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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2014, 08:40:20 am »


Ive finally got track right around what will be the main layout area.  Although obviously this will need a lot of additions and tweeking, the scattered UniTrack at least defines the bones of the creature and I can start to block in some scenery.

Do-list: buildings and green-things-that-aren't-diesels ;)


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2014, 08:58:47 am »
First steps

http://youtu.be/-WgCtzOjwLs

A guard's eye view of yesterday's fiddle yard testing session, filmed with the Branor Systems CamTruck. 


Steve - I really like this video from the camera truck - to me it makes it much more interesting to see the loco rather than the usual drivers-eye view.

More like this please!  In fact, how about this for an idea - remember the set-up of loco and wagons and periodically make the "same" video as the scenery develops.  It would be fascinating to see the changes, a bit like that real London to Brighton video that was redone at various times!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2014, 09:06:18 am »
Steve - I really like this video from the camera truck - to me it makes it much more interesting to see the loco rather than the usual drivers-eye view.


Jon - yes, there are all sorts of interesting possibilities.  Have a look at this chap's video to see some of the different 'chase' viewpoints that'd be fun to do:

http://youtu.be/NAgZzEXUi9c
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2014, 09:13:55 am »
Brilliant - thanks for sharing this.

I love seeing really well-made model railway videos, I think they help to elevate the status of the hobby.  Especially N Gauge ones.

...but if I am imagining that I am standing on a train with a cine camera, I would like to see some of the train I am standing on, as well as the train I am filming!  That's where your simple guards-van view scores highly.

Cheers   Jon  :)
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2014, 11:15:21 am »


Amongst other things, these 4 Kato buildings arrived from http://www.traintrax.co.uk/index.php this morning - seemed rude not to take advantage of the extra 10% discount when offered :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2014, 10:34:35 am »

Fate provided a healthy number of hobby hours yesterday, which were spent in the loft with Joan Armatrading’s ‘Into the Blues’ and Ana Popovic’s ‘Can You Stand the Heat’ on repeat play 8)

The primary task was installing more trackwork and wiring (other side of the loft and not pictured) whilst resisting the temptation to run trains.  At the end of proceedings, however, I had a little play with the structures and trackwork in the station/fiddleyard area.  A couple of extra lengths of Kato platform (23-107) went in, together with the Katio 23-123 Station Extension Set which is the sticky-out bit on the right-hand side of the station.

Unfortunately the latter didn’t fit together in the way I’d assumed, which meant turning the station buildings through 180 degrees.  I’m not sure I like it that way, so I’m pondering various options and repositionings at the moment.  Last resort will be the razor saw, but I’m trying to avoid that as it’s supposed to be a simple plonk’n’play solution.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2014, 06:26:26 pm »


Latest update, including station details and plenty of trains going by...
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2014, 06:35:23 pm »
i laughed soo much when you started just throwing stuff down and dumping everything that was comedy gold :P great update though!
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2014, 10:39:06 pm »


With the warmer weather earlier this week (where's it gone?) I've spent a lot of time in the loft, but haven't really taken any photos or video for an update.  Instead, here's a quick whizz round a small part of the layout in the brake van.
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2014, 06:06:27 am »
Nice trip - scary giant!
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2014, 10:07:33 am »
An interesting perspective :hmmm:
Agree about the giant though - didn't I see you in series 4 of Game of Thrones :o

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2014, 09:00:02 pm »

Visitors today, so not much to report other than work has started on the basic carcass for retaining walls and abutments.  Thick plastic sheet, left over from US HO building kits.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2014, 09:01:53 pm »
could i ask you what you used for your camera car? :)
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2014, 09:23:21 pm »
could i ask you what you used for your camera car? :)

It's the Branor Systems one, see the start of the thread for further details.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2014, 10:54:24 pm »
Only just caught up with this project. Good luck - it was a large enough area in OO (remembering your various blogs over the years), in N it's huge

Are you going for semi automated operation again ?
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