23. April 2023 08:00
Søren Jacob Lauritsen
Hornby's new Decoder series "HM7000" is a game changer in controlling your model railway. There is no doubt about it.
The system has a load of potential if Hornby plays their cards right. Hornby, if you are listening: A Plux22 version of your decoder is a must!
You can read more on the Hornby website: Hornby HM7000
The decoders have both DCC and Bluetooth capabilities which causes the decoder PCB to be a bit larger on some decoders than the NEM specifications allow. This might cause problems when trying to install the decoder in some locomotives. This guide will help you determine which decoder will fit in your locomotive.
The Trix LINT 27 (product number 22271) is a cheap entry
level model. That means sparse detailing, no sound and headlights only. That should not stop you
from getting it though. In this article I describe how you can upgrade the model with all the
bells and whistles from the more feature rich Märklin counterpart.
This year NOCH has released a new
set of platforms designed to be used with C-track from Trix and Märklin. This new set of
platforms comes with an added height that brings them up to match the C-track height. I ordered
a pack of the NOCH platforms to check them out.
Trix has announced a new adapter track that will help Fleischmann Profi-Track customers continue
their hobby using the Trix C-track instead. [More]
The class 152 in the Porsche livery (Trix model 22200) were part of a campaign by Porsche to
deliver parts and new cars using the rail network. A long with the class 152, a class 182
"Taurus" got the same livery (Trix model 22911). I got my hands on a defect model and repaired
it to run again. This article explains what I did. [More]