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My hobby is making some nice lapel pins for my collection and my friends. I make my own designs on my computer and then produce the pins with the help of the service from I have to say that is a very cool and interesting hobby. I would like to recommend you to try something like that too

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Sound and motion decoder are the same address. Try F8 that mutes and unmutes the sound, If that doesn't work Change CV 8 to 8, that resets the decoder to factory settings. You will have to re enter the address as the decoder reverts to address 03. If all else fails check that the speaker is wired properly, if that doesn't work you may have a bad decoder that should be under warranty.
Good luck

Crafts & Hobbies | Answered Yesterday

There is bad contact in the track connections. You can sand the track connection sites. Another method is to run another power wire to the other end of the track where the train slows down. Even better is 3 or 4 evenly spaced power wires from the transformer to the track.

Lionel New Haven... | Answered 2 days ago

try reversing your wires from the transformer to the track.

Lionel New Haven... | Answered 2 days ago

Check to see if the blade installed correctly

Crafts & Hobbies | Answered on Feb 16, 2019

Is that even a real word?

Hows this? "I was asked, how would I use the word adhesively in a sentence."

Crafts & Hobbies | Answered on Feb 16, 2019

in my opinion, get a new glue gun. if the gluestick is melting the gun, I think a few bucks would be worth the fix.

Crafts & Hobbies | Answered on Feb 14, 2019

Make sure you plug in the gun so glue is soft if gun not getting hot the you have another problem

3M Crafts &... | Answered on Feb 14, 2019

Acrylic paint depends on time, temperature, humidity, paint thickness, air-flow and absorbency to dry.
Reeves Complete Acrylic Painting Set

Oil colour
paint takes long time to dry than other media and it allows to think and it also provides the flexibility for changes.
Williamsburg Handmade Oil Color Paint Alizarin Crimson 37ml Tube

Crafts & Hobbies | Answered on Feb 08, 2019

Gouache is a painting technique in which a gum additive is joined with watercolors to produce an effect that is opaque in appearance.

Crafts & Hobbies | Answered on Feb 04, 2019

Reverse is working in the opposite direction. That's not as obvious with circular needles so it makes sense to me to switch to straight needles. When you finish the previous row, do not turn your work. I'm going to give directions for right hand; turn it opposite for left hand. To start the reverse row, stick the free needle, in the right hand, into the work in the normal way for a stitch (in back for knit, in front for purl) and execute a stitch as you normally would, pulling it onto the right hand needle. You're doing regular knitting, just in the reverse direction.
Hope that makes sense and helps.

Crafts & Hobbies | Answered on Feb 04, 2019

Check CV 2, 5, &6 for a main line train they should be :
CV 2 set to 02 start voltage
CV5 set to 154 Max voltage
CV6 set to 128 Mid voltage

Crafts & Hobbies | Answered on Feb 04, 2019

You may have to go to a Digitrax N /HO scale decoder for it to fit. The decoder handles motor functions OK but a sound N scale has very low volume as the speaker is very small. I have done this a few times with good results. Or put the decoder in the tender and run the 30ga wires to the engine

Crafts & Hobbies | Answered on Feb 04, 2019

Check and see if there is a model number, serial number or barcode number on the kiln. Usually if you just put the number into a search engine e.g. Google, it can find the manufacture, etc.

Crafts & Hobbies | Answered on Feb 03, 2019

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