The German Railway in H0


An Update For The PIKO A-Track

I have always turned to Roco's Roco Line or the Tillig Elite track system for serious track work, but because of the ever increasing prices I have been keen on trying the cheaper PIKO A-track. I have seen a fair share of layouts built using this track and it does look quite good. The track costs about half the price of the Roco track. So far the quality has not been the same as the more expensive Roco Line track, but that might just be about to change.


Using The Märklin m83 For Lighting

The Märklin m83 decoder is first and foremost a solenoid accessory decoder. A solenoid accessory can be a turnout motor or an uncouple track. The m83 can also be used to control lighting on your layout. Basically any light you can think of. The m83 also has several light effects that you can use. The set up is simple, but what is not apparent is that you need a 1k Ohm resistor to complete the job.