Mark's Trains, Workspace House, 28-29 Maxwell Road, Peterborough, PE2 7JE    01733 609 414

Welcome to Mark’s Trains – a renowned specialist DCC conversion service.

We provide a friendly and reliable DCC and Sound conversion service in all scales, catering for all budgets with quick turnarounds. We also provide servicing and repairs including electrical repairs, cab and interior detailing, directional and prototypical lighting installations, weathering, kit building, and resprays.

Mark’s Trains stock a range of digital model railway equipment to cover all budgets. The range of products and accessories we sell have been selected through experience and specifically on the basis of quality at all levels of the market. We are stockists of Digikeijs, ESU, Lenz, ModelTech, Rapid, Train-O-Matic & Zimo. The full range can be seen in our shop section.

Our Brands

Antex
Rapid
Soundscape with RealDrive
Train-O-Matic Logo

The Services We Provide

DCC

DCC Conversions

Digital Command and Control (DCC) brings a whole new level to the control of trains on a layout, including better low speed running and realistic operation. Many trains can share the same section of track and each train can be controlled separately in any direction and speed. Lights stay illuminated at a constant brightness even when the train is sat idle, and can be controlled individually.

DCC Sound

Sound Conversions

DCC Sound provides an ultimate level of realism to the control of trains on a layout, including better low speed running and realistic operation with real sounds. Sounds are independently controlled and callable via mapped function keys on a DCC controller. Sounds generally include engine start & shutdown, engine running sounds, various horns/whistles, among many others.

Repairs

Servicing and Repairs

Servicing helps to improve the running performance, reliability and longevity of your models. Poor maintenance can lead to many problems over time. Periodic light lubrication is recommended for almost every model, however over long periods, problems start to occur such as poor reliability and performance due to the build up of dirt attracted by oil, poor electrical conductivity of pick-ups, and split gears.

Cab

Cab & Interior Detailing

Cab and interior detailing can add a further element of realism to your models and can be undertaken as part of a conversion or on it’s own. Cab lighting can be installed with train crew on diesel locomotives and multiple units, and steam locomotives can be fitted with a flickering firebox with driver and second-man/fireman. Interior lighting and the placement of passengers…

Lights

Directional & Prototypical Lighting

With earlier generation models not having working directional lights, DCC conversion may initially be thought of as a wasted exercise. However, Mark’s Trains can provide a bespoke service to install directional lighting to your prized stock, giving them a new lease of life in the digital world once converted to DCC.

Kit Building

Kit Building

Mark’s Trains now offers a kit building service in all scales. Mark has many years of kit building experience whether it be plastic or brass. This kit building service was not previously advertised owing to capacity issues, however with a new larger workshop work capacity has now greatly increased and so we are able to offer this as a service to our customers.

Resprays

Spray Painting & Resprays

Mark’s Trains is now in a position to provide a professional spray painting and respray service since we have moved over to our new larger workshop facility at the end of summer 2018. This has allowed a significant increase in the work capacity that we are able to contend with.

Weathering

Weathering

If you are looking for an element of extra realism in your models then it is worthwhile considering some weathering. Unless a mainline locomotive is ex-works or lovingly cared for, in reality it wouldn’t appear in a pristine condition and neither should your model when you take it out of the box. At a minimum it would have some roof and frame dirt and perhaps some bodyside grime.

Current Soundscape with RealDrive sound projects

RealDrive

 

Current projects are as follows;

British Diesel: Class 3 / 7 / 17 / 20 / 24 / 25 / 33 / 37 / 40 / 43 / 47 / 55 / 57 / 73 / 101 / 105 / 107 / 108 / 121 / 122 / 128 / Derby DMU / AC Railbus

British Steam: 3MT / 4MT / 5MT / 4F / 4P / 52xx / 57xx / Castle Class / 3F Jinty / Hall Class / Princess Coronation / Royal Scot / Stanier 8F

New Products

  • GM628 Mini Hobby Hammer

    Mini Hobby Hammer

    £4.75
  • GM625 Reverse Action Curved Tweezer

    Reverse Action Curved Tweezers

    £5.75
  • GM633 Glass Fibre Pencil 4mm

    Glass Fibre Pencil 4mm

    £5.50
  • Mark's Trains DCC DC Locomotive Servicing Controller

    DCC / DC Locomotive Servicing Controller

    £25.00£45.00
  • ModelTech ProTrack Power Feeder N scale PFS09001

    ModelTech ProTrack Power Feeder N

    £6.00
  • Gaugemaster Prodigy Express Starter Set DCC01

    Gaugemaster Prodigy Express Starter Set

    £190.00
  • Rapid Lead-free solder

    Rapid Lead-free solder 99.3/0.7 tin/copper 22SWG/0.7mm 100g reel

    £11.50
  • BIS Insertion Tool

    Brush insulating sleeve insertion tool

    £6.95
  • ModelTech ProTrack Power Feeder HO/OO scale PFS16001

    ModelTech ProTrack Power Feeder HO/OO

    £6.00
  • Sale! ESU 41010 Locomotive Servicing Cradle

    ESU locomotive servicing cradle with magnetic parts recess

    £19.99
  • Mark's Trains Biodegradable 15ml Precision Oiler

    Mark’s Trains Biodegradable 15ml Precision Oiler

    £5.50
  • Train-O-Matic Lokommander 2 Mini M21

    Train-O-Matic Lokommander 2 Mini M21

    £22.00
  • Train-O-Matic Lokommander 2 Mini W22

    Train-O-Matic Lokommander 2 Mini Wired 8-Pin 10 Function

    £25.00
  • Train-O-Matic Lokommander 2 Mini W6P

    Train-O-Matic Lokommander 2 Mini Wired 6-Pin

    £20.00
  • Train-O-Matic Lokommander 2 Mini W8P

    Train-O-Matic Lokommander 2 Mini Wired 8-Pin

    £20.00
  • Train-O-Matic Lokommander 2 Micro 6P90

    Train-O-Matic Lokommander 2 Micro 6-Pin 90 deg

    £22.50