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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #285 on: September 02, 2017, 02:36:50 PM »
As long as the cat isn't trying to do the same...
Any such incursions and I'll be keeping a log :confused1:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #286 on: September 03, 2017, 12:07:22 AM »
Interested to see a couple of Kato city platform units in one of the pictures. Have you/others actually used them on a layout? What did you think of them?

Thinking of, er, investing in some.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #287 on: September 03, 2017, 09:56:19 AM »
Interested to see a couple of Kato city platform units in one of the pictures. Have you/others actually used them on a layout? What did you think of them?

I love 'em :thumbsup:

There's plenty of photos and videos earlier on this thread if you have a look, such as this one of the old layout before I moved house:


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #288 on: September 03, 2017, 10:53:46 AM »
Hugely impressive rake of mineral wagons behind the WD, Steve :goggleeyes:
As a dedicated counter, I lost count :doh:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #289 on: September 03, 2017, 11:04:47 AM »
Would BR really have put one brake van behind two diesels?

Hang on, yes, I guess.

Love the colours, love the era.  :thumbsup:

Great video, too! Very impressed with the professional subtitles, and scene changes!

Excellent!  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #290 on: September 03, 2017, 11:26:10 AM »
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There's plenty of photos and videos earlier on this thread if you have a look, such as this one of the old layout before I moved house

That's terrific, thank you. Everything I wanted to know!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #291 on: September 03, 2017, 11:44:00 AM »
Would BR really have put one brake van behind two diesels?
Yes, otherwise they would have been classified as 'Light Engine' with a speed restriction.
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« Reply #292 on: September 03, 2017, 02:31:50 PM »
Great video!  :thumbsup:

Nice looking Kato station system, too.

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« Reply #293 on: September 03, 2017, 03:22:43 PM »
What a very professional video.
And great smooth running too. I really like the peaks with single brakevan.
Great stuff.
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #294 on: September 03, 2017, 06:43:53 PM »
What a very professional video.
And great smooth running too. I really like the peaks with single brakevan.
Great stuff.

Seconded!

I'm going to have a couple of glasses of wine this evening and watch as many of the other videos as I can.  I'm fairly new to the Forum, so I missed them when originally published.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #295 on: September 04, 2017, 12:17:10 PM »
Thanks for the kind comments about the videos, shows what can be achieved with everyday modern gizmos and bundled free software.  An iPad with iMovie Software in this case, but an Android tablet with Windows Movie Maker would be just as good.






This morning’s Kato butchery.  As the Kato “Approach” curves provide only a transition from the superelevation point of view, and not in the actual curvature, I thought I’d have a bash at making something closer to a proper transition.

One piece of 20-023 124mm Double Straight has had the base cut to let it flex and the lengths of the respective rails trimmed progressively using a Xuron track cutter and file.

The doctored 124mm has been soldered onto a 20-186 Approach Track so as to avoid any dog legs at the joint.  It just needs testing/gluing down now.

First time I’ve done a double track transition, a single track equivalent is a lot easier when it comes to getting the rail lengths right!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #296 on: September 07, 2017, 12:16:24 AM »
Yep!, like it Steve, I was thinking along the same lines (awful pun) as you, looking good, so glad your back!!!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #297 on: September 07, 2017, 11:45:11 AM »


Not a very productive week so far as we were supposed to have a bunch of tradesmen in to fix snagging issues on the house.  They were so useless and uncooperative we sent them away and raised yet another complaint with the developers, but at least it gives me an excuse for all the rubbish crammed into the man-cave!

The above is a 180 degree panorama of the layout room.  The layout itself is currently nestling in the alcove to the extreme left and has a temporary end board to give a continuous circuit for track testing.  If it looks like I've built a man-shed within the man-cave that's because it supports my home-made pseudo loft which stores much junk at the moment!

The layout will continue across the area where the DVDs and books are shelved/stacked and then round to the right where the HiFi, timber and yellow bags of expanded polystyrene currently live.  There's more beyond the red computer chair, but the iPad only seems to handle 180 degree views.

One of the dogs (Penny) can be seen on her bed in the centre foreground.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #298 on: September 07, 2017, 12:41:38 PM »
Hi Steve,

Sorry about your tradesmen woes (don't start a thread, no one will get anything done on their layouts and the site will overload!).

All looks tidy and organised (although that's where I go wrong as can't find anything).

Looking forward to the expansion.

Hey, Penny, border collie. I replied to you on my site about dogs in the train room that Sophie would be fine, she's a border collie. The others, unfortunately are not.

Cheers weave  :beers:



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« Reply #299 on: September 07, 2017, 01:50:10 PM »
I replied to you on my site about dogs in the train room that Sophie would be fine, she's a border collie. The others, unfortunately are not.

Our two collies can be a bit clumsy when they get boisterous.  Because of this I changed my design from using expanded polystyrene to thick chipboard for the lower level.  The theory is this has the mass to absorb a lot of the impact from exuberant  :goggleeyes: back ends!

If I get that far, the upper level will still be expanded polystyrene - a staple of many US multi-level layouts.

 

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