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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #165 on: August 16, 2014, 06:29:02 PM »
Looks great Steve.  The long uniform trains on the S curve is very pleasing on the eye. 

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #166 on: August 16, 2014, 07:56:15 PM »
Wonderful video Steve. :thankyousign:
Your prototypical rakes look great on the loong sweeping track. :drool:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #167 on: August 16, 2014, 09:15:58 PM »
Hope the prang wasn't too costly :goggleeyes:
I know I refer to UK DMU/DEMU/EMU's as multi coloured worms but you definitely have a set of snakes running there :)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #168 on: August 16, 2014, 10:24:38 PM »
Hi Steve,

  Very interesting Video, well up to standard, most entertaining!, really enjoyed that, now, with the hot weather we have had of late, does it get hot in your attic and if so, do you get any rail creep?, I've left a little gap in my joints as my track expands during the summer in the garage, not by a lot but enough to squeeze a couple of insulated joints!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #169 on: August 17, 2014, 07:15:43 AM »
Wonderful video, layout and lovely trains  :claphappy: Just love to see them sashaying through the S curves. :envy:

Kato bullets are so easy to put back on the track when they have derailled

Just one Pendolino, give it to me, a beautiful train, from Italy

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #170 on: August 17, 2014, 09:03:26 AM »
Hope the prang wasn't too costly :goggleeyes:

If you ignore the swear-box, it was entirely cost free ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #171 on: August 17, 2014, 09:09:39 AM »
does it get hot in your attic and if so, do you get any rail creep?

It's been very hot of late.  I've not been expecting any expansion problems with the Kato Unitrack due to it's nature, but have had one instance of kinking with some of the Peco code 55.

Given that I've had loft layouts for the last 40 years and thought I knew all about expansion gaps :-[ I'm wondering if the latter is down to the code 55's greater resistance to slide in the chairs?  Perhaps compounded by capillary action getting glue where it shouldn't be?

Or maybe it's just the latest thing I've mucked up :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #172 on: August 17, 2014, 10:35:29 AM »

With the exception of the bullet car at the NRM I've never seen a real Japanese train in my life but the Kato stuff just oozes quality.

Great video, thanks for posting... And glad the toys didn't get broken!!

Cheers

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #173 on: August 17, 2014, 10:45:20 AM »
does it get hot in your attic and if so, do you get any rail creep?

It's been very hot of late.  I've not been expecting any expansion problems with the Kato Unitrack due to it's nature, but have had one instance of kinking with some of the Peco code 55.

Given that I've had loft layouts for the last 40 years and thought I knew all about expansion gaps :-[ I'm wondering if the latter is down to the code 55's greater resistance to slide in the chairs?  Perhaps compounded by capillary action getting glue where it shouldn't be?

Or maybe it's just the latest thing I've mucked up :D
Here in Australia we deal with large temperature differentials and expansion/ contraction can be a problem even in N scale, so yes,  it's worth looking at.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #174 on: August 17, 2014, 11:33:05 AM »
With the exception of the bullet car at the NRM I've never seen a real Japanese train in my life but the Kato stuff just oozes quality.

And they make great place-holders for Pendolinos ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #175 on: August 17, 2014, 12:01:08 PM »
With the exception of the bullet car at the NRM I've never seen a real Japanese train in my life but the Kato stuff just oozes quality.

And they make great place-holders for Pendolinos ;)

Ha - it did occur to me that the Narita Express livery is not far off -just missing yellow ends and the zebra crossing doors!!!




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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #176 on: August 21, 2014, 10:11:51 AM »


My first real attempt at filming from a pace train.  A bit rough and ready, but the Kato E5 looks good :thumbsup:

(Filmed with a Branor Systems CamTruck)
« Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 12:20:07 PM by tutenkhamunsleeping, Reason: Updated link to video »

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #177 on: August 21, 2014, 11:42:30 AM »
That really is a beautiful train!

I've been given the job of rebuilding a Japanese layout that was donated to our club, but which had to be broken up to get it out of his house, so I will probably be picking your brains at some point!  :D Lots of shops with Japanese signs that I don't understand hahahahaa

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #178 on: August 21, 2014, 11:53:18 AM »
I enjoyed your video very much, I have tried doing what you have and it is not easy to get it just right but I think you have done an excellent job there  :thumbsup:

It certainly shows off the E5 very well with some really great video of it negotiating curves  :claphappy:

Thank you for posting it  ;)

cheers John.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #179 on: August 21, 2014, 12:14:24 PM »
Nice work Steve, and how many metre's of track have you laid down, seems to me you are having a whale of a time setting it all up and running.
Geoff

 

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