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RE: Model Steam Railways

#31 by Sheldonboy , Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:18 am

Volty if I had a bottomless wallet or just starting out I may think about DCC but as neither is the case I will stay with gas powered Anaologue.


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#32 by Voltman , Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:18 am

DCC Version is DCC Fitted
Non DCC Version is DCC Ready
Older models are either not DCC Ready or Not Compatible. Most can be converted.

Three of my DCC Fitted loco's cost less than their DCC Ready versions.
One was 50 less at Amazon, another was about 30 less at Hattons.
The third was in a pack for 99 while the DCC Ready version is 85

DCC versions are only 17 more when sold at full price, which is the cost of a decoder.

My point was that if are buying a new model then you might just as well buy the DCC version if it the same price or cheaper.
If you see a good DCC Fitted loco for 30 then buy it.
If you don't want it I'll give you 35 for it.


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#33 by Sheldonboy , Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:41 pm

Thanks Volty point taken it;s always worth looking on Ebay too.


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#34 by Voltman , Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:16 pm

I have some wagons and carriages from ebay. The old Triang stuff is well made and runs really smoothly, especially when compared to the "Made in China" garbage Hornby are now turning out.


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#35 by Sheldonboy , Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:35 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #34
I have some wagons and carriages from ebay. The old Triang stuff is well made and runs really smoothly, especially when compared to the "Made in China" garbage Hornby are now turning out.

I completely disagree with the Hornby comment. The Triang products were toys.


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#36 by Voltman , Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:41 pm

I know you do SB. Wait till you try and run them on rails.

What I like about Hornby is the scope for modifications.
There are so many parts that can be pulled, cut or twisted off that I get endless hours of creative fun from a single wreck, sorry, I mean loco.


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#37 by Sheldonboy , Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:22 pm

Volty you are a psychopath


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#38 by Voltman , Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:57 am

While I look that up, ask yourself why they put so much detail on the underside?


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#39 by Voltman , Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:23 am

Perhaps the new TTS loco's, if they ever appear, will have the sound of a loco derailing and falling over.


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#40 by Sheldonboy , Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:37 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #38
While I look that up, ask yourself why they put so much detail on the underside?

So that they look good when people like you crash them


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#41 by Voltman , Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:40 am

It's got to be the only reason.


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#42 by Sheldonboy , Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:17 pm

Volty these are electronicaly powered models not Crash test duummies.


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#43 by Voltman , Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:23 am

Choo, choo, chuff, chuff, crunch.


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#44 by Sheldonboy , Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:33 pm

One of these days Volty, One of these days.


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RE: Model Steam Railways

#45 by Sheldonboy , Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:03 pm

I picked another Locomotive up on ebay recently, a real gem at 28.50 (32.50 with postage)
A Brittannia class 4-6-2. not bad considering it was built around 1961.


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