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.