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Old 10-11-2017, 08:53 PM   #801
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A wash with very dilute acrylic black changes it from chalk to limestone. Just needs a light touch with scatter and some rough scrubby bushes to finish the look. I reckon a smaller version of Platelayer’s hut wouldn’t look out of place either.

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Old 10-11-2017, 08:56 PM   #802
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Could PL have a sale ?
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Old 11-11-2017, 07:10 PM   #803
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No commission for PL, I had a spare one in the bits box.

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Old 14-11-2017, 08:15 PM   #804
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I sneaked a few moments away from the workbench and looking after my granddaughter to fit a tunnel and grass area between the town and West Orton station just before the rails join the lift out section.
The postman delivered some sugar cube speakers to go with the two TTS decoders I bought from Margate on Sunday - even though the price has gone up they are still good value with a 20% discount from the Visitor Centre.

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Old 15-11-2017, 06:48 PM   #805
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Looking good Steve. Did your TTS Decoders come complete with speakers? I bought the A1/A3 version to fit into the latest FS, but wondered whether a sugar cube speaker would give a better sound than the standard TTS speaker.
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Yes Barry, they came with the standard 28mm round speaker. I recently fitted one to a Tornado where the decoder is in the loco rather than the tender and rather than extend the wires to fit the speaker in the tender, I got a sugar cube and stuffed it in the smoke box.
I do find the sound is better with the sugar cube and I have found the 28mm to be a tight fit in some cases, so I routinely change them now.
Only 7 from YouChoos which coincidentally is the amount I save with the discount from the Visitor Centre which keeps SWMBO happy.
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Basic groundwork completed on the reinstalled crossing into the goods yard.

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Old 16-11-2017, 06:08 PM   #808
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That could so easily be a picture of real life. Great work. The rock faces are very effective. I have lots of rock to do on my layout so I’ve looked at so many over the last few months!
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Only 7 from YouChoos which coincidentally is the amount I save with the discount from the Visitor Centre which keeps SWMBO happy.
Ooo. Bargain. I had no idea they were so cheap. I'll be getting one to play with and compare.

I keep visiting this thread and whilst looking at the pictures, I have to keep reminding myself that A) This is an N gauge railway and B) That means it's bloody tiny and the effort you go to, to make it look so good, must be quite a bit. So... Keep up the good work!
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Thanks GTH.
If you do try the sugar cubes a tip is to put a piece of tape across the side with the electrical terminals on to avoid shorts. And yes they are a very cheap way of upgrading the sound - lots of different sizes available as well.
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