As I said in my last post, I did pick up a couple of engines for Dales Peak while I was at the Peak Model Railway Exhibition. They where a Lima Class 37/5 37673 in Railfreight Distribution livery and a Hornby Sentinel in ‘Balfour Beatty’ livery.
I’m happy to trial them both as they are at the moment, but I will probably do some work to both of them in time. The Lima pancake motor will definitely need upgrading and both of them need decoders.
I’ve just had a delivery from Hattons (always prompt and efficient) that will convert three of the Dales Peak engine fleet to DCC. For the most part, I’ve used Lenz decoders in the past, but this time I thought I would give Hattons own DCC decoders a whirl. Watch this space, as they say.
I had a very welcome surprise for my birthday on Friday. Two new engines! I must have been a good boy.
Both engines are ideal for Dales Peak. A Hornby DCC fitted Class 08 and a ViTrains DCC ready Class 37. I’ve tried them both out on the layout and I’m very pleased with them. They are going to fit right in!