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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #690 on: March 03, 2018, 08:59:39 PM »



and so tidy!  ;)


You'll take that back, Sir, or I'll not answer for my actions ;)


I think you can come down from the ceiling now :bounce:
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #691 on: March 04, 2018, 12:08:59 PM »


Getting somewhat irritated this morning as the facial recognition software insists on focussing on me rather than the layout.

I was trying to get a shot along the leftmost track to check alignment, but if I tilt the screen down to exclude my ugly mug I can't then see what I'm photographing.  And I can't manually focus whilst holding the camera one-handed either >:(

Managed to get what I wanted after a dozen blind attempts :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #692 on: March 04, 2018, 01:22:24 PM »
Getting somewhat irritated this morning as the facial recognition software insists on focussing on me rather than the layout.

I was trying to get a shot along the leftmost track to check alignment, but if I tilt the screen down to exclude my ugly mug I can't then see what I'm photographing.  And I can't manually focus whilst holding the camera one-handed either >:(

Managed to get what I wanted after a dozen blind attempts
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #693 on: March 04, 2018, 01:55:38 PM »


Getting somewhat irritated this morning as the facial recognition software insists on focussing on me rather than the layout.

I was trying to get a shot along the leftmost track to check alignment, but if I tilt the screen down to exclude my ugly mug I can't then see what I'm photographing.  And I can't manually focus whilst holding the camera one-handed either >:(

Managed to get what I wanted after a dozen blind attempts :thumbsup:


I've had some success with a mirror behind the camera, though luckily these days you can just keep shooting and choose the best result straight away rather than fretting about a wasted film and waiting for the results to come back from the developers.
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #694 on: March 04, 2018, 07:40:20 PM »


Got quite a bit done today.  Would have got considerably more done if I didn't have to separate Kato from the not-quite month-old sofa on a regular schedule! :censored:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #695 on: March 04, 2018, 07:53:29 PM »
Eek! Look at those claws! :goggleeyes:

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« Reply #696 on: March 04, 2018, 08:04:16 PM »
Brilliant photograph, Steve.

I consulted Poppy on the subject and she advises that it is precisely because the sofa is new that Kato finds the need to deal with it.  Cats are aristocratic individuals and prefer 'shabby chic'.  Kato assumes Mrs Steve and you do too and is helping you to achieve 'the look'.

Poppy added that it would be appropriate to tip Kato 10 'Dreamies' (other brands are available) for being so thoughtful.

Many thanks for the photograph.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #697 on: March 04, 2018, 08:12:11 PM »


Got quite a bit done today.  Would have got considerably more done if I didn't have to separate Kato from the not-quite month-old sofa on a regular schedule! :censored:

Kato appears to have a very similar expression as your own in your avatar.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #698 on: March 04, 2018, 08:58:38 PM »


Got quite a bit done today.  Would have got considerably more done if I didn't have to separate Kato from the not-quite month-old sofa on a regular schedule! :censored:

Kato appears to have a very similar expression as your own in your avatar.

But who purrs the loudest?
A lovely looking kitten. If you got a second one they could play together and destroy the house in half the time :no:
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #699 on: March 05, 2018, 11:54:33 AM »


Ordered these yesterday (Sunday) and they turned up this morning.  Well done Hattons and Yodel, that's less than 24 hours roof to roof ;)

I'm gradually building up my parcels stock and pre BR standard coaches :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #700 on: March 05, 2018, 12:48:24 PM »
Interesting coach, Steve. Can I ask what it is please?

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #701 on: March 05, 2018, 12:56:02 PM »
Interesting coach, Steve. Can I ask what it is please?


Dapol 2P-012-354 Maunsell brake third S4482S:
http://www.hattons.co.uk/196996/Dapol_2P_012_354_Maunsell_brake_third_S4482S_in_BR_southern_region_green/StockDetail.aspx

The van is Graham Farish 374-415 Southern Passenger Luggage Van BR Crimson:
http://www.hattons.co.uk/61053/Graham_Farish_374_415_Southern_PL_Passenger_Luggage_Van_BR_Crimson/StockDetail.aspx

Only just noticed when plonking it on the layout next to another one, Farish do versions both with and without roof vents 8)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #702 on: March 05, 2018, 12:59:50 PM »
Thanks, Steve.
I've not looked closely at the Maunsells as I think they're really too early for a transition modeller like myself, although I hold to the tenet parcels stock lasted for centuries :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #703 on: March 05, 2018, 01:11:09 PM »
Hi Steve,
Thanks for the very clear photo of the train crew. This will come in handy when I am painting my crew members.
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #704 on: March 06, 2018, 11:39:56 AM »


New track being laid where the parcels train is standing.  This will be the missing 'back' line of the return loop when completed, the 'out' equivalent being that in the foreground.

 

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