We have finally confirmed the contents of a new range of DCC wiring starter kits specially put together for those that can solder and require solder joints on their power bus and droppers.
The kits are very similar in contents to the standard range of kits currently available, but these new ones replace the red scotchlok insulation displacement connects with pre-cut short lengths of heat shrink tube.
Currently they are only available with black and red wires as that is the most common colours, but we are planning to further enhance the range with user selection of colours with suitable heat shrink tube.
Full specifications, details and prices can be found in our DCC wiring section.
After months of eager anticipation, we are delighted to announce that our initial stock of TT scale track laying templates from Melcam Models has been successfully obtained. We have been granted the responsibility to conduct test sales of these products in order to assess customer feedback and response.
These products were initially designed with the purpose of establishing consistent curves in flexible tracks joins in the rails were present. However, their application has since evolved, and they are now predominantly used to create smooth curves, seamless transition curves, and impeccably straight straights.
The versatility of these templates is undeniable, as they can be effectively employed with all brands of flexible tracks measuring 12mm in track gauge.
Full details and prices can be found in our TT Tracksetta section.
In response to customer demands for an improved courier service, we have made the decision to expand our current delivery options by introducing Parcelforce delivery service.
As part of our commitment to providing extensive delivery solutions, we are pleased to offer the Express 24 and Express 48 services, both of which will be delivered to the local post office along with our other parcels. It is important to note that in the event that Parcel force has already collected from the post office, there may be a delay in delivery.
Both services provide full tracking and adequate insurance coverage, with a signature required upon delivery.
Full details and prices can be found on our UK Shipping page
We have started to stock a small range of plain and coloured wooden sticks that are suitable for crafting and hobby users.
Kids will love glueing and making using these sticks when the adults are not using them to make models and loads for their railways. Being thin wood they are easy to cut, glue, sculpt and paint..
See the full and growing range in our Wooden sticks category
For a while now we have been selling a range of battery operated coach lighting kits in cool white, warm white and yellow. They are still available but the range has now been increased with a selection DDC track power pickup coach lighting kits. These are once again available in the three colours, warm white, cool white and yellow.
The kits include everything that you need to add the electrical components inside a fixed wheel or bogie coach from a wire range of manufacturers. The SMS LED strip can be reduced in length if required to enable the kit to be fitted inside shorter coaches. Some soldering and alteration to the coaches is required but this is minimal.
See them all in our Building and Coach Lighting Kit category
Lots of modellers use PC power supplies for their model power needs and railway modellers are no exception. Now connecting the power supply to your model diorama or layout could not be easier using one of our new range of breakout boards.
We have three different styles of breakout boards, two with fuses and one without. They will all accept the 20/24 pin ATX power connectors and offer different styles of output connectors that can be used to suit the required style. Two of the boards have built in fuses, which can be changed to suit the application they are powering, and the other will require additional circuit protection.
See them all in our other electrical category
We have added a range of panel mounted LED kits that can be used to show the position of points on the model railway control panel.
The range includes red and green LEDs in both 3 and 5mm through hole sizes plus mounting clips and resistors depending on the LEDs supplied in the kit. These are all available with either 2.2 volt standard LEDs or 12v versions of the same kits. We will soon be expanding the range with pre wired LEDs in the same versions as those already listed. These kits will make wiring control panels easier and make operating the layoutsmuch simpler as it will be easy to see the way the points are switched, leading to less derailments.
See them all in our points position category
After a bit of a shuffle to create more model numbers, and the addition of more sub categories in the tapes section, we have added a new range of high quality lining tapes.
These new tapes are available in two widths, and a range of colours which will allow modellers to create mimic control panels to make running a layout so much easier if you use several controllers and have your layout split into sections or power districts. These tapes are flexible so creating corners and curves should be easy, and with their high tack adhesive they should stay in place for many years.
See them all in our lining tapes category
We have just added a range of very fine lightly waxed threads in a range of colours that could have many uses in railway modelling.
Currently we are stocking what we believe are colours that can represent black, wires, rust, shiny metal and a dark brown. The black can be used as ropes in the smaller scales. This means that its easy to represent fine fencing wire, telephone pole wires, rope and so much more.
The full range can be found in our Threads category.
Newly added to the website is a range of 2.8mm connector kits that can be used where it is required to split model railway baseboard wiring.
The new connectors come in 2, 3, 4, 6, 9 and 12 way versions and are relatively compact in size. The terminals require crimping or soldering onto your wire ends, before fitting them into the housings. If the terminals are fitted correctly the spring will click into place and hold them in the housing. If they dont lock in, just rotate the connector 180 degrees and try again. Replacement or spare male and female 2.8mm terminals are also available.
The full range can be found in our 2.8mm multipole connector category
We have increased the range of products that we stock from the Model Craft product range. Their range of tools is large and we can only carry so much of it. We have chosen to stock some of the more popular craft and hobby tools that they sell which we think will compliment our other ranges of tools.
We have added more of the pliers and cutters that they supply including the Xuron range, some of their specialist sanding tools and some of the craft vices and holders.
The range can be found in our Model Craft range of tools
We have added a range of 1N5400G series glass passivated rectifier diode which are in an industry standard DO-27 moulded plastic case. This further expands the range of diodes already stocked.
As with many of our electronic components they are all sold individually so you only need to buy what you need, and are not forced to buy pre packaged quantities.
The range can be found in our 3Amp diode range
We have added a resistor calculator to the website that will calculate the required value for a LED circuit that is for individual LEDs. All the required inputs can be found on the LED listings on the website plus your input voltage. It can be found at our Resistor calculator
We have also added an set of input boxes that will alow you to enter the colour bands of your resistor to find its value. That can be found at Colour band finder
After several enquiries from customers we have added a range of rectangular coloured illuminated switches to further enhance the already large range of switches stocked.
These new switches are simple Off - On SPST and DPDT switches that can be used to switch many 12v dc devices and circuits on or off. The illuminated switch rocker provides an easy to see reminder that a device or circuit is still in the on position. The switches are available in blue, green, red and yellow and are rated at up to 16a at 12v max. They measure 25mm x 15mm and are 21mm deep and can be simply clipped into a rectangular cut out in panels up to 3mm thick.
The range can be found Here
We have just updated the website and added in a Wishlist feature that will enable signed in customers to save items to a list so they can buy them at a later date. The system is very easy to use and to update so should cause no confusion to customers. Adding products to your wishlist is as easy as clicking a button on the product information page.
Viewing your wishlist is again easy as all you need to do is to login to your account and a wishlist icon will appear in the top right hand corner of the website, which can be clicked. Transferring products from your wishlist to your cart is again as simple as a click of a button. Once you have purchased an item you can again remove that item from your wishlist with a click of a button. You can even add all the items in your list to your cart with a click of a button.