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by mjb1961
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bachmann dmu and decodes
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

Bachmann dmu and decodes

Hi,does anyone know why some or all bachmann DMUs need 2 decoders when most hornbys need only 1,thanks,mjb
by mjb1961
Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: The 00 6'x4' trackplans thread
Replies: 52
Views: 29373

Re: The 00 6'x4' trackplans thread

Hi,does anyone have a layout plan for a slightly bigger than 6x4, it is infact 6ft 2x 4ft 4(74inx52in),I know it's a bit of a odd size but it is the maximum space I have got,I had one this size before but dismantled it because of moving home ,but now want to rebuild again but still only have the sam...
by mjb1961
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: "Poor man's Brighton Belle"
Replies: 21
Views: 7271

Re: "Poor man's Brighton Belle"

funny how i should come across this post,at the moment there is a set on ebay where it sounds like the seller as done a conversion,from what i can see it looks quite good,i might even be temted myself.
by mjb1961
Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: The Signal Box - WARNING
Replies: 18
Views: 5227

Re: The Signal Box - WARNING

Hi,I am new to this forum but I would like to say sorry to hear about some of you that have been ripped off by scammers,I normally buy from eBay seller wether they are individuals or business sellers so generally pay via PayPal ,but I also have bought direct with model shops and pay with debit cards...
by mjb1961
Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Controllers
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: Controllers

Thanks for your reply,I shall look into gaugemaster controllers ,thanks again
by mjb1961
Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Controllers
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Controllers

Hi,does anyone know if controllers from days gone are ok to use on modern day locos that are either dcc ready or not as I want to buy a bit of a vintage controller to use on my layout so I can buy trains from the 70s 80s etc and also be able to run modern day trains ,thanks
by mjb1961
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: controllers
Replies: 5
Views: 925

controllers

hello,does anyone know if controllers from 70s 80s 90s etc are ok to run the locos that are made now because the motors in them are bound to be different,also is it ok to run dcc ready locos as dc on these older controllers,thanks

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