Any chance of a photo of the undersides of both Stainzes, Trevor?Hi Jon. One is devoid of stickers but the other one appears to be 1988. There really is so much to enjoy about all this detective work. When the models themselves have a history, I think that it really adds to the railway under construction.
Modell-Land has a "flat rate" shipping fee of about 18.00 Euros, whatever the value of your order - so if buying from them it makes sense to get everything you need in one go, and thus pay only one shipping charge. It makes them expensive if you just want a few bits and pieces, but good value if you're buying a reasonable amount of kit.Thanks Jon.
I was looking at Rails (Sheffield) for the MTSIII pack because of the price and then will have to decide on the decoder supplier. Are the Modell-Land shipping costs reasonable otherwise I would go for the Massoth. Like many, I was reared with Airfix/Tamiya kits of varying complexities and taking things apart and putting them together is enjoyable given clear instructions. I think there should be sufficient guidance within the different forums to enable me to fit the Stainz(es),
Can't wait to get started.
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I don't think you need to worry, Trevor - yes, as we've discussed before there are other systems that are more modern and give you a lot more features and functions, BUT the MTS gear is solid, pretty reliable and generally simple to get your head around - as someone just starting in DCC, you should be able to use it straight away and get the hang of it pretty easily without having to worry about a lot of technical stuff at the early stages - just opening the manual for some of the more advanced systems could put you off for life!Hi Jon. There are no clues as to settings, but as you say, this can be sorted. I was reading with interest the new update from the website re people's opinions of the value of the MTS system nowadays. I presume that given the numbers of people who are still happily using it, that I need have no worries.