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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #615 on: February 04, 2018, 02:21:03 AM »
Now these videos have really got me excited. I'm just in the process of organising rail passes for my upcoming trip to Japan!

Thanks for posting!  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #616 on: February 04, 2018, 06:02:50 AM »
Bear in mind those exciting scenes take place far to the north of Tokyo, and you'll be heading west. Easily do-able in a day trip if you're so inclined, with time to spare to check out a proper tourist destination.

If you just want to see the Shinkansens coupled in-situ, a trip to Tokyo Station will suffice, where you'll be able to witness first-hand the strange hold this mechanism exerts on little boys, including the Squidlet.



Anyway happy to discuss further in another thread or per PM so as not to further derail this thread.
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #617 on: February 04, 2018, 09:45:48 AM »
you'll be able to witness first-hand the strange hold this mechanism exerts on little boys, including the Squidlet.

In much the same way as the imaginings of Gerry Anderson et al had a grip on myself and my contempories when young. Shinkansen must be like having your very own Superthunderstingcar right in front of you 8)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #618 on: February 04, 2018, 11:46:56 AM »


More high-tech notes on low techniques, I'm weathering a little more track before I start anything else this morning.  Doing it bit by bit minimises the risk of boredom setting in.  I'm told :no:

I paint the area to be weathered with matt varnish first, then take a quick snap while I can still remember/see which areas I've done.  Believe my, by the time the varnish has dried clear I have absolutely no idea which bits I painted without some kind of aid :doh:

Later on: a selective dusting with powder.  A couple of bits bottom right were done last night :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #619 on: February 04, 2018, 08:01:08 PM »


Some powder down, although I've overdone it a little by the side of the point.  Never mind, I'll cut that back when I add some other shades.  But, for now, the clean out of the box look has gone :thumbsup:

Oddly the weathering looks very grey in the photograph, it's an obviously grey/brown mix to the naked eye ::)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #620 on: February 04, 2018, 08:22:16 PM »
Looks good.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #621 on: February 04, 2018, 10:07:48 PM »
Looking good Steve.  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #622 on: February 05, 2018, 07:48:28 AM »
Looking good Steve. Is there any chance the powder can get into your rolling stock? Or do you seal with varnish after applying?  :thankyousign:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #623 on: February 05, 2018, 08:52:34 AM »
I vacuum off excess powders and Iím currently using a Humbrol matt acrylic varnish rattle can to seal them in, although this is more to keep everything how I want it than a fear of something else that might get into mechanisms.

Iím more worried about what the postperson thinks of my perma brown fingers when I sign for things :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #624 on: February 05, 2018, 01:57:18 PM »

Iím more worried about what the postperson thinks of my perma brown fingers when I sign for things :D

Just tell him you're a proctologist ;D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #625 on: February 05, 2018, 02:11:12 PM »
One of the first fields to go digital ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #626 on: February 05, 2018, 03:16:31 PM »
 :laughabovepost: at the two of you, but at the same time, yuck! :goggleeyes:

And yes, I know the bulging eyed emoticon was probably a bad choice.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #627 on: February 05, 2018, 04:52:10 PM »
Thanks for the train coupling vid - amazing.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #628 on: February 06, 2018, 06:48:54 AM »
 :thankyousign: Steve. Iím not getting drawn in to the finger conversation.  >:(

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #629 on: February 08, 2018, 06:51:55 PM »




Whilst cleaning paint off the rail heads (an inevitable consequence of colouring the rail sides) I've managed to turn some of the Kato check-rails grey.  Turns out the whole of the track is a grey moulding with the sleepers and check-rails painted/printed on and it doesn't take much in the elbow grease/abrasion department to expose the bare plastic :doh:

So I bought a brown Pentel and coloured them in again :D

Might also try brown over black or dark grey at some point...

 

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