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RE: Model Steam Railways

#16 by Sheldonboy , Tue May 27, 2014 8:33 pm

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I am a fan of steam trains ,its amazing the weight you can move with a few pounds of steam.[/quote]
I have always loved trains especially steam. One day i will build my railway I have over thirty loco's so far. A bit greedy really. This is one. Mere Hall


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#17 by Slow Jo , Tue May 27, 2014 8:38 pm

Brilliant ,the detail is really good,I bet some of your collection is not replaceable,can you get insurance on them,should imagine they are worth quite a bit.


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#18 by Sheldonboy , Tue May 27, 2014 8:47 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #6
Brilliant ,the detail is really good,I bet some of your collection is not replaceable,can you get insurance on them,should imagine they are worth quite a bit.[/quote]
Joe I would say most are replaceable but they are worth a good bit. The idea is to build up my stock and build my railway when I retire. By then I doubt if I will be able to afford it.


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#19 by Slow Jo , Tue May 27, 2014 8:57 pm

If you do a bit at a time you will afford it, it would be well worth your while so go for it, if it were me I would.


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#20 by Sheldonboy , Wed May 28, 2014 7:34 am

Yes that's why I am collecting now Joe, I've got loads of stuff and still going.


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#21 by Slow Jo , Wed May 28, 2014 7:54 pm

You will have something to be proud of when you're seeing the finished layout.


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#22 by Sheldonboy , Wed May 28, 2014 7:59 pm

Hopefully Joe


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#23 by Slow Jo , Wed May 28, 2014 8:02 pm

No doubt about it S B .


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#24 by Slow Jo , Tue May 27, 2014 8:19 pm

I am a fan of steam trains ,it's amazing the weight you can move with a few pounds of steam.


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#25 by Voltman , Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:15 pm

New range about to come out from Hornby… DCC with Twin Track Sound.

Only in the Railroad range so really cheap. Cheaper still at Amazon.
http://www.hornby.com/shop/2014-range/tt...ocomotives.html


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#26 by Sheldonboy , Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:25 pm

DCC would be good for the modernists. It's not for me though. I have started planning my model Railway now I have around 30 loco's around 20 coaches (some to be swapped) and around 40 - 50 goods wagons. Working points and signals to be worked on and I have a great deal of road vehicles. plenty of work for the winter months.


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#27 by Sheldonboy , Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:09 pm

This is mallard an A4 pacific.
I picked it up for around £30 it would cost around £100 new, and it's in great condition.


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#28 by Voltman , Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:52 am

You can still buy DCC loco's, even if you don't run a DCC layout.
They will work just as well on a non DCC system as any other loco.

The advantage of DCC is that the entire layout can be on one controller. I can run all my six loco's at the same time and control each one individually.
Points can also be controlled and the coach lights are on even when the train is stopped.


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#29 by Sheldonboy , Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:40 pm

I know that Volty but I am an Analogue man


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#30 by Voltman , Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:59 pm

I know you are, imperial analogue rules.
But DCC loco's are also analogue when away from a digital controller.


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