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What did you do today on your layout? (HO and other scales)

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kevsmiththai

So today has been mainly filming on Hakuho to finish part two which looks at the lighting rig, flight case and photo extension boards

 

 

More pictures on theHakuho thread itself in the layout building forum

 

Kev

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marknewton
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Between work and feeling crook I haven’t got much progress to report except for this. I’ve made card mockups of the old and new station buildings to decide which one to build. Maybe I should do both and swap them around for variety.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark.

 

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Martijn Meerts

I definitely prefer the first one with the 2 buildings. Then again, the other one seems fairly straightforward, so doing both probably wouldn't be that much work either.

 

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marknewton

I’ve just realised that the new building should be a mirror image, with the doors closest to the track. Oh well, I’ll fix that when I build it. I’m going with Martijn’s suggestion and doing both.

 

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Mark.

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MichiK

I vote for having them both and swappable!

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marknewton

A while back I got a pair of Kato Kumoha12 electric cars. More recently I picked up some of the upgrade sets for them, so I made a start this evening on putting all the bits on.

 

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Mark.

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marknewton

I started building the structures for my Bakuromachi cameo. These are the walls for the building next to the noodle shop. As the building it’s based on is finished with tiles, I’ve used Evergreen 4501 1.6mm sheet styrene as the base material. Apart from looking good, it makes marking out and cutting the windows and doors very easy.

 

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Mark.

 

 

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I had some time to myself this morning before work, so I assembled the walls to form the basic shell of the building, and added the balcony to the top floor.

 

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Mark.

 

 

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Roller doors/shutters and rear ground floor wall and window added.

 

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Cheers,

 

Mark.

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Martijn Meerts

Picked up my 9600 today, arrived much faster than I expected, and import / vat / customs fee was actually lower than I expected it would be. Still, this is my most expensive train unless I count my 1/24 scale C62-2, but that one can't be run on a layout 😉

 

The kit comes in a very plain grey cardboard box with a little label on the front that says what's in the box. It's very sturdy cardboard though. Inside, there's an additional sturdy cardboard box which has the boiler, cab and tender shells. This is a more fancy box with the IMON logo on it, and included is somewhat fancy blank label. So this box is likely meant for storing the finished loco.

 

The parts are inside little bags, and several of the bags are then wrapped together in bubble wrap. There's some 7 or 8 of those bubble wrapped sets of bags. Additional space in the box is filled up by foam and cardboard. There's also a collection of parts inside a plastic case, which I believe are the parts that you can have swapped for free to get a different model. This includes the headlight and main driver wheels for example (there's 12 spoke and 13 spoke wheels, and at least 2 different types of headlight).

 

Building instructions are pretty clear, the majority of it is just an exploded view with the part numbers listed. High quality drawings, but there's a gazillion parts 🙂

 

Pictures coming soon 😄

 

Edit: Pictures added to my H0j thread at 

 

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cteno4

Ohh this will be a fun one to watch vicariously!

 

jeff

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Martijn Meerts

I'm a bit scared to get started on it really.. Just had a quick look through some of the bags of parts. There are bits in there that I don't know if they're actually parts, or just pieces of scrap that accidentally made their way into the bag 🙂

 

The wheels are also interesting, since they have (very close to) prototypical flanges.. As in, there's hardly any flanges, which means I need to be very careful when building turnouts and laying track... 

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marknewton

Are the wheels mounted rigidly in the frame, or does it have some sort of compensation?

 

Cheers,

 

Mark.

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The second floor balcony has a rear wall and ceiling added. 

 

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My plan is to complete all the structural elements of the basic shell, paint it, then add details like the window and door frames and glazing afterwards. That should ensure neat colour separations without needing any tricky masking.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark.

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Martijn Meerts
48 minutes ago, marknewton said:

Are the wheels mounted rigidly in the frame, or does it have some sort of compensation?

 

Cheers,

 

Mark.

 

At first glance, it looks like they're pretty rigid. If they do have some play, it's probably along the lines of several tenths of a millimeter. The tender does have seems to have some play however.

 

I haven't opened any of the bags yet, and obviously haven't started yet, so I can't say for sure.

 

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