:hellosign:  Seconded
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