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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #840 on: May 06, 2018, 01:54:16 PM »
After 6 aborted house moves in the last year Iím not one for premature poultry enumeration, but seventh time lucky might see us in a new house soon.  Down payments have been made, solicitors activated and, The Goddess of Chains* permitting, we might be on our way early next month.

Itís a new build 3 storey and Iíve been allocated** the entire top floor as a man cave, which gives me a 23 feet by 14 feet train set space - bar a corner cut out for an en-suite which will end up being a somewhat over-specified paint-brush cleaning facility.

So The Capital Lines could be rising from the packaging real soon now :beers:


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** I didnít even need to ask, which makes me deeply suspicious!

Have been leisurely tracking backwards (don't ask) through your thread and landed upon this today, that you posted a year ago!  Capital lines has come along way since then... great work and look forward to the next year of progress ... it really has risen from the packaging, exactly as you predicted ..... are you a wizard per chance?

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #841 on: May 06, 2018, 03:32:20 PM »
are you a wizard per chance?

It's wazzock, I've been told ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #842 on: May 06, 2018, 03:37:40 PM »
 :laughabovepost:

I stand corrected  :)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #843 on: May 06, 2018, 06:00:55 PM »


Tomytec "Corner Office Building" part number 134.




Another recent arrival, it's actually been buried under the junk on my desk for the best part of 2 weeks while I pondered it's shortcomings.  The parts don't fit well and the glazing is very poor.

In the end I've just clipped the basic parts together, omitting the glazing and base.  It can stand on the layout in this form for a while, but it's definitely one for the background :thumbsdown:




On a more positive note, I've had a rather splendid Batman mirror for my birthday.  Just the thing for the bat man-cave's en-suite 8)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #844 on: May 06, 2018, 08:46:19 PM »
Show us the SteveMobile please.

Thanks,


Joe

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #845 on: May 06, 2018, 09:31:55 PM »



On a more positive note, I've had a rather splendid Batman mirror for my birthday.  Just the thing for the bat man-cave's en-suite 8)


So that's why you've been put in the belfry!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #846 on: May 07, 2018, 10:45:52 AM »


Tomytec "Corner Office Building" part number 134.




Another recent arrival, it's actually been buried under the junk on my desk for the best part of 2 weeks while I pondered it's shortcomings.  The parts don't fit well and the glazing is very poor.

In the end I've just clipped the basic parts together, omitting the glazing and base.  It can stand on the layout in this form for a while, but it's definitely one for the background :thumbsdown:



That's a shame, when I saw the first photo I was wondering if it would suit being a department store on Milliedale but if it's not a great kit perhaps I'll give it a miss
might be a bit modern anyway?

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #847 on: May 08, 2018, 11:31:20 AM »
That's a shame, when I saw the first photo I was wondering if it would suit being a department store on Milliedale but if it's not a great kit perhaps I'll give it a miss
might be a bit modern anyway?

Donít necessarily be put off by the negative aspects, Iím looking for quick plonkíníplay results at the moment so I can get on with the core of the layout. Iíll revisit this one later when I have more time.

The biggest thing that hacks me off is the mold misalignment down the rounded part of the walls.  But compare this to something like the Ratio viaduct kit where no effort at all was made by the manufacturer to align the stone courses and it doesnít seem so bad :whiteflag:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #848 on: May 09, 2018, 04:56:02 PM »
That's a pretty minor detail that can be correctedly fairly easilly if it bothers you.
It's not a bad building though, and reasonably priced I believe, compared with a lot that's around.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #849 on: May 12, 2018, 09:10:21 AM »


The track on the branch line is taking shape.  A razor saw and copydex results in a nice sweeping S-curve.

My LMS mug has seen better days. Purchased at Bo'ness diesel gala in 2000 and now missing most of it's lettering :(

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #850 on: May 12, 2018, 10:30:46 AM »
Nice curves :)

Sounds like it is time for you to re-visit Bo'Ness and treat yourself to a new mug :)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #851 on: May 12, 2018, 11:03:31 AM »
Sounds like it is time for you to re-visit Bo'Ness and treat yourself to a new mug :)

Not a bad idea :D

I also had a nice blue Caledonian Railway refreshement rooms mug from there, long since broken.  Ooh, and I think I saw some trains as well ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #852 on: May 18, 2018, 09:38:52 AM »


I've been distracted of late with all this wedding business, but I've caught up now Sheldon and Amy have tied the knot.  So it's back to trains and yesterday's arrival from PlazaJapan 8)

Tomytec's 117 is a Miso factory, apparently.  A quick Google reveals Miso is a thick paste used in cooking and, if there's any left over, also in the Japanese national pastime of concreting over entire hillsides :no:

In true Tomytec tradition, the kit isn't burdened with an over-abundance of parts :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #853 on: May 18, 2018, 10:09:53 AM »
Hope the wedding went OK, Steve. Just as well there isn't another one on the horizon, eh?
Hang on a minute........whassat.......there is?........who's that then?.......oh.
It seems there is. Why haven't I been told before? ::) >:(

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #854 on: May 18, 2018, 01:25:50 PM »
 Just catching up on things after a busy few weeks and I must say I love the bat mirror!  Also. Your Railway room has an ensuite Iím jealous 🤢
I think you have safely diffused the notion that we railway modellers are just big kids 👍 just going off to fire up my lightsaber app
Not sure its supposed to do that

 

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