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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #330 on: September 30, 2017, 04:05:15 PM »
Itís amazing how much you can get done when left without a responsible adult in the house.  Iíve got the supports in for the temporary return loop and still had time to browse both the N Gauge Journal and the 2mm Magazine.  Washing up nil, trains three :smiley-laughing:

Brilliant: agreed+++.  I would love to pop into the Train Set Room now, but I have been given vacuuming to do!
I'll do the vacuuming if you will look after my toddler.
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #331 on: September 30, 2017, 09:56:12 PM »
I would love to pop into the Train Set Room now, but I have been given vacuuming to do!

I could write you a note, if it helps? ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #332 on: October 01, 2017, 12:39:03 PM »



Seems Iím too shaky to get a smooth panorama with the iPad, but this oneís the best I can manage.

The temporary return loop is now in place but not connected electrically as yet.  All boards to the right of the picture are temporary, too, but held in place with a few screws to mitigate the inevitable impact of Kat Kong ::)

Iíve found the Branor CamTruck (by the Farish box in the centre of the photo) so will be testing eye-level viewpoints before long.  Iíve dropped some buildings on the layout with this in mind, although they wonít be there on the finished article.  Finished?  Must Google that later :-[

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #333 on: October 05, 2017, 11:16:19 PM »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:  Many thanks for the updates Steve, as always looking forward to more
        regards Derek.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #334 on: October 06, 2017, 12:11:30 PM »
Many thanks for the updates Steve, as always looking forward to more

Thanks Derek.

During the latter part of this week Iíve installed assorted shelving beneath the new part of the layout and had a major tidy-up. Also unpacked the DCC kit and wired it in.

Nothing worth a photo but I feel Iíve achieved a lot with the house to myself, and the trains run quite happily round the reverse loop which was one thing I couldnít achieve while testing with plain old DC!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #335 on: October 06, 2017, 06:19:09 PM »
That looks really good.
Very tidy.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #336 on: October 08, 2017, 02:42:45 PM »



Tracklaying through the station area today.  All of the through lines are glued down now, apart from the centre road where the obvious gap is visible and the nearest line where the metal weights are holding things down.  These should be finished today.

All track is wired in to DCC and block sections installed - actual stopping sections are denoted with red marker pen on the baseboard while Iím building but this will be hidden under ballast ultimately.

Iím running out of Copydex and have ordered another bottle! :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #337 on: October 08, 2017, 03:45:48 PM »
That looks excellent, Steve, and it's all so well-organised.

One can't have too much 'Copydex'!

All the best.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #338 on: October 08, 2017, 03:59:34 PM »


Just missing the "Electric Boy" signage on that building in the background on the right.
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #339 on: October 08, 2017, 04:09:05 PM »
So neat and tidy.
Where are all the tools, boxes of screws, tins of paint etc ?
Looks very good though.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #340 on: October 08, 2017, 06:53:25 PM »
So neat and tidy.
Where are all the tools, boxes of screws, tins of paint etc ?
I suspect panning the camera might reveal the answer to that....

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #341 on: October 08, 2017, 07:22:55 PM »
I suspect panning the camera might reveal the answer to that....

Shhhhhh! :-X

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #342 on: October 08, 2017, 11:39:32 PM »
 :hellosign: Looking good Steve  :thumbsup:
     regards Derek.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #343 on: October 09, 2017, 08:12:53 AM »
:hellosign: Looking good Steve  :thumbsup:
     regards Derek.

Seconded!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #344 on: October 09, 2017, 06:14:49 PM »


I'm surprised it took him so long, but Kato has finally invited himself up onto the layout.  One car of a 4CEP was knocked on it's side, which isn't a bad result based on experience with previous cats :worried:

 

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