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Old model railway set. Controller?

  • 27-05-2021 10:57am
    Registered Users Posts: 919 ✭✭✭ okedoke

    I have been given an old model railway set which I'm planning on rebuilding. It has tracks, and engine and various carriages. The controller seems to be broken. I'm wondering is there a generic type of controller/power supply or does it vary depending on set type?
    I know absolutely nothing about model railways.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,547 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs

    If you are after something cheap and cheerful, this would do the job.

  • Registered Users Posts: 919 ✭✭✭ okedoke

    Tabnabs wrote: »
    If you are after something cheap and cheerful, this would do the job.

    Great Tabnabs - thanks

  • Registered Users Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ Guillermo Crooked Watchdog

    let us know if you can successfully ressurect it. I'd bet you'd be more enterprising than, well, Irish Rail? :D

  • Registered Users Posts: 18 Vulcan01

    Sorry to butt in but please don't bother with the :ower end Hornby controllers they are pure ****e and will continuously cut out. I have worked in a Model Shop for a number of years and the amount of these that come back is unreal.

    The Link given is only for the Controller and you have to buy the Transformer too.

    The advise I would give is go for a Higher AMP transformer, especially if this is an old set.

    This Quality Bachman one Marks Models Also sell with suit you nicely and you won't have any issues. 7 Amps as opposed to Hornbys Meagre 1AMP.

    Plus you are 2 quid up

    your Welcome and enjoy the Trains!