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Author Topic: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)  (Read 40934 times)

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #735 on: October 14, 2019, 04:26:06 PM »
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  Fifthed, stay safe Ian, that there appartment building looking superb  :thumbsup:
     regards Derek.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #736 on: October 14, 2019, 04:32:34 PM »
Thankee very much kind sir!

Adding more detailing to the apartment surroundings (this is my favourite part of building a layout, adding all the little detail bits).


apartment-2019-10-14_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr


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For anyone wondering, the little breeze-block enclosure next to the steps is where one puts ones refuse out on designated pickup days where it will be reliably and courteously picked up by local authority employees.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #737 on: October 14, 2019, 04:33:13 PM »
Glad to hear that you stayed safe.
And, of course, great modelling as ever.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #738 on: October 14, 2019, 05:50:23 PM »
Educational and interesting as ever, great progress you're making Ian.  Glad to hear you are all safe & secure, was watching from my rig west of Shetlands and there was a keen interest on the weather in Japan! 

Turned out too that the cousin of our chef is Japan's head coach, My Scottish colleagues were pretty quiet by half time though!


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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #739 on: October 14, 2019, 07:01:20 PM »
Glad to hear that you stayed safe.
And, of course, great modelling as ever.

Seconded!

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #740 on: October 14, 2019, 09:01:29 PM »
Educational and interesting as ever, great progress you're making Ian.  Glad to hear you are all safe & secure, was watching from my rig west of Shetlands and there was a keen interest on the weather in Japan! 

Turned out too that the cousin of our chef is Japan's head coach, My Scottish colleagues were pretty quiet by half time though!

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That's quite an amazing coincidence!!

It was a great game.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #741 on: October 15, 2019, 03:41:35 PM »
Oh, is the rugby thing still on? It's kind of slipped out of the headlines in the past couple of days.

Not much progress today but the shrubbery team was doing some ad-hoc work around one of the lower tunnel portals.


rear-left-lower-tunnel-portal-2019-10-15_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

They'll be back tomorrow, I hear.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #742 on: October 15, 2019, 03:56:05 PM »
Very nice shrubbery, Ian. I guess they are Japanese model foliage?

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #743 on: October 15, 2019, 04:03:29 PM »
Very nice shrubbery, Ian. I guess they are Japanese model foliage?

It's nothing more than Kato-branded Woodland Scenics foliage and scatter ("Made in USA"), applied in a "Japanese" way, i.e. (hopefully) to give the impression of the very dense, verdant growth typical in spring/summer.

Tunnel portal by Peco (and reasonably plausible for early, i.e. late 19th century tunnel portals on the Chuo Line).
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #744 on: October 15, 2019, 04:26:26 PM »
Thanks, Ian. Yes, Woodland Scenics material is very good.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #745 on: October 15, 2019, 10:14:02 PM »
They'll be back tomorrow, I hear.
To create a nice two-level effect? With a path running down the middle?
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #746 on: October 15, 2019, 11:08:33 PM »
Thank you Roger the shrubber  ;)
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #747 on: October 16, 2019, 04:01:55 PM »
Oh, is the rugby thing still on? It's kind of slipped out of the headlines in the past couple of days.

Not much progress today but the shrubbery team was doing some ad-hoc work around one of the lower tunnel portals.


rear-left-lower-tunnel-portal-2019-10-15_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

They'll be back tomorrow, I hear.

The shrubbery team was otherwise occupied, but luckily the road engineers were on hand to provisionally fill in the gap between the road in front of the apartment building and the crossing, which is tricky because it's an odd shape on a slight downwards slope (I am a big fan of height variations), and the whole is part of the increasingly complex jigsaw of removable scenery bits (though I will consolidate them into bigger units once everything settles in).

Unusually the train we see here is a DMU rather than the omnipresent EMUs, more on that another time.

rear-left-crossing-2019-10-16_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #748 on: October 16, 2019, 10:27:12 PM »
Thank you Roger the shrubber  ;)

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #749 on: October 20, 2019, 07:34:23 AM »

The shrubbery team was otherwise occupied, but luckily the road engineers were on hand to provisionally fill in the gap between the road in front of the apartment building and the crossing, which is tricky because it's an odd shape on a slight downwards slope (I am a big fan of height variations), and the whole is part of the increasingly complex jigsaw of removable scenery bits (though I will consolidate them into bigger units once everything settles in).

Unusually the train we see here is a DMU rather than the omnipresent EMUs, more on that another time.

rear-left-crossing-2019-10-16_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

A bit more road construction:


rear-left-crossing-2019-10-20_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr
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