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  1. Hello from Southern California

    Welcome to the forum Jason!
  2. SOLD: - ÖBB CAT (City Airport Train) 3 part from Jägerndorfer + Locomotive from Hobbytrain - Hobbytrain H25101/H25102/H25103/H25104/H25105 SBB IC2000 set, version without advertisements.
  3. I do not recommend them. They seem more oriented to the foreign market and do not charge VAT, and are generally more expensive and cumbersome than asking your local hobbystore to order it for you. As pretty much any hobbystore in The Netherlands buys stuff from NOCH, it should not be a problem at all.
  4. You can order anything that KATO produces from NOCH and any store that is a supplier from NOCH products, in Germany, the Netherlands etc. Look at this website www.kato-unitrack.de for the item code since they confusingly use a different item number than the original KATO item number. https://www.kato-unitrack.de/rund-ums-gleis/schalter-kabel-co.html
  5. What did you do on your layout today?

    This is not what I meant. I meant that -physically fitting- the KATO light board in the car is a frustrating and incredibly time consuming task. There is nothing holding the light board in place, the car body can only be fitted in one particular way which requires tilting it, and the body allows no error whatsoever in the position of the light board or the body won’t click into place. I have no issue at all (or not overly/noticeably so) with flickering on any of my trains; it’s a matter of cleaning the wheels, track, and to make sure the LED make good connection with the pickup and do not move around at all. This requires bending of the white plastic “holder”(also improved light distribution because there is usually a height difference between the LED and the board) and the pins that actually make contact.
  6. What did you do on your layout today?

    Ordinary KATO interior lighting, such as recommended by the packaging, which fits sorta. You have to be very precise and there are no pins or slots to keep the interior lighting steady. If it gets slightly misaligned then you won't be able to close the car properly, which is an issue because you have to "click" one side in place and by doing that it easily shifts position. I actually gave up installing it, and will run/sell it without interior lighting.
  7. What did you do on your layout today?

    I am installing interior lighting in my recently arrived TGV Lyria. It is incredibly frustrating.
  8. Are there any do’s and don’ts for using specific room lighting for layouts? Specifically, to avoid yellowing of track and trains. Are there specific types of bulbs that are recommended or should be avoided at all costs? I’m also intending to put a UV filter on my window. Thanks for the tips!
  9. Yup, it’s Hornby-Arnold now. The Arnold website is now part of the Hornby website https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/shop/brands/arnold-n-1-160.html
  10. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Tomix track cleaning cars are very common. Except when you want to get the special edition, like you now have the transparent edition. Tomix tends to re-release them all the time in different liveries, which differ in price in the second hand market. For example I got my TOMIX 40 year anniversary for 24 euro, but the ordinary blue one for 45 euro, both brand new. (Yes I do not understand it either)
  11. What did you order or the post deliver?

    I think hobbysearch lists all the weights of the items they sell on their website (of course, excluding wrapping and packaging). You can use this as reference for buyee.
  12. Kato/Lemke ICE4 DCC decoder

    They will probably say what they told me. “We will release it when we will release it. Plz stop sending msgs k thxbai” (free interpretation)
  13. Kato/Lemke ICE4 DCC decoder

    I see. Note that hobbytrain/Lemke is a very small company and what they announce doesn’t always get released when they say they will, and why they keep release dates and prices intentionally vague.
  14. Kato/Lemke ICE4 DCC decoder

    When it is about to be released, they will announce the price. It probably won’t happen this year.
  15. Kato/Lemke ICE4 DCC decoder

    Where do you see it’s supposed to be released in December?