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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1275 on: June 06, 2020, 10:09:58 AM »

None of this will look particularly inspiring in a traditional magazine photo way, but should offer exciting opportunities to the onboard camera 8)

That should give some very different footage and look forward to seeing the video on completion.

No pressure

Stay safe

Mike H 8)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1276 on: June 06, 2020, 10:31:27 AM »
And as we swing round the sweeping right hand curve we.....aaarrrggh!......see Steve gurning through a gap in the retaining wall :goggleeyes: :o

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1277 on: June 06, 2020, 10:39:16 AM »
And as we swing round the sweeping right hand curve we.....aaarrrggh!......see Steve gurning through a gap in the retaining wall :goggleeyes: :o

A fate worse than a fate worse than death ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1278 on: June 07, 2020, 11:02:23 AM »


We havenít had a nice picture of multi-coloured pins for a while, so hereís one.  Iíve extended the rightmost siding by 68 cm and glued cork shoulders around it.  I had considered taking it all the way round to the other side of the loops but decided against that in the end.  Itís long enough to give the impression of a section of 4 track main line in this one location and thatís enough.




Iíve also tacked in place mock-ups of cutting/tunnel walls (cardboard and plastic offcuts) to check sight lines from the on-train camera point of view.  The aim is to prevent a train on Tehachapi Loop the helix being visible from a camera on the lowest level.  Some way to go yet!


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1279 on: June 08, 2020, 10:26:30 AM »


Just a random picture from yesterdayís batch of sightline-checkers.  I quite like the angle, probably because itís not one I normally take.  Must redo it with focus-stacking one day ;)


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1280 on: June 08, 2020, 11:15:24 AM »


Just a random picture from yesterday’s batch of sightline-checkers.  I quite like the angle, probably because it’s not one I normally take.  Must redo it with focus-stacking one day ;)

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Looks great without focus stacking

Stay safe

Mike H  8)
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1281 on: June 09, 2020, 10:02:28 AM »


The tightest curve on the layout :o

The end of the dummy road where it disappears into a cut-and-cover tunnel is a short length of Kato 282mm radius track.  Donít tell anyone, my minimum radius is supposed to be 315mm :-[



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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1282 on: June 09, 2020, 10:20:51 AM »


The end of the dummy road where it disappears into a cut-and-cover tunnel is a short length of Kato 282mm radius track.  Donít tell anyone, my minimum radius is supposed to be 315mm :-[


We'll just keep it between the 7742 of us ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1283 on: June 09, 2020, 10:24:48 AM »
No, I am sorry, but in this age of freedom of speech etc., I feel the general public have a right to know! Anybody got the number for BBC News? Information like this does not need to be swept 'under the tunnel'. :)
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1284 on: June 09, 2020, 10:28:08 AM »
No, I am sorry, but in this age of freedom of speech etc., I feel the general public have a right to know! Anybody got the number for BBC News? Information like this does not need to be swept 'under the tunnel'. :)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1285 on: June 09, 2020, 10:28:59 AM »
Thank you for bringing this misdemeanour to our attention  ;D

Stay safe

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1286 on: June 09, 2020, 10:39:00 AM »

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1287 on: June 09, 2020, 02:13:32 PM »


The tightest curve on the layout :o

The end of the dummy road where it disappears into a cut-and-cover tunnel is a short length of Kato 282mm radius track.  Donít tell anyone, my minimum radius is supposed to be 315mm :-[


These are the same three radius Kato curves I have on my layout.
I have very little running problems with any of my (mainly multiple unit) stock. On the odd occasion my Farish class 153 (which has a long wheelbase and is very low slung) can be slightly hesitant on 282mm curves as can my two car class 150s for reasons I don't understand.

282mm (11.1 inches in old money) is as low as I want to go. I really don't fancy using Kato's next size down 249mm (9.8 inches).

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« Last Edit: June 09, 2020, 02:15:20 PM by Invicta Alec »
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1288 on: June 09, 2020, 03:34:48 PM »
I really don't fancy using Kato's next size down 249mm (9.8 inches).

I've got some 249mm curves but they've never been out of the pack - you can see them hanging on the wall in at least one recent photo 8)

I've chosen 315mm as the minimus radius purely to give me a target to work with as regards close coupling/buffer lock :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1289 on: June 09, 2020, 11:55:11 PM »
I really don't fancy using Kato's next size down 249mm (9.8 inches).

I've got some 249mm curves but they've never been out of the pack - you can see them hanging on the wall in at least one recent photo 8)

I've chosen 315mm as the minimus radius purely to give me a target to work with as regards close coupling/buffer lock :thumbsup:
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  Agree there Steve 315mm curves minimum here too
   stay safe regards Derek
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