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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #300 on: September 08, 2017, 12:02:32 PM »
Unhappy bunny: Soldering iron not working (Most jobs for the next few days involve soldering.)

Thinks: Buy replacement element!

Find: Connections for a new element are soldered  :veryangry:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #301 on: September 09, 2017, 09:00:00 AM »
Buy new soldering iron and have a spare ready to solder the element connections next time! Yay! :laugh3:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #302 on: September 15, 2017, 10:53:38 AM »
With the pound rising a little some of the direct from Japan prices are a tad more favourable.  Just ordered one of these as the price has dropped below £15 for the first time in a good while:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tomytec-Building-142-Modern-Building-A-Downtown-Skyscraper-1-150-N-scale-/202039362032?

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #303 on: September 15, 2017, 11:09:50 AM »
Now that is just plain ugly.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #304 on: September 15, 2017, 11:22:42 AM »
Now that is just plain ugly.

Yep, but I ain't a thatched cottage kinda guy :D

In seriousness, it strikes me as a good generic distant cityscape building of indeterminate scale - particularly if the ground floors are hidden by something in the foreground.  Could even work in OO for forced perspective 8)

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« Reply #305 on: September 15, 2017, 12:17:40 PM »
These type of buildings are great, something different to the usual quaint buildings and at a great price.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #306 on: September 15, 2017, 02:35:33 PM »
I agree, great for a cityscape.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #307 on: September 15, 2017, 04:06:01 PM »
Hi,

Agree with Ian, that's awful but in a lovely modern nice looking way. You'll have to change your name to 'Electric Boy', especially if you get it lit up!

Sounds like a bargain to me.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #308 on: September 16, 2017, 01:43:35 PM »


My latest arrival: Tomix’s Brown Condominium, part number 4234 direct from Plaza Japan on eBay.




This is actually the third of these I’ve got as they look good grouped for urban residential areas.




They also pull apart easily so you can add/subtract floors, Lego style!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #309 on: September 16, 2017, 01:46:18 PM »
All it needs is some graffiti, skips, piles of rubbish, hoodies, burnt-out cars....

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #310 on: September 16, 2017, 01:48:35 PM »
All it needs is some graffiti, skips, piles of rubbish, hoodies, burnt-out cars....

If I manage to produce discarded needles in N I'll really be finescale :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #311 on: September 16, 2017, 02:45:33 PM »
Hi,

I like them. I have difficulty finding Spanish looking buildings. I have two of those at the moment. They'll need some work of my limited ability but like the fact they come apart floor wise. Have plans re apartments/ hotel etc.

Also the windows come out out quite easily so I can get rid of the triangular windows at the sides as too modern for me. Will probably just reverse and stick back.

Are you going to weather them? If so, I'd be interested what/how you are going to do it.  I've got one that colour and and a buff one. Also am looking for ways to make Bougainvillea climbers which can cover any gluing sins ( I know they are Lego style but think best to glue when one's happy with it. My stairs collapsed while I was playing about with floor heights. Don't want to be sued by the tourists!)

Cheers weave  :beers:
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #312 on: September 16, 2017, 03:56:21 PM »
I started off thinking they were too luxurious for UK but then got to thinking about all the stairs and places to hide for ne'er do wells. I now agree with...............

All it needs is some graffiti, skips, piles of rubbish, hoodies, burnt-out cars....

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #313 on: September 16, 2017, 04:25:25 PM »
I started off thinking they were too luxurious for UK but then got to thinking about all the stairs and places to hide for ne'er do wells. I now agree with...............

All it needs is some graffiti, skips, piles of rubbish, hoodies, burnt-out cars....

Alternatively, they could be desirable flats for Yuppies?

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #314 on: September 16, 2017, 04:37:06 PM »
If anyone's taking notes, that building is pretty typical for the late Showa period, i.e 70s/80s Japan, and looks relatively spacious.

A couple of vaguely similar real-world examples:

http://www.athome.co.jp/bldg-library/miyagi/sendai_wakabayashi/94384/
http://reblo.net/cityhome-tennoji/build-1112958/
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