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Spaceman Spiff

Thanks. Still lots to do. Lol. I just noticed that ballasting on the second last pic sucks. I'll have to add it to the list. :-)

 

 

 

Spiff

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keitaro

I guess the ballasting on the second last is how you want it to look i guess if it`s a low budget line hehe.

 

I like the roof tops though on last pic

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Spaceman Spiff

I guess the ballasting on the second last is how you want it to look i guess if it`s a low budget line hehe.

 

I like the roof tops though on last pic

 

I need to get minions to work on that ballasting.

 

Roof tops? That's just dust and my finger prints. Lol

 

 

Spiff

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keitaro

really looks like weathering of fading concrete roof tops from age. maybe it`S just my laptop screen .

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Spaceman Spiff

Gday Gang,

 

Here are the latest pics. Started working the Overhead Station area and the modern downtown. Still abit of detailing to go but its coming along.  The plexiglass still has the protective wrap on for now.

 

 

Spiff

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macdon

Its looking good Spiff!

 

Mardon

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Bernard

Spiff - Look very nice.....can't wait to see the cars, buses & people on the layout....will look nice and busy!

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cteno4

Spiff,

 

Looking good! Did you do the holiday inn or is that the chap off ebay?

 

Jeff

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JR 500系

Yes Spiff, the Holiday Inn building looks good! I think I saw this somewhere before, is it from ebay?

 

Nice road making! Can I know how you made it?

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keitaro

500 i think he just painted it, good job though.

 

Sammy one suggestion if you want to make road is plaster and use some thick double sided tap to make the road shape then pour and smooth the plaster. then sand and paint.

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Spaceman Spiff

Hi,

 

The Holiday Inn, the Mc D's and a couple of other buildings were from the ebay seller Ansky98. Good guy to deal with.

 

The roads and lines are printed from a computer. I print it on full size sheets of address labels that have an adhesive backing to it. I then cut to fit. Some of the lines were a pain and I will redo one or two eventually.

 

 

Spiff

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katoftw

Can you go into detail a little more about you 6 platform station? Looks like you have kit bashed a little.

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Spaceman Spiff

Hi katoftw,

 

 

It's been awhile since I did the bashing, but it's two stations with the expansion kit. The bashing was straight forward. Some minor trimming and glueing. I used the extra bits to connect the station to the car park. I also had to glue the one one canopy to to the mismatched platform. I'll eventually get a matched platform. I'm debating on getting the track matched also or just leaving it as trains will be parked on it anyways.

 

I got most of my info from Capt. O's site:

 

http://sumidacrossing.org/ModelTrains/OverheadTransitStation/

 

 

Spiff

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Spaceman Spiff

Gday Gang,

 

Just a quick update. I finally got some trains running today. Its probably been 4 months since the last train ran.  Here is a short videoon the run. 

 

Apologies for the lousy camera work and video quaility.

 

 

 

 

Spiff

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macdon

Inspiring work spiff!

 

Mardon

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JR 500系

Wow wonderful track work Spiff! The tracks and layout looks great! Like the mountain region with all those tracks!

 

*Although I wished I know what the trains were...

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Spaceman Spiff

Thanks for the comments. I really need to get my kid to video the layout with a good camera for me lol. It's nice to have 95% of the heavy and messy work done. The fascia work is on hold for now as I need to figure out which route I'm going with the control panel and video camera (for the hidden yard).

 

 

JR500- the trains are Liliput FLIRT's. Really nice models. Quinntopia has a review:

 

 

http://quinntopia.blogspot.ca/2012/01/locomotive-roster-liluput-flirt-et604.html

 

 

 

Spiff

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Spaceman Spiff

G'day Gang,

 

 

Finally been able to abit more to the layout. I'm spending most of my time of late trying to figure switch panels but have managed to add some trees.

 

Some before (really early construction) to almost done mountain area.

 

 

Spiff

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Spaceman Spiff

G'day Gang,

 

 

Finally been able to abit more to the layout. I'm spending most of my time of late trying to figure switch panels but have managed to add some trees.

 

Some before (really early construction) to almost done mountain area.

 

 

Spiff

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ozman2009

Very impressive!

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Spaceman Spiff

Thanks. Slowly but surely it's coming along

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cteno4

Nice progress spiff!

 

Jeff

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Spaceman Spiff

Thanks Jeff

 

 

Jon

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Spaceman Spiff

Quick update:

 

The last spike was nailed in this weekend. It took longer than I thought, just a couple of weeks past 4 years.  I finished off the area the next to the station and added some extra sidings.

 

Pics of the layout 4 years ago, last spike and the new sidings.  The sidings are mix of curved peco and Kato #4 and single cross over switches. I need to do some ballasting touch up.  Switch panels next.

 

 

Spiff

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cteno4

What it isn't gold!!!

 

Congratulation! Pits been great watching it come together spiff!

 

Jeff

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