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by NakatsuHime
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Transformer Grunt
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: Transformer Grunt

I think that's normal.

Even my new Gaugemaster has a sudden increase in Mmm when I trigger points.
by NakatsuHime
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Platform tops? GWR what were they made of and how to model?
Replies: 15
Views: 1918

Re: Platform tops? GWR what were they made of and how to mod

Stone flagstone type surfacing would probably be the safest bet in my view.
by NakatsuHime
Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: I must stop spending!
Replies: 148
Views: 160734

Re: I must stop spending!

Just forked out £60 for a new-ish Hornby 9F.

I'm pleased with it. Can't really justify the cost of the Bachmann version.
by NakatsuHime
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann 1F questions
Replies: 22
Views: 2343

Re: Bachmann 1F questions

muggins wrote: and I'm now wondering why it's far more sensitive to track imperfections when running bunker-first ...


Just bought a Hornby 9F, and this seems to have a similar directional bias.
Perhaps pickups on one side are better than the other.
by NakatsuHime
Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Brexit Affects Model Prices
Replies: 43
Views: 4476

Re: Brexit Affects Model Prices

I don't really want any of the RTR makers to go bust. Definitely, the more manufacturers, the broader the spectrum of products.
by NakatsuHime
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Replacement 00 carriage wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 1989

Re: Replacement 00 carriage wheels

Yes, they are surprisingly terrible. Not quite the quality I expected from Dapol, compared with the new Class-73 I bought, so I'll be interested in the answer as well.
by NakatsuHime
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Choc blocks
Replies: 17
Views: 2196

Re: Choc blocks

Oh well. I thought they looked neater, and nothing's failed yet. Also, with all the times I needed to undo them again - worked for me. Particularly useful in my situation as much of my wiring ended up in terrible accessible places, so placing wires in blocks tended to be done by feel. Trust me, sold...
by NakatsuHime
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Choc blocks
Replies: 17
Views: 2196

Re: Choc blocks

I realise this is a relatively old thread, but I felt I needed to add a tip re bared wire ends and blocks. I would always recommend tinning any and all bared wire ends with solder. This ensures a much better bite within blocks, and does away with the danger of losing wire strands due to screwing the...
by NakatsuHime
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Brexit Affects Model Prices
Replies: 43
Views: 4476

Re: Brexit Affects Model Prices

Perhaps Mr Mark Carney should learn to keep his mouth shut.

Each time Sterling does well, he opens his gob to provide 'a warning', and the financial markets panic.
by NakatsuHime
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Returning hobbyist
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

Re: Returning hobbyist

As to electrifying points, I was quite confused initially, but wiring isn't complex.
by NakatsuHime
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout
Replies: 874
Views: 205410

Re: Wordsworth - 00 Loft Layout

From my experience of railway buildings (in fact, anything railway), one cannot go too far with weathering.
by NakatsuHime
Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Class 9F and Bends
Replies: 17
Views: 2134

Re: Class 9F and Bends

I know the Railroad range sometimes gets a bad rap, but is the Hornby 9F worth the money?
by NakatsuHime
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: PVA viscosity issues
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

Re: PVA viscosity issues

Not going to create a whole new thread for this single query, so...

Someone mentioned adding a bit of black to the last fixing dose of PVA glue to give the ballast a bit of 'depth', and to make it look less new.

Question is, what should I add?
(In moderation, of course).
by NakatsuHime
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Complete beginner
Replies: 19
Views: 1796

Re: Complete beginner

A dream of mine is having the space for a really large layout, capable of handling protypical length trains, and decent bends, but the truth is the construction would take ages, and scenery work - generations.

A girl can dream though.
by NakatsuHime
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: I must stop spending!
Replies: 148
Views: 160734

Re: I must stop spending!

I agree with the potential [over]pricing of second-hand items (sorry, pre-owned), but I assumed I was getting old, cynical and tight. I have been known to scour ehattons site, and have picked up what I consider to be bargains, due to being described as 'noisy runners', etc. However, i bought two cla...

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