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keiichi77
6 hours ago, railsquid said:

Meanwhile this is what the layout looks like without the advantage of carefully-posed close-up shots...

 

Now where I have I seen that kind of mess before......oh I remember 😉

 

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RossDensha

I know nothing about modeling, but Takahachikawa looks like a nice layout

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railsquid

Thank you kind sir, though a mere 5 odd years ago I knew nothing either, another 5 years and I might get this thing finished.

 

Meanwhile a bit more work-in-progress, opening up a new perspective:
 

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rear-left-overview-2019-11-06 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

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railsquid

Today's random shots:

 

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rear-left-overview-2019-11-08_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

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rear-left-overview-2019-11-08_02 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

The slightly raised section of road to the right of the orange KiHa is inspired by a section of line close to my local station which I pass by regularly and where the parallel road rises up above the line for a short stretch, like this:

 

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railsquid
On 11/23/2019 at 11:17 PM, railsquid said:

One half of a level crossing...

 

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rear-central-level-crossing-2019-11-23_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

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rear-central-level-crossing-2019-11-23_02 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

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rear-central-level-crossing-2019-12-06_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

Scenery removed for a spot of scenic scenicking:

 

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rear-central-level-crossing-2019-12-06_02 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

Crossing now three-quarters finished (once the glue dries):

 

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rear-central-level-crossing-2019-12-06_03 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

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disturbman
23 minutes ago, railsquid said:

The train depot takes on a little more shape:

 

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train-depot-2019-12-08_02 by Rail Squid, on Flickr


Ouch, that brown EF64 needs some love. Hopefully, the depot should be able to service it as soon as it is ready.

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railsquid
22 minutes ago, disturbman said:


Ouch, that brown EF64 needs some love. Hopefully, the depot should be able to service it as soon as it is ready.

 

It's an old Tomix model (spring worm drive era) which together with the EF66 (ditto) live on the layout for ad-hoc testing and photo shoots.

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disturbman

Maybe the layout needs a scrapyard 😉

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gavino200
2 hours ago, railsquid said:

The train depot takes on a little more shape:

 

 

train-depot-2019-12-08_02 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

Behind the engine sheds:

 

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train-depot-2019-12-08_03 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

Looking in the other direction:

 

 

train-depot-2019-12-08_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

This drain channel (is that what it is?) is a really nice touch. It looks great. Would you mind sharing how you did it?

 

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railsquid
6 hours ago, gavino200 said:

 

This drain channel (is that what it is?) is a really nice touch. It looks great. Would you mind sharing how you did it?

 

 

Cut it out of the sprues from the Kato rural platform set (23-130), they're designed to fit precisely between parallel Unitrack sections but work OK with Tomix.

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cteno4

Nice! Was this just a reuse of an old wamu or one made as a storage shed?

 

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railsquid
2 hours ago, cteno4 said:

Nice! Was this just a reuse of an old wamu or one made as a storage shed?

 

 

This is a happy case of congratulating myself for hoarding random collections of cheap auction junk and simply being able to reach into a box and bring out a sacrificial wagon. Will reuse the weight to cheaply N-gauge-ize a Tomytec set.

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Kamome

Looks great Squid. That Wamu needs some distressing. I don’t think I’ve seen one used as storage in quite so good condition as this.

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railsquid

Yup, at some point I'll get round to weathering and generally distressing stuff... Still focussing on basics like track and electrickery stuff, today we see some infill between the depot tracks:
 

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train-depot-2019-12-15_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

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train-depot-2019-12-15_02 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

to be smothered in ballast and tarmac/concrete walkways.

 

Gratuitous shot of the local line behind the depot, with ED18-2 providing some freight action.

 

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local-line-rear-left-2019-12-15_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

ED18-2 has a strong association with the Iida Line, but I have two photos showing it on-depot at Hachioji.

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railsquid

Spreading it out a bit...

 

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train-depot-2019-12-22_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

Lots of gaps needing to be filled and surplus ballast to be removed/scraped off but looking reasonably depot-like.

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