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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #465 on: December 07, 2017, 08:55:17 am »
Well, we're waiting...

Sorry, youíll be waiting a while longer as Iím tracklaying and the circuit is currently broken :goggleeyes:

Iíve given the new camera a couple of tests by pushing it along the track, however, and the results look very good indeed. The swirling fog of artefacts the previous camera had is noticeably absent.  A lot more detail is visible and, although not SLR quality, the image is great for something that will squeeze into N gauge corners :thumbsup:

This should last me a few years I imagine. The old Branor one is coming up for 5 years old so I certainly had my moneyís worth there! 8)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #466 on: December 07, 2017, 09:21:30 am »
Steve,

I'm very much looking forward to you getting your circles in order. Let's have a look at this new machine of yours at the earliest opportunity.

Webbo

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #467 on: December 07, 2017, 10:47:07 am »
Trust it won't be too long - to wait that is!

Hoping that I will have a go at another video at some point.

Think I'll stick with my cheapo camera though. A decent one will show up all the poor workmanship along the route.   :worried:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #468 on: December 08, 2017, 07:30:51 pm »


Resisting the temptation to go out and build snowpersons, I've pressed on with the down end of the fiddle yard where everything had previously been temporary using Kato track straight out of the box.

With suitable cutting and bending, various routes are now taking their final shape.  The down main (beneath the metal weights while the Copydex dries) curves in gently to the double crossover in the distance, where it joins the exit from the goods lines to the left - still work in progress.

The rightmost line (next to the Copydex pot) is the up main and will be tackled next.  A similar gentle curve will replace the sharper set-track piece that's there at the moment and join the tracks in the distance to the right of the double crossover.

My original plan calls for the area where the push-pins are holding the cork in place to be in a short tunnel and this is still on the cards.  I'm thinking cut-and-cover like the east end of Birmingham New Street where the tracks fan out into the station from beneath the road.


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #469 on: December 09, 2017, 12:22:54 pm »


"The whole thing's coned-off but no-one's doing any work!"

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #470 on: December 09, 2017, 12:28:27 pm »
 :laughabovepost:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #471 on: December 09, 2017, 01:58:23 pm »
We've bits of the M5 looking like that for months!

Well, almost; not quite so many nice colours!  ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #472 on: December 09, 2017, 09:01:55 pm »
I get coned off at times and go on strike. :)
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #473 on: Yesterday at 11:42:37 am »


The coned-off area has been ballasted and should soon be returned to normal traffic, weather permitting.

Now, back to the TV as I'm desperate to know what wellies Meghan wears... :no:

 

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