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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #540 on: January 10, 2018, 02:07:01 pm »
I'll be fitting them soon, but first need to run round the house doing Star Wars light sabre impressions until I'm told "GO TO YOUR ROOM AND PLAY WITH YOUR TRAINS!"

Pleasing to know I'm not the only nutter in here  :smiley-laughing:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #541 on: January 10, 2018, 10:10:12 pm »

Hi Steve,

Yes, the bricked up windows are a nice touch.  The moulding looks very good too - and being Japanese presumably to 1:150 scale?

cheers

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #542 on: January 10, 2018, 10:15:42 pm »
I'll be fitting them soon, but first need to run round the house doing Star Wars light sabre impressions until I'm told "GO TO YOUR ROOM AND PLAY WITH YOUR TRAINS!"

Pleasing to know I'm not the only nutter in here  :smiley-laughing:

Oh Wibble, Wibble

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #543 on: January 11, 2018, 08:51:13 am »
How do you fit the frilly lampshades to them?  :confused2:

Jedis don't do frilly.  Not even under Walt Disney :no:

How do you know what a Jedi wears under their robes?

Writing this from the Down direction of Marshall Meadows, I can only assume that what is worn under robes is the same as what is worn under a kilt.  I have been asked on many occasions and have an answer ready.

Very interesting lights, though, Steve: an illuminating post.

All the best.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #544 on: January 11, 2018, 10:09:14 am »

Hi Steve,

Yes, the bricked up windows are a nice touch.  The moulding looks very good too - and being Japanese presumably to 1:150 scale?

cheers

Ben A.

Ben,

Yes, although that may well be just a nominal figure and Ive no way of telling.  But it looks AOK for its intended low-relief use and I might end up buying some more :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #545 on: January 13, 2018, 09:02:52 pm »


Still pottering away on the fiddle yard.  This shot shows relatively even lighting now extends almost all along this part of the layout, I just need to measure for a shorter tube to fit at the end off to the right.

More cork is pinned down prior to even more ballasting, track painting is well under way and the layout is slowly submerging under assorted bits'n'bobs.  Needs a tidy!





As I hate cleaning air-brushes, I've had a bash with pigments/powders for weathering this time around.  Not quite there, especially where the 'oil' effect has puddled on the sleepers, but showing promise.  This is a section where locos stand so it would be blacker than elsewhere.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #546 on: January 13, 2018, 09:07:44 pm »


Still pottering away on the fiddle yard.  This shot shows relatively even lighting now extends almost all along this part of the layout, I just need to measure for a shorter tube to fit at the end off to the right.

More cork is pinned down prior to even more ballasting, track painting is well under way and the layout is slowly submerging under assorted bits'n'bobs.  Needs a tidy!





As I hate cleaning air-brushes, I've had a bash with pigments/powders for weathering this time around.  Not quite there, especially where the 'oil' effect has puddled on the sleepers, but showing promise.  This is a section where locos stand so it would be blacker than elsewhere.


That looks splendid, Steve.

Your ballasting is excellent and I hope to emulate it.

All best wishes.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #547 on: January 17, 2018, 02:40:37 pm »





Post!  Tomytec Building 136 (Warehouse A) for 17.45 plus postage from ebay/PlazaJapan.  (They also do a windowed version as an engine shed which is Building 122-2)

I've bought a couple of these specifically to steal the side walls for low-relief backscene items.  A quick test snap behind a recently chipped Farish 4F shows they're bang on the money for what I had in mind.  I've left the roof off as it's thicker than a nuclear bunker :goggleeyes:


If only I'd known the existence of this shed two days ago!
My depot has been designed to a two road shed.

Anyone got the dimensions and track spacings for this building please? :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #548 on: January 17, 2018, 07:39:14 pm »
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #549 on: January 17, 2018, 10:14:35 pm »

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #550 on: January 19, 2018, 09:23:55 am »


At long last the layout lighting stretches all along the 23 feet of the train set.  A parcel this week included the odd size tube to fill the final gap on the right and a couple more tubes that have illuminated another wall not visible in the photo.  Much easier to work on the layout after dark now and no frilly lampshades visible in cab-ride videos!

The tubes provide backlighting and will be joined by some infill/front lighting at some point in the future, but I'm going for the backlight as the stronger source as I like that look :thumbsup:

The photo is one of those panned panorama jobbies using the ipad, so don't look to closely if you're easily offended by shaky camera work :goggleeyes:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #551 on: January 19, 2018, 10:23:53 am »
How many guinea pigs have you got running in the generator wheel now, Steve? :worried:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #552 on: January 19, 2018, 12:47:30 pm »
How many guinea pigs have you got running in the generator wheel now, Steve? :worried:

Alas, the guinea pig got tangled in the exemplary wiring and throttled itself to death :sorrysign:

I need to tidy the wiring and install a dog-size generator wheel :no:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #553 on: January 20, 2018, 02:47:37 pm »


More rail painting today, I do it a little at a time whilst listening to music so as to minimise monotony.  Once the paint on the brush starts to get a little sticky I wash-up and move on to something else :sleep:

Poking paint into the corners of trackwork isn't kind to brushes so I don't use top quality ones, but not the real cheapies that shed bristles either.  I quite like Humbrol brushes for the rough and tumble of scenic work.

I really must get a lightweight small mirror to help see the back of the rail, my shaving mirror is something of a behemoth and could put a serious dent in a rail if it slips and falls over :o





I've also being gluing (Copydex, as this is temporary) some odd bits of walling in place to give some sort of visual boundary when the camera car trundles past.  Both types in the photo are Greenmax products from Japan.

Excuse the fish vans, they've emerged from their house-move boxes purely due to fish train discussions over on the most excellent 'Wrenton' layout thread.  This is a rail-painting in-progress shot!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #554 on: January 20, 2018, 03:48:07 pm »
I use the pen type applicator which is quite quick to use but doesn't make such a neat job of it as you judging by your pictures. Sometimes I will rust up the rails as I lay track to break up the monotony of doing it in one go later.

 

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