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Author Topic: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)  (Read 22039 times)

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #525 on: July 07, 2019, 07:31:45 PM »
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   Thanks Ian for latest updates of your inspirational scenery construction, all looking superb & pleased Squidlet is feeling good.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #526 on: July 08, 2019, 02:59:33 PM »
"Hello Kitty" is felinae non-grata in this household.

The Squidlet made a speedy recovery, many thanks, just in time for tea, but refused to watch Thomas as it appears to be an episode he remembers which involves some sort of crash, so he spent some quality time devoted to his latest hobby, drawing sketches of drainage systems with monsters in them. Don't ask (though if anyone would like a personalised sketch of a drainage system with monsters or optionally a panda to decorate their wall, we are disposing of them by the dozen at the moment).


left-scenic-area-2019-07-07_07 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

Post-bedtime the Chopstick Men emerged from their hideyhole (sounds like a story to frighten small children with), or rather I chopped up some more chopsticks and also some coffee stirrers (which have the advantage of being quite flat compared to chopsticks) for the next construction stage. The stick of a recently consumed lollypop was also integrated into the structure.

Once this lot has dried, I'll add another round of bracing so the whole caboodle can be lifted off the layout for further work and fine tuning, before adding any actual scenery.

looks like a job for Mr Hot-glue gun??
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #527 on: July 10, 2019, 01:07:27 PM »
The structure needs to be assembled in-situ while leaning over the layout, and Mr Hot-Glue Gun would be poorly suited for most of the joins needed, which are made by dipping the ends of the chopsticks into glue and carefully sliding them into place. Fortunately the PVA-like glue I use dries quite quickly.

Frame almost there now, apart from a couple of bits right at the back which should be nice and easy now the rest is nice and stable.


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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #528 on: July 10, 2019, 01:52:11 PM »
Nice looking space frame, and very appropriate for an earthquake zone.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #529 on: July 10, 2019, 03:10:43 PM »
Does anyone remember playing with Pickastix?( remove one, and they all fall down!)

Letís hope there are no local earthquakes!
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #530 on: July 11, 2019, 03:33:29 AM »
To stop the Pickastix (the name rings a bell) from falling down, try gluing them together :D

The entire structure removed from the layout, just because I can  :D :D


left-scenic-area-2019-07-11_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

I will replace it pending scenic work, as it is nice and safe on that end of the layout, which is nestling on an IKEA Ivar shelf, which during the big 2011 earthquake proved remarkably stable, despite not being attached to anything other than the floor, and that only by gravity/friction.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #531 on: July 11, 2019, 08:56:48 AM »
Absolutely brilliant!  I built a little tunnel on my layout using this type of construction but this is so much better.

Great stuff.

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #532 on: July 11, 2019, 12:28:40 PM »
In case anyone has any doubts about the structural viability of this structure:


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Do please excuse the mess creative chaos.
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #533 on: July 11, 2019, 01:02:39 PM »
Hope that doesn't belong to Mrs Railsquid!  ;)
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #534 on: July 11, 2019, 08:04:07 PM »
Sure that's not the squidlet's foam one which he batters daddy with when he lies?  :D

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #535 on: July 12, 2019, 02:55:36 AM »
"Hello Kitty" is felinae non-grata in this household.


Well unfortunately, I feel obligated to show you what has turned up at a shopping centre a mere kilometre from Chez Bealman......

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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #536 on: July 12, 2019, 03:00:16 AM »
You are doomed, unless some of the local fauna can take care of it.

Meanwhile, a strangely fractal landscape.


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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #537 on: July 12, 2019, 06:40:55 AM »
In Japan, that can only be plate techtonics!
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #538 on: July 12, 2019, 07:16:42 AM »
I usedtp play the game Rescue on Fractalus on my Commodore64 computer  ;D
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Re: Takahachikawa (Japanese layout)
« Reply #539 on: July 12, 2019, 07:38:37 AM »
Quote from: Bealman
... on my Commodore64 computer  ;D

We had a Spectrum+ set up in the kitchen of our student flat running "Knight Lore" or "Atic Atac"! Great Days!
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