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Rolling Stock

This is what the railway is all about - the trains that run on it. To an extent, the rest is just there to give the trains somewhere to go.

My railway is set in no world or time. I will have trains from anywhere, from any era, although it is supposed to be loosely set in the south of England. Trains visit from other parts of the country, surely? And steam trains still run on today's railways as excursion specials?

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I'm not a modeller per se. I expect in 10 years to find that the rolling stock is still all shop bought. I have models from Graham Farish, Dapol, Tomix, Bachmann USA and Kato so far. What I am doing is changing to MicroTrains couplings, and investing effort to make the running very reliable. I'm slowly building up knowledge of what it is that prevents reliable running, and even the most poorly running models have one way or another being transformed.

This section collects information about the rolling stock and the modifications made to it. There is information about DCC decoder installation (not the art it used to be!), wheelset modifications and coupling upgrades.

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