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by NakatsuHime
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: PC-based sound playback
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: PC-based sound playback

Is this anygood? [url] http://www.blackcatsystems.com/software/soundbyte_rack_cart_machine_radio_automation_software.html[/url] Can download demo I believe. Looks interesting. The fact it is MIDI compatible gives potential for me to vary sound for engine sounds, if that is indeed practical. Thanks
by NakatsuHime
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: PC-based sound playback
Replies: 4
Views: 399

PC-based sound playback

Firstly, my ideal requirements : - Non-DCC - Can use any samples (mp3) - Stand-alone operation. Not feedback-controlled Is there any application tailored to model railway use that I can install on a laptop and use to trigger horns and engine sounds, etc? I'm not running DCC, and therefore don't mind...
by NakatsuHime
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Flush Glazing - Coaches
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: Flush Glazing - Coaches

Hornby coaches seem to have particularly deep frames, so I'm not really suprised that there is a round peg - square hole syndrome.

I'll probably buy one pack, and see how it goes.
by NakatsuHime
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Flush Glazing - Coaches
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: Flush Glazing - Coaches

Thanks :)

After what I've seen, I'll certainly look to flush-glaze the rest of my BR Mk1s, as these do have rather deep frames.

Then (if all goes well), I may move onto doing my Lima 117 DMU.
by NakatsuHime
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 28 speed steps
Replies: 15
Views: 1263

Re: 28 speed steps

I keep forgetting my Gaugemaster HF2 when the power is on, and therefore frequently swear in various langauges when I get zapped when I lean on the track to do something. I've now learnt to keep a loco on the track to give the HF2 something to think about whenever the power's on and I'm doing work o...
by NakatsuHime
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Flush Glazing - Coaches
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Flush Glazing - Coaches

I've just taken apart two old Hornby Mk1 sleeper coaches. I did this to install / replace window blinds, and to refix some popped-out windows. These I discovered were flush Glazing, replacing the original glazing mouldings. I've heard of flush-glazing before, but never seen them, and they look to be...
by NakatsuHime
Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Baseboard Prep & Future Mods
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Baseboard Prep & Future Mods

This is quite a good idea for another reason.

If a building / accessory needs to be moved, all one has to do is score round the perimeter, which would make the building much easier to lift.
by NakatsuHime
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Facebook 'live' presentation
Replies: 15
Views: 1083

Re: Facebook 'live' presentation

I've an idea that Hornby still believe they can survive on the brand name alone. Some management may not have come to terms with the fact that it's not the sixties anymore. A typical company hierarchy exists at Hornby I suspect. That being the designers and products team(s), and then the management ...
by NakatsuHime
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Layout sounds
Replies: 54
Views: 5850

Re: Layout sounds

I used to make use of Octomed. I remember quite liking the editing, but that was decades ago.
by NakatsuHime
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Meanwhile, somewhere near Tiverton...
Replies: 46
Views: 3878

Re: Meanwhile, somewhere near Tiverton...

Not too sure what a 58 would pull on my network.
They never really headed-up rakes of ventilated vans or Siphons.

However, I'm sure that small insignificant point wouldn't prevent any self-respecting BR-blue-era model railway from having one sitting on it.
by NakatsuHime
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Meanwhile, somewhere near Tiverton...
Replies: 46
Views: 3878

Re: Meanwhile, somewhere near Tiverton...

Oh dear. I suddenly feel really old. The class-58, i always thought, was one of these 'nasty new-fangled' locomotives until i see in Wiki: "The first locomotive, 58001, was handed over to British Rail at Doncaster Works on 9 December 1982 and delivery of the remainder of the locomotives continu...
by NakatsuHime
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Meanwhile, somewhere near Tiverton...
Replies: 46
Views: 3878

Re: Meanwhile, somewhere near Tiverton...

After the short visit to the nearby military airbase, a reminder that works still continue on the permanent way. Ballasting is still proceeding, albeit slowly, due to aged Mother needing care, and a PS4-Pro (mine that is, not Mother's). Points are complete, as is the far reaches of the loop-line. Ju...
by NakatsuHime
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which Xuron track cutter?
Replies: 13
Views: 1124

Re: Which Xuron track cutter?

The only bad thing I've noticed about my Xuron is that the handgrips tend to work themselves off during use.
by NakatsuHime
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Ballast storage idea
Replies: 7
Views: 1035

Re: Ballast storage idea

They are good.

Woodland Scenics use exactly the same jar if you buy their ballast.
by NakatsuHime
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which Xuron track cutter?
Replies: 13
Views: 1124

Re: Which Xuron track cutter?

Yes, it did take me a couple of cuts to realise that the Xuron gives one straight cut, but crimps the other side.

Once you know that, things become easier.

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