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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #105 on: May 25, 2014, 09:56:14 PM »
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Little progress today as we had my parents over, but a bit more timber has been painted black!

Of more interest, even if it's not strictly 'layout', is a new 10 car Kato Series 103 EMU in Chou Line orange livery I received today.  (In the foreground is my existing Series 201)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #106 on: May 27, 2014, 07:54:43 PM »
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Today’s progress.  A Kato 62mm double track section chopped to give a 29mm/62mm combination.  This forces an additional 33mm between the two tracks once they've curved 90 degrees to the left, giving exactly enough room to fit a platform between them.

This can, of course, be done without recourse to the hacksaw (wooden sleepered 29mm and 62mm lengths are available to buy) but I wanted a continuous run of concrete sleepered track at this point.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #107 on: May 28, 2014, 07:03:27 AM »
What a great idea - and it looks very neat too :thumbsup:
Just one Pendolino, give it to me, a beautiful train, from Italy

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #108 on: May 30, 2014, 03:19:54 PM »
Lots of little jobs with the soldering iron crossed off the list this week.

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One such job was soldering together home-made power feeds in the time-honoured fashion using Kato Unijoiners.

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The trick is to make sure the wire has been threaded through the plastic moulding BEFORE making the joint with the fishplate.  I only got this wrong twice today, something of a personal best  :-[

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #109 on: May 30, 2014, 07:39:06 PM »
I only got this wrong twice today, something of a personal best  :-[

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Power feeds are looking good, Steve.

Cheers
Michael
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #110 on: May 30, 2014, 08:30:22 PM »
Is it National Confession Day today? ???
In the last ½ hour I've read 3 posts all fessing up to something.
Thanks, though. If we can't learn from our own mistakes we can learn from others :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #111 on: May 30, 2014, 09:45:51 PM »
http://youtu.be/Fhqg7adEBJw

Testing the lengths of various trains and how they fit in the fiddle yard.  Being relatively new to N I don't have a 'feel' for this like I did in 4mm.  For a start, trains take up a little more space than I estimated because of the size of those infernal Rapido couplings.


Am I the only one that see's every single one of those waggons as a £5 driving by? The sheer scale and level of commitment here is incredible!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #112 on: May 30, 2014, 10:57:59 PM »
Am I the only one that see's every single one of those waggons as a £5 driving by?

:laughabovepost:

Similarly, every time I see a video of someone's new loco I see it as a dozen wagons driving by :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #113 on: May 31, 2014, 01:33:06 AM »
Am I the only one that see's every single one of those waggons as a £5 driving by?

:laughabovepost:

Similarly, every time I see a video of someone's new loco I see it as a dozen wagons driving by :D

It puts my one loco and five wagons to shame, but hey ho... I better get saving up. Then I can have SIX wagons!  :laugh:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #114 on: May 31, 2014, 06:02:23 PM »


Layout Update #8 - Track hacks and running-in.
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #115 on: June 03, 2014, 11:07:59 AM »
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A recent addition to the layout, a Greenmax 'Apartment Building Type B' from PlazaJapan (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=121354236900)

Not a kit, but a ready-built plastic model apart from a few roof details that I've not added yet.  A great model for the money and a worthy companion to my similar Aoshima kit-built block seen lurking in the background in the second photo.

They're broadly the same size, the Greenmax being slightly longer and a little narrower.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #116 on: June 04, 2014, 04:49:28 PM »
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Another of this week’s new plonk’n’play buildings, Tomix’s ‘Railroad Office’ (part number 4025)

Unlike most other buildings I’ve got, I don’t have anything particular in mind for this one - I just liked the look of it.

From PlazaJapan again: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121293308006

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #117 on: June 04, 2014, 07:23:37 PM »
Makes you wonder how such nice ready built buildings can be at that price, when we pay through the nose for UK ones  :veryangry:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #118 on: June 05, 2014, 09:24:50 AM »
Nice building, Steve.
Thanks for the link to plazajapan's ebay shop. Had a look araund and they do have nice things at reasonable prices. I guess most of their things could be anglicised... :-[

Cheers
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #119 on: June 05, 2014, 07:20:15 PM »
Makes you wonder how such nice ready built buildings can be at that price, when we pay through the nose for UK ones  :veryangry:

Because there are few UK N gauge modellers and Japan is N focussed and train crazy. Plastic moulding is like bad heavy metal - volume is all that seems to matter  :D

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