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by NakatsuHime
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: controller advice please
Replies: 14
Views: 1268

Re: controller advice please

Those are the two manufacturers I looked at for a dual-track controller.

I plumped for the Gaugemaster, mostly because that's the one my model shop had, and it was a nice no-frills controller that looked bomb-proof.
by NakatsuHime
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Alex3410 - My Railway
Replies: 315
Views: 40857

Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

I use the Gaugemaster CDU, and I too have a double set of points to throw (Peco code-100 Electrofrogs), and it has no issues.
by NakatsuHime
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Intercity 125
Replies: 17
Views: 2172

Re: Intercity 125

@Metadyneman

Ahh, that explains it.
But, what you are now telling me is that I was irritated by its absence for years, for absolutely no reason?

:)
by NakatsuHime
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Intercity 125
Replies: 17
Views: 2172

Re: Intercity 125

I remember thinking the only shortcoming of the original Hornby class 253 (I think that's what it was) was the lack of the roof 'bit'.

253001_-_W43002_HST_power_car_seen_at_Reading_in_Inter-City_125_40th_anniversary_livery_by_Secret_Pilgrim.jpg
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by NakatsuHime
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Servicing an old Lima loco
Replies: 16
Views: 2371

Re: Servicing an old Lima loco

Oh phew.

I used to employ the first method years ago, and have all the equipment for successful execution of the second.
by NakatsuHime
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Servicing an old Lima loco
Replies: 16
Views: 2371

Re: Servicing an old Lima loco

On a similar Lima topic; What's the best way of cleaning existing traction tyres? I'm sure many cleaners end up destroying the tyres, so I'm not doing anything until I know for sure. Up to now it's been a soaking in washing-up water. Also, some traction-tyres seem to be made from a tougher 'rubber' ...
by NakatsuHime
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest shipping date shock.
Replies: 21
Views: 1395

Re: Latest shipping date shock.

alex3410 wrote:The price for the Hornby Peckett is getting a bit out of hand £160 + P&P.
Will be interesting to see if it sells


Ohh come on. That is a bit silly.

Seems to me the pricing there is not so much the real cost of the item, but the cost of its popularity.
A new industry pricing model, methinks?
by NakatsuHime
Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Gresley collection
Replies: 18
Views: 1495

Re: Gresley collection

Locomotives these days are becoming overly detailed and it is a monumental task to get the product to a customer without damage occurring... I think I may have mentioned this before but... I bought the Heljan class-17 shunter, which is a lovely model, and I have no complaints, bar one: I think that...
by NakatsuHime
Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Meanwhile, somewhere near Tiverton...
Replies: 46
Views: 3890

Re: Meanwhile, somewhere near Tiverton...

You're welcome.

I intend trying more, but with better lighting, and who knows, the layout may even be even more completed.
by NakatsuHime
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Meanwhile, somewhere near Tiverton...
Replies: 46
Views: 3890

Re: Meanwhile, somewhere near Tiverton...

Whilst the Permanent Way team are having a cuppa, Western Pioneer barrels through Chard Junction with a passenger service.

https://youtu.be/rbne7Fi9TEQ
by NakatsuHime
Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Meanwhile, somewhere near Tiverton...
Replies: 46
Views: 3890

Re: Meanwhile, somewhere near Tiverton...

I could make up a chassis, but I'll probably go for the easy option and next time I get to ordering something, I'll find a cheap working chassis to swap out.
by NakatsuHime
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: I must stop spending!
Replies: 148
Views: 154860

Re: I must stop spending!

Stanford-le-Hope, Essex
by NakatsuHime
Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: I must stop spending!
Replies: 148
Views: 154860

Re: I must stop spending!

Well today I visited John Dutfields with a selection of old stock that I wanted to trade in for something else, was told my stock was worth £100 :shock: I was shocked, and was like a bloke in a model shop, I didn't know what to get, something old or something new, big or small, I couldn't choose, b...
by NakatsuHime
Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: I must stop spending!
Replies: 148
Views: 154860

Re: I must stop spending!

Well today I visited John Dutfields with a selection of old stock that I wanted to trade in for something else, was told my stock was worth £100 :shock: I was shocked, and was like a bloke in a model shop, I didn't know what to get, something old or something new, big or small, I couldn't choose, b...
by NakatsuHime
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: S and J Model Shop, Northwich
Replies: 14
Views: 2362

Re: S and J Model Shop, Northwich

The OP specifically asked for people's experience with this store.
Surely then, the answer counts as experience. The fact that it isn't glowing praise is therefore completely relevant to the question asked.

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