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    Hi all,

    About to start first ever G scale garden railroad

    Track work should arrive this coming week...

    Could any one tell me the if they have used DCC of any kind.

    I'm thinking of using LGB

    Any comments

    Chris Gilbert

    ENGLAND

    CACR

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    Chris,

    There's info about Garden Railroading o nmy website, if you'd like. Also photos fo my own outdoor pike.

    Happy Railroading!

    Thor - All Gauge Model Railroading Page at http://www.thortrains.net

    Ocean County Society of Model Railroaders http://ocsmr.thortrains.com
    Happy Railroading!



    Thor - All Gauge Model Railroading Page at http://www.thortrains.net



    Ocean County Society of Model Railroaders http://ocsmr.thortrains.com

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    • #3
      I use RadioControl/battery power on my garden railroad. Works great. I use DCC on the HO layout but don't think I would even consider it outdoors. Two major radio control systems are Locolinc and RCS from Australia, which is the one I use.

      Bob

      Bob Miller, Santa Fe Forever. www.planetkc.com/rmmmr

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      • #4
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        Hi all,

        About to start first ever G scale garden railroad

        Track work should arrive this coming week...

        Could any one tell me the if they have used DCC of any kind.

        I'm thinking of using LGB

        Any comments


        Chris Gilbert

        ENGLAND

        CACR


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        Hi Chris,

        Welcome to RRL.

        You can get your question answered in the DCC forum.


        Nelson

        Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

        George Carlin

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        • #5
          Howdy Chris,

          The LGB DCC is a good system and a lot of people in our Garden Railway Club use it. But, the radio-controlled is better in my opinion. There were several good suggestions, but don't forget the Aristo-Craft (Crest) control system. Each way to go has it's drawbacks and advantages. Radio control sometimes has problems with interference (especially if the antenna is not well thought out). The DCC signals can get lost in the track. Hope you've chosen a track that can take the weather in England. We have trouble here in Texas with the heat. You're gonna have fun though, and that's what it's all about.

          Type at ya later,

          L&N Debbie

          Texas

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          • #6
            Hi Chris,

            How's that garden railroad coming along? Got your track all laid? Are you making your structures from scratch or kits? Gonna have miniature plants in your landscape? Did you decide on DCC or radio-controlled? I'm just wondering!

            Enjoy,

            L&N Debbie

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            • #7
              Hi everyone,

              Everyone must be working on their garden railroad...this sure has been quiet lately. I just thought I'd post the website for the garden railway club that we belong to. www.ntgrc.org Sorry...we don't have any photos of our railroad there...still under construction...again!

              Enjoy,

              L&N Debbie

              Edited by - L and N Debbie on 05/20/2002 20:56:44

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              • #8
                Although at present I am garden-railroadless, even after moving 5 years ago, the previous layout was a mixture of radio-controlled and rechargeable battery. I used to be member of the 16mm Association over here in the UK and when we went round to other members gardens we never had any problems with radio reception.

                One of my friends also made up a snow plow and when I can scan in the phots I will publish them for all to see.

                In the meantime I've got to start planning.

                Brian

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                • #9
                  Hi Ya'll,

                  We just got four Jackson Sharp Passenger cars to add to our ETWNC fleet...sure are nice.

                  Debbie


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                  • #10
                    Hi All

                    Thought I would update you all on the Much Chattering and Little Work Branch

                    (or put another way my garden railroad)

                    The trackwork at the main station of Much Chattering has been finished.

                    Still awaiting buildings.

                    At the moment the station of Little Work is still in the planning stage..

                    Photos of work so far can be seen at http://www.thegilberts.net/mclw_home.html

                    As far as control systems go, I've opted for R/C but as I'm only going to have one loco moving at any one time I've decided to R/C just the transformer. Keeping with dead section to hold spare loco.

                    Chris G

                    England

                    http//thegilberts.net

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                    • #11
                      Lookin good Chris. Thanks for sharing your photos. id=size4> id=teal>

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                      P.S. Remember, be courteous to one another.

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                      • #12
                        Nice work. I see the kids have a great time with it.

                        Happy Railroading!

                        Thor - All Gauge Model Railroading Page at http://www.thortrains.net

                        Ocean County Society of Model Railroaders http://ocsmr.thortrains.com
                        Happy Railroading!



                        Thor - All Gauge Model Railroading Page at http://www.thortrains.net



                        Ocean County Society of Model Railroaders http://ocsmr.thortrains.com

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                        • #13
                          Hello Again Chris,

                          Looks like you've been "working" hard and having fun! Thanks for sharing the pics!

                          Come by the Break/Brakeroom sometime...we've redecorated...stop in and say "Hello" and share your stories with us!

                          Happy Railroading...pass it on!

                          Debbie


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