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Offline Mito

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #915 on: August 03, 2018, 08:56:59 pm »
A lovely fluppy photo. I love the expression. "You turn round and I'll do something naughty"!
Oh, the layout ain't bad either. :D
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 #916 on: August 04, 2018, 08:46:38 am »
We need another cab ride, Steve. I'm getting withdrawal symptoms :worried:

Youíre not wrong there! Iíve been holding off until I get a new route operational in the interests of variety :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #917 on: August 04, 2018, 12:08:45 pm »

 Great build. Very neat work, and nice curves and track shaping. With the scenery, i think that layout would be a nice piece of model railroading !  :claphappy:
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #918 on: August 07, 2018, 08:03:46 pm »


Being a larger, multi-level layout, some things are a ways off in the future.  I started laying the branch line relatively early on, both to check clearances and to give somewhere to test run new locos on DC.  But it's a long length of track that won't join onto the layout proper for many months and that's been irritating me :hmmm:

So I've started work on a temporary connecting line, shown in red in the photo.  In the fullness of time the routes will follow the green arrows, but in the short term I'll be able to run trains directly onto the branch.

The track along the red line will be loosely clipped in place in standard Kato fashion, then I just need to connect all the wires and it'll be good to go 8)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #919 on: August 10, 2018, 05:07:30 pm »


My first Dapol steam engine, the bargain "Stowe Grange" currently on the manufacturer's specials page 8)

It's sitting on the new branch line, where rail painting and cork gluing are in progress prior to ballasting :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #920 on: August 10, 2018, 05:15:29 pm »
Lovely looking model.

So disappointed mine went back as a bad 'un that never got replaced.

Ever so slightly jealous! :envy:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #921 on: August 10, 2018, 09:25:42 pm »


My first Dapol steam engine, the bargain "Stowe Grange" currently on the manufacturer's specials


Oh you terrible man. You've made me go and buy one :telloff:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #922 on: August 11, 2018, 11:02:47 am »


Phew!  A new bottle of Copydex arrives in the nick of time and cork gluing resumes :thumbsup:

Where the branch runs along the back of the layout I'm going to put in some simple scenery while access is still good and ballasting is the first part of that.  By simple I mean Woodland Sprinkles only and nothing fancy such as static grass.

Although I might build my latest 1/48 AFV kit instead :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #923 on: August 11, 2018, 11:35:15 am »
Although I might build my latest 1/48 AFV kit instead :D

Bad attitude that man. You need to concentrate on the important stuff.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #924 on: August 11, 2018, 12:18:56 pm »
Bad attitude that man. You need to concentrate on the important stuff.

But I can't afford the 1/16 ones :'( :no:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #925 on: August 11, 2018, 12:31:46 pm »


Although I might build my latest 1/48 AFV kit instead :D


Presumably that's what the small hand tool in the pic is for :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #926 on: August 13, 2018, 02:47:27 pm »


Kato has been a Very Good Boy.  The Dapol Grange is still on the track after 40 minutes of the running-in cycle :camera:

Excellent running loco, very pleased 8)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #927 on: August 13, 2018, 04:20:55 pm »
Kato may be eyeing up the Grange, but I'm eyeing up the choc blocks.
From which chocolatier are they please? :goggleeyes: :drool:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #928 on: August 13, 2018, 05:50:29 pm »
From which chocolatier are they please? :goggleeyes: :drool:

They're white, so could well be courtesy of The Milky Bar Kid ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #929 on: August 13, 2018, 05:53:36 pm »
From which chocolatier are they please? :goggleeyes: :drool:

They're white, so could well be courtesy of The Milky Bar Kid ;)
Do they still make those?
Thinking about it, I canít remember when I last ate white chocolate.
Must put that right.....
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