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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #750 on: March 18, 2018, 05:34:19 PM »
 :laughabovepost:

And tangents ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #751 on: March 18, 2018, 07:49:48 PM »
 :laughabovepost: thatíll be Cos itís clever  :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #752 on: March 19, 2018, 09:34:57 PM »


I built the carcass of a retaining wall and bridge abutment some years ago, never finishing it as once the house was on the market there seemed little point.  But I kept the structure, reasoning that it may well come in useful on the next layout.

Today I've hacked a hole in the abutment so it'll fit around a structural timber and trimmed the ballast back to let things sit level.  Looks promising already 8)

Needs a fair bit of work in the facing and finishing department (not to mention a matching supporting structure on this side of the tracks) but at least it's found a new home :)

It's made from thick plastic from a surplus Walthers HO structure kit, by the way.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #753 on: March 22, 2018, 09:41:37 AM »


A start on the area to the right of the fiddle yard. The first 90 degrees are fixed in place although the baseboard surface is still loose - it will be raised to form a nominal 1 in 100 gradient later.

Tracks in the foreground are loosely laid on spare pieces of chipboard while I see how it looks.  I tend to plan in my head (plenty of room!) then try things in 3D rather than using the traditional draughtsman approach.

The white box on the floor is my 6TB NAS, powered down and disconnected as it had to be moved for this phase.  This means no music while I work :'(

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #754 on: March 22, 2018, 11:40:59 AM »


A quick hand-held video of a train running.  I originally did this just to see what the video quality is like on Facebook (awful!) but it might as well appear here into the bargain 8)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #755 on: March 22, 2018, 03:32:30 PM »
Very nice smooth running.
Video looks fine to me.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #756 on: March 22, 2018, 04:05:04 PM »
Very nice smooth running.
Video looks fine to me.

Agreed!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #757 on: March 22, 2018, 04:22:35 PM »
Very nice smooth running.
Video looks fine to me.

Wot he said

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #758 on: March 22, 2018, 05:46:00 PM »
Looks great...... in all the (00)layouts I've built before I never put buildings anywhere near until the track was finished...... for N I am seeing it is almost essential to help get the scale right. Thanks for a great little video and more tuition!!
If it looks right and it works then I'm happy.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #759 on: March 22, 2018, 08:28:51 PM »
Very nice smooth running.
Video looks fine to me.

Just to clarify, the video included here (Youtube hosted) is fine.  It was the one i put on Facebook where the quality took a nose-dive :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #760 on: March 22, 2018, 08:30:09 PM »
for N I am seeing it is almost essential to help get the scale right.

It certainly is for me.  After decades in OO and HO I still don't think in N when it comes to sizing :-[

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #761 on: March 23, 2018, 12:20:27 PM »


More work on the area to the right of the fiddle yard.  Track and board is fixed and final from the top of the photo down to the middle of the S bend.  The second curve (in the middle of the photo) needs some easing and I'm missing a couple of Kato double 124mm straights I need for butchering into transitions - ordered from Traintrax!
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The final route will be somewhere in between the two forks, but nearer to the DMU on the left.
 



This lower viewpoint gives a clue as to what I'm aiming for, with trains snaking through scenery.  There should be no pointwork in this section, as long as I can resist Modellers' Itch to put in two stations, an oil refinery and a marching band :no:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #762 on: March 23, 2018, 01:46:44 PM »
yes, looks awesome, can just see that line meandering around some hills (the reason for the meander I presume)

Just need a top link express going the other way to complete the scene :D:D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #763 on: March 23, 2018, 03:49:02 PM »
as long as I can resist Modellers' Itch to put in two stations, an oil refinery and a marching band :no:

Yeah - two stations might be one too many :laugh:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #764 on: March 23, 2018, 04:01:36 PM »
...as long as I can resist Modellers' Itch to put in two stations, an oil refinery and a marching band :no:



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