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Sheffie
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So I took the opportunity to try and figure out why this particular set of points was misbehaving. It quite often wouldn’t move the rails on the first attempt, especially when setting them to the “turn” position. 

 

Anyway, thanks to the illuminated magnifier it quickly became clear that the actuator wire had jumped out of its designated position. It’s supposed to be centrally located between the black stubs. 

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Easy to fix with tweezers. Probably feasible with just a toothpick or screwdriver. 

 

Fun fact: Kato actually left an inspection window that lets you check the position of the actuator wire, shown here under the magnifier (between the two screws)

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Sheffie
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Also, this happened. It has to get worse before it can get better 

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Pauljag900

So I m a big fan of supporting the little guy,I bought a gantry crane from a guy making his own stuff,looked good on the pics but when it arrived it had so much waste plastic that needs cutting away it was unreal,I damaged the railings quite badly when doing so.I repaired it best I could,gave it two coats of yellow paint and heavily weathered it in an attempt to hide the fact it’s crap,looks ok so long as you do nt get too close but when I find another one similar it’s going in the bin😂😂👍

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Pauljag900

With the ever increasing freight traffic at Fukuoka it has become necessary to build some more admin offices(Tomytec kimono 072-2) which will sit on the grey gravel,thus creating a construction site,also waiting for a set of ten trucks 

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katoftw

What is that huge yellow frame thing?

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cteno4

Gantry Crane.

 

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Pauljag900

I finally got around to wiring in the yard and street lights on the freight yard,

 

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Sheffie

Looks great. Of course, I am biased towards container yards. Nice lighting though 

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gavino200
6 hours ago, Pauljag900 said:

I finally got around to wiring in the yard and street lights on the freight yard,

 

 

 

Nice. Lights look great. The porta-potties are a nice touch!!

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Sheffie
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Installed rolling stock and shunted various wagons into position. (Please ignore giant lamp)

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Lets try that from a different angle. 

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Kiha66

I like the new platform setup!  Looks good.

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Sheffie
2 hours ago, Kiha66 said:

I like the new platform setup!  Looks good.

 

Yes, I think it’s what Kato always had in mind when they designed the rural freight platform. It creates a great loading bay for a truck, directly behind the buffer 

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Drunkenclam

Added some more colour to this section. In the form of grey.

 

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Pauljag900

Wife at work for 12 hrs so off to the shed I went,I d already cut a prepared a lot of stuff ready,so at 6am with the sun shining off I went to tackle the back board that used to be the freight yard.

i considered a few things but came up with the following,

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Football teams and goalposts to follow. I ve also used the car parks to display my cars and buses.

Do nt tell the wife as she thinks I’m putting the kitchen and conservatory back together after having it decorated yesterday!😂😂😂😂

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Sheffie

Nice! How did you get the lines on the pitch?

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Pauljag900

I drew it on a piece of A4 paper first,I had 4 goes to get the proportion of the boxes etc tolook right then I used a ruler and one of these,

 

 

 

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It’s basically a paint pen,the grass is just a hairy grass mat from Gaugemaster which I glued to 1.5mm card,then stuck it to the baseboard.

 

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gavino200
5 hours ago, Pauljag900 said:

 

 

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Football teams and goalposts to follow. 

 

Subbuteo?

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Pauljag900
1 hour ago, gavino200 said:

 

Subbuteo?

😂😂😂Unfortunately not buddy,all too big I m afraid.

tomix do a schoolyard set, https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F352439585392

unfortunately it does nt give the sizes anywhere so I ll just keep my fingers crossed they re the right size for a pitch.

the figures are noch, They do a team in red and a team in white.

Also ordered a set of four flood lights😀😀👍

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Martijn Meerts

You needs some nets around it to catch the balls, otherwise you'll be losing a lot of them 😉

 

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cteno4

Right into the window of a train!

 

jeff

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Drunkenclam

Probably the lost A4 

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JR 500系

Great work as usual Paul! I simply love that train restaurant! Kudos!  🙂

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Pauljag900
On 4/22/2019 at 8:01 AM, Drunkenclam said:

Probably the lost A4 

 It’s not lost,it s been saved from the scrap heap and fully restored to its former glory by a consortium of anonymous Japanese  buisness men and over the Easter weekend it was touring around Fukuoka station👍👍😂😂😂(as if!!)

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Pauljag900

I finally found a replacement for the monstrosity of a gantry crane that was there before,

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And in the bargain bin of a local shop I use👍👍😀

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JR 500系

Great find buddy! It completes the look perfectly! 

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