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Sheffie
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It's okay, Paul, but it really needs more trains. There just isn't enough going on.

 

Seriously, I was impressed by the speed of the Shinkansens though. And did you leave your shed door open in winter?

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Pauljag900
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3 hours ago, Sheffie said:

It's okay, Paul, but it really needs more trains. There just isn't enough going on.

 

Seriously, I was impressed by the speed of the Shinkansens though. And did you leave your shed door open in winter?

Only so I could film as of much of the layout as possible,it was soon closed afterwards! 😂😂

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Spent the weekend connecting up the tram tracks and getting them running,needed to change a few connectors and give it a good clean with isopropanol,bit of jigging about but working good now👍

Also marked out for the roads and placed the buildings on,nothing fixed down as yet.Tried a number of arrangements with the buildings but as it’s on the small side it was dificult to do anything special so I went with simple,better viewing and easier cleaning.The high rise will be removable for cleaning the track but all the others will be fixed.

All I need now is my other tram back from having the Dcc chip removed/ disconnected ,hopefully this week.

 

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serotta1972

I could feel the hustle and bustle of Fukuoka Station.  You got lots going on there Paul!  Good stuff as always.

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Kamome

The buildings straight on look better than when they were curved round to follow the curve of the tram track. Buildings are generally built in block-like groups with some blocks built on a diagonal to others. You also get a few random “older” roads that cut through the middle of blocks. Then the spaces you can squeeze in small buildings to utilize every space.

 

Here’s a map of the Hakata station area, courtesy of Google Maps.

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Spent the last few weeks just running trains and track testing and trying to organise my trains.

what was the storage shelf on the RH side is nowthe freight yard and the old freight yard will be used to store trains.

I had 8 freight trains but I ve reduced them down to 5 but quite a bit longer.

i Swapped the 781/15 curves for 481/15 curves and managed to fit in a crossing track and used a no4 point for access to the yard.

 

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cteno4

Wow Paul, so organized! You would have a meltdown in my sho and train places!

 

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gavino200

Looks great Paul!

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JR 500系

Amazing Paul buddy! That is just beautiful! I can see the huge amount of activity going on the loading yard!  🙂

 

 

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Pauljag900

So quite a lot achieved over the last two weekends,not least getting my beloved E3 back from being repaired along with my tram.

anyone intrested can view the work done and where we are today,still lots to do,but this is it so far,

 

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Yavianice
56 minutes ago, Pauljag900 said:

So quite a lot achieved over the last two weekends,not least getting my beloved E3 back from being repaired along with my tram.

What was wrong with your E3?

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3 minutes ago, Yavianice said:

What was wrong with your E3?

Originally the two little clips/springs/contacts,not sure what they re called mate,the small pieces of metal that contact the strip to the motor came loose but in an attempt to repair them myself I knackered it up completely.I was unable to source the parts I needed so I sent it off to a model shop for repair.They persevered but I had to donate my Narita express for the bits needed,they modified the connections and motor and now it runs fine,not original condition😂😂but at least it’s working.

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JR 500系

Wow... amazing stuff as usual Paul! That vast amounts of tracks and trains running are just amazing... And I am very happy you got more Tomytec buses!  🙂

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Pauljag900

Thanks Sammy.

most of my buses came via my very good friend serotta1972 aka Junior,as did a great many of the trains. He must think he s looking at his own layout when he sees mine😂😂👍the guys a star👍👍😀

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Added a bit of detail to the station and city area at the weekend,

 

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Kiha66

Wow, that looks amazing Paul!  I love the trolley line!

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So today Fukuoka All Stars FC had their first game of the season,

 

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Once the floodlights arrive they ll be able to play night games also.

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I ve started work on the mountain,due to clearance issues I could nt use any standard tunnel portals,I tried customising some I had but it looked crap as the tracks are too close together so I decided to just use the rocks on their own.

i was working on the assumption that I would need to make the top removable for cleaning, derailments and any trains stalling,but then I realised I could reach far enough inside from the end of the board,so I ve removed the end back panel for now and will cut a big hole in it then put it back in position.

this is it so far,

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Still lots to do before I can plan what’s going on there but at least now it will be easier with not having to make it removable.

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Came home from work at 12 and wife was in bed as she s working nights,so I thought the best way to not make any noise would be to stay out of the house and go in the shed👍😂

i managed to finish the basic shape of the mountain and get it all glued and fixed together.It looks like a big cardboard box at the moment but hopefully not when it’s finished.I also need a lot more rocks which I ve ordered.

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Access will be from the back which can t be seen when the door is closed,I ll make a cover/ door for itin due course.38C001ED-55F3-4FE6-B583-54F5838D50E1.thumb.jpeg.6a07285de07190c82ae7cc6b3c72599e.jpeg

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Finally finished the mountain and surrounding ground cover.

access is from the back as is the wiring.

 

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It s been a bit of a nightmare to do but but I think it was worth the effort in the end.

next job is to fit and wire the street lights all over! It could take a while.

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katoftw

The bus in the second pic looks like he is revving the motor ready to run the 6 line guantilet.

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I know this is far from normal so Appologies if I upset anyone here😂😂

i like to run my trains at night,somehow it just takes on a much better feel,I bought some 1-75 street lights to use as floodlights on the soccer pitch and had some leftover and as there s a lot of track on this version there is nt much light so I decided to use the oversize lights to illuminate the tracks!!😂

 

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not very prototypical but I think it looks great!👍😉😉

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gavino200

I LOVE it Paul!!!!

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Kiha66

That looks amazing Paul!  I cant believe how quickly you created such an inspiring layout, my local club has had 30 years and we're still arguing over how to implement basic room lighting. 

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cteno4

And this is like the third version in the last few years! Paul wins the get er done award! 

 

Kudos paul!

 

Jeff

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