Monday, 17 December 2012
Saturday, 29 September 2012
Monday, 24 September 2012
We had a good days racing with the Singapore GP and Touring Cars yesterday. Pity for Hamilton, but good for Button.
I am having trouble locating leads which connect this to the power clip on the track. I have two for the R900 power controller, but not this. Have managed to get my two GWR Loco's running round the layout and pulling wagons. Have been working on layout 3 from the 4th Edition track plans book. This has my own extension (pictures to follow). Now I am waiting for some Hobbyist Cork to use as track underlay. This seems to be cheaper than the Hornby underlay.
More soon (Lancaster)
Posted by John at 02:34
Saturday, 22 September 2012
Friday, 21 September 2012
I have taken some photographs of my Locomotives. Above two GWR Loco's. One is from my original freight set.
Managed to get a good deal on various platform items, such as ticket office, etc. Now all I need are some more engine sheds and a Level crossing.
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Monday, 10 September 2012
I don't know where this summer has gone (well okay, two days of summer). So have not been posting. I have also decided to dedicate this blog to my hold hobby of Hornby Railway Modelling. This started when I went into the loft with the very good intention of selling some of my old set off on eBay. Of course I needed to make sure things worked before selling them, but then I got hooked again.
My plan was to go for track layout 03 with possible extensions from that, so I began adding to the track I already have. With a little help I managed to put together a 6'0 base board, then began laying the track to find the power clip was so old it no longer functioned. I had one GWR Locomotive which needed a bit of TLC to get going, so won another and some Diesel Locomotives, in between waiting for some auctions with points (notably R613 and R612) to end. Then I got side tracked and saw a Zero 1 controller for sale and a slave unit which I won for less than £20.00. Then came the problem of locating the modules that are required to work with the Zero 1 system. I did a Google search and found two for a reasonable price, then read the fitting instructions which seems to require some soldering (not mentioned in the blurb).
I back tracked slightly while winning an R900 Power Controller, which I again won for under £10.00 (the postage really gets you on eBay). I can now run my GWR Loco until it derails itself on a dodgy point (R612). Yesterday, I found some decent looking replacements and at long last won a R902 Circuit Controller.
Some pictures will be posted tomorrow. Oh and I won R501 Station building, which looks really nice.