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  1. Good Afternoon, I am looking to replace my train controller in the near future and was wondering what controllers others are using and what people recommend? My layout is DC and I am using the Bachmann standard controller but I am looking to upgrade it. I have heard that the old ones used in 1960s and 70s are better than modern day ones is that correct. Thanks in advance Deano.
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    Looking for a new Train speed controller.

    Hi Tony, I agree it’s a limited market for Dc controllers, Gaugemaster master controllers look good and some good reviews. My local model railway shop has them advertised on his website, might be the way to go. Deano
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    Looking for a new Train speed controller.

    Hi Mick, Thanks for the reply, The budget won’t stretch as far as Dcc so I will be sticking to DC, I was just looking at Gaugemaster controllers bit expensive so will be looking at something second hand. I would also like one with spare outputs also. Deano
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    the Dorking Garden Railway

    Hello Andrew, Fantastic photographs great to see a Tomas model. Deano
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    Maximilianshafen

    Very impressive bridges and track work Thomas, Are the bridges scratch built or are they from a kit? regards Deano
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    Camdale layout

    Very impressive Tony, That’s a serious amount of wiring looking forward to seeing a few locos running.
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    Deano’s Garden Railway.

    Day 1 Today construction began for my garden railway, I cut my decking boards to the correct length and correct angles where needed. I was lucky enough to be able to someone else’s large power drop saw which made life so much easier. Tomorrow I will be wrapping each piece of decking board in black roofing felt.
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    Deano’s Garden Railway.

    Hi Tony, Thank you, I live in Derbyshire uk weather men say today will be hot and sunny I do hope so got some jobs to do on my layout today. I do plan to build and an extension inside the track I have already layed using a separate controller so I can run 2 trains at the same time but due to financial reasons I scaled down my plans. keep up the great work Tony. Cheers Deano
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    Camdale layout

    I am a massive Thomas tank fan and my layout will be bassed on that.
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    Deano’s Garden Railway.

    Hi Tony, Yes mate loco’s have been running around my layout happily thank you, Still got a small amount of wiring to complete. yes I’m very happy with the roofing felt I wrapped it around each decking board then nailed it underneath using galverised nails before I screwed it all together. The weather here is a cold and wet today but has been really nice over the last few weeks. My layout is now permanently under the carport so I can run in any weather. Lets us know when your wiring is complete and hopefully see a loco up and running. cheers Deano
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    Deano’s Garden Railway.

    Hello from a cold and wet uk, Today arrived my new EBay purchase a small goods shed. Condition of it is quite good very small amount of damage but easily fixed. Overall very happy only paid £4.20.
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    Quick question

    Morning, When isolating track pieces do I use plastic rail joiners on both rails or just one? Thanks Deano
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    Quick question

    Hi Guys, Thank you both for the reply’s. Tony I will be sticking to DC for me old school all the way bit on the expensive side as well. Thanks Deano.
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    Camdale layout

    Looks good Tony won’t be long before your running trains, Will you be adding buildings and landscape or is it just to enjoy trains? Deano
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    Deano’s Garden Railway.

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    Deano’s Garden Railway.

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    Deano’s Garden Railway.

    Tony you could try looking for a Thomas toy of a simular size cut the funnel of that and stick it onto your body, might be cheaper and you get to keep the original body
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    Deano’s Garden Railway.

    Hi Tony, So sorry to hear about your Thomas model it must have huge sentimental valve included in this post are photos from my Thomas model hope it helps. It's a Hornby model and there latest and last model they will make
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    Deano’s Garden Railway.

    Good Morning, Started on my electrics yesterday not finished them yet but I tested the track with my multimeter and have power all the way round. Mounted the track controller inside my shed and drilled a hole through the shed to outside to push the power cable through to my layout. My layout is not as a grand as the stuff you guys build but I’m happy with it, Still got lots of little jobs left. Tried to upload a video but my video camera is playing up will try on my phone later. My layout measures 2.8 meters by 3.2 meters using Hornby points and 12 pieces of Peco code 100 flexitrack. (please excuse the mess in my carport not had time to clean up in there)
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    Maximilianshafen

    Looks good Thomas
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    Deano’s Garden Railway.

    Hi Tony, If the weather improves later I will take some photos mate.
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    Deano’s Garden Railway.

    Rain eventually stoped today so I went outside and completed my station track work, drilled holes in place for dropper wires so just electrics to do now. Then run a train or two lol cheers Deano.
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    Camdale layout

    Coming together nicely Tony looks good mate.
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    Deano’s Garden Railway.

    Pouring with rain in Derby and cold even thinking about putting the heating on.
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    Deano’s Garden Railway.

    Hi Tony, I purchased them from EBay I have three tracksetta tools, one of them was brand new £7.50 the other two where second hand and about £5 each for them. They have been so useful and worth every penny. keep up the good work Tony. Deano from a very cold and wet uk.
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