|View single post by Rick Dow|
|Posted: Fri Feb 16th, 2018 07:24 pm||
|My personal foray into battery powered locomotives, controlled by a radio transmitter has been a bumpy but determined trail to this point.
But I am going to get to that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel.
There's a lot to learn in fits and starts.
The old "You don't know, what you don't know" maxim rules here.
The help from the experts at this Forum has made it all possible.
Until only recently, I knew just enough to be dangerous.
I'm still in the dangerous zone but am getting closer to the finish line (I hope).
The common saying "cash is king" works in business (I know from personal experience this statement to be factual)
but with regard to BPRC model railroading the saying might be: "Information is King."
I'm not entirely a dunderhead by nature, but I sure have felt like one multiple times during the past two months or so.
But I am gradually "getting it."
When I talk about BPRC to other model railroaders here in my home town,
they are quite interested but have absolutely no idea about the application procedures.
It's all Greek to them.
I'm sure this is a common position the vast majority of model railroaders find themselves in, when they consider BPRC,
and unfortunately many will give up trying almost immediately.
Most of the internet based BPRC articles I've read (and I've searched exhaustively) have succeeded in getting me interested,
but have lacked the hands-on application detail necessary to seamlessly move a neophyte into this type of wireless layout.
I'm pretty sure that this will change because market success will demand an easier way for the average modeller to become involved.
But it will need to be driven by the manufacturers imv.
When you come to a fork in the road - take it.... Yogi Berra