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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #870 on: June 07, 2018, 03:25:12 PM »
 :thankyousign:

A bit of tidying, a coat of paint plus glazing will make quite a lot of difference to the basic kit.

Not sure about the very large hoarding on the roof but after some TLC applied, it'll look great in a modern-ish setting.

Look forward to seeing what you decide to do with it.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #871 on: June 07, 2018, 06:56:00 PM »
Surely the large hoarding should have a pic of Steve's old avatar. I miss it.

Can't think what it would be advertising or warning people about  :D.

Bit of Japanese writing and let the imagination flow.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #872 on: June 07, 2018, 08:02:05 PM »
I was hoping for flashing neon sign - Blade Runner-esq!  :camera:

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #873 on: June 07, 2018, 08:05:20 PM »
I was thinking something more like this:


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #874 on: June 08, 2018, 02:37:45 AM »
Surely the large hoarding should have a pic of Steve's old avatar. I miss it.

Can't think what it would be advertising or warning people about  :D.

Bit of Japanese writing and let the imagination flow.

I'm sure I could come up with something, and if you're extra nice I'll even tell you what it means  :D
Takahachikawa - Japanese and other trains

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #875 on: June 08, 2018, 09:36:31 AM »
if you're extra nice I'll even tell you what it means  :D

And the names of any countries in which it's still legal ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #876 on: June 08, 2018, 08:51:50 PM »
 :hellosign: Your building up a very nice city- scape there Steve
     regards Derek.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #877 on: June 10, 2018, 01:14:45 PM »


It's been a while since I've done any work on the scenic fiddle yard part of the layout, indeed I won't be doing much today as we have non train-speaking friends coming round for a barbie later.  But this morning saw the start of a new formation going in on the up side.

A left hand Kato #6 has been glued in place with copydex.  Dropper wires have been soldered underneath the fishplates at 1.  The manual operating lever has been cut off and the corresponding hole boxed in with plasticard at 2. The diverging route has been razor-sawed down in size at 3 to reduce the angle.

There will be a small fan of sidings at this location and I've just slapped in a small order with Keith at TrainTrax for the next step 8)


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #878 on: June 10, 2018, 08:35:42 PM »
Nice work sir! Can I ask do you put any 'underlay' beneath the Kato track? Mine is also on the baseboard and VERY noisy  :confused2:

Looking forward to seeing some more - with tall buildings perhaps!?

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #879 on: June 10, 2018, 09:10:34 PM »
Maybe the Copydex, being latex based, dampens some of the noise? :hmmm:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #880 on: June 11, 2018, 08:57:20 AM »
Nice work sir! Can I ask do you put any 'underlay' beneath the Kato track? Mine is also on the baseboard and VERY noisy

Iíve not used underlay this time around. Iíve always thought trains should roar and rumble as they go 8)

When Iíve used underlay in the past (cork) itís been to provide a ballast shoulder or for smoothing out imperfections in the baseboard (easy to sand) - never for any acoustic properties it may or may not have.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #881 on: June 17, 2018, 03:13:38 PM »


Progress on the new DMU sidings since last Sunday's shot.  More track stuck in place and a bit of painting.  The original plan for three sidings where the green DMUs are parked is going to be extended to four with the extra being where the orange coach is.  This being a fiddle yard, more (not less) is more :D

Kato lurks innocently bottom right :goggleeyes:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #882 on: June 20, 2018, 12:15:32 PM »


Branch line progress.  Mocking up a short tunnel using offcuts to get the size and position right.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #883 on: June 20, 2018, 12:29:26 PM »
What an excellent idea!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #884 on: June 20, 2018, 01:48:31 PM »


Branch line progress.  Mocking up a short tunnel using offcuts to get the size and position right.


I need to do this with the Scalescenes arches template :D

 

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