Search found 14 matches

by rainynight65
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Rivarossi class 641 Diesel railcar - which decoder?
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Rivarossi class 641 Diesel railcar - which decoder?

Hi all, does anyone know what brand of decoder they put into the sound models of the Rivarossi class 641 (e.g. https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/db-ag-diesel-railcar-class-641-db-regio-running-number-641-034-der-geithainer-silver-grey-livery-dcc-sound.html)? I've tried Google and Hornby themselves, so fa...
by rainynight65
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Compatibility Between DCC Systems.
Replies: 15
Views: 855

Re: Compatibility Between DCC Systems.

Suzie's list near the top of this thread has Hornby in the Expressnet group. To be brutally frank, with suitable well proven basic handsets from Piko and Roco available I simply wouldn't consider Hornby. (With Lenz offering new product some of their handsets might become available s/h too.) Yeah, I...
by rainynight65
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Compatibility Between DCC Systems.
Replies: 15
Views: 855

Re: Compatibility Between DCC Systems.

Sorry to jump in on this thread. I just bought a Digikeijs DR5000, and am looking for a cab/controller to complement it. Most of the control will happen via software, but I still want to be able to pick up a cab and start a loco. The DR5000 speaks LocoNet and XpressNet, and I know that cabs like the...
by rainynight65
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Doing some research
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: Doing some research

Ha ha, thanks for taking the time to reply... I'm just conducting some research on the relationship between modellers and retailers (both online and off) and also get an understanding for how someone gets into railway modelling in the first instance? Couple of the questions I have in advance... Do ...
by rainynight65
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Financial Woes Continue
Replies: 109
Views: 4921

Re: Financial Woes Continue

I find this discussion quite interesting, not least because here in Australia, Hornby is definitely one of the more affordable brands. Granted, they're not quite as cheap as, say, Athearn or other American brands, but compared to Australian model manufacturers, they can be a steal. TTS-equipped mode...
by rainynight65
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hi from Australia
Replies: 29
Views: 1253

Re: Hi from Australia

Hey, look at all that activity in my thread :D Puffingbill, that's not the worst place to live :mrgreen: I actually work in Brisbane but live in the countryside out west, towards Towoomba. Bit of a commute but as a bonus I regularly get to see the Class 2300 locos pull their coal trains back and for...
by rainynight65
Thu May 17, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Walthers new servo point motor
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: Walthers new servo point motor

TimberSurf wrote:51 x 51 x 70, they are not particularly small, see my points guide


Yeah, that ain't fitting anywhere at the moment.

I'm about to give the Cobalt SS motors a whirl, just waiting for my shipment from Hattons.

Great table though, some of those motors I haven't heard of yet.
by rainynight65
Thu May 17, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Walthers new servo point motor
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: Walthers new servo point motor

Are there measurements available for these anywhere? My problem at the moment is that I have a table top without legs, which is sitting on top of other tables. I can work below it, but I have limited clearance - neither the Tortoise nor the Cobalt will fit under it at this time.
by rainynight65
Thu May 17, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Australian Hobby Shops.
Replies: 17
Views: 1279

Re: Australian Hobby Shops.

Most of the shops I've been to have the problem that they buy from a large supplier and have to buy their stock proportionally between Model Railway, RC, Jigsaw and other hobby areas. These shops generally tend to carry limited stock in model railway, and concentrate on the bigger brands (Hornby, Ba...
by rainynight65
Wed May 16, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hi from Australia
Replies: 29
Views: 1253

Re: Hi from Australia

I grew up in East Germany, where TT was one of the prevalent scales. As in proper TT not the weird Triang version with track gauge scaling at four feet nothing. (East) German TT is 1:120 scale with a track gauge of 12mm. The Brits were doing their own weird stuff there. But funny enough, TT in Russ...
by rainynight65
Mon May 07, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hi from Australia
Replies: 29
Views: 1253

Re: Hi from Australia

Ironduke wrote:
rainynight65 wrote:I had a TT-scale train set when I was a teenager

Very niche! Where did you find that?


I grew up in East Germany, where TT was one of the prevalent scales.
by rainynight65
Mon May 07, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hi from Australia
Replies: 29
Views: 1253

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 rainynight65
Wed May 02, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hi from Australia
Replies: 29
Views: 1253

Hi from Australia

Hi, I'm new here and to model railways in general. Well, not really, I had a TT-scale train set when I was a teenager, but I never did much with it. Right now, I am dabbling with H0 gauge (technically 00, but I'll get rid of those locos and switch to H0) on a small-ish table (6x4ft). Just want to ge...

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