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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #390 on: October 28, 2017, 02:10:07 pm »
Wot? Rimmel? :confused1:

If truth be told, I’m more “Arnold J” than “dangerously long lashes” :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #391 on: October 28, 2017, 02:28:27 pm »
Wot? Rimmel? :confused1:

If truth be told, I’m more “Arnold J” than “dangerously long lashes” :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #392 on: October 28, 2017, 02:56:13 pm »

Starting to get a bit of a London Look? :no:

Yes, definitely; that complex web of tracks is very reminiscent of the first couple of miles out from a London terminus.

The Kato 'Unitrack' looks very good in this context.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #393 on: October 29, 2017, 06:54:57 am »
Great looking trackwork. :thumbsup:

Good luck with the ballasting - just started mine!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #394 on: October 29, 2017, 07:11:04 am »
Definitely starting to get a London look.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #395 on: October 31, 2017, 07:27:43 pm »
Doing some more wiring whilst dreading the doorbell's ring on this annual night of horror.  The thought of giving perfectly good sweets and chocolate to assorted ankle-biters and minors brings me out in a cold sweat ;) :worried:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #396 on: October 31, 2017, 08:11:26 pm »
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The thought of giving perfectly good sweets and chocolate to assorted ankle-biters and minors brings me out in a cold sweat
Buy a large tray of ferrorocher, carefully unwrap and eat em yerself,mean while  cover raw brussel spouts with elcheapo choclate,when cooled wrap in  the saved ferroroche wrappers ,  place em back in the tray and leave said tray by front door.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #397 on: October 31, 2017, 08:38:53 pm »
Hi you madhippy,

I would love to do the brussel sprout thing but I don't really want to wake up to airless tyres and my van wrapped in toilet paper.

Hi Steve. Luckily, although the most annoying of our four dogs, Guinness, the border collie/ retriever cross, who will bark at the air for no reason, has had a few run ins with the skater boys and their younger entourage so hopefully they're all too terrified to think about coming through the gate. Hopefully.

Good luck with the wiring and hope you have a peaceful evening.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #398 on: November 01, 2017, 09:07:03 am »
No time for sprout-wrapping, besides I’d sooner eat a sprout than a yukky Ferrero Rocher :D

Can’t believe I spent the whole day yesterday (barring meals and dog walks) messing with wiring and, at the end of it, nothing seems any different on the top side of things.  Such is the peril of aiming for a degree of automation, what DCC simplifies a computer will put back with a vengeance.  And I’ve not even started on the colour light signals!

Actually I’ve coked* up a few things along the way and had to redo them :veryangry:


* Large Chicken with substance abuse issues

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #399 on: November 01, 2017, 09:07:46 am »
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The thought of giving perfectly good sweets and chocolate to assorted ankle-biters and minors brings me out in a cold sweat
Buy a large tray of ferrorocher, carefully unwrap and eat em yerself,mean while  cover raw brussel spouts with elcheapo choclate,when cooled wrap in  the saved ferroroche wrappers ,  place em back in the tray and leave said tray by front door.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #400 on: November 01, 2017, 09:29:29 am »
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The thought of giving perfectly good sweets and chocolate to assorted ankle-biters and minors brings me out in a cold sweat
Buy a large tray of ferrorocher, carefully unwrap and eat em yerself,mean while  cover raw brussel spouts with elcheapo choclate,when cooled wrap in  the saved ferroroche wrappers ,  place em back in the tray and leave said tray by front door.

Just to let you know I tried this wizard wheeze last night and the little sods vomited through my letter box so I'd advise anyone thinking of this not to :no:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #401 on: November 01, 2017, 10:17:49 am »
Just to let you know I tried this wizard wheeze last night and the little sods vomited through my letter box

Thank heaven for your black rubber floor covering ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #402 on: November 02, 2017, 10:55:49 am »



As I’m on the register of known ballast dodgers I can’t actually remember when/if I last ran out of the materials concerned - so yesterday was something of a milestone as I had to take delivery of replenishments from Keith at Traintrax before any more work could be done :o

Also in the post came two VAT Club frequent flier renewal forms from the jolly folk at Revenue and Customs so, having paid these online via the Royal Mail website, I’m hoping that I should soon receive one box containing a Kato EF66 electric loco and another holding a brace of Japanese intermodal wagons :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #403 on: November 03, 2017, 02:29:37 pm »


I’ve been looking forward to this little lot percolating through customs!  A Kato EF66-100 electric (my favourite Japanese loco by far) and a couple of Tomix KOKI 107 intermodal wagons, with working tail lights 8)

Now to fit the detail parts…

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #404 on: November 03, 2017, 02:31:47 pm »
1001 posts, Steve :claphappy:
All together now - "1001 cleans a big, big carpet, for less than half a crown" ;D

 

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