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Author Topic: The Capital Lines  (Read 69951 times)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #90 on: May 21, 2014, 07:06:26 pm »
What a great station area.  I'm wanting to do something similar, and I'm using Kato track, but my mind has been blank.  :(  This is a boost to my moral to see yours.  :)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #91 on: May 21, 2014, 08:06:56 pm »
I'm wanting to do something similar, and I'm using Kato track, but my mind has been blank.

Get stuck in :D

The beauty of clip-together track and platforms is you can just bung it down, change it around, and see what looks right.  I find quick photos and videos help a lot in the contemplation phase, too 8)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #92 on: May 21, 2014, 08:10:58 pm »
LOL  Yes, it's speedy construction is what has drawn me away from Peco.  I've just been on Train Trax and added up what I 'think' I need.  I'm guessing each platform section is enough for a Mk3 carriage? ???  I can't go upstairs to measure what I need as the boys are asleep.   ::) ;D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #93 on: May 21, 2014, 08:34:38 pm »
I'm guessing each platform section is enough for a Mk3 carriage?

(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)

I don't have any Mk3s, but a quick snap with some Mk1s & 2s should give you an idea.  Mk1s are 64 footers, Mk3s are longer but you'd still get 1.5 plus per Kato platform length (248mm)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #94 on: May 21, 2014, 09:45:11 pm »
Brilliant!  Thanks for doing that.  That'll save me money in the long run then! :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #95 on: May 21, 2014, 10:09:56 pm »
MK1's are 63 foot 6 inches ;-)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #96 on: May 22, 2014, 02:13:26 pm »
(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)

This morning's addition: 3 new platform canopy sections where previously the rain could get in.  Platform lengths have been tweaked, too.

I like this a lot. The layout is great and I look forward to each new video as it helps me think about where I am going. This station shot really was helpful the other day.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #97 on: May 22, 2014, 11:00:32 pm »
it helps me think about where I am going. This station shot really was helpful the other day.

Cheers Marcus, glad you find it useful 8)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #98 on: May 23, 2014, 07:07:26 am »
This is a terrific layout and really like the way that you are using the train cam to influence the building of it. The station is looking really good :thumbsup:

I see that you have not yet added the platform ends and wondered if it was because Kato do not make the sloping platform ends that the UK has :( ? I am seeing more and more platform ends with steps as platforms as lengthened to accommodate  longer trains - so the Kato platform ends with steps may not be so out of place in UK layouts.
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #99 on: May 23, 2014, 07:25:38 am »
Kato must make sloping platform ends as they are part of this kit:-

Rural Platform

On Traintrax site that is the ONLY place I can find them though, every other platform seems to have straight or tapered ends with steps as you mentioned :hmmm:


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #100 on: May 23, 2014, 09:06:34 am »
This is what I meant by Derby Midland, look at the very first photo...

http://www.derby-signalling.org.uk

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #101 on: May 23, 2014, 09:12:49 am »
I see that you have not yet added the platform ends and wondered if it was because Kato do not make the sloping platform ends that the UK has :( ? I am seeing more and more platform ends with steps as platforms as lengthened to accommodate  longer trains - so the Kato platform ends with steps may not be so out of place in UK layouts.

Actually, the platform ends are in place in the photos, they're the Japanese non-sloping ones Kato supply, but without the details fitted as yet which might be why you didn't recognise them.

When I started sticking bits of station into the fiddle yard (to give it another dimension from a camera car point of view) it was more of a whim than anything else.  It's grown a bit since then ( :-[ ) but is still mainly supposed to be a Japanese station at heart even if it doesn't look too out of place with UK stock.  The layout is more Quinntopia than prototypical 8)

Having said that,  I did buy a pile of Kato station parts from Etched Pixels of this parish and some of those are earmarked for kit-bashing into sloping ends which should easily clip into place when the urge is upon me :beers:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #102 on: May 23, 2014, 06:22:00 pm »


When I started sticking bits of station into the fiddle yard (to give it another dimension from a camera car point of view) it was more of a whim than anything else.  It's grown a bit since then ( :-[


Funny how that often seems to happen.  :)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #103 on: May 23, 2014, 09:31:52 pm »
Have just looked through the whole thread. Really impressive. I do like your wagon view videos, great perspective. Looking forward to seeing more.  :)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #104 on: May 24, 2014, 09:32:37 am »
I do like your wagon view videos, great perspective. Looking forward to seeing more.  :)

Thanks, Guy.

Status update: Much of the layout is currently covered with newspaper (Telford Journal, for trivia fans) as I'm painting more of the roof timbers next to the layout matt black.  I'm hoping this will draw the eye away from the amount of bare wood visible in the videos :thumbsup:

Guess I'll need to send the CamTruck round to find out :)

 

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