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gavino200

Ah, so they are. I can see that when I zoom in! It's really quite a big difference in shade. I bet they'll look even better when painted.

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railsquid

No painting so far today, but some concrete "weathering":

 

 

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bridge-support-weathered-2022-02-20_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

 

Basically roughened up the surface of the plastic Tomix bridge support with some coarse sandpaper and applied some Tamiya "Panel Line Accent Colour". Works well enough methinks.

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Brennan91
On 2/9/2022 at 6:51 PM, railsquid said:

A very small amount of work progressed:

 

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depot-rear-end-2022-02-09_02 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

I’ve seen your 145 series a couple of times in your layout building pictures, and I just realized that you have the full cab version (or whatever it would be called) since the one I found on Tomytec  has this kind of truck bed.

 

Also I am curious what the train in the repair building is.

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railsquid
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Today we perform a long-overdue experiment in expanding provision of invisible overhead wiring so that pantographs are not waving about uselessly in the air:

 

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catenary-mast-2022-05-03_02 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

Specifically the catenary masts need to be mounted in such a way that they are easily removable; the experiment involves 5mm plastic tubing with holes drilled in the centre to accept the poles:

 

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catenary-mast-2022-05-03_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

Seems to work quite well.

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cteno4

The invisible catenary wire is quite impressive squid! Rarely see that level of detail.

 

jeff

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railsquid
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Next up: some arrangement for the side of the depot where there's long been a large Triangle of Indecision. Something like this seems to work:

 

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depot-side-expansion-2022-05-05_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

so out with the Tamiya foamboard:

 

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depot-side-expansion-2022-05-05_02 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

then off to the shops for some more bit of wall, as I don't quite have enough...

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Madsing

Nice! Now you have to decide what to put there, and rename the triangle 😜

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cteno4

Where was the documentation of the payment crew?! 
 

jeff

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railsquid
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Slowly getting around to finishing the top of the concrete-ish viaduct section above, which used to look like this:

 

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front-left-concrete-viaduct-2020-07-08_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

Now:

 

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upper-loop-transition-piece-2022-06-12_02 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

Need to ballast in the gaps but a susbstantial improvement over the preceding bare plywood and cardboard shims look.

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And because it's Friday night and I know how to party, here's another trunking section being installed with the aid of some Kato track pins (get a lot of use out of those, I do):

 

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upper-loop-station-right-end-2022-06-17_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

so the Random Equipment Boxes look like they are connected to something.

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railsquid
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It's surprising how much fencing and railing a layout can swallow up...

 

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upper-loop-fence-section-2022-06-18_01 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/railsquid/]Rail Squid[/url], on Flickr

 

Not going win any prizes for fine scale modelling, but looks OK from normal viewing distance.

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