Well today I kept myself busy fitting decoder chips. My latest acquisition a Hornby Black 5 was DCC ready so opened it up and fitted a Laisdcc 8 pin flylead chip, gave it a clean up and lube at the same time. Next up was a 1980's class 25 diesel, removed the directional lighting and soldered in an eight pin socket, chip fitted. Stripped the non-powered bogie and cleaned it up (it was minging!), now runs fairly well. Finally a 1970's class 29, not too disimilar to the class 25 except no lighting to remove. Again cleaned up the non-powered bogie as it was filthy. Need to buy a wheel gauge before I clean up the powered bogie pick-ups. I also really need a running in track circle as I don't think any of the three have seen much action lately.