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A new home for my workbench projects, rather than creating a new blog for each project - I'll make this blog and keep it all in one place.

I model late 2000's to present - I enjoy electronics so like to create unique projects from time to time!

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Class 170, Lights & Sound (Part 1: Driving Vehicles)

Class 170, Lights & Sound (Part 1: Driving Vehicles)

The fitting of internal and external lighting to a Bachmann Class 170, the Express Models lighting kit has previously been fitted to this model.   Introduction   I have obtained a Legomanbiffo Class 170 sound decoder to add to my fleet, I am installing it into my CrossCountry class 170.  I also intend to fit saloon & cab lighting as well as bodyside indicator 'hazard' lights.  An Express Models lighting kit has already been fitted to this model, I probably did a write-up

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OO SWR 159 - Part 1: Introduction & Directional Lights

OO SWR 159 - Part 1: Introduction & Directional Lights

Creating a Class 159 in South Western Railway Livery - I had some help with the painting!   Introduction   I was in conversation with Andrew of Cairns Road Works regarding some First Great Western repaints and got talking about an SWR repaint.  So I decided to jump onto eBay and find a used 3-car 158 and set to work.   There are no transfers available for the SWR livery at the moment so Andrew got in contact with Railtec and got an agreement in place.  Living at the

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Replacing Ringfield Motors & Lima

Replacing Ringfield Motors & Lima

Using a Hornby Class 66 Motor bogie to re-motor a Hornby Ringfield Class 56 - and exploring the concept for future upgrades.     About   The motor in my Lima Class 60 has seized and is in need of replacement, I have seen all of the topics about using CD/DVD Drive motors but I'd rather have a motor rated for 12v.  Although, if the need ever arises to re-motor some of my other stock I may have to look further into this.  I decided however to complete my Hornby 56 first as

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Hornby Class 56 (Ringfield) - Lighting Upgrades

Hornby Class 56 (Ringfield) - Lighting Upgrades

Upgrading a Ringfield motor Hornby Class 56 with a modern spec DCC lighting system.     About   Built between '76 - '84, the Class 56 is a heavy freight locomotive.  They are now only operated by GBRF and Colas however my model is in EWS livery and will be staying that way.   The model, with it's ringfield motor, has a huge amount of space inside which makes working with it very easy - I hope.  It was originally fitted with filament bulb lights which I removed

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Off Indicators / RA Repeaters & Platform Screens - OO Gauge

Off Indicators / RA Repeaters & Platform Screens - OO Gauge

The creation of working OFF indicators & RA repeaters in OO Gauge, mounted with Next Train indicators just like you see at the station.   About   OFF indicators are used to aid Guards & Despatchers during train despatch, they are used when signal sighting is obstructed due to platform curvature, length or placement.  When the signal is displaying a proceed aspect, the OFF indicator will illuminate.   RA 'Right Away' repeaters are used to despatch DOO trains

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142 Upgrade

I've created this new blog to keep all of my projects together.  I'll continue to update my 142 blog but any other projects will be kept here. Click here to view the 142 upgrades blog.

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