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 Posted: Tue Nov 27th, 2018 08:06 am
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Rod Hutchinson

Joined: Fri May 8th, 2009
Location: Mooroolbark, Australia
Posts: 477

Hi Dave,
My mate had the couplers cast.  I got them to work remotely.  
I have used a Deltang receiver and DC voltage but the same set up can be operated with DCC.
The actuator coil is from the indoor flying community, and the tension spring was amongst my assortment of Kadees.
The actuator isn't strong enough to lift a coupler that is a tight fit so you have to ensure the two couplers are a loose fit relative to each other.
I don't know the current draw but a P pad on a Deltang requires a mosfet, but an F pad does not.  DCC may deliver sufficient current.  
I plan to explore with solenoids and servos, but space was limited on my test loco so hence the actuator coil.

Rod Hutchinson
Mooroolbark, Australia
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