Freerails Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register

Because of non-railroad abuse of the site, new members MUST use their first names (at least) to join NO EXCEPTIONS!

Radio Control
 Moderated by: W C Greene Page:  First Page Previous Page  ...  109  110  111  112  113  114  115  Next Page Last Page  
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
 Rating:  Rating
AuthorPost
 Posted: Thu Apr 20th, 2017 09:55 am
  PMQuoteReply
1131st Post
Si.
Super Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 3213
Status: 
Offline
Well ... I thought people told me all this RC jazz was 'WIRELESS' ??

I honestly can't believe just how much WIRING is involved ! :shocked:

I'm used to just clipping 2 to the track & GOOD TO GO BABY !! :bg:


Anyway...

... mustn't grumble too much. :f:

Just got a hi-tech transmitter for £0.99p !!


I might have just joined 'The Wireless' ... ( Ha Ha Ha Ha Tee Hee Hee Hee Hee )

... Now to try & figure out all that extra wiring I have to do !


:brill: ?


Si.


The dudes boat SANK ! ... So he didn't need it anymore ...


Attachment: s-l300.jpg (Downloaded 54 times)



____________________

' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Apr 20th, 2017 02:07 pm
  PMQuoteReply
1132nd Post
W C Greene
Super Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Dallas, Texas USA
Posts: 7323
Status: 
Offline
One more time...2 wires to the motor, 2 wires to the battery, find a place for the on/off switch, run the antenna properly, turn on the transmitter, turn on the receiver, run the train.

Put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up...

Troublemaker



____________________
Go ahead, make my day!
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Apr 20th, 2017 02:29 pm
  PMQuoteReply
1133rd Post
slateworks
Registered


Joined: Wed Oct 6th, 2010
Location: Twickenham, United Kingdom
Posts: 414
Status: 
Offline
Now Woodie, is that the same two wires to the battery and the motor or different sets of two wires in which case which set goes where and where do the other ends go? And while we're on it, does the on/off switch get connected to the two wires to the battery or the two wires to the motor? And does the antenna get connected to one of the sets of two wires or to something completely different?   :us:

Si, I see your problem - DCC seems so simple! ;)

And I've put the lime in the coconut but it just curdled the milk! :bang:

Last edited on Thu Apr 20th, 2017 02:31 pm by slateworks



____________________
Doug
Updah Creek http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7457&forum_id=4&page=1
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Apr 20th, 2017 02:51 pm
  PMQuoteReply
1134th Post
Si.
Super Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 3213
Status: 
Offline
Hi Doug :wave:


Well ... With DCC, I suppose you don't have all the WIRING to figure out & do.

At least, I think so, cos I don't understand diddley 'bout dat neither.  ???


You just gotta be Einstein  :brill:  punching in zillions of digits on keypads !  ;)


The old' Tri-ang sets back in the swingin' '60s were just so simple.

No PHD in rocket-science needed to get a 0-4-0 Dock Authority blasting round the oval !


:moose:


Si.


Life just used to be so simple . . . ;)



Attachment: put_the_lime_in_the_coconut.jpg (Downloaded 26 times)



____________________

' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Apr 20th, 2017 03:19 pm
  PMQuoteReply
1135th Post
Bootlegbar
Registered
 

Joined: Mon Aug 8th, 2011
Location: Texas USA
Posts: 53
Status: 
Offline
If all you want to do is watch a train chase its tail, the yes DC would be the way to go. When you want to start adding switches, you will have to run wires for block control. Wire a bunch of toggle switches. Run wires for frog polarity. Wire up some kind of switch to change the frog polarity. Run a bunch feeder wires so there is no voltage drop. If you want a reverse loop buy some more wire,relays,sensors. Build a panel with a scamatic of your layout so you can remember what all the toggle switches do. Spend most of your time cleaning track chasing down shorts and bad connections. No thank you. I will stick with "wireless".Stephen

Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Apr 20th, 2017 03:54 pm
  PMQuoteReply
1136th Post
Si.
Super Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 3213
Status: 
Offline
Good point Stephen.


They never said all that in the ol' Tri-ang adverts.

It was just Pops relaxing smoking his pipe...

...& the kids grinning like cheshire cats.


I always wondered how they got the really complex layouts in the catalogue working...

...without resorting to sticking their heads in the gas oven !


The 'Grand Suspension Bridge' was pretty tricky to assemble as well !


:shocked:


Si.


Attachment: 800px-Triang_Railways_RS5_box_photo.jpg (Downloaded 26 times)



____________________

' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Apr 20th, 2017 04:29 pm
  PMQuoteReply
1137th Post
Michael M
Registered


Joined: Thu Jan 26th, 2017
Location: San Bernardino, California USA
Posts: 213
Status: 
Offline
Lionel is simple with three rails---no worries with reverse loops.

I did have a small On30 layout that was DCC.  I used Bachmann's E-Z DCC.  I even managed to wire a Bachmann Davenport for DCC with sound. 

I'm putting the finishing touches on my first 35m2 loco with radio control (had to make some modifications to the body to get the board to fit).  But, it works! :glad:  I take relatively inexpensive R/C cars and gut them for the electrical components; taking care to make sure the wires go to the right place.  The one I'm just finishing came with a 7.2 volt AA battery pack (way too big and heavy) and replaced it with two 3.7 LiPo batteries.  If you figure what a DCC decoder costs then going R/C is way cheaper. 

So, if I can do it, then anyone can. 



____________________
Michael
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Apr 20th, 2017 04:54 pm
  PMQuoteReply
1138th Post
slateworks
Registered


Joined: Wed Oct 6th, 2010
Location: Twickenham, United Kingdom
Posts: 414
Status: 
Offline
I hope you guys realised I was just screwing around with Woodie the Troublemaker after his short reply to Si. I run DCC not R/C so I've really no right to make any comment and whilst I've no intention at present to venture into R/C, I get the basics and have every respect for those who get it to work for them.

As far as I can see - and I'm not looking to start a debate here - there's little difference in the overall complexities of the two systems and you can do different things with each. The one thing I can't do is run my trains on wooden pole track - but then I'm not into that deep a backwoods environment! ;)

Last edited on Thu Apr 20th, 2017 04:57 pm by slateworks



____________________
Doug
Updah Creek http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7457&forum_id=4&page=1
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Apr 20th, 2017 05:25 pm
  PMQuoteReply
1139th Post
Si.
Super Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 3213
Status: 
Offline
Now if only Tri-ang had released their experimental R666 'Pole Road Set'

I was told they ran into problems with the electronics for it.


The brown painted vacuum-tubes just didn't look like realistic logs.


:moose:


Si.


YOU  CANNOT  BE  SERIOUS  !  ...  THE  BALL  WAS  ON  THE  LINE  !



Attachment: 844ed4b174184cfe7d24.jpg (Downloaded 25 times)



____________________

' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Apr 20th, 2017 05:33 pm
  PMQuoteReply
1140th Post
slateworks
Registered


Joined: Wed Oct 6th, 2010
Location: Twickenham, United Kingdom
Posts: 414
Status: 
Offline
:glad::glad::glad::glad:



____________________
Doug
Updah Creek http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7457&forum_id=4&page=1
Back To Top


 Current time is 10:24 pm
Page:  First Page Previous Page  ...  109  110  111  112  113  114  115  Next Page Last Page  

Top



UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2016 Data 1 Systems