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We welcome new members irrespective of experience. You can learn, relax and enjoy the hobby here...
We encourage discussion and we do expect the odd robust exchange between serious modellers, because hobbies generate enthusiasm… but we are committed to remaining a positive place for you to visit, so expect “good housekeeping” by our moderation team, keeping this a pleasant place to be.
A model railway related forum has to be a place to enjoy... so:
- While DCCconcepts sponsor the forum and will offer customer service advice in a separate area, we DO understand that intrusion is annoying, so FOCUS moderators will move any branded threads to an appropriate area and keep the forum areas as non-partisan space as much as possible.
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- Images are easy: It can be frustrating when it is hard to post images or links, so we let you do this easily by placing them directly into your posts.
- We also want you to share images of your modelling without complication or restriction - so we are pleased to offer you unlimited space for your model railway and thread-related images.
- Additionally, we want to encourage the sharing of skills and techniques, but we also recognise the need for those who share things of value to be able to manage how it happens... so SELF Moderation is available - ie: more experienced members or those who create projects and layouts selected to be part of our “Inspirational layouts” or projects” areas will also be invited to moderate their own threads.
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News & announcements, reviews and competitions102 945 THE Christmas show - Manchester 2019! by John Edge
Discussions over a virtual pint: We'd prefer that you popped in here to discuss whatever is on your mind if it is really nothing to do with modelling issues.150 1,325 Rod Stewart’s New Single by newbryford
Your Layouts and Dioramas Building the Baseboards Layouts in TT, N, 2mm and smaller scales HO Scale layouts from around the world Layouts in 4mm scale - OO, EM, P4 and Narrow gauge Larger Scale layouts - O, S, G and others (Pinned) Inspirational Layouts
Your layout and its construction, told in your own way90 2,254 Petesville Railway ~ CTC Computer Screen View & Layout Diagram [Lower Level] by Peter
Layout wiring and track Control Turnout and Pointwork wiring Reverse loops and special wiring Wire types and wiring techniques Accessory decoders and interfaces Control panels (Pinned) Top answers to common questions.
Whether it relates to DC, AC, DCC or any other form of power, layout wiring or layout control, it will be found within this category.118 1,077 Cobalt SS point motor has lost it's operating position by Bunkerbarge
The Modellers Workbench The ERAs - looking back at reality Locomotive projects Wagons, Coaches and Rolling Stock Making it believable: Painting and Weathering Track and pointwork projects Signals and Signalling Buildings and Architecture Lighting and sound on the layout (Pinned) The best of: Tips, Advice and Assistance
Many projects are done off the layout. This is the place to show your work, the tools you use and the techniques that you employ.181 2,854 Dapol motorised semaphore signals 'out of sync' by newbryford
The TECH thread Loco Controllers, AC DC or DCC Digital layout control for AC, DC or DCC users Decoders and their installation Power and Power supplies (Pinned) Top Tips for Technical subjects
AC, DC or DCC - Loco and Layout control, digitaland analog, power and power supplies and other "Tech stuff"79 959 DC Measurement by Trainfreak
DCCconcepts Product Support, Advice and Ideas.
A place for occasional special offers from DCCconcepts1 15 Some special offers to kick it off by Jaz Avalley
Harnessing the best of digital to make creation of a professional control panel a pleasure, not a penance.1 20 My new panel by 4firstimes
Keep driving your locos with an analog controller, but remove most of the complication from your layout wiring by adopting digital accessory control!1 1 Simple DCC Accessory bus for DC layouts by c.meynell
Specific product advice Cobalt Point / Turnout Motors Cobalt Alpha, Alpha Mimic and Ground Signals Cobalt Accessory Decoders Decoders and Digital control Other DCCconcepts products DCCconcepts Forum test
Ask for advice or help here. We will work 1 on 1 with you to get the best answer.73 576 Pre-etched sleepers by RichardBrighton
Hobby Standards, Specs and Dimensions
The original NMRA DCC standards plus the evolutionary steps that are now coming mainly from Europe.1 21 Hornby E Link by LGGVW
- 4 23 Droopy couplers - Is it just me? by Bernard Newbury
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