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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #435 on: December 04, 2017, 06:22:29 am »
Smashing!

Great space and I love the gentle curves and nice smooth running over the points.

More vids please but fairly soon. I'm not sure I can wait another 3 years!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #436 on: December 04, 2017, 10:07:26 am »
How do you clean the rails?

I use a C&L Finescale track rubber, they’re less gritty and abrasive than the Peco ones.  Finish off with a light polish using the nearest cat :no:


Did you have any bother with slightly uneven rail joints?

From time to time, but these can be largely eliminated with careful track laying, as with any brand. If a Kato joint is a persistent problem then there’s something wrong, probably something bent or twisted. These pieces are removed and put in the “for cutting up” pile.
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #437 on: December 04, 2017, 10:10:55 am »
Good fun Steve

I'm a big fan of on board videos. Might I ask what camera you are using?

Webbo


I’m still using the Branor Systems one from the start of the thread http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=19584.msg200314#msg200314 but I’m looking to get something with better resolution.  Are you listening, Santa? >:D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #438 on: December 04, 2017, 10:14:13 am »
Silly question, but from someone who has zero experience of Kato track, it looks like the points all have live frogs. Is that right?

Yes, that’s right. Running is normally very good indeed and that includes the big double crossovers. :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #439 on: December 04, 2017, 10:30:19 am »
Thanks for the reply. I can begin to appreciate why it is so popupar.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #440 on: December 04, 2017, 10:46:12 am »
Those lamps with the frilly shades look a bit "girly" for a man-cave Steve ?

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #441 on: December 04, 2017, 03:16:16 pm »


Those lamps with the frilly shades look a bit "girly" for a man-cave Steve ?


Ha! :D  I was hoping nobody would notice ;D  I did have some more manly shades but they perished in the wash - that's what you get when you don't read the instructions :no:


Strangely enough, Gurly downstairs wanted to bin the lamps and shades but <cough!> manly me rescued them for interim layout lighting.  As the above photo shows, the lighting is currently very uneven as I've only fitted a few proper lights down the one end.  So far!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #442 on: December 04, 2017, 04:47:35 pm »
Re lighting: Dare I suggest dimmable LEDs as an option?

Can add a lot of atmos should you lower the lights but great at full power when you need to work on the layout and no heat.

Guess you know all that already!  :-[

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #443 on: December 04, 2017, 05:13:24 pm »
How do you clean the rails?

I use a C&L Finescale track rubber, they’re less gritty and abrasive than the Peco ones.  Finish off with a light polish using the nearest cat :no:


Did you have any bother with slightly uneven rail joints?

From time to time, but these can be largely eliminated with careful track laying, as with any brand. If a Kato joint is a persistent problem then there’s something wrong, probably something bent or twisted. These pieces are removed and put in the “for cutting up” pile.

Many thanks, Steve; that's very helpful.

I sometimes find that the rail surface at the joins is a little uneven during the 'finger test' and have to push the 'Unijoiner' down.  Perhaps I need to be more careful when laying track.

Best wishes.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #444 on: December 04, 2017, 08:04:34 pm »

Strangely enough, Gurly downstairs wanted to bin the lamps and shades but <cough!> manly me rescued them for interim layout lighting.

Was she after 50 shades of grey rather than 2 shades of cream? ;) :-X

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #445 on: December 05, 2017, 07:05:54 am »
Great video Steve,  :thankyousign:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #446 on: December 05, 2017, 08:47:53 am »
Re lighting: Dare I suggest dimmable LEDs as an option?

Course you can, mate, of course you can :D

Most of the lights in the house are LED and controllable via tablets and phones - I do like my gadgets :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #447 on: December 05, 2017, 08:49:12 am »
Was she after 50 shades of grey rather than 2 shades of cream? ;) :-X

Behave yourself  ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #448 on: December 05, 2017, 08:50:50 am »
Thinking the exact thing here in Oz.

Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #449 on: December 05, 2017, 08:52:13 am »
However, exactly what gadgets do you like....?  ;D
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

 

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