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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.