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Heya Howard. How would you make street signs for N gauge, also a way of making bean poles and vegetables in N gauge..

Many thanks

Andy B

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Heya Howard. How would you make street signs for N gauge, also a way of making bean poles and vegetables in N gauge..

Many thanks

Andy B

 

Hi Andy, I'll add it to the list for the next Q+A... though, what vegetables?

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Heya Howard. Thanks that will be brilliant.. Vegetables like Potato tops, Runner beans, carrots and I think my favourite veg cauliflower

Thanks

Andy

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Heya again Howard.. Another question i have.. I'm at the moment running on DC but would like to go on to DCC and as a novice which controller/system would you recommend.. I have looked at Hornby Select and the Gaugemaster Prodigy videos but unsure which is better. Or a system/controller completely different.

Thanks

Andy

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Heya again Howard.. Another question i have.. I'm at the moment running on DC but would like to go on to DCC and as a novice which controller/system would you recommend.. I have looked at Hornby Select and the Gaugemaster Prodigy videos but unsure which is better. Or a system/controller completely different.

Thanks

Andy

 

Hi Andy,

Recommendations are difficult - what pleases one person won't please another. If it did, we'd all have the same houses, cars, and, model in the same scale with the same controllers. It's true that not all systems are born equal, but then you'll find different price bands for systems. I'm not sure how far away you are from a local model shop, but see if you can visit your local, or a DCC specialist (details of which, in BRM) and ask to try out their systems. Any shop that's looking for a sale and customer satisfaction should let you try it out before you buy. The best shops will have a test track too. Ask plenty of questions - they should know about their products, so if you're looking to do a comparison, you'll have all the facts. I think this is the best way to make a decision - what looks good on paper may feel/perform differently. Think of it as a 'test drive'...

Hope this helps,

Howard 

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Heya Howard. Yes thanks this helps alot... I'm actually going to Great Easterns in Norwich Digital day in a few weeks so hopefully I will learn more there. And get a feel for them.

Thanks

Andy

PS are you live 2day on FB..

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Heya Howard. Yes thanks this helps alot... I'm actually going to Great Easterns in Norwich Digital day in a few weeks so hopefully I will learn more there. And get a feel for them.

Thanks

Andy

PS are you live 2day on FB..

 

Then I'll see you there as we're filming a piece.

FB live is every two weeks, though I'll be doing some pieces from Warley this weekend...

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Morning Howard. Are you live on FB 2day if so what time.. Thanks Andy

 

Hi Andy,

Not today I'm afraid...

But if you fancy your Friday video fix, you can watch Phil and Andy's tour of the Warley Show, heading to all BRM Express subscribers today. Normal service will be resumed soon!

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Thanks Howard.. I will have a look on my break. See you next Friday in Norwich

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