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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #480 on: December 17, 2017, 05:10:48 pm »
There's a lot to be said for nails and epoxy, Steve.  I think I saw your hammer in an earlier post.  An essential tool for precision nails 'n' epoxy work.

Four different 'ommers, me, and no micrometer - tells you all you need to know ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #481 on: December 17, 2017, 09:53:17 pm »
Only four?

You big girl you.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #482 on: December 19, 2017, 12:50:31 pm »


Ballast now complete throughout the goods sidings part of the fiddle yard.  Some unballasted areas between the running lines have been left to give flexibility with the positioning of bridge piers, etc.

BUT...

Wiring it all up after vacuuming off the excess ballast this morning I noted a run of 5 turnouts with only 4 pairs of dropper wires.  The one by the full brake is electrically dead :veryangry:

So it's a choice between lifting the point or doing some invasive above baseboard soldering.  Large chickens are up in fleet quantities, complete with a side order of similarly rising spheres. :censored:

It wasn't me.  A big boy did it then ran off :doh:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #483 on: December 19, 2017, 01:26:56 pm »
Oh yeah? Heard that one before, Tut!!  :D

Far from appearing smug, that's one of my multiple excuses for not finishing the ballasting as I know I will discover additional electrickery gremlins lurking.

Hope getting the thing sorted isn't too painful.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #484 on: December 19, 2017, 02:26:53 pm »
Hopefully you will get it all sorted without too much trouble.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #485 on: December 19, 2017, 02:57:44 pm »

Wiring it all up after vacuuming off the excess ballast this morning I noted a run of 5 turnouts with only 4 pairs of dropper wires.  The one by the full brake is electrically dead :veryangry:

So it's a choice between lifting the point or doing some invasive above baseboard soldering.  Large chickens are up in fleet quantities, complete with a side order of similarly rising spheres. :censored:

It wasn't me.  A big boy did it then ran off :doh:

Bad luck!  I hope you get it fixed without too much annoyance.

PS Probably best to lift the point, Steve.  It'll be good practice and will hone your technique for the time when a point fails in due course.

All the very best.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #486 on: December 19, 2017, 04:23:18 pm »
This is why I'm cunningly building my layout (using Tomix track rather than Kato, but the principle's the same) so that pretty much any section of track can be removed without too much hassle.
Takahachikawa - Japanese and other trains

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #487 on: December 19, 2017, 10:03:25 pm »


OK.  Another quick and dirty cab-ride video.  I was waiting until I'd sorted my current round of layout tasks before doing another, but today's gremlins and Christmas mean that's slipped further into the future :(

So, because playing train driver will make me feel better about things, here it is.  2 runs - fairly basic camera tests with minimal captioning.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #488 on: December 20, 2017, 03:54:06 am »
I agree, train driving - good therapy.

The camera produces nice sharp, bright images with good focus right up close to the camera. I suppose the slight downside of the great big depth of field is the fish-eye camera effect.

Looks like you're going to have fun with this camera.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #489 on: December 20, 2017, 05:05:44 am »
A really crisp clear picture! That's a good camera!

And I love the ornate station lamps, by the way  ;D ;)
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #490 on: December 20, 2017, 07:16:59 am »
Looking really good.  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #491 on: December 20, 2017, 07:43:08 am »
Great video Steve. Very clear and steady, good camera (and operator)  :thankyousign:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #492 on: December 20, 2017, 09:27:54 am »
Thank you, one and all!

I suppose the slight downside of the great big depth of field is the fish-eye camera effect.

I must admit fish-eye is one of the things I most dislike in an image and the primary reason I've put off buying this camera (or others) for so long.  Unfortunately it seems de-rigueur in the action-cam market to have 360 degree vision to prove to your mates you didn't soil yourself during your latest death-defying stunt :no:

I decided in the end that the Panasonic was the best I was going to get for now and I can always upgrade in a year or two if something better comes along.  Things are already better in OO/HO, but with the smaller size of N choices are limited.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #493 on: December 20, 2017, 10:26:11 am »
Seeing your avatar on the post, and having watched the vid, am I right in saying that's your much less scary looking twin operating the train? ;D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #494 on: December 20, 2017, 10:55:55 am »
Itís just a lot longer since the prostate exam ;)

 

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