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by D306Whistler
Sun May 04, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What's the best Train Simulation Game/Program out there?
Replies: 11
Views: 929

Re: What's the best Train Simulation Game/Program out there?

No problem. If you need any help with BVE or MSTS. Just give me a shout and I will be happy to help you out mate ;).
by D306Whistler
Fri May 02, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What's the best Train Simulation Game/Program out there?
Replies: 11
Views: 929

Re: What's the best Train Simulation Game/Program out there?

I play a number of simulators which most of railway and flight sims. Here is my lot I use: Microsoft Train Simulator: MSTS add-on's I use Irish Enterprise North and South Great Eastern West Coast Express Midland Mainline TGV Channel Tunnel Route Various Stock Packs MSTS is the best train simulator f...
by D306Whistler
Thu May 01, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 20% Price Increases
Replies: 43
Views: 7479

Re: 20% Price Increases

To be honest. Bachmann models are well worth their money if you ask me. They are much better than the recent Hornby models for quality and they are like the Mercedes-Benz of model trains for quality. So I don't mind paying a bit more for a better quality made model locomotive or a piece of rolling s...
by D306Whistler
Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: French Trains.
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: French Trains.

You are welcome mate. That does look a tricky livery to paint. I would recommend having a look at the Roco range for wagons if you plan to run some freight and also the Piko range as they make the BB67000 the BB26000 "Sybic" and a good range of French rolling stock in the form of carriages...
by D306Whistler
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: French Trains.
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: French Trains.

DSC_0120.JPG Having spent many a happy holiday travelling around Europe on trains with the Mrs. I decided that I'd like to collect models of the trains we've been on - the Eurostar, the TGV and even the little Class 150 that rattles and farts its way from Fishguard to Cardiff. I did manage to grab ...
by D306Whistler
Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adding Drivers to Your Model Trains/Locomotives.
Replies: 16
Views: 1928

Re: Adding Drivers to Your Model Trains/Locomotives.

I tend to stick to using the pre-painted resin figures as my "banana" fingers would hamper me from painting the white metal figures. Kato make a good range of crews as well as passengers and I have just imported some of them from Hobby Search in Japan :).
by D306Whistler
Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adding Drivers to Your Model Trains/Locomotives.
Replies: 16
Views: 1928

Re: Adding Drivers to Your Model Trains/Locomotives.

I have fitted a driver into the longer cab end of the Class 153. But she's standing up in the cab (I've seen a few drivers do this in the "short end" cab on the real 153's). I have a tutorial of this which is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZvkNRs9rD8 and it will should you my method ...
by D306Whistler
Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: What Is The Best Function Only Decoder for Unpowered Models?
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: What Is The Best Function Only Decoder for Unpowered Mod

Thanks for the advice folks. I shall just buy a few of those cheap decoders as its only control of the lighting that I really need for this :).

Cheers
Ash.
by D306Whistler
Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: What Is The Best Function Only Decoder for Unpowered Models?
Replies: 5
Views: 590

What Is The Best Function Only Decoder for Unpowered Models?

Hello everyone. I am probably going to sound dumb asking this one. But I am in the process of fitting decoders into my non-powered units such as the Hornby dummy HST power cars and the MkIII DVT cab car which both have 8-pin boards for the control of the lights. I presume that the standard decoders ...
by D306Whistler
Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adding Drivers to Your Model Trains/Locomotives.
Replies: 16
Views: 1928

Re: Adding Drivers to Your Model Trains/Locomotives.

I've now added a crew to my Class 153 and Class 142. I also added some passengers whilst I was in the process as I nabbed a pack of 24 seated passengers for £5 :).
by D306Whistler
Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adding Drivers to Your Model Trains/Locomotives.
Replies: 16
Views: 1928

Re: Adding Drivers to Your Model Trains/Locomotives.

I thought there would be more interest on this sort of thing. Especially for the modellers that like detailing their models ;).
by D306Whistler
Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adding Drivers to Your Model Trains/Locomotives.
Replies: 16
Views: 1928

Re: Adding Drivers to Your Model Trains/Locomotives.

Cheers for this Ash. The advent of lightning on locos and stock highlights how many of us have ghost trains trundling around the track No problem mate. I do agree that trains running around with no-one in the cab gives them that "Herbie" (the VW beetle) impression ;). The next task is to ...
by D306Whistler
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adding Drivers to Your Model Trains/Locomotives.
Replies: 16
Views: 1928

Re: Adding Drivers to Your Model Trains/Locomotives.

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Here is a photo of the packs of driver/gauge figures I am using in my Hornby models that are shown in the other photos ;).
by D306Whistler
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adding Drivers to Your Model Trains/Locomotives.
Replies: 16
Views: 1928

Adding Drivers to Your Model Trains/Locomotives.

Hello everyone. I have recently started giving my model trains a little upgrade by adding drivers into the cab of atleast 6 of my model trains with aims to treat more of my rolling stock in this way. As you may know, there is companies that make driver figures such as Kato, Preiser and Noch etc. Alt...
by D306Whistler
Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ripped off again!
Replies: 59
Views: 4583

Re: Ripped off again!

No offence taken mate ;). Don't worry about it, all is forgiven ;).

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