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Author Topic: The Capital Lines  (Read 26029 times)

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Offline Sprintex

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #60 on: April 25, 2014, 05:38:59 pm »
Stick with the blue  :D

I like that truss bridge, strange because I don't normally like such things but that just looks right for some reason :thumbsup:


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #61 on: April 27, 2014, 02:39:56 am »
Looking very good although, as you say, much greenery needed - especially in the motive power stakes :telloff: ;)

What he said. Stick with the blue....? Stick with the PONIES, Paul (though I do agree that the girder bridge looks good.  ;D
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #62 on: April 27, 2014, 09:03:07 am »
It's still a green era layout, but there will always be some BR blue in my loft.  It wove itself into my joys when joys were vivid :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #63 on: April 27, 2014, 02:11:48 pm »
Two lovely liveries, it's so hard to choose so apply rule 1 and have both or all :)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #64 on: April 27, 2014, 02:40:52 pm »
Two lovely liveries, it's so hard to choose so apply rule 1 and have both or all :)

You're quite close to my actual plan, there :D  By eventually having my blue diesels in Pre-TOPS guise I can just shift a few of the early steam items from the layout and replace them with blue diesels.  The bulk of the stock would be common to both steam/green and green/blue transition periods.

I'm still working on a plausible excuse for Japanese trains ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #65 on: April 27, 2014, 05:12:14 pm »

Itching to see trains running over the new girder bridges, I gave in and clipped a power connector in place at one end of the run.  It’s still not connected to the rest of the layout, so care is needed with the direction control :goggleeyes:



At the other side of the bridge, I needed to join the Kato track to some Peco code 55 I’ve placed loosely around the rest of the layout.  I chopped out the sides from part of a Kato length so I could glue it down at a lower level.  The Peco code 55 is also glued down with a  cardboard shim to match the heights.  The two brands are not joined with fishplates.

After a lot of careful alignment and adjustment, there was still a bit of a bump in one rail once I took the weights off. :censored: ! :veryangry:
« Last Edit: April 28, 2014, 06:30:57 pm by Sprintex, Reason: Swear replaced with smiley »

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #66 on: April 28, 2014, 11:58:42 am »


Update #6
« Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 12:07:37 pm by tutenkhamunsleeping, Reason: Updated link to video »

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #67 on: April 28, 2014, 02:07:46 pm »
Hi Steve,

Just loving this, Kato viaducts and bridges are the best!, yet again fantastic program making, so interesting, love your style!, as for Green or blue?, not fussed as long as it runs well, which means more JR traction form Japan!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #68 on: May 05, 2014, 09:58:39 am »

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

Wow, my kind of station!

Shaun



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 #69 on: May 05, 2014, 05:04:23 pm »
Wow, my kind of station!

Shaun

Thanks  :wave:


Not much progress of late, due to the arrival of a 12 week old rescue kitten - unfortunately the only one of his litter to survive.

He's now named Kato :D
« Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 12:08:45 pm by tutenkhamunsleeping, Reason: Removed link to missing photo »

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #70 on: May 05, 2014, 09:16:16 pm »
As the owner of a rescue cat myself, you are completely forgiven :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #71 on: May 05, 2014, 09:31:50 pm »

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #72 on: May 06, 2014, 08:39:52 am »
Does he attack you frequently then?  :P
Now it's funny you should mention that... :o

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #73 on: May 07, 2014, 10:52:35 am »


The latest cab ride, number 6, journeys around the part of the layout that'll be properly scenic eventually.  I had intended to upload this almost a week ago, but never quite got things finished as I've been playing with the new kitten more than the trains :D
« Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 12:09:20 pm by tutenkhamunsleeping, Reason: Updated link to video »

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #74 on: May 07, 2014, 11:40:54 am »
Fascinating insight into what is a monster layout - how the heck do you keep the track clean? :goggleeyes:
Great to see Kato is feeling at home and, for one moment, I thought you'd nicked my clock but a quick check of the mantelpiece showed it was still there :)
The 'dark side of the layout' reminded me of the old 'Tunnel of Love' fairground ride so popular in my time :-[ :angel:

 

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