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Author Topic: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)  (Read 38884 times)

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #90 on: September 09, 2018, 04:46:39 AM »
"Hiding gaps and other inelegant scenic transitions with fecund shrubbery part 94"

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #91 on: September 09, 2018, 05:14:29 AM »
Definitely an improvement!  :thumbsup:

A RevolutioN parcels DMU is going to look great exiting that tunnel!  ;)
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #92 on: September 09, 2018, 05:58:14 AM »
Definitely an improvement!  :thumbsup:

A RevolutioN parcels DMU is going to look great exiting that tunnel!  ;)

Nah, needs a grotty brick arch-lined cutting like this one: https://flic.kr/p/dP4doA as planned for further round the layout.

Somewhere I'm sure I have a similar picture of such a unit.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #93 on: September 09, 2018, 06:25:04 AM »
Yep, you're right. Wonder where that is?
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #94 on: September 09, 2018, 07:52:24 AM »
Yep, you're right. Wonder where that is?

Birmingham New St., my old trainspotting haunt.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #95 on: September 09, 2018, 07:59:59 AM »
I knew it was a dungeon, but didn't realise it was that bad!!
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #96 on: September 09, 2018, 09:02:15 AM »
Brilliant selection of traction though, especially when combined with a side trip to Saltley and Bescot.



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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #97 on: September 09, 2018, 09:21:08 AM »
Uber cool pics! Did you take them?  :beers:
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #98 on: September 09, 2018, 10:01:04 AM »
Uber cool pics! Did you take them?  :beers:

Yup, I have some more (including a 128, I think) which I need to scan in one day...

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #99 on: September 15, 2018, 05:13:42 PM »
Coming back slightly more on-topic, albeit off-reservation, in today's Random Shot we see a locomotive and stock combination which would be more plausible for the Joban Line running northeast from Tokyo (past *that* nuclear power station), albeit at some point in the 1970s. Though the locomotive itself can, if on freight duties, just about be shoehorned into my intended location.



Anyway the main reason for the shot is to check the scenery still "lines up", as there are 4 (four) separate scenic "modules" visible in this shot, all totally free-standing and removable for ease of modification. As an added "bonus", the track is not fixed in place vertically (with e.g. nails or glue), though it is encouraged to stay in the same location horizontally by the adjacent ballast strips. It's a style of modelling which is probably illegal in the UK, or at least will give "proper modellers" apoplexy, but it works for me.  :beers:
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #100 on: September 15, 2018, 05:44:44 PM »
There is a curved point on the L side of the picture - Tomix/ Kato?. The R track look so like Kato.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #101 on: September 15, 2018, 10:24:02 PM »
The point is a Tomix one, I believe.  The quick way to tell (other than Kato donít actually make curved ones >:( ) is that Tomix doesnít have much in the way of sleepers outside the running rails.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #102 on: September 15, 2018, 11:30:05 PM »
It's all Tomix, I abandoned Kato (except for possible use in hidden sidings).
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #103 on: September 16, 2018, 03:38:19 PM »
Now there's more backscenery in place I can shoot from more angles without worrying about a wide expanse of white-ish wallpaper/

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japan)
« Reply #104 on: September 16, 2018, 05:22:08 PM »

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Nah, needs a grotty brick arch-lined cutting like this one: https://flic.kr/p/dP4doA as planned for further round the layout.

Somewhere I'm sure I have a similar picture of such a unit.
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Great shot, don't think I have encountered one of these before!  It has a very sad "face" ... the handrails almost make it look like it has bags under it's eyes!

 

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