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Author Topic: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)  (Read 18813 times)

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #330 on: May 03, 2019, 01:39:29 AM »
Incline now slewed over into more-or-less its intended position, after cutting away bits of the main line embankment (which were originally intended to support the Knotmore Street base plate, but after spending a bit of time bending over that part of the layout I realise it would never have been practical to work on).


incline-2019-05-03_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr


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The blocked tunnel portal is part of the first piece of scenery I made for my first layout attempt:

eitetsumura-2015-08-22 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

I may unblock the tunnel and integrate much of it into a steep hillside which will come in very handy in this location.

The main station has been expanded by one baseplate, meaning it can now comfortably hold six-car trains:


station-area-2019-05-03_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

(The double slip in the foreground is slight overkill for a small local station but is a great space saver.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #331 on: May 03, 2019, 02:28:21 AM »
All fitting together very nicely, Ian.  :thumbsup:

That bricked up tunnel always reminds me of when the Fat Controller bricked Henry in!
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #332 on: May 03, 2019, 02:44:16 AM »

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"Henry, can you hear me?" asked James anxiously.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #333 on: May 03, 2019, 03:13:58 AM »
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #334 on: May 03, 2019, 01:12:03 PM »

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #335 on: May 04, 2019, 04:39:47 PM »
This evening some work with sharp-bladed implements, glue, toothpicks and various items from the styrene family has resulted in an extension of the incline into the curve.


incline-2019-05-04_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

This handiwork will probably be hidden from the world's envious gaze by one of Railsquid's patent removable hills.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #336 on: May 05, 2019, 12:22:33 AM »
That track comes in brown as well, then?   :hmmm:
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #337 on: May 05, 2019, 12:36:54 AM »
That track comes in brown as well, then?   :hmmm:

That's the original Tomix track design, in production ca. 1977 ~ 1999 or so and available in copious amounts for little money. It is still a good base colour for representing less modern lines which haven't had their ballast refreshed much.

Kato Unitrack was also originally available in a similar shade, though there's much less of that about.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #338 on: May 09, 2019, 02:37:17 PM »
I do also find that brown Tomix track quite useful for depicting the railway system of the former East Germany as it was in the early 1990s, such as here on the 4-track Stadtbahn which runs through the centre of Berlin.


engelscher-markt-2019-05-09_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #339 on: May 09, 2019, 07:45:34 PM »
What - the Takahachikawa line also connects to Birmingham AND Berlin. That is cool!  :D

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #340 on: May 11, 2019, 03:41:25 PM »
Indeed. I am "cheating" somewhat by using the line which connects upper and lower levels to give the impression of the Fernbahn (long distance) tracks on the Stadtbahn, the rearmost track is merely a siding.


engelscher-markt-2019-05-11_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

Said connecting line continues like this:


upper-single-track-viaduct-2019-05-11_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

where I am please to announce the short container train visible has reached that location under its own power.

Meanwhile, over in the countryside, a tunnel has opened up.


left-rear-corner-2019-05-11_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #341 on: May 11, 2019, 08:25:32 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
 Many thanks for the update Ian, aha has Henry been released  :D
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #342 on: May 12, 2019, 12:15:49 PM »
:hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
 Many thanks for the update Ian, aha has Henry been released  :D

Henry has indeed been released and has been sighted lurking in another tunnel with a smirk on his face.

henry-tunnel-2019-05-12_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

Elsewhere, randomly:


upper-single-track-viaduct-2019-05-12_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr


Tomix DD51 (DD51 856) by Rail Squid, on Flickr

@Bealman, this is a DD51 as in the Kyoto museum.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #343 on: May 12, 2019, 04:30:08 PM »
A few shots for kettle fans, which as I'm sure I've mentioned before come in a number of exciting shades of black. Just experimenting with how the modified setup might look from various angles, feel free to imagine the missing bits of scenery.


c62-kamome-2019-05-12_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr


c62-kamome-2019-05-12_03 by Rail Squid, on Flickr


c62-kamome-2019-05-12_04 by Rail Squid, on Flickr


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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #344 on: May 12, 2019, 06:47:31 PM »
Really must get myself a C62, lovely looking locos and I have a rake of those coaches kicking about which will look good behind it. Were they used for Royal trains Ian?

 

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