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Author Topic: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)  (Read 11990 times)

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #300 on: February 14, 2019, 04:04:02 PM »
As Godzilla was soon to find out, it is not wise to turn your back on Toby.


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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #301 on: February 14, 2019, 08:15:10 PM »
Oooh, spooky! Evil Toby!  >:D
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #302 on: February 14, 2019, 11:32:03 PM »
is this one of the Tomy wind-up models? i have one, and RSN i will motorise it!

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #303 on: February 15, 2019, 12:45:29 AM »
is this one of the Tomy wind-up models? i have one, and RSN i will motorise it!

It's Tomy, it has a slit on one side which looks like it's designed take a wind-up key, but there's nothing inside and there's no drive mechanism.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #304 on: February 16, 2019, 03:15:45 PM »


lower-tunnel-front--2019-02-12_03 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

All a bit greener now:


lower-tunnel-front--2019-02-16_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr


Not really visible in photos, but seen here in a close-up shot, is the tunnel lining, which is a tad expensive but fits the portal exactly:

lower-tunnel-front--2019-02-16_02 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

This particular tunnel is quite visible from my desk so it's nice to have a reasonably plausible-looking tunnel "interior".

Meanwhile I have been thinking about various unsolved conundrums (conundra?) and have come up with a couple of solutions which should be reasonably satisfactory once I find the time and willpower to implement.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #305 on: February 16, 2019, 03:20:03 PM »
Peek-a-boo

Looks great.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #306 on: February 16, 2019, 04:18:50 PM »
A couple of fresh perspectives made possible by the new scenic block:


upper-tunnel-curve-2019-02-16_03 by Rail Squid, on Flickr


upper-tunnel-curve-2019-02-16_02 by Rail Squid, on Flickr


upper-tunnel-curve-2019-02-16_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #307 on: February 16, 2019, 04:21:08 PM »
... once I find the time and willpower to implement.

I read that as wallpaper first time through  :goggleeyes:
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #308 on: February 19, 2019, 10:50:08 AM »
Time for throwing stuff at a glue-slathered styrene sheet and seeing what sticks.

Before:


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

After:

random-maintenance-yard-2019-02-18_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

After, with more junk:


random-maintenance-yard-2019-02-18_02 by Rail Squid, on Flickr
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #309 on: February 19, 2019, 02:13:29 PM »
Placed in a rather dark space, but at least another bit of plywood is hidden:


random-maintenance-yard-2019-02-18_03 by Rail Squid, on Flickr


random-maintenance-yard-2019-02-18_04 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 hope, at some point in the dim and distant future, to paint/weather the plasticky Tomix bridge supports, but they will do for now.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #310 on: February 19, 2019, 02:46:46 PM »
A shot with a train:


lower-tunnel-front--2019-02-18_03 by Rail Squid, on Flickr
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #311 on: February 19, 2019, 08:13:58 PM »
All looking good, Ian!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #312 on: February 21, 2019, 07:46:05 PM »
Looks great, it such a small scene, but the tuft grass and debris really makes it look great!

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #313 on: April 17, 2019, 03:30:58 PM »
All quiet on the Eastern Front following a visit from General Loss von Mojo, but here a couple of random pictures...

Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo EH200-12 heads westwards at the head of a rake of oil tankers, passing a 115 series on a local service heading towards Takahachikawa:


Kato EH200 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

Dual voltage Bo-Bo-Bo EF81 69 runs light loco on a test run from the workshops following replacement of a missing pantograph:


Kato EF81 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

Meanwhile back in the 1970s, a 183 series running an Azusa express service emerges from a tunnel:


Kato 183-0 series "Azusa" by Rail Squid, on Flickr
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #314 on: April 17, 2019, 10:31:17 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
     Thanks Ian, always good to see your layout & trains
    regards Derek.

 

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