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1. You can send the club's details to an administrator to be advertised such as where the club is based, when you meet up and what your website (if you have one) is.
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What ever you want, all you need to do is send an Administrator a PM to get your Club or Society added here, and outline what you would like from us.
I have only been able to do a few minutes here and there at the moment
So I am trying to do work that makes a bit of an impact.
The vegetation is starting to thicken up.
full front on view of the station
The station area still needs some detail work like a working lamp pole single passenger a bit more greenery along the fence
and maybe a cat.
Reading an old issue of the BackTrack Magazine I discovered something about Manchester Victoria Station, something of which I was completely unaware!
As an engineer in my past, I should have been aware of what a Telpher is. Sadly, I have only just realised!
It is an interesting piece of trivia.
The Telpher was used to transport parcels across the full width of the station and operated throughout the interwar period. You can find out more by following this link:
I think it depends on your layout too, if you are running a lot of shunting operations then DCC is a good choice, the ability to control individual locos is a big positive.
DCC sound requires speakers to be added too, lights can be added etc. DCC also works a lot better on modern motors rather than pancakes.
Unless you are adding sound, loads of lights and features then a simple 3 function decoded will do the trick.
I doubt converting Hornby Dublo to DCC would be worth it, but with modern locos they are set up, designed and take advantage of DCC features.
Saying that, you can still run analog locos on a DCC system, the motor does squeel at the high frequency AC from the tracks.