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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:16 pm

Well mostly: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZarRgcdNHw
Just short of 12 minutes. The Darjeeling line looks hairy. :lol:
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Postby martin » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:35 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:Well mostly: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZarRgcdNHw
Just short of 12 minutes. The Darjeeling line looks hairy. :lol:


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Postby adamc » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:40 pm

nice find, panic for min as I thought it might have been 12 mins of just the first layout :)

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Postby Cross Kitter » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:36 pm

I thought us Gnatterboxers went in for sharp curves but that Darjeeling one pushes it to the limit :D :shock: :D
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:36 am

superb. would have been nice to have had a ruler next to some to estimate size etc.
That Darjeeling line almost does not work, and would not have liked being in that coach, the way it bounced over the points.

Surprised APA boxes have not been tried in Japan yet, I think there would be a lot of very creative ideas. :lol:
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Postby Longvallon » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:54 am

Very nice video. Thanks.
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Postby chris stockdale » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:16 pm

The Darj is a pretty extreme example of what is possible. As the loco bumped over the track and points I was amazed it managed to keep sufficient electrical contact.

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Postby Si » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:40 pm

What is almost as interesting as the Darj layout is people's reactions to it on other fora :lol: Personally I love it! Might not be a shining example of pinpoint perfect fine scale modelling but the amount of enjoyment that must come from it probably goes off the meter.

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Postby Longvallon » Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:41 pm

I really like this one:

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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:56 pm

That th e Darjeeling layout works a tall makes it worthy of note.
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Postby Nevadablue » Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:10 am

I grabbed a pic of that line too. Amazing grades and curves and the little thing stayed on the track most of the time and was able to pull it. Not even a Shay! Thanks for the link, I'm saving that one.

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Postby Bilco » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:09 am

I think I saw a surreptitious finger-poke when the loco got to the right rear corner :shock:
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Postby Longvallon » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:22 am

Bilco wrote:I think I saw a surreptitious finger-poke when the loco got to the right rear corner :shock:


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Postby Bilco » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:39 am

Yep, that's the digit in question :D
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Postby martin » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:22 pm

There were at least two "pokes" one on either side of the layout.

I might be wrong but I don't think he's used any kind of magnetic traction to help... that alone is pretty amazing... that it get's round at all is surprising!
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Postby Geeky Gecko » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:13 pm

I was thinking rubber tyres on one side of the loco and current collection from the carriage.
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Postby HansvdL » Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:47 pm

Thanks for sharing this, great find, particularly the DHR layout. I finally understand why people call the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway a "Toy train". :D
Wonder how the loco got all the way to the top without a crew, and in particular without the two sanders up front. :wink:

I think I recognized some actual locations from the prototype: Batasia Loop (top left), Pagla Jora (bridge in the middle, very small, may just be imagining this one).

Great little layout!

Reminds me of the fact that I still have plans for a DHR in 009. :oops:
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Postby Longvallon » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:52 am

HansvdL wrote:Reminds me of the fact that I still have plans for a DHR in 009. :oops:

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