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Here you can read what others have thought of the locomotives and kit they have purchased from YouChoos or had enhanced by us.

We pride ourselves on our approach, will never suggest doing something that is unsuitable, and when things do go wrong (this is unavoidable from time-to-time) we will always be as helpful and accomodating as possible.


"Since I had a vary mild TIA which although has not effected my daily life in any great way (been so Lucky), but now unfortunately it has made doing fine intricate work installing DCC into my locos so much harder for me. I had started learning to do them myself, using YouChoos kits for a good few years and have always found their advice and installation tips helpful and they are always willing to help. After my TIA, I phoned Richard and the team to see if they could help to install some DCC into some of my remaining locos and they said that they would be happy too help. The last 3 locos I sent down are all back and running smoothly and sound great - even the Hornby Terrier which is not easy to get sound into is running extremely well. It is most appreciated - please thank the rest of the team for me." - OO Commissions, Nigel, North Yorkshire

"My 0 gauge railway modelling goes back many years, initially analogue and latterly radio control. However, some years ago when we formed a model railway group, DCC N gauge was chosen. Initially we brough engines already installed with DCC modules but almost no engines came with sound. Searching the internet, YouChoos were the only company who showed interest in what we wanted to achieve. John helped us, together with the very useful guides, to install sound in 22 engines. Without that support, older engines, such as a class 55 Deltic, would have been silent. So very sad! Since we started, manufacturers are often fitting sound at the factory, but we would always buy a DCC ready engine and use YouChoos Zimo sound modules as they are superior! I’ve just, with John’s support, been able to set up an 0 Gauge King with sound, front lights, cab light, smoke and control of coach lights. Magnificent and only possible with John’s support to program the decoder." - N and O Gauge Sound, Ian, Okehampton

"Following some bad experiences with a budget sound decoder I decided to purchase a Zimo sound card for my Hornby Q6 and contacted John at Youchoos. John was very helpful from the offset in helping with his expertise and suggesting the best specification for my needs without pressuring me to purchase his products. I placed my order with 'Youchoos' and John without any prompting offered to connect all the components ready to plug in my locomotive which as a novice was a great help to me. The service was so quick and efficient and arrived four days after placing the order which taking into the current situation is excellent service. My Q6 locomotive runs smoothly, sounds absolutely great and I have no hesitation in recommending both John and 'Youchoos' to anyone who is proposing to put sound in their locomotives." - DCC sound kits, Colin, North Lincolnshire

"YouChoos is a quality establishment, with knowledgeable and personable staff. Their products are excellent and I will be using them for all of my DCC sound needs." - Various DCC sound kits, David, USA

"John's professionalism and standards of service are completely exemplary. The tiny non-DCC ready N-gauge tanks he has chipped run beautifully, and come with full details of settings. His real forte, however, is sound, and the N-gauge A3 and A4 he chipped for me produce hugely impressive sounds and run superbly. I couldn't imagine a better job or better service (including patiently answering - sometimes ill-informed - questions). I'd recommend him to anyone!" - Dapol N gauge A3, A4 and various other N gauge locos

"From first contact with John at YouChoos through to delivery everything is top class. He will go out of his way to supply exactly what you want. Just as importantly perhaps, should you have any problems, his backup service is also superb. All in all dealing with John is a very pleasurable experience. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Will definitely use again." - Bachmann/TMC 9F with all the YouChoos extras

"Excellent communications, professional in all aspects of installation of smoke units, sound, lighting, coach lighting, etc. well recommended, fast and reliable posting don't hesitate to do business. You wont be dissapointed." - Bachmann Tornado with full works (8 lamps, firebox glow, cab light, smoke, DCC sound, crew) including 3 lit & populated Pullman coaches

"John has sound-fitted two locomotives for me now. There are no lengths to which he won't go to customise the particular locomotive with individual sound-sets to satisfy a demanding (for accuracy) customer." - Hornby Q1 with DCC, SOUND, LIGHTS & CREW + Hornby West Country Class with DCC, SOUND, SMOKE, LIGHTS & CREW

"Fantastic train I'm over the moon super fast delivery and the quality? amazing" - Hornby Flying Scotsman with DCC, SMOKE, LIGHTS & CREW

"Excellent service, very helpful, efficient, product as specified. Many thanks." - Hornby Flying Scotsman with DCC, SMOKE & LIGHTS and DCC Sound added to order

"Superb model better sound than Hornby Duchess lighting as well for same price" - Hornby Patriot R2726 with DCC, SOUND, LIGHTS & CREW

"Very well done well packed good comms many thanks" - Hornby Flying Scotsman with DCC, SMOKE & LIGHTS

"A knowledgeable, amicable and most acommodating seller. TOPS!" - Hornby NRM Flying Scotsman R2441 with DCC SOUND

"A pleasure to do business with. Highly recommended!" - Hornby Flying Scotsman R2441 with DCC SOUND+LIGHTS

"Shipped fast, perfect item, recommended seller A+++++" - Hornby Flying Scotsman with DCC, SMOKE & LIGHTS

"Items arrived fast, as described, excellent quality, will buy again" - Hornby Thomas with DCC, SMOKE & LIGHTS

"Sent off now for sound, will be pride of place, thank you" - Hornby Flying Scotsman with DCC, SMOKE & LIGHTS

"Excellent item; professional and personal communication throughout" - Hornby Flying Scotsman with DCC, SMOKE & LIGHTS

"You've done a fantastic job, I love the announcement sound! Cannot fault it at all" - Bachmann 411 EMU with DCC, SOUND, CUSTOM LIGHTS & CREW

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