It's been a while, but I've been slowly building the layout nonetheless.
I'm now fixing and powering the track, and have the up/down lines
finished, and now working on the sidings/goods yard.
I made a control board up myself, using bits of wood and hardboard from
the shed, and mounted two of the late Hornby controllers onto it, which
power the two main line tracks (by way of my isolating switches).
Now I have the need to power the two sidings, which, being a small
layout, don't need to supply copious amounts of oomph. Budget is also a
consideration too, so I'm looking mostly at the s/h stuff on eBay.
So far I'm down to an old dual channel H&M, or another pair of late type
Hornby ones. I know how the Hornby ones work, and seem to work well
enough for my layout, but are a little bit inconsistent at low speeds. I
do have an old Airfix controller, which looks identical to the H&M
units, but it is useless at low speeds, as it bungs out far too much
Recommendations? (and no, I can't afford the HM2000, or Gaugemaster
units at this time).
- posted 12 years ago