Welcome to Bradford Model Railway Club's  website

BMRC welcomes new members age 16 and over for just £10 a month. Why not pay us a visit on Mondays and Thursdays from 7.45pm on.
Please check first before travelling.  See Club Info for more details on how to contact us!

eLayout Brass Plaque

Bradford TRolleybus association Ad


Railway Correspondance and Travel Soc
Interesting talks approximatly monthly at Saltaire Methodist Church http://www.rcts.org.uk/

A DVD from Vidpics

Useful DCC Info Image Detail


1 Some details of the secretary/ Webmaster efforts with fitting dcc sound to his fleet
Bachmann OO 3F - Now has sound and DCC concepts head/ tail lamps. I have developed a dislike for 21pin plugs and sockets (bent pins).  The Howes LOKsound 4 decoder and speaker remains in the tender with an additional plug/ socket fitted for the pair of wires to the front light. If I did it again I may move the decoder to the loco as the existing 4 wires between the loco tender would then be sufficient for the tail light/ speaker
Bachmann OO Fairburn - After much struggling including fitting new wires to the Howes LOKsound 4 decoder to save taking up space with joints it now has working  head, tail and firebox lights as well as a 1000uF hold up capacitor in the cab base.
Bachmann 37 with Zimo decoder and separate Head and tail (Tails can be switched off when hauling a train)

Useful data

Loksound 4.0 useful drawiing

BR Lamp codes post 1923

1960 scheme with old letter codes in brackets
1 (A) express passenger, mail or breakdown train en route to a job.
2 (B) Ordinary passenger or a breakdown train not going to clear the line.
3 (C) Parcels, empty coaching stock or Freightliner train.
4 (C) Express freight train, fully fitted.
5 (D) Express freight with at least a third of fitted stock connected to the locomotive.
6 (E) Express freight with no less than 4 fitted vehicles attached to the locomotive.
7 (F) Express freight, ballast or empty train, unfitted
8 (H) Unfitted through freight or mineral train.
9 (J or K) Mineral or stopping goods train
10 (G) Light engine or engines with or without brake vans.

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