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Offline tutenkhamunsleeping

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #45 on: April 03, 2014, 11:33:44 am »




Consumer's guide to some of the items popping up in the cab ride video:

Kato 24-270 yard crew figures (6 pack)
Kato 23-508 Japanese pickup truck and van set (4 pack)
Kato 23-480 Japanese gable roof house
Kato 23-481 Japanese gable roof house and store
Greenmax 2166 gate and wall Set
Hornby Skale Scenics R8922 100mm ash trees (2 pack)

Quick snaps with an iPad - apologies for any lacking depth of field!

 
« Last Edit: April 03, 2014, 12:22:42 pm by tutenkhamunsleeping, Reason: Typo »

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #46 on: April 03, 2014, 01:29:37 pm »
This great layout proves my pint that you can never have too much Unitrack!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #47 on: April 05, 2014, 12:30:59 pm »
Hi Steve, really enjoying this, man after my own heart, kato unitrack, buildings, loco's etc, but still wont that 1960's to 70's uk feel to it all, perfect, love the way you put your video's together, make it very easy and interesting to watch!, comments a nice touch, ( hat on in the loft due to cold, know how this feels being out in the garage!) watch with interest your comments on farish and dapol loco's as you will know how well the Kato/Tomix/Microace stuff runs.

               Thanks again Steve, will watch with interest! Steve.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #48 on: April 06, 2014, 08:25:52 am »
Thanks, Steve.  I'm having a lot of fun with it at the moment, N gauge has really grabbed me 8)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #49 on: April 18, 2014, 05:14:01 pm »

There's been a rare outbreak of scenery at Jones Towers, the first for around 15 years if memory serves :-[

I've been working on some removable view blocks over the last couple of weeks, pretty simple but they've turned out better than I expected as scenery must be my 'most rusty' area.

Laminated expanded polystyrene packaging, a coat of terracotta coloured emulsion paint, some woodland scenics bits sprinkled on while the paint was wet and some Hornby trees poked into holes.  Now I'm hooked and want to start the scenery proper 8)

Also pictured is my only new item of stock for a while, a Dapol Gresley Buffet snapped up on ebay :thumbsup:

'Scuse the temporary wooden 'bridge' - it links the Kato area (fiddle yard) with the rest of the loft.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #50 on: April 18, 2014, 07:03:53 pm »
Another who has felt the urges of spring and started going all horticultural on their layout via scenery....its the same thing as I`m starting to suffer feel coming on only Ive yet to plant mine up  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2014, 08:32:04 pm »
Another who has felt the urges of spring and started going all horticultural on their layout via scenery
It was either that or mow the lawn :no:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2014, 09:01:20 pm »
Another who has felt the urges of spring and started going all horticultural on their layout via scenery
It was either that or mow the lawn :no:
:laugh3: :laugh3: I know what you mean.
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #53 on: April 18, 2014, 10:18:34 pm »
It was either that or mow the lawn :no:
Trade the dogs in on some sheep   ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #54 on: April 19, 2014, 07:50:06 am »
Trade the dogs in on some sheep   ;)
And there I was expecting my friendly local retailer to recommend trading the lawn for a truckload of Woodland Scenics :D

While I'm still all "Gardeners' World" here's a still from a quick CamTruck test video which shows the "coming through the trees" (a quote for Kate Bush fans, there!) effect I'm trying to achieve.  As ever, the layout is primarily being designed with an onboard cam point-of-view in mind.
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #55 on: April 19, 2014, 09:27:10 am »
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #56 on: April 19, 2014, 11:54:55 am »
And there I was expecting my friendly local retailer to recommend trading the lawn for a truckload of Woodland Scenics :D
Funnily enough I did get a pallet load in in anticipation of you going all Alan Titchmarsh  :)
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #57 on: April 19, 2014, 12:03:45 pm »
It was either that or mow the lawn :no:
Trade the dogs in on some sheep   ;)

We've got heaps of them in Australia, but not so many in urban areas. As I've said on more than one occasion on this forum, just pour beer over your lawn. Comes up half-cut.  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #58 on: April 25, 2014, 01:20:38 pm »

The fiddle-yard dressed as a station continues to progress.  6 of the lines double as platform roads, 2 more act as avoiding lines and then there are further 4 (so far) depicting plain old sidings.

There seems to be rather a lot of blue around, considering this is supposed to be a green era layout! :D



Last week’s bit-of-wood-standing-in-for-a-bridge has now been replaced by a pair of Kato 20-432 Truss Bridges on Kato 23-017 piers.  It’s not actually linked into the layout as yet, but is an important part of the next phase.  A lot more vegetation is needed in this area.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #59 on: April 25, 2014, 02:16:06 pm »
Looking very good although, as you say, much greenery needed - especially in the motive power stakes :telloff: ;)

 

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