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Offline lugworm

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Beginners question...
« on: September 13, 2015, 02:42:08 PM »
Sorry if I'm being a bit dim, but is there any difference between OO gauge controllers and n gauge controllers ? Can I use an OO controller on an n gauge set-up ?

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Re: Beginners question...
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2015, 03:30:00 PM »
Yes you can
- I asked much the same question when I joined the forum

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Re: Beginners question...
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2015, 04:17:17 PM »
Yes you can
- I asked much the same question when I joined the forum

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Many thanks. That makes my search a bit easier !

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Re: Beginners question...
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2015, 08:10:37 PM »
I'd suggest you check with the forum again once you know which 00 controller you are getting or already have as some older controllers won't suit the new types of N gauge motors :hmmm:

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Re: Beginners question...
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2015, 10:09:06 PM »
I have the chance of a Hornby controller, about a year old, the kind supplied with their sets. Will this be ok ?

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Re: Beginners question...
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2015, 10:10:32 PM »
It's ok ... but try & get better  ::)

Any particular reason you're looking low-end ?

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Re: Beginners question...
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2015, 10:24:23 PM »
Purely on costs for the minute. I will look elsewhere as the layout improves, but the initial start up cost is quite high.

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Re: Beginners question...
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2015, 09:27:40 AM »
Apart from being very basic, those controllers are actually very good :thumbsup:

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Re: Beginners question...
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2015, 09:41:29 AM »
G'day lugworm... can't recall if I've said welcome to the forum... if I have, welcome again!  :thumbsup:

Mate when it comes to OO power units, I use several, one dating from 1962. However I use them solely as a raw supply of juice for more sophisticated controllers.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Beginners question...
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2020, 01:49:00 PM »
Hi, I have used a Hammond & Morgan controller for years running my N-Gauge layout. There's a high/low resistance switch which I set to high. Recently I bought a Morley Vesta for the layout, and it's certainly an improvement, but quite an investment of course. I have things wired so that I can run either with the Morley or the H&M on any part of the layout. The original idea was to use the H&M when running "round in circles" and the Morley for shunting and more detailed movement. In the end, though, I run everything on the Morley now.

 

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