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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #330 on: July 15, 2018, 12:41:25 PM »
You're obviously so relaxed now you got yer geetar out and started whistling ;D

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #331 on: July 15, 2018, 02:10:55 PM »
 :hellosign: Glad your happy with the Kato connection Di, thanks for the superb video.
    regards Derek.

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #332 on: July 17, 2018, 12:50:16 AM »
I have been playing around with ballasting my Kato track, the Kato ballast is not a perfect match but does not look to bad and will be not important when I give it a wash with some track dirt.

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #333 on: July 17, 2018, 02:50:39 PM »
Looking good Di and yes far too light, definitely some track dirt needed and perhaps a few weeds between tracks.

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #334 on: July 17, 2018, 05:16:21 PM »


Someone asked for a close up of my  Kato track ballasting, My technique is improving the more I do. (The person who asked was on face book but I thought I would post here as well)
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #335 on: July 17, 2018, 05:17:22 PM »
Surely the presence of weeds or not depends on if things are Pre BR then no weeds or BR with weeds.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #336 on: July 17, 2018, 11:43:09 PM »


This is how I do the outside edges of Kato track to camouflage the steep sides.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2018, 11:44:30 PM by Ditape »
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #337 on: July 18, 2018, 09:08:36 PM »
Im liking that @Ditape . Certainly shows that you can have trains moving within a short space of time if you choose Kato. I really like the way you are trying to hide the hard plastic edges - very effective.
I really hope this works out well for you, nothing worse than getting so far through a project to realise its not working, and its never going to work.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #338 on: July 21, 2018, 01:49:45 PM »
I have completed about 2/3 of the ballasting, fitted UK style buffers and placed my collection of buildings roughly where they will end up. I am deciding where to place a couple of tunnels to disguise the fairly tight curves at each end of the layout. So I decided I would take a break and "Play" trains for awhile, OOps I should say Testing the layout after ballasting. ;)
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #339 on: July 21, 2018, 03:16:09 PM »
Nice bit of, erm, testing, Di.
I'm glad you're pleased with your Unitrack

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #340 on: July 21, 2018, 03:36:53 PM »
fabulous modelling chris

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #341 on: July 22, 2018, 04:09:47 PM »


After testing Metcalfe, and scalescenes tunnel mouths neither of which fit over Kato unitrack without packing underneath and both were a little narrow, I played around with scaling the Scalescenes tunnel mouth and found that at 125% it fits comfortably with no further modifications I would appreciate any constructive comments on the effect before I go into mass production of 3 more.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #342 on: July 22, 2018, 04:23:33 PM »
the important bit di for me is the clearance from the tunnel mouth to the other end and making sure it does clear any coach, either side roof, diesel roof, steam loco chimney

chris. ps : otherwise loooks good

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #343 on: July 22, 2018, 09:08:29 PM »
I prefer the tight bores/small clearances we have in the UK so use Peco mouths but with some sliced off the base. Just my opinion, though.

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #344 on: July 23, 2018, 06:01:51 AM »
It looked like it's a bit high but thought that was just me.

I have Peco flexi sitting on WS underlay and the Peco portals fit OK but don't have Kato track to compare.

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