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RE: Model Steam Railways - 2
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Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #4I 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
Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #6Brilliant ,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.
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.
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.