Building the 'new' Setagaya Japanese layout

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  1. redracer

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    Latest pictures

    Sorry there has been no updates for a while ...

    Here is a view of the front of the underground levels as seen through the hole in the front of the layout. Top is the shopping arcade, and bottom is the subway station (with no back wall yet).

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    Here is the 'back' view that will never be seen again when the 'ground' level is put back on. If you are wondering why the backs of the buildings look jagged, it is because they are two sided, but on a layout like this would be wasted, so I cut them in half to use both sides facing the front. You can also see the wires for the interior lights of the shops and the platform.

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    Hey! That's looking great Doug. I can just see that station crowded with little commuters.

    Please post updates.

    Gavin
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    redracer,
    I'm sorry, for some reason, I seem to have missed this thread...:eek:

    This looks to be a finely crafted, & most imaginative layout!
    Excellent work!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
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    OK well heres the first commuter picture ...

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    2nd commuter picture

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    3rd commuter picture

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    4th commuter picture

    Thanks for your comments Charlie - however even though it may be imaginative, it you looked real close - itsnot too finely crafted due to lack of time :)

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    Doug I disagree with you, it is finely crafted and the last group of pictures prove it!!! Fantasic work and a really unusual and really neat layout. I will continue to follow this thread with great interest. Now if I can just find a example of subways in rural Appalacia circa 1968.......................................................
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    Thanks Tsyon.

    I think you'll find the subways are there - you just have to start digging ... :p
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    Uh...I thank 'at's call'd a coal mine bubba!:D ;) :p :D
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    Duh!!!! Why didn't I think of that??? :D :eek: :rolleyes: :D
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    I have done the back wall (with advertising signs) and painted and ballasted the track, so the bottom station level is pretty well finished - now to do the upper shopping level ...

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    Wow! That looks brilliant Doug. Something I have always thought about doing.

    The way you have done it looks just like how I would have wanted mine to turn out. Now all it needs is a 221 set alongside the platform! :) :)

    Great work.

    Gavin
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    Thanks - sorry, but the 221 (and 223) set(s) will be running on the elevated suburban line.

    Anyone here who doesn't know what we are talking about wanna see pictures of the prototype ?
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    Don't know about the others, but I'm always interested in prototype photos of what I run on my layout.
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    You asked for it !!!

    This is the 221 ...

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    and this is the 223-1000.

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    Handsome ...
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    Well the underground levels are pretty well finished, and the 'lid' will go on this week.

    here are some closerup shots, from L -> R

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