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by RogerVienna
Thu May 20, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Startup
Replies: 16
Views: 479

Re: Startup

Moving forward now. Changed old coupling on old loco to Fleischmann Profi. found a model shop here in Vienna staffed by a young lady who speaks perfect English. This is a major advance. Found a motor shield on line in German so moving to DCC is getting closer. BTW I am using all free software for th...
by RogerVienna
Tue May 18, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Startup
Replies: 16
Views: 479

Re: Startup

Can anybody tell me what is the appropriate transformer to use for the small DCC system I am planing?
by RogerVienna
Mon May 17, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Startup
Replies: 16
Views: 479

Re: Startup

Thanks, I will order one as soon as I get confirmation that I can get the isolated motor shield from Fleischmann.
Great help guys, very many thanks
by RogerVienna
Mon May 17, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Startup
Replies: 16
Views: 479

Re: Startup

In principle I have cracked it. I am trying to buy an insulated motorshield from Fleischmann and if I can get that then I am reasonably confident. As to chip, since there are chips for N gauge I don't think that it will be a problem. Can anybody suggest a small chip with motor function only?
by RogerVienna
Sat May 15, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Startup
Replies: 16
Views: 479

Re: Startup

Well things have moved on somewhat. It is defiantly HO and I have found a huge cache of old Fleischmann and Roco trains being sold slowly on the Austrian equivalent of Ebay. So I have decided to buy one and convert to DCC then make a small straight with siding and fully automate with sensors and con...
by RogerVienna
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Startup
Replies: 16
Views: 479

Startup

Hi, I am very very new to this and very old, so I have some fundamental questions. I live in Austria and due to Brexit it will be impractical to purchase mail order from the UK so, I guess I will go with HO entirely and not OO/HO. So first question is track. I am dismayed at the variety on offer so ...

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