Hello. Welcome to The Widget Shed. We are Eric, Jim and Tim. Between us we have three permanent American outline layouts and a number of modules that allow us to run our large fleet of model locomotives. We created The Widget Shed as a way of sharing our solutions to the many problems we are working through as we build and run our layouts; to help you get the most from your hobby. Modellers helping modellers.

We looked for decoders for our model locomotives for less than £10 each and couldn’t find them in the UK. We found what we were looking for in China so we have created a way to get solid general purpose mobile decoders to you at a price and level of service we would expect to receive ourselves.

We looked for point motor solutions for our layouts that provides realistic blade movement for a realistic price. Our solution, as used on our own layouts, offers motor driven points for less than £6 each.

And now we need buildings ……..