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Hornby Railmaster

Posted by traction , 14 July 2011 - - - - - - · 1,455 views

Having replaced the Ez-command and the two command companions with the Hornby Elite and the two Select units I just had to try Railmaster!

First off I tried using it with a Samsung N110 Notebook and it does work but the screen really is too small, OK to use sort of but a bigger screen would be much better, so I treated myself...


Change of DCC controller

Posted by traction , 10 July 2011 - - - - - - · 297 views

Where to begin?

Thomas& Friends has been running for a while now using the EZ-command and two command companions at the front of the layout, which has proved very good, a few problems arise, when lots of button presses at once corrupt things, nothing a power cycle can't solve!

I have bought tried and tested and sold on many DCC controllers for...


Put In My Place!

Posted by traction , 08 July 2011 - - - - - - · 2,863 views

How typical is that!!
Not updated the Thomas Blog for ages then lots all at once!

Mansfield Exhibition was excellent and the layout got mobbed as usual.
It really is nice to watch all the faces of the children playing trains.

What fascinates me is when a few of the children start playing who are autistic and they put their head in a certain...


Time For a Refresh

Posted by traction , 08 July 2011 - - - - - - · 385 views

I had forgotten I had written a blog about Thomas & Friends!!!

I hadn't really done much on the layout until the end of 2010 start of 2011 where I went round and upgraded the grass to static grass and generally made the layout a little neater for the Mansfield exhibition.

While I was doing it I thought about extending the layout so...


Thomas & Friends N-gauge TrakMat layout

Posted by traction , 13 October 2009 - * * * * * · 3,195 views
thomas, trakmat, n-gauge
Thought I'd post another blog to see how it works and to include my Thomas and Friends exhibition layout.

Sometime ago, reading one of the forums I came across this:

"Just got back from the WHOLE day at the show, we were reasonably pleased with the layouts present although, many of them seemed a long way off what I...


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