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by NakatsuHime
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons Dispatch times
Replies: 53
Views: 3757

Re: Hattons Dispatch times

With the DCC encoder packaging, one of those thick cardboard envelopes would seem the ideal solution, just like those Amazon like to use for a single DVD or similar.

Small enough not to seem silly, but tough enough to protect, and large enough not to go missing.
by NakatsuHime
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Mainline 57xx
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Mainline 57xx

Hi NakatsuHime, You can easily pick up a newer spec chassis one for that money. I picked one up in GWR livery for £30 at a collector's fair (boxed and with acc pack unopened) and you'd probably get one for around £45 on Ebay. The clue to telling is that the newer versions have NEM couplings while t...
by NakatsuHime
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Mainline 57xx
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Mainline 57xx

If Hattons claim a pre-owned OO Mainline 57xx to be running with no issues, would £38 be a reasonable price to pay?

I only ask as my Mainline Prairie is now inoperable due to the chassis suffering mazac blight.
by NakatsuHime
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Garage Wall Freelance Running Layout Ho Scale
Replies: 41
Views: 3669

Re: Garage Wall Freelance Running Layout Ho Scale

I think I see the cause of the problem. There's a big cat stuck to the underside of your baseboard.

Easily missed i know, but that's experience for you. ;)
by NakatsuHime
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Pre-owned mark-ups
Replies: 17
Views: 1240

Re: Pre-owned mark-ups

I've found Hattons' pricing logic is just sometimes not... logical. However, it's not really something to moan about as it tempts me to check newly-added preowned stock on a regular basis, as you do get some good deals. I know I've mentioned it before, but that got me a mint Hornby Q1, in a wrong bo...
by NakatsuHime
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Meanwhile, somewhere near Tiverton...
Replies: 46
Views: 3878

Re: Meanwhile, somewhere near Tiverton...

Had a little think about signalling. It won't be completely accurate, but I don't want it to look too silly. One semaphore, the rest lighted. Plinths down and painted, so now I know where not to plonk ballast. The masts will not be erected just yet as they'll be the first things I'll knock over when...
by NakatsuHime
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Track laying/ballasting/Depron Foam
Replies: 15
Views: 2777

Re: Track laying/ballasting/Depron Foam

I'm of the old 'noisy is good' brigade, but mainly because I'm running old-style DC, without DCC-sound.

I'd love DCC sound, and if I did, I too would like to hear it over the track noise.
by NakatsuHime
Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model Train Fair shopping spree
Replies: 17
Views: 2041

Re: Model Train Fair shopping spree

Brentwood Centre. Usually a good one.
by NakatsuHime
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Leberecht, My Prussian modelling adventure.
Replies: 58
Views: 4231

Re: Irgendwo in Prussia

Nicely unusual, and will be looking forward to developments.
by NakatsuHime
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Underlay!
Replies: 11
Views: 795

Re: Underlay!

was basically for those people who wanted a ballasted look, but couldn't be arsed to actually do it. thats basically why i am looking at it for my layout, i ant stand ballasting the track & am fed up with the issues i have with my points after doing it so i want to try the foam stuff this time ...
by NakatsuHime
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout
Replies: 334
Views: 33715

Re: The story of PETERSDALE my OO gauge Branch Line layout

Clever :)

Also, you should know that - even in the heady days of the 21st century, Superglue is really good at sticking fingers to things, but not actual things... to things.
by NakatsuHime
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Underlay!
Replies: 11
Views: 795

Re: Underlay!

I always got the impression that the underlay idea started off with that foam stuff, and was basically for those people who wanted a ballasted look, but couldn't be arsed to actually do it. Perhaps Hornby had tons of foam from somewhere, and didn't quite know what to do with it. Then it went on from...
by NakatsuHime
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 58007
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Hornby 58007

Interesting points there.
I think mine may be lesser-grunt, but it won't be asked to do much more than haul about 8 Railfreight wagons anyway.

Thanks for info :)
by NakatsuHime
Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 58007
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Hornby 58007

The Hornby class-58 - 58007: What a strange beast. A niceish looking loco. Looks quite good. Reasonable bodyshell. However, open it up and there's a body that doesn't really think it ought ever to be removed, cab ends that just don't want to be separated, and all that propels that (not small) locomo...
by NakatsuHime
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Making a baseboard....
Replies: 13
Views: 1710

Re: Making a baseboard....

We have a woodyard, quite close, and I got them to cut the baseboards to size, and also the thicker wood of the support legs. The thinner wood I cut myself. Apart from the cutting, all else was done with bags of screws. I preferred screwing (!) as this ensured I could disassemble if required. As it ...

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