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Author Topic: The Capital Lines  (Read 82363 times)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #375 on: October 18, 2017, 09:52:35 AM »
That's looking so good.  :thumbsup:

But you're going to have to deal with the ballast soon!  :beers:
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #376 on: October 18, 2017, 11:22:37 AM »
Hi,

All looking great. Was wondering when and how (or even if) you were going to do the ballasting. I won't be doing mine for a while as I don't seem to be able to anything much at the moment (I think being on Strictly Come Dancing has taken it's toll on my energy levels  :D).

Also, I still haven't decided on my approach. Any chance of a closer pic of your Kato ballast. I have a box full of ballast bags, mainly Woodlands Scenics of various colours, fine and medium, + Kato ballast. I try not to open the box as it does my head in and then I can't sleep at night.

Keep up the good work.

Cheers weave  :beers:
« Last Edit: October 18, 2017, 11:25:03 AM by weave »

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #377 on: October 18, 2017, 12:17:51 PM »



Any chance of a closer pic of your Kato ballast. I have a box full of ballast bags, mainly Woodlands Scenics of various colours, fine and medium, + Kato ballast. I try not to open the box as it does my head in and then I can't sleep at night.


Here's a warts'n'all shot of some I've just applied to cover one of the bare patches in the previous photo.

It's one layer only so far, in neat PVA brushed on top of 3mm cork tiles from Wickes.  The glue is still wet and I've vacuumed the excess off straight away - note that the glue is still showing through.

I'm intending a second layer in diluted PVA once this has dried, but wanted a layer with thicker glue first to more easily fill the gaps in the cork, etc.

It's not a perfect match in either texture or colours, but it'll be close enough once weathered in 8)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #378 on: October 18, 2017, 12:31:32 PM »
Already it looks very good. Once finished, I'm sure it will be impossible to tell where the added ballast and the track 'shoulders' begin and end.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #379 on: October 18, 2017, 04:34:46 PM »
Hi,

Excellent. Great stuff  :thumbsup:. Your progress will be very much taken on board.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #380 on: October 18, 2017, 11:02:36 PM »
 :hellosign: Looking good Steve thanks for a very useful update
     regards Derek.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #381 on: October 20, 2017, 09:44:36 AM »



And the latest arrival from Japan, I'd better start making spaces without tracks for these things to take root on!

This is the Tomix 4026 Apartments from Plaza Japan http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tomix-4026-Apartment-Red-roof-N-scale/201918052312 and the value of the goods EXCLUDING postage is under the £15 HMRC threshold so there's nothing extra to pay.  £15 or over and you'll probably be charged on the value of the goods INCLUDING postage :wave:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #382 on: October 21, 2017, 07:27:38 AM »
Thatís a good looking building Steve, and a good price too.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #383 on: October 21, 2017, 07:07:34 PM »


DCC bus and associated wiring is still progressing around the layout.  Currently positioned every two or three feet, these terminal blocks have been under every layout I've built since about 1979.  Good investment, courtesy of the hardware section in the basement of Brum's much-missed Lewis's department store :thumbsup:

Red and black constitute the DCC bus, whilst the brown pair carry 16v AC for accessories.

As a keen student of forward planning, I'm wondering why the wood I'm planning to screw the next few of these to is obscured behind bookcases :-[

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #384 on: October 21, 2017, 08:03:42 PM »
DCC bus and associated wiring is still progressing around the layout.  Currently positioned every two or three feet, these terminal blocks have been under every layout I've built since about 1979.  Good investment, courtesy of the hardware section in the basement of Brum's much-missed Lewis's department store[
You can't beat good old 'chocolate block' barrier strip.  I buy mine from Radiospares.
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #385 on: October 21, 2017, 08:05:35 PM »
Already it looks very good. Once finished, I'm sure it will be impossible to tell where the added ballast and the track 'shoulders' begin and end.

Seconded!  The Kato ballast is clearly ideal for the job.  Especially if it is as expertly applied as it is in this instance.

Best wishes.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #386 on: October 21, 2017, 08:44:36 PM »
As a keen student of forward planning, I'm wondering why the wood I'm planning to screw the next few of these to is obscured behind bookcases :-[

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #387 on: October 28, 2017, 10:28:47 AM »





The pace has slowed over the last week as thereís nothing quite like ballasting and wiring to kill my enthusiasm.  But Iíve still been doing something every day, so there is progress if you compare this latest image (top) with the similar view from a week or so back - bottom.

Starting to get a bit of a London Look? :no:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #388 on: October 28, 2017, 11:28:06 AM »
Thanks for the update. Always good to see steady progress. That is a very fine crossover.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #389 on: October 28, 2017, 01:17:18 PM »

Starting to get a bit of a London Look? :no:

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