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Author Topic: The Capital Lines  (Read 91038 times)

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Offline Newportnobby

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #180 on: August 21, 2014, 03:22:24 PM »
Top Gear, eat your heart out :P
Most unusual aspect and great to see the E5 slithering its way round :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #181 on: August 22, 2014, 02:07:43 AM »
Awesome!!

The E5 sorta puts my Blue Pullman to shame...

WHAT AM I SAYING!!! :headbutt: :headbutt: :zippedmouth:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #182 on: August 22, 2014, 08:06:16 AM »
The E5 sorta puts my Blue Pullman to shame...

WHAT AM I SAYING!!! :headbutt: :headbutt: :zippedmouth:

Too late, we have witnesses! :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #183 on: August 22, 2014, 08:07:44 AM »
Awesome!!

The E5 sorta puts my Blue Pullman to shame...

WHAT AM I SAYING!!! :headbutt: :headbutt: :zippedmouth:

Too much 'celebrating' methinks, your judgement is obviously clouded ;)


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #184 on: August 22, 2014, 08:09:11 AM »
I have tried doing what you have and it is not easy to get it just right

Tell me about it.  3 hours work to get 1 minute and 40 seconds of passable video :doh:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #185 on: August 22, 2014, 08:12:17 AM »
and how many metre's of track have you laid down

I must work it out one day, but as the layout is currently 23 feet by 10 a circuit must be around 66 feet or 20 meters.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #186 on: August 22, 2014, 08:14:40 AM »
Tut: time to make vid:

Worth it. Brilliant video. :thumbsup:

Sprintex:

Thank you for bringing me back to reality. The celebrations obviously took over. Whatever was I thinking.  :D
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #187 on: August 22, 2014, 11:55:48 AM »
Awesome!!

The E5 sorta puts my Blue Pullman to shame...

WHAT AM I SAYING!!! :headbutt: :headbutt: :zippedmouth:

First senior moment of your 63rd year perhaps  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #188 on: August 22, 2014, 12:38:09 PM »
Hey Steve.... there are some seriously funny people on this forum, eh.  I mean, seriously. Er...  :D
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #189 on: August 23, 2014, 08:50:43 AM »
(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)

Yesterday’s work on the layout, electrickles!

Insulated Unijoiners fitted at 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Power feeds soldered to Unijoiners fitted at A, B, C, D, E and F.
This means power is always on and independent for the two main lines  and two loops here, regardless of point settings.  DCC lighting, etc, will thus be controllable at all times and trains will show up on the ‘radar’ detection-wise.

The two left-most main lines have not been so treated as yet because I’m still testing the Kato Y point pictured.  It doesn’t belong at this spot according to the master plan but I wanted to evaluate the spring-loaded feature of the point blades.  Very impressed with the reliability of this, I can back a train of 40 short-wheelbase wagons over the wrongly set blades with 100% reliability.

I’m planning to use a couple of these points with an automatic shuttle service elsewhere on the layout at a later date.
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #190 on: August 23, 2014, 10:21:05 AM »
Cool!  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #191 on: August 25, 2014, 06:02:17 PM »


Crikey, it's two months since my last cab ride video!  Here's one with the Farish J39 getting a run out on a train of empties.

Filmed during the testing of a new fourth track out under the eaves.  Needs some adjustments for alignment, but it's certainly working OK.  Also, the train is departing from a new storage yard commissioned yesterday as I was rapidly running out of siding space.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 12:21:48 PM by tutenkhamunsleeping, Reason: Updated link to video »

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #192 on: August 25, 2014, 07:18:50 PM »
Nice vid.

Really smooth trackwork. :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #193 on: August 25, 2014, 09:18:25 PM »
Another cracking cab ride :thumbsup:
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #194 on: August 26, 2014, 02:47:13 AM »
As Mick says, another great cab ride - and British, too this time. I love the green DMU scuttling around there.... but where's the BP?  :'( :'(
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

 

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