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Author Topic: Takahachikawa (Japan)  (Read 6423 times)

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #240 on: January 07, 2019, 06:51:32 AM »
Same subject, different angle:


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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #241 on: January 09, 2019, 02:02:05 AM »
Construction work underway shoring up the incline; here a protruding section is being added which will provide space for a signal, and other plausible-looking lineside gubbins.


embankment-construction-2019-01-08_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

From the other side:


embankment-construction-2019-01-08_02 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

And a random bonus shot, cunningly hiding the under construction bits:


bathhouse-farm by Rail Squid, on Flickr
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #242 on: January 09, 2019, 02:20:47 AM »
You're setting a cracking pace, Ian!  :beers:
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #243 on: January 09, 2019, 06:27:43 AM »
You're setting a cracking pace, Ian!  :beers:

I dunno, I have the odd habit of marking the approximate date on the back of bits of scenery I work on, and according to that I last worked on this incline in summer 2017, so it's been languishing half-completed for 18 months like this:


embankment-pre-2019 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

Anyway, have another random picture :)


ef15-freight by Rail Squid, on Flickr
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #244 on: January 09, 2019, 07:26:03 AM »
Now that is one cool locomotive.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #245 on: January 09, 2019, 10:47:15 AM »
Now that is one cool locomotive.  :thumbsup:

Only cost me the equivalent of about 20 quid too :D Needed a bit of attention but runs reliably, not too loudly and without derailing, which is all I ask of my trains.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #246 on: January 09, 2019, 01:12:59 PM »
I have the odd habit of marking the approximate date on the back of bits of scenery I work on

I used to do that on the underside of kits I started.  Some are in Roman numerals :no:

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #247 on: January 09, 2019, 11:45:47 PM »
Now that is one cool locomotive.  :thumbsup:

Only cost me the equivalent of about 20 quid too :D Needed a bit of attention but runs reliably, not too loudly and without derailing, which is all I ask of my trains.

My records indicate it was produced in 2001, which makes it an early MicroAce one, and also the only model of this particular variant produced. Also MicroAce omitted the roof-mounted whistle, which is present on this EF58:


EF15 and EF58 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

That can be easily rectified (pending round tuit delivery).
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #248 on: January 09, 2019, 11:48:44 PM »
Embankment out-jutting embanked, with signal temporarily placed for effect:


embankment-construction-2019-01-09_02 by Rail Squid, on Flickr



embankment-construction-2019-01-09_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

(no doubt the driver is cursing the "caution" aspect while ascending this relatively steep incline).

Checking for clearance on the bridge below:


embankment-construction-2019-01-09_03 by Rail Squid, on Flickr


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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #249 on: January 10, 2019, 01:22:02 PM »
The problem: a fault in the tectonic boundary between scenic plates:


scenic-gap-2019-01-10_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

The solution: strategically-placed cable trunking.


scenic-gap-2019-01-10_02 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

Just needs a bit of strategic shrubbery to hide the slight vertical gap (cable trunking is affixed to the block on the far side).
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #250 on: January 11, 2019, 03:38:14 PM »
And in today's random doing of things, some ballasting:


embankment-ballast-2019-01-11_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

Work-in-progress, glue still drying. Later I'll add a layer of finer ballast which matches the Tomix track colour (there's a small patch visible centre-right).
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #251 on: January 13, 2019, 03:40:12 PM »
Shrub's up!


embankment-ballast-2019-01-13_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

Other angles also available.


embankement-train-2019-01-13 by Rail Squid, on Flickr
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #252 on: January 13, 2019, 03:50:48 PM »
Shrub's up!


embankment-ballast-2019-01-13_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

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embankement-train-2019-01-13 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

Weeds on the line, the chairman of the railway company will need to resign in dishonour  :D

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #253 on: January 13, 2019, 04:11:50 PM »
Weeds on the line, the chairman of the railway company will need to resign in dishonour  :D

Welcome to Japan, and take a gander at e.g. this line:

https://youtu.be/R1OIc0YvITE?t=606

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #254 on: January 13, 2019, 04:24:20 PM »
Weeds on the line, the chairman of the railway company will need to resign in dishonour  :D

Welcome to Japan, and take a gander at e.g. this line:

https://youtu.be/R1OIc0YvITE?t=606

Shan't bother ballasting then, I'll just chuck a load of greenery at mine  :D

 

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