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by dubdee1000
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What would you do in this area
Replies: 22
Views: 796

Re: What would you do in this area

How about a pub
by dubdee1000
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What on Earth is it ???
Replies: 30
Views: 1389

Re: What on Earth is it ???

Marklin still do make both AC and DC locos. Trix are the two rail equivalent. Oddly for such a niche product, marklin prices don't seem particularly high. In contrast the Hobbytrade Di6 loco of the NSB which topped £900 at a recent auction (HO co-co)
by dubdee1000
Mon May 04, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shortage of Peco track
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Re: Shortage of Peco track

Peco are now back making model railway stuff.

If you haven't sold your rail joiners for £12, too late now.
by dubdee1000
Mon May 04, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What? No mention of the Hornby class 66 "Captain Tom Moore ".
Replies: 14
Views: 838

Re: What? No mention of the Hornby class 66 "Captain Tom Moore ".

3500 now sold out.

You can add your name to a waiting list to replace anyone who drops out.
by dubdee1000
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lenz LS-150 independent point operation.
Replies: 7
Views: 673

Re: Lenz LS-150 independent point operation.

I'm a bit late to the party with this, so it might be old hat now, but I've done the very opposite of what I think you're asking about. My DCC layout is fed by an ESU Ecos and this powers everything that is on the track. My point controllers are LS150s and are powered on a separate bus, fed by a Len...
by dubdee1000
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Spot the mistake.
Replies: 13
Views: 670

Re: Spot the mistake.

Having to go through your attic to cross the road is an unusual, but not totally impossible condition
by dubdee1000
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Background Sound effects
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Background Sound effects

Pricom (USA) make a versatile little unit that does what you want with a jack plug for a speaker. There are a couple of models, the more expensive allows you to have trigger/switched inputs, so a motion sensor on a track bed will interupt the background sound to play (for example) that there is a tr...
by dubdee1000
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hoarding - Do I really need to keep so much ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1258

Re: Hoarding - Do I really need to keep so much ?

My Thomas layout.. the HS-II shunting layout... My loft layout... My garage layout... my big(!) layout... The layouts will constitute far more of a problem if someone is left - many, many years into the future, long life to Dad-1 - to deal with them. Perhaps first addressing what's a priority for r...
by dubdee1000
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hoarding - Do I really need to keep so much ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1258

Re: Hoarding - Do I really need to keep so much ?

It's what makes you happy. There's nothing wrong in having a massive collection. It's common across all hobbies. Airfix modellers refer to the stash. I've been adding all my locos to the roster on my ecos, including some that haven't run in years and it gave me great pleasure seeing them spark into ...
by dubdee1000
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Class 800 derailing
Replies: 3
Views: 986

Re: Hornby Class 800 derailing

There are a few more comments about the derailing IEP here too:

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... p/page/15/
by dubdee1000
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 2899

Re: UK or Bust 2020

Haha. You've already been handed plenty of fine places to visit. I live in South Wales, 90 minutes from the Gower coast. The other weekend I was down there (Port Eynon) and it rained all day. I sat in the camper van, mug of tea in hand, watching the white horses crash on the beach, listening to the ...
by dubdee1000
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: BBC news article
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Re: BBC news article

I think it's a case of toys and 'boys toys' and what LD was trying to get over was that in the recent past, Hornby have not really understood and blurred the two.
by dubdee1000
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 60
Views: 4231

Re: Price of a Hobby

Something I found interesting was the recent approach of bachmann. We've seen the drifting upwards of prices for some.time and the usual baseless explanations for this are trotted out. The cost of 47s 37s and 66s now have a srp of around £150. And then out comes Hattons with a all new duplication of...
by dubdee1000
Thu May 30, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 88
Views: 7130

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

See, that's the problem with criminals - they often come from seemingly perfectly good homes
by dubdee1000
Wed May 29, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 88
Views: 7130

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

Oh, he got caught plenty of times but because his crimes were what you might call "minor", he did a couple of months and was out again. What these guys wish to avoid are a-cat prisons because these are where the hard nuts and radicals live. Keep your crimes to a lower level and you'll spen...

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