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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #675 on: February 25, 2018, 03:29:02 PM »
 :hellosign: Many thanks for the update Steve, all good stuff
       regards Derek.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #676 on: February 25, 2018, 05:22:25 PM »

Work had slowed on this section until this weekend, I was too engrossed in daubing paint and powder elsewhere :D

Oh dear. You've not been putting your slap on again? :worried:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #677 on: February 25, 2018, 10:11:13 PM »
Oh dear. You've not been putting your slap on again? :worried:

Gorblimey guvner, you got me bang to rights :no:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #678 on: February 27, 2018, 04:33:57 PM »


When not playing 'Spot The Enthusiast' on BBC news today I've been fixing some more track in place.  As the Kato parts have been bent out of shape to give smoother superelevation I've glued them with two part epoxy (rather than copydex) for a stronger bond.  Don't want the little cant to move before it's set :no:

Probably overdid the amount of epoxy, but it was the last in the tubes!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #679 on: February 27, 2018, 04:34:46 PM »
Well what d'you know, it's the fourth birthday of this thread! 

Belated congratulations on the fourth birthday.  It's good to have a bit of George Elliot from time to time...

Thank you for your contributions to the Forum which I find either inspiring or amusing - or, sometimes, both.

And I really like your new photograph!

All best wishes.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #680 on: March 02, 2018, 04:19:15 PM »


With assorted cutting, gluing and soldering out of the way, I thought it best to do some more in-depth test running.  Wouldn't want to permanently fix the risers in place and then find only diesels can get up the hill!

An odd arrangement of coaches as they were selected using the first out of the box method :)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #681 on: March 02, 2018, 04:39:58 PM »
Excellent civil engineering, Steve.

That's a good load for a '4F' to pull up the bank.  The fireman will be watching the pressure gauge (and the gauge glasses!) no doubt.

Thank you for the interesting picture.

All the very best.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #682 on: March 02, 2018, 04:47:00 PM »
Thatís an impressive performance by the 4F.
Neat work too.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #683 on: March 02, 2018, 05:22:04 PM »
Great shot  :thumbsup: and so tidy!  ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #684 on: March 03, 2018, 10:54:07 AM »



and so tidy!  ;)


You'll take that back, Sir, or I'll not answer for my actions ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #685 on: March 03, 2018, 12:26:14 PM »
Believe me, Tut, that is tidy so take it as a compliment!  :D

My room is a total mess just now and I have until Sunday to get it looking a lot better as @Malc is coming to visit Monday and point at my wiring screw-ups.  :worried:

Your lighting seems to be giving a nice even spread. Do I remember that they're dimmable LEDs?

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #686 on: March 03, 2018, 12:36:46 PM »
Iíll be awarding points out of 10!!!
The years have been good to me, it was the weekends that did the damage.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #687 on: March 03, 2018, 12:56:40 PM »
I could point out that I've lots of points already but I suppose there's no point in doing that.  :no:

Sorry  :offtopicsign:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #688 on: March 03, 2018, 01:09:26 PM »
That's a good load for a '4F' to pull up the bank.

The climb is only 1 in 100 nominal, it might look a little steeper as the line in the foreground drops away on a downgrade.  There's not really anything flat in the photo to use as a point of reference I'm afraid.

The 4F is quite happy on that with 8 Farish Mk1s, I might try a few more later!

I've tried to arrange the grade so the beginning is the hardest, if a train makes it around the curve it should keep on going until it drops off the end onto the carpet ;)
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #689 on: March 03, 2018, 01:15:31 PM »
Your lighting seems to be giving a nice even spread. Do I remember that they're dimmable LEDs?

I have got assorted dimmable LED strips, but they're not (yet) in use on the layout.  The current lighting is not dimmable, but then it's only the fiddle yard.  I'd originally planned to have more flexible lighting on the main part of the layout in the future, but whether that will happen in reality is another matter!

 

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