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Offline keithbythe sea

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #825 on: April 28, 2018, 07:44:41 AM »
Perhaps Steve’s waiting for a delivery of iron bars for the door? :uneasy:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #826 on: April 28, 2018, 08:08:43 AM »
“Layout California” - you can never leave.

A plan with no major drawbacks ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #827 on: April 28, 2018, 01:38:59 PM »
Are you admitting to having mirrors on the ceiling and pink champagne on ice, Steve? :o

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #828 on: April 28, 2018, 02:28:18 PM »

So I called up the Captain,
'Please bring me my wine'
He said, 'we haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty-nine'
And still those voices are calling from far away ........

Not sure about the mirrors, Mick!  :no:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #829 on: April 28, 2018, 04:07:34 PM »
Have another listen, Dave, they're both in there :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #830 on: April 28, 2018, 04:10:38 PM »
Actually quite appropriate, after all with model railways we....

“Are all just prisoners here, of own device”

 :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #831 on: May 02, 2018, 09:24:14 AM »
Are you admitting to having mirrors on the ceiling and pink champagne on ice, Steve? :o

No.  It's not finished yet :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #832 on: May 02, 2018, 09:30:38 AM »


Finally laying all allegations of tidiness to rest, here's the current state of play along the fourth wall.  The double track main rises at 1 in 100 left to right whilst a new single track branch descends at 1 in 50 in the same direction.



 
This second photo shows the juxtaposition more clearly.  The two lines will be hidden from each other by scenery, as I'm told it's called, at all normal viewing angles.  Where the branch runs close to main by the G-clamps the lower single track will be in a tunnel.  Removable roof for access, of course :thumbsup:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #833 on: May 02, 2018, 08:40:24 PM »
Organised chaos no doubt.
I’m sure that, like myself, if you tidy up you won’t be able to find anything.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #834 on: May 02, 2018, 08:47:26 PM »
Organised chaos no doubt.
I’m sure that, like myself, if you tidy up you won’t be able to find anything.

It's so good to know it's not just me!  :confused1:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #835 on: May 02, 2018, 09:14:13 PM »
That's my kind of chaos! But where's the sub-woofer? :worried:
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=40567.0 125x60 and a bit.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24101.0 Off on a journey

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #836 on: May 02, 2018, 11:33:07 PM »
 :hellosign: Looking good Steve & I bet you know were everything is   :)
     regards Derek.
       

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #837 on: May 04, 2018, 08:09:28 PM »
That's my kind of chaos! But where's the sub-woofer? :worried:

Would that be the dog under the layout?  :goggleeyes:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #838 on: May 05, 2018, 01:17:08 PM »


The down side of my ever expanding stock of Japanese buildings is the need to move them around/off the layout every time I want to do something messy or destructive on the baseboard.  Eventually buildings will be grouped on sub-boards and covered with (as yet unspecified) dust protection, but that's a way off as yet.

So I've stuck up some temporary shelf space, L-shaped pieces of expanded polystyrene packaging from a fridge-freezer.  Works very well, and closely mimics the intended lightweight structure for some of the upper level layout when I eventually get that far.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #839 on: May 05, 2018, 04:13:36 PM »
Neat recycling!

The lesson today is:

Never chuck out L-shaped pieces of expanded polystyrene packaging.  :)

Dave G

 

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