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Report from the NMRA Convention in Kansas City August 2018

I was able to attend this convention and took the opportunity to talk to Digitrax, Soundtraxx and RR Circuits while I was there.

I asked AJ Ireland from Digitrax about the LNWI units that give Loconet a connection to WIFI, as we have not been able to order them for some customers since they were announced.  AJ was very firm on the subject and said that there were no plans to have LNWI approved for use with the EU area. It will not be CE marked and not available in the UK. He explained that the cost of type approving these units for the EU/CE marking was prohibitive and that they had no plans to carry this work out. This was because of more stringent specifications for "radiating items".  I understand from him that conventional equipment such as decoders will not be affected by this problem.

Dick Bronson from RR Circuits was demonstrating components for the NMRA /LCC bus which may be of interest to some customers, it appears to make the use of JMRI with various systems more reliable and uses a robust technology. If you are interested in this please contact us.

I spoke at length with both Nancy and George from Soundtraxx / Blackstone and understand that firm orders will soon be needed for the second run of the Ice Reefer Cars, these will have new numbers so please contact us to make sure you get the items you want.

We also have stocks of Blackstone cars and locomotives some of which have been out of stock for a long time. These are pre owned but have been inspected and tested again please contact us for details.

Best regards
Ted at Sunningwell


July 29th 2018

SCC Ltd has recently been appointed as a Zimo Dealer. We are now carrying stocks of the Zimo products, please contact us for prices and availability.

SCC will be attending the following Shows over the next 3 months

August 11th                                                         Silverfox  DCC Club Show

Oakgrove School, Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK10 9JQ

Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm   

September 15th                                                     Seaboard Southern Show

The Charis Centre, West Green Drive, Crawley, RH11 7EL

Saturday 10:00 to 16:00                                                                  

October  13th and 14th h                                    Aldershot Model Railway Show

Connaught Leisure Centre, Tongham Road, Aldershot, GU12 4AS.

Saturday 10am to 5 pm                       Sunday 10am to 4:30 pm       


October 26th to 28th                                 NMRA BR Convention 2018


Derby Conference Centre Derby Convention Centre, London Road, Alvaston,Derby, DE24 8UX  

Friday 14:00 to Sunday 15:00

Exhibitions that SCC will be at during February, March and April 2018

This is a list of the shows that we expect to be at over the next few months.

For information on stock available and a copy of the latest price list please email and ask your questions.
February 10th                 Milton Keynes Model Railway Exhibition 2018
Stantonbury Leisure Centre, Stantonbury, MK14 6BN
Saturday 10:00 to 16:30                                                        

 February 17th                                                                            Risex 2018
Community Centre Princess Risbourgh                       
Saturday 10:00 to 17:00                                                        
March 17th                                                                                 Abrail 2018
Abingdon College Wooton Road OX14 1GG
Saturday 10.00 to 17.00                                                        

April 14th and 15th                                                                Trainwest 2018
Springfield Community Campus, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9DN, United Kingdom.
Saturday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm     Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm                           


April 28th & 29th                                                  Americana Open Weekend
Mech Models, Unit 9, Lancaster Park, Needwood, DE13 9PD
Saturday 10:00 to 17:00  Sunday 10:00 to 16:00    
Best regards
Ted Smale                                      

SCC November 2017 Price list

SCC New Price List for November 2017

We have a new price list showing all of the manufacturers and suppliers that we stock.

It has details on the various mobile decoders, sound decoders, lighting decoders and accessory decoders that we stock, as well as the systems and other items.

 This list is in the form of a pdf file.

Please email requesting the November 2017 price list and we will e mail one back to you.

Best regards
Ted Smale


Exciting News for O scale Modellers

Soundtraxx UK Econami Decoders that are rated for 4 amps Stall Current are now available.

Part No 881105 for UK Steam at £130.00 each
5 Exhaust Chuffs, 16 whistles, 5 air and vacuum pumps etc to choose from by just changing CV's

Part No 882105 for UK Diesel at £130.00 each
6 UK Prime mover sounds, 10 horns, and multiple other sounds by just changing CV's

These decoders have the same selectable sound files at the 1 amp, 2 amp and 21 pin decoders that we carry as stock as well.

All of these decoders will be available from us at
Stand A25 at the Warley Model Railway Exhibition on 25th and 26th of November at the NEC Birmingham.

Drop by and listen to the sounds.

Best regards
Ted Smale


New items in from Soundtraxx and Blackstone

Come and See us this weekend in Milton Keynes

Have you ever wondered about owning your own Narrow Gauge Railroad, with the Blackstone Models C19's and Coaches that are available you can do just that. And give it your own name as well. So the Dry Gulch and Mountain RR can be yours.

We have just received an order from Soundtraxx / Blackstone and now have the following locos and Coaches available from stock

HOn3 Locomotives

B310213  C19 as RGS # 41 (1930's Lettering)
B310209  C19 as DRGW # 342 (Royal George Route Herald)
B310214  C19 Painted and Unlettered (Russian Iron Boiler and Diamond Stack)
B310212  C19 as RGS # 40 (with Rising Sun Herald)
All with sound at £412.00

HOn3 Coaches
B350106 DRGW Jackson and Sharp Open Platform Coach  Painted Pullman Green and Unlettered
at £78.00

We also have the range of Tsunami 2 decoders in 1 amp, 2 amp, 21 pin, Replacement Circuit board and 4 amp versions for Steam, US Diesel and Electric Locomotives

The Econami Range is now 1 amp, 2 amp, 21 pin Replacement Circuit Board and 4 amp for US Steam and Diesel Locomotives

The UK Sound Econami Decoders are available as 1 amp, 2 amp and 21 Pin decoders both for Steam and Diesel Locos.

Best regards
Ted Smale


SCC Shows for the rest of 2017

SCC Exhibitions List


August 12th                                                         Silverfox  DCC Club Show

Oakgrove School, Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK10 9JQ

Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm    
September 30th                                                     Seaboard Southern Show

The Charis Centre, West Green Drive, Crawley, RH11 7EL

Saturday 10am to 4pm                                                                        

October  14th and 15th h                                    Aldershot Model Railway Show

Connaught Leisure Centre, Tongham Road, Aldershot, GU12 4AS.

Saturday 10am to 5 pm                       Sunday 10am to 4:30 pm         

October 27th to 29th                           NMRA BR Convention

Derby Convention Centre, London Road, Alvaston,Derby, DE24 8UX  

Friday 2pm  to Sunday 4pm                                     

November 11th & 12th                     Tolworth Showtrain

Tolworth Recreation Centre, Fullers Way, Tolworth, Surrey, KT6 7LQ.

Saturday 10am to 5:30pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm            

November 26th & 27th                     Warley MRC Exhibition

NEC Birmingham Hall 5

Saturday 9:45 am to 6:00pm      Sunday 9:45 am to 5:30 pm


This is an urgent message for the Gentleman who has arranged to visit SCC on Tuesday 20th of June.
Please Contact Ted on 01865 730455 urgently, or email to
We need to speak before Tuesday.
Many thanks
Ted Smale

Show Dates for January 2017

SCC will be attending the following shows during January 2017

On Saturday 14th January
The NMRA Winter Meet at
Benson Parrish Hall
OX10 6LZ
Opens at 10:00 until 16:00
On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th
The Southampton Model Railway Exhibition at
Barton Peveril College
Chestnut Avenue
SO50 5ZA
Opens 10:00 to 17:00 (Saturday)
Opens 10:00 to 16:30 (Sunday)

HOn3 Stock lists

At the Warley Exhibition several people asked if I could publish lists of what HOn3 stock is available.
Here is the first effort.

B130209-S  DRGW # 342 Royal Gorge Route Herald @ £430.00
B310212-S  RGS # 40 Rising Sun Herald @ £412.00
B310214-S  Diamond Stack 2-8-0 Russian Iron Boiler, Unlettered @ £412.00

Stock Cars
B340227  DRGW # 5578  Flying Grande Herald @ £52.00
B340228  DRGW # 5669  Flying Grande Herald @ £52.00
B340229  DRGW # 5723  Flying Grande Herald @ £56.00
B340230  DRGW # 5825  Flying Grande Herald @ £56.00

Drop Bottom Gondola
B340562  DRGW # 805 Royal Gorge Route Herald @ £50.00
B340563  DRGW # 821 Flying Grande Herald @ £50.00
B340564  DRGW # 830 Flying Grande Herald @ £51.00
B340565  DRGW # 858 Flying Grande Herald @ £51.00
B340566  DRGW # 878 Royal Gorge Route Herald @ £50.00
B340567  DRGW # 890 Flying Grande Herald @ £51.00

Box Cars
B340129      DRGW #3303  1924 No Herald @ £52.00
B340132W  DRGW # 3587  Flying Grande Herald  Weathered @ £60.00
B340133      DRGW # 3743 Flying Grande Herald @ 52.00

Ice Reefer
B340806  DRGW # 56  Moffat Tunnel Herald @ £43.00

B340960  Long Caboose Painted and Un lettered @ £69.00

If there is any particular other item you would like please contact me and we will see if we can obtain it.

Ted Smale
Sunningwell Command Control Ltd.