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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #120 on: June 05, 2014, 08:42:29 PM »
Japan is N focussed and train crazy.


And talking of train crazy, how many photographers can you spot in this short clip?   :goggleeyes:

http://youtu.be/EUfDPJnhbaU

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #121 on: June 05, 2014, 11:13:41 PM »
Japan is N focussed and train crazy.


And talking of train crazy, how many photographers can you spot in this short clip?   :goggleeyes:

http://youtu.be/EUfDPJnhbaU


Too many to count.  Any idea what the occasion was ?

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #122 on: June 06, 2014, 06:49:14 AM »
Too many to count.  Any idea what the occasion was ?

Last run of the 6000 series EMUs

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #123 on: June 07, 2014, 10:06:55 AM »
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The last of the new buildings from this week’s PlazaJapan parcel.  The Tomix Office Building in beige, part number 4018
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #124 on: June 07, 2014, 10:46:41 AM »
Nice building and a good price when compared to Kato
Just one Pendolino, give it to me, a beautiful train, from Italy

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #125 on: June 07, 2014, 04:48:40 PM »
Very impressive.....makes a Japanese themed railway very tempting  :laugh3:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #126 on: June 08, 2014, 12:25:48 PM »
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For the last few days I've been doing boring timber and electrical things, interspersed with occasional bouts of spraying Woodland Scenics foamy bits and glue around.

I'm enjoying the scenic side hugely, but I'm running out of the materials I've got left from the 1980s.  As I cunningly didn't label the containers the various products were stored in, this will mean replenishing stocks will be challenging ;)

The nails, by the way, are sitting in the holes where trees live - so I don't lose them!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #127 on: June 08, 2014, 01:50:07 PM »
... I'm running out of the materials I've got left from the 1980s...
Time for me to restock the Woodland Scenics carousel!

The nails, by the way, are sitting in the holes where trees live - so I don't lose them!
I keep my nails in jars and packets - far easier. :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #128 on: June 08, 2014, 02:15:11 PM »
good idea on the nails, rather than trying to get the bloody things to stand up with a blob of glue, I shall try this  :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #129 on: June 10, 2014, 09:55:24 AM »
I keep my nails in jars and packets - far easier. :D

I tried that once, but it made HUGE holes in the scenery :dunce:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #130 on: June 10, 2014, 09:57:00 AM »
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New arrival yesterday from Keith at TrainTrax - the Kato E259 Narita Express.

The full 6 car EMU is made up from two Kato sets: 10-847 and 10-848

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There's normally a bridge across this area, but it's been temporarily removed while I work on the scenery and woodwork - also makes photography of multiple units easier 8)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #131 on: June 10, 2014, 10:06:59 AM »
I keep my nails in jars and packets - far easier. :D

I tried that once, but it made HUGE holes in the scenery :dunce:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #132 on: June 11, 2014, 03:39:01 PM »
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To much fanfare (well, the wheeze of a DMU) the first signal on the layout has broken cover.

Ordered yesterday from http://www.crsignals.com/, arrived this morning (top marks!) and connected up this afternoon.

I've wired the signal to work in parallel with Lenz's asymmetric DCC feature, so if the signal is set to red the train is automatically slowed to a stop.  If the signal is cleared the train will accelerate away once more.

NOTE: this only works if the decoder in the train supports this feature (I use Lenz and Zimo) but is dirt cheap, only needing 5 diodes wiring into the feed to the right-hand rail in front of the signal.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #133 on: June 14, 2014, 09:41:47 AM »
A couple of Lenz Silver Minis and some bags of Woodland Sprinkles arrived this morning - should keep me out of mischief this weekend.

Ordered late yesterday afternoon from Modelscape, thanks for the prompt service Mr Morton! :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #134 on: June 16, 2014, 11:09:03 AM »
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Work proceeds on the scenery.  Not as much done as I'd hoped due to the hot weather and visitors, but the area to the right of the black timber is new (waste expanded polystyrene again) as is some of the vegetation to the left.  Woodland Scenics 'burnt grass' colour turf from Modelscape, mainly, with various coarser bits'n'bushes added to break it up.

Also pictured is a rake of 16 Kato TAKI 1000 tank cars recently received from TrainTrax a pair of 10-1167 8-car boxes in fact.  At last, a reason to get the Japanese locos off the shelf and onto the layout!
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