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Author Topic: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)  (Read 38885 times)

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #120 on: November 25, 2018, 06:13:52 AM »
which blends in much better with the adjacent track section:



At some point in the far and distant future I shall get round to painting/weathering the plasticky bits but they will do for now.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #121 on: November 25, 2018, 06:26:11 AM »
At first I couldn't see a lot of difference, Ian!  :-[
However on a closer look I can see ballasted "old" style track and different concrete panels.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #122 on: November 25, 2018, 06:41:34 AM »
At first I couldn't see a lot of difference, Ian!  :-[
However on a closer look I can see ballasted "old" style track and different concrete panels.  :thumbsup:

Yup, the concrete slab track just looks wrong for anything other than Shinkansens and very modern trains, and plain silly if one is running a kettle on them.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #123 on: November 25, 2018, 06:46:16 AM »
So where are you going to run your Shinkansens?
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #124 on: November 25, 2018, 06:51:29 AM »
So where are you going to run your Shinkansens?

They can run on this track just fine, not all Shinkansen track is concrete slab type.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #125 on: November 25, 2018, 07:01:32 AM »
All cool then. Don't want to break prototype protocol  ;)
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #126 on: November 25, 2018, 07:27:44 AM »
At first I couldn't see a lot of difference, Ian!  :-[
However on a closer look I can see ballasted "old" style track and different concrete panels.  :thumbsup:

The main thing is just to have fun and along the way run some trains.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #127 on: November 25, 2018, 07:46:45 AM »
Yes, that looks better.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #128 on: November 25, 2018, 02:05:38 PM »
All cool then. Don't want to break prototype protocol  ;)

More Prototypical:



Less prototypical:



;)

At first I couldn't see a lot of difference, Ian!  :-[
However on a closer look I can see ballasted "old" style track and different concrete panels.  :thumbsup:

The main thing is just to have fun and along the way run some trains.

Indeed, and that section of concrete slab track was spoiling the fun a little. Due to the way the layout is positioned, it stood out every time I look at the layout. Just one of those itches which need scratching  :beers:
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« Reply #129 on: November 25, 2018, 09:46:32 PM »
Aha. Point well made!  :thumbsup: :beers:
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #130 on: November 26, 2018, 11:29:33 AM »
which blends in much better with the adjacent track section:



At some point in the far and distant future I shall get round to painting/weathering the plasticky bits but they will do for now.

Found a picture of what this was like before:

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #131 on: November 28, 2018, 08:26:57 AM »
Today it's ca. 1986 on the Chuo Line, with a 115 series local train bound for Takahachikawa, while an "Azusa" express heads in the general direction of Matsumoto.





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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #132 on: November 28, 2018, 08:46:37 AM »
Cool pics!  :thumbsup:

This curve can become a landmark photo spot for the forum!
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #133 on: November 28, 2018, 09:33:34 AM »
You're welcome, buddy.

I love your info and pics.  :beers:

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #134 on: November 28, 2018, 04:53:02 PM »
Love the Azusa!  I'm late but I'll chime in, yes, the new track looks better, its a great transition from the curve now

Graham

 

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