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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #360 on: October 12, 2017, 09:51:53 AM »
A day spent thinking about it could save you heaps of retro work  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #361 on: October 12, 2017, 09:58:55 AM »
A day spent thinking about it could save you heaps of retro work  :thumbsup:

I've contemplated that quite extensively :doh:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #362 on: October 13, 2017, 10:13:51 AM »


Latest arrival from Japan.  The Tomix convenience store, part number 4270.

A very useful modern structure, IMO, that would do for anything from a station building to a unit on an industrial/retail park.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #363 on: October 13, 2017, 11:15:28 AM »
Yes indeed. Cool looking  model!  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #364 on: October 13, 2017, 02:57:38 PM »


Latest arrival from Japan.  The Tomix convenience store, part number 4270.

Very handy store, especially if it's the middle of the night and you suddenly need to acquire some family.

Useless actual fact: FamilyMart was part of the Seibu Group, which started out as a railway operator (sitting on one of their trains right now) but branched out into many businesses.
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #365 on: October 13, 2017, 07:25:01 PM »
With Christmas coming the last thing I want is to acquire more family  :no: . Luckily, except for 24 of the shops, the rest are shut :thumbsup: Bah humbug.

Nice looking kit though. I forget the difference between Tomix and Tomytec because some from both have been great and others not so good (unless it's Tomix that are better. Can't remember. Must stop drinking!).

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #366 on: October 13, 2017, 08:22:13 PM »
Ah!, 24 hr opening?, ARKWRIGHT still lives!!!!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #367 on: October 13, 2017, 08:24:36 PM »
Ah!, 24 hr opening?, ARKWRIGHT still lives!!!!

Certainly does......this is Arkwrights store in Camborne a few milesfromme!
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #368 on: October 14, 2017, 08:17:11 AM »
Nice looking kit though. I forget the difference between Tomix and Tomytec because some from both have been great and others not so good (unless it's Tomix that are better. Can't remember. Must stop drinking!).

From what I've seen so far it seems Tomix are assembled models, barring a few detail parts, whilst Tomytec are simple kits.  Tomytec are also a bit 'lumpier' to my eyes.

But I'm sure our Man in Japan could be more enlightening...

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #369 on: October 14, 2017, 08:34:59 AM »
I've kept this quiet from the forum, but one of the Bealettes is now living and working in Japan. She certainly isn't a railway modeller, but at least I have someone on the ground!

Our Tokyo connection is indeed the man, though!  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #370 on: October 14, 2017, 12:09:43 PM »


And the Prannock of the Year award goes to...

A crossover laid and tested last night no longer works in the cold light of day.  Cue shouting, swearing and giving up model railways for EVER :veryangry:

Then, post restorative cup of tea, let's see what the problem is.  Despite it's thickness Copydex seem to ooze and flow a little more than I expected.  Fish the 'bogies' out using the trusty Olfa cutter and vow to keep glue further away from the moving parts next time :-[

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #371 on: October 14, 2017, 02:44:07 PM »
Nice looking kit though. I forget the difference between Tomix and Tomytec because some from both have been great and others not so good (unless it's Tomix that are better. Can't remember. Must stop drinking!).

From what I've seen so far it seems Tomix are assembled models, barring a few detail parts, whilst Tomytec are simple kits.  Tomytec are also a bit 'lumpier' to my eyes.

But I'm sure our Man in Japan could be more enlightening...

Dunno what happened to the Man but I'd be the Squid in Japan.

Anyway the Tomix buildings are part of the original Tomix model railway range, many date back to the 1970s, they come mainly pre-assembled, with stickers to apply as desired. Despite their age they're pretty decent structures with sharp detail, and suitable for kitbashing.

Tomytec is an offshoot of the parent Tomy company, IIRC they started out making N scale vehicles and branched out into the Tomytec range of static display trains, which are not quite as detailed as mainstream Tomix ones, but on the other hand that has made it possible to provided a wide range of obscurer models other manufacturers wouldn't touch, and they are designed to be motorized. The buildings and other accessories are made on a similar principle, cheap with lots of variety, the older designs do tend to be a bit "blobby" with overscale windows and a tendency for the parts to bend, but nothing a little modelling can't solve.
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #372 on: October 14, 2017, 08:12:35 PM »


And the Prannock of the Year award goes to...

A crossover laid and tested last night no longer works in the cold light of day.  Cue shouting, swearing and giving up model railways for EVER :veryangry:

Then, post restorative cup of tea, let's see what the problem is.  Despite it's thickness Copydex seem to ooze and flow a little more than I expected.  Fish the 'bogies' out using the trusty Olfa cutter and vow to keep glue further away from the moving parts next time :-[

Steve, that's one of the virtues of 'Copydex', it can be fairly easily removed.  Probably why it's recommended for small children and me!  Just imagine the 'fun' if you had used PVA instead?  I avoid PVA whenever possible...

I'm very glad you have not given up on model railways as I am greatly enjoying your posts about this splendid layout.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #373 on: October 15, 2017, 09:11:28 AM »



that's one of the virtues of 'Copydex', it can be fairly easily removed.


Amen to that.  Yesterday I had to pull up a whole platform road and reposition it as, despite repeated checks and measurements, the platform wouldn't sit level between the lines.  Geriatric drift! :-[

Everything came up quickly and easily and was refitted correctly within half an hour or so :thumbsup:

Seems everything I did on Friday 13th turned into a disaster :(

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #374 on: October 18, 2017, 09:43:59 AM »



Things I donít enjoy.  Ballasting.  Wiring.

Iíve been doing quite a bit of both this week, along with some track-laying in the freight sidings where the mug and vac are in the photo.

Ballasting the Kato track, fortunately, is limited to fixing cork sheet in the gaps and applying a thin layer of the matching Kato 24-039 ballast on top.

 

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