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by AustralisRico
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann split chasis A4 body swap
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Bachmann split chasis A4 body swap

Hey guys, I have a set of Bachmann split chasis A4 (Commonweath of Australia limited edition) which i want to DCC. I was thinming would it be easier to buy some newer A4s that are DCC ready and swap the bodies? Does anyone know if they are compatible?
by AustralisRico
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hi from Australia
Replies: 29
Views: 989

Re: Hi from Australia

Hi! :) PowerCab was a good controller choice to kick off with in DCC regardless the scale. Welcome to the NewRailwayModellers forums. Well, there weren't too many choices, unless I was willing to import a system and deal with an overseas supplier in case of a defect or warranty claim :) I was eyeba...
by AustralisRico
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Well Done Hornby
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Well Done Hornby

Favourites of mine in this respect the B12, D16, J15 and J50. They make many of the older products look badly off the pace. I love my J15 and plan to buy more, runs smooth and was easy to add the decoder. My Hornby S15 was also chopped at the same time and they run well together. ESU Lokpilot Stand...
by AustralisRico
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC questions - Roco Multimaus
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: DCC questions - Roco Multimaus

Also, if I stick with the Roco, will it work with the z21 system? And how would it benefit me? The Pro system was only available for a short time before the z21 system came out. The Z21 yes but not so certain about the z21 (black is the pro model white is basic). I got the Z21 pro as it supports ex...
by AustralisRico
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Australian Hobby Shops.
Replies: 16
Views: 1056

Re: Australian Hobby Shops.

A 'new' hobby shop I found recently is Australian Modeller, it's specifically trains and supplies only Australian stuff (which can be harder to find at other places). https://www.australianmodeller.com.au/ I just bough 4 ESU lokpilot decoders from them for $35 each, seemed to be the only place that ...
by AustralisRico
Sun May 27, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: "Hall" and "Castle" TTS
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Re: "Hall" and "Castle" TTS

I have both a Hall and 2 King Hornby TTS sound locos and the Hall is different to the Kings. Not massively but enough to pick out if you have heard them. I could record them and send you a link from youtube? Edit: Or I could just link you to 2 of IC82s reviews: King - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
by AustralisRico
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello From 'Sunny' Kidderminster
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Hello From 'Sunny' Kidderminster

Welcome to the forums John,

I've also come from a modelling background and can say alot of the skills come in use, as do any technical skills (computer or electrical).

Hope you enjoy your stay,

Rico.
by AustralisRico
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: thinking of going dcc
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: thinking of going dcc

I also recommend DCC, we have a DC and DCC layout at the local club and I don't even touch the DC one. DCC just makes analogue obsolete. Smoother running, multiple trains on the same line and sound DCC alone makes it worth the cost which vares depending on how much you want to spend. A DCC chip can ...
by AustralisRico
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 956
Views: 75379

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

As requested, a streamlined engine NSWGR 3801 (Streamline) with LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman and 3112 on the Queen's Birthday weekend in 1989 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a1/Liverpool_and_3265.jpg/800px-Liverpool_and_3265.jpg The next photo will also have multiple eng...
by AustralisRico
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: DCC Concepts
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: DCC Concepts

I bought my Roco Z21 from DCC Concepts, the staff are friendly and have helped me get up to speed on model railway and DCC systems specifically. Already planning to order some ESU decoders from them :mrgreen:
by AustralisRico
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby TTS system/decoders
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: Hornby TTS system/decoders

I have the King Richard II, Ketley Hall and P2 C*ck o the North in TTS sound and have found them to run well with my Roco Z21 system. Their sound is good and the performance has been excellent. While a full fledged ESU decoder can do far more, for their price their great and I'd grab any other TTS l...
by AustralisRico
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Returning to model railway and saying hello
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Returning to model railway and saying hello

Hi and welcome Shunty, Personally I am working towards making all my locos DCC sound, best to take advantage of the improvements to the hobby. I am also starting to get back into the hobby, even joined a local railway club which is giving me somewhere to run my trains while I get info on building my...
by AustralisRico
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby E-link
Replies: 7
Views: 711

Re: Hornby E-link

When showing the Western Masters (I think), the pannier with some wagons and the elink, Will from intercity 82 had to copy the disc data to a thumb drive to install it as he was installing on a Windows 8 ultrabook. This shows it can be done, according to the video all he did was copy the whole conte...
by AustralisRico
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model Railway social drinkies and chat 3rd Aug (London)
Replies: 8
Views: 778

Re: Model Railway social drinkies and chat 3rd Aug (London)

Peterm wrote:One of the drawbacks of living in Oz. I'd love to have been able to go.

Same here, love Sydney but sucks not being able to go to these events.

Actually, how about us Ozzy members do our own catch up? :D
by AustralisRico
Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Temporary Track
Replies: 14
Views: 1067

Re: Temporary Track

Peterm wrote:Why not pin it down on the table top. You can work around it with the unimportant things like meals etc, and I'm sure the rest of the household would be thrilled. :wink:

Good to see someone has their priorities the right way :mrgreen:

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