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Author Topic: Takahachikawa (Japan)  (Read 4176 times)

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Takahachikawa (Japan)
« on: May 29, 2018, 11:03:04 AM »
Time for a fresh start?




Takahachikawa is a fictitious station on the Chuo line on the western edge of Tokyo, where the Kanto plain hits the mountains.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2018, 11:05:45 AM »
Looks good RS. Good progress and lots of potential.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2018, 11:08:54 AM »
Well, not quite that dramatic. Needed to get at the air conditioning unit:



so dumped everything down the other end of the layout:



as it was designed with this eventuality in mind.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2018, 11:11:53 AM »
Air conditioning attended to, reconstruction commences:




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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2018, 11:12:15 AM »







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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2018, 11:15:55 AM »
The new station even has a name (though the English version seems to have been omitted):


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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2018, 11:19:53 AM »
Extremely rapid progress!

All seriousness aside, I'm a big fan of your posts, RS, and look forward to following this thread as it unfolds.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2018, 11:23:37 AM »
And a teensy bit actual rural scenicky progress:




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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2018, 11:24:00 AM »



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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2018, 11:28:18 AM »
Yep, looks great!  :thumbsup:

Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2018, 12:12:31 PM »
A handsome looking steamer.
Oh, and the scenics are pretty good, too :D

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2018, 03:20:29 PM »
A handsome looking steamer.
Oh, and the scenics are pretty good, too :D

Happily that one is preserved and still in use for excursion trains. Even better, it ran both in operation and preservation in the general area the layout is set in. And it only cost about  25 quid :D

Some detailing work, mainly painting those steps a more "natural" grey so they don't stand out so much.

Meanwhile, a bit of lineside detail, mainly to make that set of white plastic steps, which once formed part of an old Tomix station, and which are glaringly visible in some pictures, blend in better.






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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2018, 07:03:02 PM »
Hi railsquid,

All looks great to me. Looking forward to more.

Great pics. Love the one of the house(s) with the hillside behind.

Not quite sure what you mean by air conditioning unit. We're more of a 4 duvets or 4 electric fans family  :)

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2018, 12:46:13 AM »

Not quite sure what you mean by air conditioning unit. We're more of a 4 duvets or 4 electric fans family  :)

It provides warmth in winter, which can get cold, but not cold enough for long enough to justify that mysterious foreign invention called "central heating", and coolness in the summer, when it can get hot and sticky for weeks at a time.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2018, 07:03:34 AM »
Hi Railsquid, enjoying the layout build, great pictures.

 

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