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Hi everyone. Just found your forum and I'm hoping to find a lot of good tips to help me in constructing a layout.
I had a bit of a train layout about 10 years ago before I moved house. The set has een in boxes ever since. Now that my son has turned 13, I have given him my set to put together and have fun with. I see that Hornby now have DCC which I think will make it a whole lot more fun. I have bought the Hornby R1075 DCC mixed goods set as a cost effective way to convert to DCC control. Trouble is I will have to wait till Christmas to give the set to my son. I have 5 old locomotives that I will probably sell as they are not DCC ready. The set will be my sons, really !! ..Anyway, enough of my rambling on.

Cheers, Peter..
 

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Hello and welcome to the Forum Peter

Most Locos can be converted to DCC , the oldest one I have done dates back to 1956
I'm sure someone can help if you want them converted
TCS decoders come with a Goof Proof warranty if you would like to try yourself
otherwise there are specialists who do installs like DCC Concepts

Just ask and someone will help

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Zmil
 

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Hi Peter and welcome to the MRF.

I suspect you may be in denial as to who's model railway it is but, hey, who cares. I'm sure you'll find plenty of willing and able advisors here.

Nice place Brisbane, by the way. I have happy memories of a holiday there and, in particular, a visit to your casino when I came away with A$500 of their money which I thought was quite ironic.

For those who don't know Brisbane, the casino is in what used to be the Tax Office. Ha ha


Have fun with the railway and keep us posted.
 

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Hi Peter & welcome to MRF.

As zmil says, most locomotives can be converted - have a go yourself, there are loads of people here to help you out with practical advice too.
 

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QUOTE (Expat @ 8 Dec 2008, 16:34) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Peter and welcome to the MRF.

I suspect you may be in denial as to who's model railway it is but, hey, who cares. I'm sure you'll find plenty of willing and able advisors here.

Nice place Brisbane, by the way. I have happy memories of a holiday there and, in particular, a visit to your casino when I came away with A$500 of their money which I thought was quite ironic.

For those who don't know Brisbane, the casino is in what used to be the Tax Office. Ha ha


Have fun with the railway and keep us posted.

*** Hello Peter,

Welcome: I lived in Queensland for a year after I left corporate life and am now in WA running my own company in model railways and DCC. (I was in Redland Bay, less than 50 yards from the beach, 100 yards along the beach from the local pub). Wade in or ask questions to your hearts content - MRF is a friendly & positive / helpful sort of place compared to many forums.

If you have specific questions about any loco, just ask... there'll be direct answers available . Being DCC ready or not doesn't mean they are hard to convert if you have a mind to do it... but DO think about using other brands of decoders, as the hornby ones are to say the least, fragile and limited in adjustability for best results / performance

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Trevor... In my business travelling days I spent a little time at that Casino too, as I used to stay at the truly superb hotel across the small grassed area from the Casino - it had exceptional personal service, rooms with a 14' stud height and the restaurant was to die for.... I still remember the taste of their oysters marinated in rock melon and tequila... followed by perfectly cooked Moreton bay bugs or a perfect Steak. Absolutely sublime food!

Only ever managed to leave the Casino with more than I entered once though.. they always win in the end!

Richard
 

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QUOTE (Richard Johnson @ 8 Dec 2008, 14:36) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>.... I still remember the taste of their oysters marinated in rock melon and tequila... followed by perfectly cooked Moreton bay bugs or a perfect Steak. Absolutely sublime food!

and the Mud Crabs were to die for - Mmmmmm
 

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Hi Peter and welcome to the forum.

All I'm going to say is, it doesn't matter who it's for - just enjoy the hobby.

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QUOTE ('Richard Johnson')Welcome: I lived in Queensland for a year after I left corporate life and am now in WA running my own company in model railways and DCC. (I was in Redland Bay, less than 50 yards from the beach, 100 yards along the beach from the local pub). Wade in or ask questions to your hearts content - MRF is a friendly & positive / helpful sort of place compared to many forums.
Hi Richard... I live at Redland Bay.. Where else can you sit on the deck outside a Pub and overlook Moreton Bay and all the beauty of the islands.. A million dollar view for all to enjoy.. Cheers !!

Peter..
 

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QUOTE (Gone Loco in OZ @ 9 Dec 2008, 07:52) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Richard... I live at Redland Bay.. Where else can you sit on the deck outside a Pub and overlook Moreton Bay and all the beauty of the islands.. A million dollar view for all to enjoy.. Cheers !!

Peter..

*** Absolutely! We were at the corner of Bay and Broadwater, big california Bungalow (Eastern/seaward side of Broadwater, North side of Bay).

We leased it for six months after I left Corporate life - the perfect place to unwind and come back to reality after running around the world for 20 years to please the Japanese :).

Richard
 
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