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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #555 on: January 21, 2018, 09:09:58 AM »
That's a splendid job of 'rail-rusting', Steve.  Together with your expert ballasting. the Kato 'Unitrack' is looking very realistic.

Jolly diligent, too, as you are painting the sides of the rail that are, presumably, unseen.  Maybe your excellent 'camera wagon' means that the normally hidden becomes very obvious...

I'm learning a lot from this thread; thank you so much.

With best wishes.

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(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #556 on: January 21, 2018, 01:46:22 PM »
Jolly diligent, too, as you are painting the sides of the rail that are, presumably, unseen.  Maybe your excellent 'camera wagon' means that the normally hidden becomes very obvious.

Not just the camera wagon, John. With most cameras being smaller and flexible these days, I think it only prudent to ensure my back side presents an appealing aspect  :-\

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #557 on: January 21, 2018, 01:55:14 PM »
Jolly diligent, too, as you are painting the sides of the rail that are, presumably, unseen.  Maybe your excellent 'camera wagon' means that the normally hidden becomes very obvious.

Not just the camera wagon, John. With most cameras being smaller and flexible these days, I think it only prudent to ensure my back side presents an appealing aspect  :-\
Ouch!
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #558 on: January 21, 2018, 04:44:48 PM »
I say sir, a modicum of decency please. Leave your back side out of this family forum!  :-[

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #559 on: January 21, 2018, 05:12:18 PM »
I managed to avoid any reference to the backside maybe being Steve's fiddle yard :sweat:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #560 on: January 24, 2018, 08:38:30 PM »


As I break from painting the back sides of rails I've been fitting a few LEDs to buildings, starting with some of the Kato platform structures.  Only the roof is blacked out to stop light leak so far, but still the results are promising.  More work to do...

The actual LEDs are pre-wired (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/L0805GW-10pcs-Pre-Wired-Multi-Color-SMD-0805-Led-Lamp-Light-Set-12V-18V-New/152759665485) as my magnifying head set would bring my nose far too close to the hot soldering iron for my taste :goggleeyes:
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #561 on: January 24, 2018, 09:13:25 PM »
A truly remarkable layout, the use of unitrack is superb! Keep up the excellent work! :greatpicturessign:
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #562 on: January 24, 2018, 09:47:00 PM »
Neat idea, Steve.

The link says 'multi-coloured'. Can you select a colour when lit or does the colour 'rotate'?

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #563 on: January 24, 2018, 10:13:07 PM »
The link says 'multi-coloured'. Can you select a colour when lit or does the colour 'rotate'?

Dave, you have to select which colour you want when ordering :)

Iím using mainly warm white, by the way.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #564 on: January 25, 2018, 07:03:54 AM »
Cheers!

Should've looked properly.   :-[

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #565 on: January 25, 2018, 02:40:40 PM »




I bought one of these Greenmax 2132 Station Building kits just before Christmas and was immediately impressed with the potential in the Brutalist style parts. So much so that I ordered another 3 with a kitbashed* office block idea in mind.

I've just coughed up £13.68 VAT and handling so these should be here on Saturday  :beers:


* Steve-speak for "will be sold as 'mint, unopened' on ebay in around 10 years time" :-[

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #566 on: January 25, 2018, 04:27:12 PM »
That looks interesting.
Iíll be interested to see how it turns out.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #567 on: January 25, 2018, 04:54:13 PM »
Lights look good Steve, thank you for the link.  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #568 on: January 25, 2018, 05:21:07 PM »
Didn't realise you were building Coventry station!

Looks exactly like a block built on the garden outside the station entrance that they wanted rid of but was listed...

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #569 on: January 25, 2018, 05:33:47 PM »
I remember when that block was built and it was ghastly then!  It's a sign of the times that, when BR redeveloped Coventry Station, they extended the platforms to be able to take 17 coach trains, because long trains always had to take a shunt forward to allow the rear coaches to fit into the platforms.  Now look at it!  The ends of those platforms are fenced off because there have been no long trains since privatisation.  :(
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