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by Michaelaface
Sat May 23, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?
Replies: 31
Views: 3238

Re: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?

yes it is that "woof" sound aha, and it is possible! the locoman black 5 D&H chip I recently bought does a rather convincing job of everything, I am still very impressed with the sound quality from that one, the speaker is a double sugarcube in the tender, I feel I'll definitely have t...
by Michaelaface
Fri May 22, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 136
Views: 160861

Re: BARGAINS!

Rails having a Bank Holiday sale. Had a quick scan. Mostly pre grouping locos and PO wagons. Careful, the Coal Tank was £74.50 earlier in the week and it's now on sale for £79.50.....Wonder what else they nudged the price up on before putting in the so called "sale"? yeah I swear I saw th...
by Michaelaface
Fri May 22, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 136
Views: 160861

Re: BARGAINS!

not necessarily bargains, but from a previous post I noticed that Hereford Models seem to still have models that I've not seen in stock for years at prices I've not seen for years, in this case it was the gresley suburbans, never seem to see them in stock anywhere and on the odd occasion I do they'r...
by Michaelaface
Fri May 22, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?
Replies: 31
Views: 3238

Re: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?

The choice is yours, but if the Jinty sounds tinny, check the speaker fitting and that it's well sealed in it's sugar cube; definitely no air gaps. worked out my issue, was the speaker placement within the loco, I've now moved the speaker from the smokebox to the cab and the sound is now much bette...
by Michaelaface
Mon May 18, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench
Replies: 97
Views: 12676

Re: Michaela’s workbench

Thanks everyone, I think they still need bits of work but I'm getting there!
by Michaelaface
Mon May 18, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?
Replies: 31
Views: 3238

Re: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?

The choice is yours, but if the Jinty sounds tinny, check the speaker fitting and that it's well sealed in it's sugar cube; definitely no air gaps. worked out my issue, was the speaker placement within the loco, I've now moved the speaker from the smokebox to the cab and the sound is now much bette...
by Michaelaface
Sun May 17, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?
Replies: 31
Views: 3238

Re: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?

The choice is yours, but if the Jinty sounds tinny, check the speaker fitting and that it's well sealed in it's sugar cube; definitely no air gaps. ahh never thought this might be an issue, I'll have a look and I agree that for control and functionality the zimo seems to out perform everything else
by Michaelaface
Sat May 16, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?
Replies: 31
Views: 3238

Re: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?

Do sound decoders "chuffing" sync to the actual movement of the train / conrods? Thanks End2end TTS - not at all, quite far off tbh and you can't modify them to be in sync either Youchoos - pretty close Locoman - yes, one of the first things I noticed was this one was almost exactly in sy...
by Michaelaface
Fri May 15, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?
Replies: 31
Views: 3238

Re: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?

small update on my quest for DCC steam sounds, in the 2 years since posting this I've twice managed to talk my self into buying an expensive sound decoder, a zimo jinty from youchoos and a D&H black 5 from locoman so here is my brief opinion on all the sound decoders I've tried hornby TTS - good...
by Michaelaface
Tue May 12, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Michaela’s workbench
Replies: 97
Views: 12676

Re: Michaela’s workbench

been a while since I've posted on this forum, so here are some bits that I've been up to in the past week, been working to improve my airbrushing and painting skills, all comments and thoughts welcome https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49887000292_962ef17a0a_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/6553...
by Michaelaface
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Andrew's Layout
Replies: 572
Views: 112468

Re: Andrew's Layout

such a good layout
by Michaelaface
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: We need to talk about costs
Replies: 55
Views: 3792

Re: We need to talk about costs

so I've dug out a copy of Railway Modeller from may 1996, which is around the time I got my first train set, the hornby flying scotsman one, and it's listed on Hattons at £79.50, and I remember my parents telling me it was a very expensive set another issue, this time from October 2000, Hattons adve...
by Michaelaface
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: We need to talk about costs
Replies: 55
Views: 3792

Re: We need to talk about costs

I can see that the hobby is completely inaccessible for kids of lower income families whereas it probably wasn't a couple of decades back. 20 years ago you probably could pick up some playworn but useable stuff from the local free ads paper if you were lower income. If stuff was broken, quite a lot...
by Michaelaface
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: We need to talk about costs
Replies: 55
Views: 3792

Re: We need to talk about costs

a model railway is an expensive hobby, and as far as I remember it's always been an expensive hobby, I remember saving up my pocket money for nearly a year just to be able to afford one loco, and that was in the 90s, I also find a lot of the time its a "you get what you pay for" hobby, and...
by Michaelaface
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Cheapside Creek - A slow build in EM
Replies: 14
Views: 1145

Re: Cheapside Creek - A slow build in EM

I am able to get some Peco code 75 loose rail and feel I will only admit defeat after at least 3 trys Geoff T. If its flat bottom rail you're getting, I personally don't like using that for track, I find its larger profile more awkward to work with when filing down the crossing Vees etc, bullhead s...

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