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by Michaelaface
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, how much detail is too much detail?
Replies: 42
Views: 2121

Re: Michaela’s workbench, how much detail is too much detail?

I’m doing it the other way round atm, want to get my layout running perfectly before I commit to scenery, which is the bit I always seem to get stuck at :?
by Michaelaface
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, how much detail is too much detail?
Replies: 42
Views: 2121

Re: Michaela’s workbench, how much detail is too much detail?

What can I say other than super tidy work. Nothing wrong being distracted from layout building. Like many I find scenic work the best part so you're still making progress. Geoff T. ahaha, since making a start on this I've gone and distracted myself even further by starting building a small N-gauge ...
by Michaelaface
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: alternatives to humbrol spray varnish
Replies: 3
Views: 106

alternatives to humbrol spray varnish

can anyone recommend any alternatives to humbrol spray varnishes please? getting tired of mine dying on me, and yes I followed the instructions of turning them upside down and spraying them clear after using, as I've just done this with a new can, only for it to instantly jam and leak all over my ha...
by Michaelaface
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, how much detail is too much detail?
Replies: 42
Views: 2121

Re: Michaela’s workbench, how much detail is too much detail?

You should be extremely excited by how that came out. I love the table and chairs. But all of it looks quite perfect. The flooring sets it off I think. Whats your handle on Instagram? thank you! the tables and chairs were actually part of the kit but for some sort of balcony section round the back,...
by Michaelaface
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, how much detail is too much detail?
Replies: 42
Views: 2121

Re: Michaela’s workbench, how much detail is too much detail?

The IKEA kitchen planning tool is great for pictures of wood, they do thumbnails of the door fronts in various finishes. You can also use pictures of marble finishes for marble floors, the scale doesn't seem to matter it still looks like marble. I put a very thin grey grid over the sample of marble...
by Michaelaface
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 8x4 roundy round- scenery begins page 9
Replies: 149
Views: 5583

Re: 8x4 roundy round- scenery begins page 9

looks absolutely brilliant! keep up the good work!
by Michaelaface
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: where can I get extruded polystyrene?
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: where can I get extruded polystyrene?

I'm not sure, I saw a video where someone bought that stuff, then said it was the wrong material and in the next video replaced it with what is definitely XPS foam but the price of that stuff is a bit to high for me to want to risk buying a test sheet, plus it has a layer of foil which I can see bei...
by Michaelaface
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: where can I get extruded polystyrene?
Replies: 3
Views: 114

where can I get extruded polystyrene?

hello group, so whenever I look up tutorials or build videos, on things like youtube etc, for inspiration etc extruded polystyrene/XPS foam/insulation foam/other names it has, seems to get used everywhere for almost everything now a few years ago I bought a huge sheet of this (the pink one) from B&a...
by Michaelaface
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: ESU switchpilot
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: ESU switchpilot

ahh thank you, didn't know they didn't have a CDU inside, just saw them going for a low price on hattons and the DCC concepts one was out of stock, do you have any recommendations regarding a power supply for them? and would they need independent power supplies or could I power 2 with one power supp...
by Michaelaface
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench, how much detail is too much detail?
Replies: 42
Views: 2121

Re: Michaela’s workbench

hello group, I'm back with another build, this time it's another kibri townhouse, really like these kits and how easy they are to assemble, misplaced the instructions for this one so I had to guess at how things went together, I like to paint everything too so it's usually easier for me to ignore th...
by Michaelaface
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Not a layout - but railway modelling
Replies: 206
Views: 31204

Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

possibly obvious answer to this question, but would you say building dioramas are worth the cost and time for developing skills vs attempting it first time on the layout for real?
by Michaelaface
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Collett coaches
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Hornby Collett coaches

It is the tail end coach but it’s not due to couplings, if roll the coach on its own slowly round curves both bogies will lift off the rails and the coach derails, I have an identical coach that’s has no issues and neither do any others, I’ve dismantled it, checked the wheel spacing, everything I ca...
by Michaelaface
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Collett coaches
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Hornby Collett coaches

Hello forum I’m back with yet another problem that baffles me

I have 4 of the detailed Collett coaches, 3 of them run perfectly like the rest of my coaches, but one just seems to lift up and derail constantly

Anyone know why or have any possible solutions
by Michaelaface
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Greater Loftchester
Replies: 45
Views: 2259

Re: Greater Loftchester

Video of a little running session

https://youtu.be/p0S67yR6e1Q
by Michaelaface
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Dcc loco issues
Replies: 25
Views: 634

Re: Dcc loco issues

Next question, y’know all that mess of capacitors and resistors soldered across motors, are they needed on DCC? read they’re not an can actually inhibit smooth running? Sooo what I’m asking is, can I get rid with no ill issues and will it solve the very slight jerky running I see at low and medium s...

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