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Old 20-02-2018, 10:26 PM   #31
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it's not the speaker that is short on power, it's motor current power draw that is the problem, a TTS decoder only supplies 500ma to the motor,
In an O gauge loco couldn't you just have separate decoders for sound and traction?
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Old 21-02-2018, 12:38 AM   #32
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"O" Gauge decoders don't look to cheap but then they do need to handle some power....
https://www.dccsupplies.com/cat-185/...rs-o-scale.htm
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Thanks Cadman & Mountain Goat, what very good suggestions & possibly giving me the best of two worlds. I am fortunately looking more towards goods style for looks which wont be so bad on looks using these trains. Its a shame many of the larger trains are naturally very American in style. But must admit these would be far cheaper for the track layout & even the goods locos are far less expensive. Is there anyone else that manufacture this scale that will run on OO? Is there also a better make/style of track to use for On30 as i see a few come with different size rails. Thanks for all your messages, its helping a lot.

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Finescale O gauge track is not difficult to get hold of - you can get it from Peco. However as the track is going to be on a shelf you won't be able to see it, so cheaper train set track is all you need.

Apart from deciding what sort of layout you want you also need to decide on what manufacturer to collect.

The best way to start is to purchase a train set. If you purchase a Lionel set, that will be the start of your Lionel collection and you will be a Lionel collector from now on.

The UK distributor for Lionel is Tennents Trains. They supply the complete range of track and can repair locos which need service. They often have serviced second hand locos and rolling stock available.

I would give them a bell and ask their advice.

Lionel has produced UK ouline trains, notably the Hogwart's Express.

If you buy Lionel train set, you get a suitable controller and track. There is a lot of stuff to collect. Once you've got the train set you can work out what additional track sections you need to complete your layout.

Have fun!
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