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Offline Jerry Howlett

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Re: Hello from Hertfordshire
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2013, 05:58:48 PM »
Welcome Nemo, from an ex Hertfordhire resident from Ware?....

Also I have an addiction to 9Fs. Confirm with Etched Pixels that Dapol did a fix for the early (9's that involved a replacement underframe ) this is probably still available all it needed was an SAE sent to them.

As for the ugly duckling D95xx rememember them as "A LAD" on the western , your scenic work looks the buisiness!
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Re: Hello from Hertfordshire
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2013, 07:16:08 PM »
Wow! What a great set of replies and welcomes. Much appreciated.  :beers:

In answer to the questions: newportnobby, the two 9Fs are the two "weathered" Dapol ones, ND 090M and ND 090N (pictured below). They're lovely looking models. Thank you EtchedPixels for the tip about the fix-it kit, and as it happens, Dapol Dave advised me just the same thing when I sent a message off about the 9Fs over the weekend. I'll report back (perhaps on the 9F review thread) if this fixes the problem here.

jonathanclaire, I do wish I knew how to build (or rebuild) the clock. It's the best part of a couple hundred years old, part of my inheritance from my dad. Unfortunately it's been through the wars a bit, and while the external bits could be PVA'ed back together without too much fuss, I don't know where to start re-threading the wires between the springs and weights inside the mechanism.

Pete33, the 9Fs and the 73s derail fairly consistently on the Kato points, the 9Fs pretty much all the time in both directions whatever the point setting, while the 73s are fine if the point is straight ahead, but derail about 50% of the time going round the curve. If it makes a difference EtchedPixels, the two 73s are ND036B and ND008B, which I believe are the old, split-chassis, non-DCC-friendly models.

Cheers, Nemo

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Re: Hello from Hertfordshire
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2013, 08:42:41 PM »
I think I recognise the pub sign - is it The Lower Red Lion in St Albans?

I like the scenic work on and next to the Unitrack. I'm working on a Unitrack layout and you've set the standard for me.

Roger
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Re: Hello from Hertfordshire
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2013, 08:59:36 PM »
Hi Nemo,

Nice looking layout. The 9Fs look good. I like the weathering on then, very effective.

Alex :wave:

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Re: Hello from Hertfordshire
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2013, 09:03:32 PM »
Not too sure myself, Alex.
I have the weathered 92133 and it looks a bit too 'stripey' for my liking :-\

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Re: Hello from Hertfordshire
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2013, 09:08:43 PM »
Any way you can soften the effect by using a cotton bud dipped in thinners or IPA?

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Re: Hello from Hertfordshire
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2013, 09:11:39 PM »
Any way you can soften the effect by using a cotton bud dipped in thinners or IPA?

I may try that if I dare pluck up the courage. I do prefer RTR weathered v pristine but just am not sure about this one :hmmm: Sorry if I'm nicking the thread here :-[

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Re: Hello from Hertfordshire
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2013, 09:51:25 PM »
:offtopicsign:

I think I recognise the pub sign - is it The Lower Red Lion in St Albans?

I like the scenic work on and next to the Unitrack. I'm working on a Unitrack layout and you've set the standard for me.

Roger
St.Albans

Sneaking a first post in there Roger ;)

Welcome to NGF :wave:


Right, back to the thread  :)


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Re: Hello from Hertfordshire
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2013, 12:01:38 AM »
Hi there from Australia, Nemo! Wonder if that was you I saw at Sydney Harbour the other day?   :D ;D Just kiddin'

Great layout you've got there! Love the shot of the Class 14 passing the track gang, and I too also like the pub. Just goes to show that a layout does not have to be big to be enjoyable and atmospheric. Great job, mate! Looking forward to seeing more of it.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Hello from Hertfordshire
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2013, 12:47:50 AM »
Hello Nemo from a fellow newb and Unitrak fan.
Your scenic work looks outstanding! I have similar plans for cosmetically improving my Unitrak, and it's nice to examples of what can be done.
Are the points that are causing derailments number 4's? If so, a google search can show you some methods for tuning them up.

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Re: Hello from Hertfordshire
« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2013, 10:15:18 AM »
There has been quite a bit of discussion about Kato #4 points here. Hopefully this helps you, too:
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=14125.msg144068#msg144068

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Re: Hello from Hertfordshire
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2013, 03:44:14 PM »
Hello Nemo and welcome nice layout you have ,I have a passion for the warships got hermes in maroon .
Brian

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Re: Hello from Hertfordshire
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2013, 03:53:10 PM »
Hi Nemo

welcome :welcomesign:
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