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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #525 on: January 03, 2018, 02:55:10 PM »
Steve - does the kit come with one end open or have you 'doctored' it please?

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #526 on: January 03, 2018, 03:02:02 PM »
Steve - does the kit come with one end open or have you 'doctored' it please?

Undoctored, it was literally just out of the box. Both ends have 3 open arches but door and infill pieces are included to give the result shown on the packaging.

The basic 4 wall structure is a one piece moulding, which I wasn’t expecting!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #527 on: January 07, 2018, 10:47:51 AM »


Yesterday I fitted a DCC decoder to a second Kato DD51 and the opportunity to double head was too much to resist.  Cue several hours running trains of all eras and nationalities :thumbsup:

I had started swapping the last batch of points from manual to DCC control but the electrothingummy box, although wired in and working, still seems to be sitting there on the baseboard next to the levers :-[

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #528 on: January 07, 2018, 11:26:55 AM »




Post!  Tomytec Building 136 (Warehouse A) for £17.45 plus postage from ebay/PlazaJapan.  (They also do a windowed version as an engine shed which is Building 122-2)

I've bought a couple of these specifically to steal the side walls for low-relief backscene items.  A quick test snap behind a recently chipped Farish 4F shows they're bang on the money for what I had in mind.


Good heavens, now that is a potentially useful source of brickwork for the future British part of my layout, I would never have thought of that.

Prototype is this structure, now unfortunately "preserved" as it was in the way of the new Shinkansen line (see last picture).

I've left the roof off as it's thicker than a nuclear bunker :goggleeyes:


Given the proximity to Lil' Rocketman Kim I could put that to good use too...
Takahachikawa - Japanese and other trains

Birmingham Knotmore Street - (ex) GWR mainline through the Midlands

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #529 on: January 07, 2018, 11:35:31 AM »

Prototype is this structure, now unfortunately "preserved" as it was in the way of the new Shinkansen line (see last picture).


Ouch! It was all going so well until that last picture.  :doh:
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #530 on: January 08, 2018, 09:00:28 PM »
Excellent!  The longer lengths of LED lighting I'm using are back in stock so I've just ordered some :thumbsup:

Unfortunately this might soon see the retirement of my much admired "frilly danglers"  :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #531 on: January 08, 2018, 09:05:54 PM »
 :laughabovepost:

Oh....suit you sir.....oh

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #532 on: January 09, 2018, 05:07:55 PM »
Snap!!  Great little kit, but I know what you mean about the roof!



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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #533 on: January 09, 2018, 05:14:57 PM »
Thanks too for the background info/pics of the prototype, that was a bonus bit of info

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #534 on: January 09, 2018, 06:47:13 PM »

Hi Steve,

Nice building, and nice kit too.

The prototype seems to have buttresses between each window panel.  See here:



Does the kit have these too?  The images aren't that clear.  Would make it even better for representing the retaining wall as you plan...

Cheers

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #535 on: January 09, 2018, 07:55:05 PM »
Does the kit have these too?  The images aren't that clear.  Would make it even better for representing the retaining wall as you plan...




Ben, everything is markedly flatter and vertical on the kit, but as I wanted something suggestive of lineside factories as opposed to retaining walls that's no bad thing. I was particularly taken with the bricked up windows in this respect.

Having said that, if I came across something that looked like it was holding back tons of earth I could probably find a use for that too!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #536 on: January 10, 2018, 10:46:57 AM »


Let there be LEDs!

I had to wait a while for these as they were out of stock and I particularly wanted more of the same - they plug together rather nicely which makes for a very quick fit.

These are 1204mm long "fluorescent tube-like" fittings meant for kitchens and bought from https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LED-LINKABLE-KITCHEN-UNDER-CABINET-STRIP-LIGHTS-LINK-LIGHT-WARM-WHITE-SWITCHED-/311630279782 at £20.99 each.

I'll be fitting them soon, but first need to run round the house doing Star Wars light sabre impressions until I'm told "GO TO YOUR ROOM AND PLAY WITH YOUR TRAINS!"

It's traditional in this house :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #537 on: January 10, 2018, 12:48:13 PM »
How do you fit the frilly lampshades to them?  :confused2:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #538 on: January 10, 2018, 01:14:14 PM »
How do you fit the frilly lampshades to them?  :confused2:

Jedis don't do frilly.  Not even under Walt Disney :no:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #539 on: January 10, 2018, 01:56:45 PM »
How do you fit the frilly lampshades to them?  :confused2:

Jedis don't do frilly.  Not even under Walt Disney :no:

How do you know what a Jedi wears under their robes?

 

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