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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #930 on: August 14, 2018, 09:29:02 AM »

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #931 on: August 14, 2018, 10:46:50 AM »


Give the Copydex another 10 minutes to fix the cork in place and I'll be able to start the final section of ballasting on the branch.

The odd scraps of timber jutting out from under the roadbed will support the expanded polystyrene scenery.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #932 on: August 15, 2018, 03:32:42 PM »


My first Dapol steam engine, the bargain "Stowe Grange" currently on the manufacturer's specials


Oh you terrible man. You've made me go and buy one :telloff:


 :) a taste of your own medicine Mick  :D   ....  darn ... he's got me looking now too!  :doh:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #933 on: August 16, 2018, 09:05:34 AM »
darn ... he's got me looking now too!  :doh:

As mine runs so well I was considering a second, but then the DJM King deposit was announced so Iíll have to stick at one for now!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #934 on: August 16, 2018, 10:54:06 AM »
I am being well-behaved (for a change) and resisting all temptation to re-order a Grange.  :angel:

All my railway dosh is now locked away for the forthcoming City of Truro from Colin Heard and of course the special treatment she will get from @Ozymandias.

Colin advises delivery should be 'end of September into October.'  :claphappy: I buzz that info into the UM thread too.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #935 on: August 16, 2018, 11:03:45 AM »
NPN must be having kittens about stock plunging to the abyss  ;D
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #936 on: August 16, 2018, 12:05:54 PM »


NPN must be having kittens about stock plunging to the abyss  ;D


Indeed, and my new lift-out section for the temporary branch loop won't help matters :D

Running from the paint pot on the left to the Copydex pot on the right, it's just held in place with a few screws and small piles of timber offcuts.  Some cork strips prevent the loose track from shifting sideways, but other than that the only thing keeping trains from the floor is my staunch belief that I'm driving a train rather than a Scalextric set  ;)

I'll be in trouble if the Peter Charles Fagg coaches take a dive, though.  I might extend those brightly coloured little bollards the full length of the line :D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #937 on: August 16, 2018, 02:39:43 PM »
Don't let Mick see that! :no:
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #938 on: August 16, 2018, 07:58:58 PM »
Don't let Mick see that! :no:
No! He nagged me enough about mine!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #939 on: August 16, 2018, 07:59:22 PM »
Don't let Mick see that! :no:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #940 on: August 16, 2018, 10:06:16 PM »
Mock at your peril. :P
Anyone posting about stock plummeting to the floor will be lambasted in turn >:D

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #941 on: August 27, 2018, 05:48:59 PM »


At long last, another cab ride video.  This one shows the bare bones of the new branch line.

Note there is no sound to this, I was playing copyrighted music loudly on the gramophone and YouTube quite rightly tends to block such things!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #942 on: August 27, 2018, 06:22:08 PM »
Hi Steve,

Smooth running. Big layout. Lovely.

Saw the Peter Charles Fagg Competition coaches in the sidings. Nice gesture but hope you're not trying to sway the judges  :no:;)

Great stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #943 on: August 27, 2018, 07:18:56 PM »
That is really smooth running - well done.
Newport Nobby is going to have palpatations over that raised section with no side walls.   You have been warned!   :D

If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #944 on: August 27, 2018, 08:01:53 PM »
Excellent, Steve; thank you very much.

Your cab ride films are wonderfully hypnotic.

Thanks again.

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