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Author Topic: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)  (Read 12841 times)

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #285 on: February 02, 2019, 05:58:59 PM »
Good work!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #286 on: February 02, 2019, 07:29:01 PM »
Going by the motto "you can never have enough track", experimenting with filling in a space just right for some kind of traction depot or similar.





....sadly not a mentality shared by doctor Beeching .....  >:D   as you can tell, I am tracking back through your thread!!  great progress you have made

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #287 on: February 03, 2019, 03:14:57 AM »
Ta muchly, on a bit of a roll at the moment, partly driven by the desire to hide the swathes of visible plywood next to my desk.

Talking of which, the construction crews were hard at work today, despite it being a Sunday:


lower-front-road-area-2019-02-03_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

While they were busy pouring this special white concrete, I took the opportunity to add some missing cable trunking, which also partially hides a gap between scenic elements:


cable-trunking-curve-2019-02-03_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr


What's that? Where's the track, you ask? Oh, just hanging around :D


cable-trunking-curve-2019-02-03_02 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #288 on: February 03, 2019, 04:21:04 AM »
 :laughabovepost:

I guess that's one advantage of the track base. I doubt Peco would be able to do that - well, not for long, anyway  ;)
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #289 on: February 03, 2019, 04:51:32 AM »
I did, in a very early layout prototype, have a section of curved Kato track hanging in mid air (it crossed two other tracks on a curve and there was no easy way to support it) held entirely in place by the adjacent track pieces. It would bend downwards somewhat as trains passed over, but was surprisingly unproblematic.

Not going to try that here (Tomix is a little less robust than Kato), but I must say the track system has been very helpful for making rapid progress.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #290 on: February 12, 2019, 07:24:59 AM »
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #291 on: February 12, 2019, 08:31:49 AM »
I like the third photo.
It proves that Iím not the only one to work in a complete muddle.   :D

If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #292 on: February 12, 2019, 08:48:28 AM »
I like the third photo.
It proves that Iím not the only one to work in a complete muddle.   :D

Hey, it's quite tidy actually, I mean you can actually see the cutting mat ;)
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #293 on: February 12, 2019, 08:45:31 PM »
 :hellosign: Thanks for sharing Ian the end result is superb
  :greatpicturessign::thumbsup:
        regards Derek
   

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #294 on: February 12, 2019, 08:50:46 PM »
I like the third photo.
It proves that Iím not the only one to work in a complete muddle.   :D
That not a muddle, it's organised disorganisation.  :no:
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=40567.0 125x60 and a bit.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24101.0 Off on a journey

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #295 on: February 13, 2019, 07:36:00 AM »
:hellosign: Thanks for sharing Ian the end result is superb
  :greatpicturessign::thumbsup:
        regards Derek
 

Seconded!

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #296 on: February 13, 2019, 08:29:38 AM »
Thanks, though I should point out I haven't applied the final foliage yet and you can still see plaster cloth squares in places. I just sprinkled scatter on while the paint was still wet, as a base covering, which works pretty well but leaves the odd "bare" patch.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #297 on: February 14, 2019, 03:10:29 PM »
The camera drone was out earlier hovering over the new train depot area.


depot-area-2019-02-12_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

(It is not clear why the scene was photobombed by an overscale Toby)
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #298 on: February 14, 2019, 03:26:23 PM »
Very nice to see Toby. I can see Godzilla, too, in the left-hand top corner. 8-)

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #299 on: February 14, 2019, 03:35:56 PM »
Oh, this might be a still shot from the filming of the lost Thomas series episode "Toby the Tram Engine meets a Mutant Monster from Under The Sea" then.
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