We also cater for the HO, O and large scale modeller
The home of DCC N scale in Australia
Zimo offer high quality sound & non-sound decoders, speakers and innovative stay alive products. Manufactured in-house in Austria, Zimo DCC products are considered by many to be the best in the industry!
We are the Australian reseller of YouChoos sound files and products! Let us provide a sound file for your British steam, diesel, electric or DMU locomotive!
Victorian Railways B74 in Teacup livery demonstrating the sound project
Want to make sure your DCC locomotives run without stalling at low speeds? Do you wish that your locomotives could run through points and small dead patches as if it never happened? Look no further than fitting your locomotive with a keep alive capacitor setup.
The smallest effective speaker for DCC sound! Micro speakers are suitable for numerous N scale locomotives where space comes at a premium. This speaker produces sound with excellent volume and clarity.
Micro speakers are suitable for numerous N scale locomotives where space comes at a premium. This speaker produces sound with excellent volume and clarity.
Buckambool Model Trains specialise in DCC solutions for N scale locomotives of all kinds, Australian locomotives in particular, being the official DCC installer for Gopher Models. We are the exclusive Australian dealer for ZIMO, retailing both their N & HO sound and non-sound decoders, speakers and other accessories. In addition to this, we are leading the way with specialist sound projects for Australian N scale.
- December 2021 Update
2021 has been both very quiet but also incredibly busy! Unfortunately I was once again unable to exhibit at any shows due to COVID-19, however with the amount of time we spent in lockdown the demand for decoders and electronic accessories has been very strong! With supply shortages stretching back into 2020 I was fortunate to receive some large shipments in early 2021 that kept me going through the dry patches!
With some extra time on my hands I was able to add quite a number of products to my website, with the total number of products well over 100!! I am now stocking a range of ESU sound decoders, and have significantly expanded my offerings of stay alive devices, speakers and my Zimo product range, including their new MS sound decoders.
2021 also saw the long awaited completion of the sound project for the Gopher Models N scale ready to run 42, S, B & GM locomotives, a demonstration video of this will be attached below. I have now fitted this project to what must be close to 50 locomotives, fortunately it has proven quite popular! I have also published a number of other Australian diesel sound projects to my website, which are available for loading to any Zimo sound decoder of choice.
- July 2020 Update
This year has been very quiet with no shows to exhibit at due to COVID-19. Plenty of work has been happening in the background though! I have recently become Australia’s first dealer of Zimo, and have some exciting news coming soon regarding sound projects to be launched on Zimo’s new platform of MS sound decoders.
I have added many new videos of installs I have done recently, have a look in the ‘Installations‘ tab. I have also added my popular keep alive capacitor products in the ‘Accessories’ section of my shop, go check it out!
A Victorian F Class (GraFar 08) that I fitted with keep alive at the beginning of this year managed to sneak out to the Sandown exhibition in March, check out the video below of it being put through its paces on my display layout!
- September 2019 Update
We have recently returned from the 2019 Caulfield Model Railway Exhibition, where we formally released our sound project for the Victorian S and B, NSW 42 and CR GM locomotives. The project uses a CT Elektronik SL76 sound decoder, sugar cube speaker with custom enclosure and a 660uF keep alive capacitor setup.
G’day and thanks for visiting my website! My name is Jarryd Langford and I love modelling the steam/diesel transition era of the New South Wales Government Railways (NSWGR), and am dabbling a little in modelling some of the modern day operations of Southern Shorthaul Railroad (SSR) here in NSW! All in N scale of course! I am an active member of the Sydney N Scale Model Railway Club and also support the New South Wales N Scale Collective and Victorian N Scale Collective in membership. I have a passion for providing DCC and/or sound for N scale locomotives, and love to push the boundaries using new DCC technology! This passion has now grown into a fully fledged business!
Buckambool Model Trains is my home-based business located in south Sydney, Australia, that aims to provide DCC solutions for N scale locomotives of all kinds, Australian locomotives in particular. To provide this I am partnered with Gopher Models to provide DCC and sound where possible for their ready to run models, as well as their kits released under the arm of BadgerBits. I also offer a custom DCC installation service for all other kinds of N scale locomotives, where I am frequently tasked with highly complicated jobs, I quite enjoy the challenge! Alongside this I sell an ever-growing range of decoders, speakers, stay alives and other accessories to cater for (hopefully!) all your DCC N scale needs! My other passion is to exhibit my trade stand at local and interstate model railway exhibitions, where I have met many of my customers, and have been able to introduce many others to some of the more innovative and latest DCC products!
A short history of Buckambool Model Trains…
Buckambool Model Trains began in 2017 to supply Gopher Models N scale locomotives pre-installed with DCC, and to provide customers with an option to upgrade their existing Gopher locos to DCC. This quickly grew into an N scale specific DCC installation and decoder retail business, which saw us beginning to retail CT Elektronik decoders. With the release of the Gopher S, B, GM and 42 locos at the start of 2018, we began to supply a large number of these locomotives DCC pre-installed, and saw us exhibit at our first exhibition in Melbourne, the Sandown Train & Hobby Show. Early 2019 saw the release of our debut sound project, designed for the Gopher Models S, B, GM and 42 class locomotives. This was released mid-2019 at the Caulfield exhibition in Melbourne. Late 2019 saw the launch of this website and our online shop where customers can purchase decoders, DCC installation packages for locomotives, DCC fitted locomotives and accessories such as stay alive components. 2020 saw us shift away from CT Elektronik due to supply issues, moving instead to Zimo, allowing a re-engineered sound project for the Gopher Models S, B, GM and 42 class locomotives, and consistent supply of N scale appropriate decoders and sound decoders. Late 2020 saw us commence stocking our budget range of decoders, a popular option for not only N scale modellers but HO also. This gave way to vastly expanding our product range of Zimo decoders, speakers, stay alive and accessories into 2021, as well as stocking a range of ESU sound decoders. In late 2021 just over 100 products were available to purchase from the online shop, and a range of Australian sound projects developed by us were made available to view.