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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #720 on: March 11, 2018, 02:00:11 PM »


Whether it'll be visible from a moving cam-truck point of view is another matter, but at £4.33 plus postage for 5 I'm gonna deploy more of these on the layout in the interim, place-holders for working ones 8)

Steve,

What do you intend to use for working ones?

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #721 on: March 11, 2018, 02:44:40 PM »
What do you intend to use for working ones?

Alec, I have some made by CR Signals from the previous version of the layout and will be buying more from the same source.  I like them, quick service and no light bleed between aspects :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines/Deploy the Fleet
« Reply #722 on: March 13, 2018, 12:09:35 PM »


As part of testing gradients I've been unpacking assorted goods stock that's been living in boxes for a couple of years or more.  The longest rake in the photo is 50+brake, so there's plenty of room :thumbsup:

Guard dog #2 seems to be asleep on the job :o

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #723 on: March 13, 2018, 12:43:58 PM »
That's a lot of wagons.  Did the train make it up the gradient?
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #724 on: March 13, 2018, 01:29:39 PM »
That's a lot of wagons.  Did the train make it up the gradient?

Indeed :beers:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #725 on: March 13, 2018, 05:42:23 PM »
Wow.... Worra  lotta stock...... are you planning to add "loads" to them?
If it looks right, it probably is right.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #726 on: March 13, 2018, 08:02:14 PM »
Wow.... Worra  lotta stock...... are you planning to add "loads" to them?

To about half of them, yes. But I want to get more of the layout built before I start messing about with the wagons :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #727 on: March 13, 2018, 08:39:41 PM »
Very impressive  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #728 on: March 15, 2018, 09:41:30 AM »


Not for the first time, what looked to be a nice smooth curve turns out to have a dogleg when the weights come off next morning.

I should do this sort of thing earlier in the day, when my eyes are bright and bushy-tailed ::)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #729 on: March 15, 2018, 09:55:11 AM »
I can see another one, slighlty nearer the camera.  But I shouldn't worry about it.  If you look along the track of a real railway from a low angle, paricularly one built with butted rail joints, you can see much worse kinks than that.  They're not really kinks, but slight meanders.  However, the point is they are prototypical and do not cause problems in real life, so it's all part of an accurate model.
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #730 on: March 15, 2018, 02:51:05 PM »
I can see another one, slighlty nearer the camera.  But I shouldn't worry about it.  If you look along the track of a real railway from a low angle, paricularly one built with butted rail joints, you can see much worse kinks than that.  They're not really kinks, but slight meanders.

Youíre right, Laurence, but the marked dogleg seems to stand out like a sore thumb in real life and is winding me up.  I shall run the camera around the layout to see how things look before taking any action, however :thumbsup:

Donít worry about the one nearer the camera, thatís just a spare straight clipped loosely on and not particularly line up with anything :-[

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #731 on: March 15, 2018, 02:54:28 PM »
it may stand out more at the moment due to there being nothing but track, once scenery is in place it will probably be less noticeable.

however, by that point, it's harder to do anything about it!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #732 on: March 15, 2018, 08:14:54 PM »


Another cab ride.  The dog-leg referred to in previous posts is toward the end, and probably doesn't look too bad from the driver's viewpoint.

There's a few figures on the layout now, although they're not particularly noticeable, and some building lights I forgot to switch on ::)
 
I've included a couple of moving trains this time, not as easy as it could be in the layout's current state.  A lapse of concentration and it's a 40" drop to the floor where the track ends :goggleeyes:

Filmed using a Panasonic HX-A1M action camera.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #733 on: March 15, 2018, 09:01:54 PM »
Excellent, Steve. Love the bits where the forcep makes the passes :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #734 on: March 15, 2018, 11:02:18 PM »
 :hellosign: Thanks Steve another super video
      regards Derek.

 

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