Well it’s been a busy few weeks since the last update, with a lot of full-size railway fun, plus some new arrivals on the model front.Continue reading “September Shenanigans”
After our trip to Yorkshire last week, our rail adventures continued over the August Bank Holiday with a trip to the the South West. However, things did not go quite according to plan….
Also, an update on some new models for our OO collection.Continue reading “Duchy & DMUs”
It’s been an eventful few weeks at Phoenix Hill Railways, with a number of new arrivals in both large and small scales, plus a bit of very exciting news…Continue reading “Getting into a spin”
To allow safe operation of more than one train on the Phoenix Hill Railway, we are almost certainly going to have to install a proper signalling system.
Although planning for this hasn’t advanced very far yet, the first signal parts have arrived as a result of a fortuitous find on eBay!Continue reading “Forewarned is 4 armed…”
Although both the BFR and the future OO and HO gauge railways will be capable of operating analogue stock, I want to run them on DCC whenever possible due to the increased flexibility and functionality.
Consequently, I’m slowly working through my analogue stock and fitting it with decoders.
Those that are DCC-ready are usually nice and easy and just involve fitting the decoder in a socket, however, I have a number of models, often older ones, which have no socket and require hard-wiring.
Over the last couple of days I’ve attempted a few of these conversions.