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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2014, 07:05:39 am »
Looks very good :thumbsup:

P.S. great videos, I use iMovie too
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2014, 07:53:58 am »
Are you going for semi automated operation again ?

Possibly, I've certainly wired in block sections with this in mind.  But I'm also mindful that I got so hooked on DCC & computers before that it took over my hobby.  This time I want to actually get some scenery done!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2014, 07:56:21 am »
P.S. great videos, I use iMovie too

Be very wary, then, of using the hash symbol in a project/movie name.  You can't reopen the project as I found to my cost! :goggleeyes:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2014, 04:50:38 pm »

A couple of aerial shots showing the fiddle yard corner and throat.  The area in the second photo joins onto the right side of the first in real life.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2014, 06:13:29 pm »
Did you remove the roof to take those?

Or have you got your own N gauge Google Earth satellite?

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2014, 07:14:48 pm »
Did you remove the roof to take those?

Whilst admittedly it's colder now, photography is a lot easier since the recent storms ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2014, 07:27:54 pm »


Update number 5.  New stock arrives, some scenery starts to appear and trains roll on by.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 12:03:23 pm by tutenkhamunsleeping, Reason: Updated link to video »

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2014, 08:30:27 pm »
I hope that you'll be renumbering all those 16 tonners - you can take standardisation too far you know  :P

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2014, 09:53:21 am »
I hope that you'll be renumbering all those 16 tonners - you can take standardisation too far you know  :P

I wouldn't recommend you hold your breath :D



And talking of holding breath, I never heard any more about the Tomy office building you ordered from Japan.  If you've received it, I'd be interested to know a couple of things before I order one.  Is it a kit or ready-to-plonk?  And are the windows transparent/translucent, or is it one of those awkward to light solid jobbies?

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2014, 11:37:58 am »
Just acquired a couple of tins of scenery coloured emulsion.  Got my mother to pick them up as she gets an extra 10% discount as a pensioner.

Just for once I don't feel old :laugh:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2014, 03:25:41 pm »
Wonderful, I'm really enjoying this. :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #41 on: April 02, 2014, 03:33:21 pm »
Great thread! Thanks for sharing.  :NGaugersRule:
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #42 on: April 02, 2014, 10:23:38 pm »


And talking of holding breath, I never heard any more about the Tomy office building you ordered from Japan.  If you've received it, I'd be interested to know a couple of things before I order one.  Is it a kit or ready-to-plonk?  And are the windows transparent/translucent, or is it one of those awkward to light solid jobbies?


You should have asked when you were in collecting your swag - you could have had a look.



Ready to plonk.

Each two floor section can be removed - is glazed and even has a hole in the middle for wiring, lights, fireman's pole or whatever.

The roof is a bit featureless and the bottom floor a bit unconvincing, but plenty of scope.

The 16T is to give an idea of the size (I didn't have 20 to lay end to end...)
« Last Edit: April 02, 2014, 10:25:03 pm by Ian Morton »

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #43 on: April 02, 2014, 10:43:16 pm »
Ready to plonk.

Each two floor section can be removed - is glazed and even has a hole in the middle for wiring, lights, fireman's pole or whatever.

The roof is a bit featureless and the bottom floor a bit unconvincing, but plenty of scope.

The 16T is to give an idea of the size (I didn't have 20 to lay end to end...)

Thanks - looks good enough to order one 8)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #44 on: April 03, 2014, 09:20:45 am »


A driver's eye view travelling clockwise on line 1, filmed with a Branor Systems CamTruck.  Taken to see how the height of some polystyrene scenery formers looks from the cab before going any further.

Plenty of BR blue action in this one.  I thought I was modelling green era? :-[
« Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 12:04:30 pm by tutenkhamunsleeping, Reason: Updated link to video »

 

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