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The Next Console City (on Tables)

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Waisneed

Welcome to the next episode of Console City!

 

After catenary has been installed on the high speed line, the connection of the depot can begin!20201027_213756.thumb.jpg.60e97d72b4236bbad0ce42ec485daa1e.jpg

 

An all new switch point configuration to allow a double main line to pass, and have enough space to allow for a headshunt / escape track for the depot.

 

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And there was enough space for a small stop to be added.

 

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And a final station behind the operator

 

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Current status:

 

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Yavianice

What is holding up the blue bridges in the last picture?

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Waisneed
8 minutes ago, Yavianice said:

What is holding up the blue bridges in the last picture?

 

Nothing.

 

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cteno4

Wow the connector arms really work well! We did 3 Kato in a row with connectors and it worked pretty well.

 

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56 minutes ago, Waisneed said:

Nothing.

 

Heh, reminds me of those build a bridge simulation games 😄 It really does hold up well though with a train going over it. I expected it to be way more wibblywobbly. Thanks for sharing a video.

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Yavaris Forge

It would be a fun experiment to test the limits of these bridges but sadly I don't have any to test with. The only problem is that such a span kind of isn't prototypical anymore😄

I don't know how heavy the M250 is but do you think it would work with some of the old Tomix EMUs as well? I think they are quite heavy for their size.

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4 hours ago, Yavaris Forge said:

It would be a fun experiment to test the limits of these bridges but sadly I don't have any to test with. The only problem is that such a span kind of isn't prototypical anymore😄

I don't know how heavy the M250 is but do you think it would work with some of the old Tomix EMUs as well? I think they are quite heavy for their size.

 

I tested my construction with a book case, before implementing it in my layout:

 

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It is quite sturdy.

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cteno4

Really is stunning! Shows what the lattice girder design did for engineering!

 

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Waisneed

The current Console City is nearing 99% completion (No layout is ever finishid).

 

I put some trains on my little depot (I just need a bigger booster ^^;; ) and filled all the stations. It is gonna be fun.

 

But please, have a look at these photographs:

 

The Depot

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and the next station nearby: Nerima Sta.

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Piishi Enshin Sta. situated in Eniishi prefecture ^^;;

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In this sharp corner, over in another room, we find a currently nameless station (like the little stop next to the depot).

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And last but not least: Ekusu Bokusen, a new tower is being constructed here. Sheduled for November 10th, but I heard there are some delays.

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cteno4

Wow, stunning set as usual!

 

jeff

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Martijn Meerts

I really like the setup with the modern overhead station and the platforms around it.

 

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Waisneed

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It is mostly done!

Just get all cartons stowed away

and the level crossings working regularly.

 

 

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Tonytramman

looks fantastic

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Waisneed

Made a small video for your enjoyment:

 

 

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Tonytramman

so good I almost expected the doors to open and people to get off!

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gavino200

That's really cool Waisneed. I love the platform announcements. Did you just add them to the video or do you have live platform announcements? How do you do it. I'm jealous.

 

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James-SNMB

What a unique and creative approach to the hobby! I love it!

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Waisneed
13 hours ago, gavino200 said:

That's really cool Waisneed. I love the platform announcements. Did you just add them to the video or do you have live platform announcements? How do you do it. I'm jealous.

 

I have little bluetooth loudspeakers nezt to the stations and old laptops and phones connected and play them manually.

 

No post production whatsoever

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cteno4

It’s incredible now what you can do with a bit of old equipment or hacking a few $2 ebay toys to liven things up!

 

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Waisneed

Today, and maybe tomorrow will be the last operating days of this falls Console City iteration. As it's size is not really operable without friends. And the current situation is not getting better. So I did some last photographs for you all to enjoy.

Any wishes what kind of scenes I could set for you? I'm open for suggestions. (Trains have been packed away already).

 

 

After the last operating day with the time lapse video I shared with you here

 

I removed all trains and did some cleaning.

 

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Zero Ampére draw ^^

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But then I thought: How many commuter trains can fit in my depot without overflowing?

 

All those E233s lining up:

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And some E231 / E531s

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But wait! I also have some stations! Let's fill those too!

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I think.. that's about 25 trains on my layout at the moment, not counting the 5 locos.

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