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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1365 on: June 28, 2020, 08:54:54 PM »
The double header looks really smart, although I was initially fixed on diesel only for my layout, the more steam pictures I see on the forum, the more I have an hankering for a few steam jobbies  :thumbsup:

And electrics, don't forget electrics :D

I'm mainly a D&E man myself, but manufacturers seem to make a better job of steam locos so I've compromised on steam/diesel transition 8)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1366 on: June 28, 2020, 09:02:41 PM »
The double header looks really smart, although I was initially fixed on diesel only for my layout, the more steam pictures I see on the forum, the more I have an hankering for a few steam jobbies  :thumbsup:

And electrics, don't forget electrics :D

I'm mainly a D&E man myself, but manufacturers seem to make a better job of steam locos so I've compromised on steam/diesel transition 8)

Isnít everything in life a compromise  :)

Stay safe

Mike H  8)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1367 on: June 28, 2020, 10:47:05 PM »
The double header looks really smart, although I was initially fixed on diesel only for my layout, the more steam pictures I see on the forum, the more I have an hankering for a few steam jobbies  :thumbsup:

And electrics, don't forget electrics :D

I'm mainly a D&E man myself, but manufacturers seem to make a better job of steam locos so I've compromised on steam/diesel transition 8)

 :laughabovepost: No, absolutely not Steve, there wonít be electrics, I donít think I could cope with the stress of installing catenary bits  :no:

Cheers Derek
Cheers Derek

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Re: The Capital Lines - A C DCC
« Reply #1368 on: June 29, 2020, 01:24:15 PM »


A pile of DCC widgets turned up from Coastal DCC this morning, including the decoder for my Farish C Class 8)

Fitting doesnít get any easier than this.  Prise the coal load from the tender, remove the blanking plug (top) push in the decoder and replace the coal load :thumbsup:

The same procedure works for sound as the speaker is pre-fitted and pre-wired - thatís the silver thing with some red tape on top.  It takes longer to get into the :censored: Zimo anti-personnel packaging than fit the decoder ::)


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1369 on: June 29, 2020, 01:30:39 PM »
Steve,

Isnít all packaging a pain to get into, itís either the plastic where there seems no way in or the package that is covered 90% with tape.

All the fun of modern day living

Stay safe

Mike H  8)

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Re: The Capital Lines - it's all uphill from here
« Reply #1370 on: June 30, 2020, 02:32:29 PM »


Working on a difficult part, at least itís difficult if your razor saw isnít as sharp as it used to be :-[

This section of the spiral climb is rather close to the thermostat and so is designed to be removable for (emergency) access.  The nearmost section (with about two thirds of the viaduct base hacked out) will be epoxied in place leaving the next sections to clip/unclip using the standard Kato connectors :thumbsup:

Scenery on this level will stop about where the vertical wooden support is and the curved track will be in a tunnel.  Iím planning a lift-off plastic top section which should fit quite nicely on Katoís out-of-the-box lower section whilst giving easy access for track-cleaning 8)


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1371 on: June 30, 2020, 04:30:59 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
All looking superb Steve, progressing nicely  :thumbsup:
    stay safe regards Derek.
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1372 on: June 30, 2020, 11:53:48 PM »
sounds like a good plan that.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1373 on: July 01, 2020, 12:34:49 AM »
Copacetic Houston  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1374 on: July 01, 2020, 11:48:44 AM »


Yesterdayís track work is epoxied in place and heavily weighted down.

In the fight to ensure the man-cave remains a purely male domain, I canít emphasise enough the importance of having baked beans in your arsenal :whistle:


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1375 on: July 01, 2020, 12:08:19 PM »
Donít forget the beers there essential

Stay safe

Mike H  :beers:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1376 on: July 01, 2020, 03:46:25 PM »
Donít forget the beers there essential

Stay safe

Mike H  :beers:

Absolutely! Beers are essential for tracklaying:



Just as essential for scenickery works too:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1377 on: July 01, 2020, 04:00:40 PM »
Thirsty wrk indeed  :beers:
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1378 on: July 01, 2020, 07:24:49 PM »


A new arrival from Leigh at Colletts Models, Graham Farishís 372-211A Jinty number 47314.  Currently chasing itís tail around the running-in track, it seems to be a very smooth example :thumbsup:

Yes, I know itís not a natural companion to that VEA :D


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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #1379 on: July 01, 2020, 07:32:26 PM »

Absolutely! Beers are essential for tracklaying:




@Trainfish You just enjoy flaunting all those code 55 points etc while there is a shortage owing to the Peco closure, you wicked man, you.

 

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