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by Steve M
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: New Loco not working on programming track
Replies: 29
Views: 283

Re: New Loco not working on programming track

With insulated track joiners there is a chance that the rear wheels could bridge the gap. The danger then is that the whole layout could end up as the programme track with every loco on the same address.
Tricky this DCC stuff, init?
by Steve M
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: New Loco not working on programming track
Replies: 29
Views: 283

Re: New Loco not working on programming track

It may also be dependent on the controller. The Prodigy has separate outputs for programming and main - I have a separate piece of track that can be switched between P or M as needed. But I believe NCE has both modes but only one output so a way of isolating the main layout would be needed to ensure...
by Steve M
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 236
Views: 31111

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Walkingthedog wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:15 am Yes I agree. Obviously think they don’t make mistakes.
I know I do. :(
by Steve M
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: For the railway modeller who has everything!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: For the railway modeller who has everything!!!!!!

Adds another dimension to the track fixing debate - glue, pins, screws or precious metals? ;)
Maybe someone will start producing ballast that includes rubies and diamonds for some extra bling?
by Steve M
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 236
Views: 31111

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

You may be right Brian but the proportions of white on the transfer are not correct and overpower the overall effect. I have gone back to photos I took the last time I was at the NRM, and would you believe I didn’t take any of the bl##dy tenders! :? Yes, I will get it ‘right’ or at least better than...
by Steve M
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 236
Views: 31111

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Full marks for a quick response from Fox Transfers but minus points for getting my name wrong. I’m not entirely happy with this response to my challenge over quality either. “ Please rest assured Mr Mudford. The white highlights are correct and our transfers replicate the originals as closely as pos...
by Steve M
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 236
Views: 31111

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

Comparing the real thing with the transfer you can see the issue.

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by Steve M
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 236
Views: 31111

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

No doubt I will get a reply from Fox’s in the week but I am getting closer to an answer. There should be a very slight white highlight on some edges of the letters - it clearly shows on some pictures I have found. It appears from closer examination that the red shading on the transfer is out of regi...
by Steve M
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Painting and Weathering Service
Replies: 236
Views: 31111

Re: Painting and Weathering Service

After a couple of days faffing about with my coal tower ladder I thought I’d Better get back to the tender project. The paint and varnish are thoroughly dry so I started to work out the positioning of the lettering. But, we’ve hit a snag. I think there’s a problem with the transfers. All the referen...
by Steve M
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Renaming 2 king locos
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: Renaming 2 king locos

I have always had excellent service from Modelmaster. My only issue with them is the lack of pictures on the website. Fine if you know exactly what you want but a pain when trying to decide if their description matches the picture in your own head. Cue comments about comics and learning to keep my ...