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 Posted: Sun Apr 23rd, 2017 03:56 am
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Michael M

Joined: Thu Jan 26th, 2017
Location: San Bernardino, California USA
Posts: 200
Finally finished with the R/C installation on my 35n2 critter.  The circuit board was too big to squeeze in so I had to make a few modifications (note to self: next time must use smaller donor R/C car).  Had to cut a slot on the back end to accommodate part of the circuit board, and make an access hatch to the on-off switch and recharging plug.

In the first photo you can see the 'hump' that was added to cover a slot that was cut to fit the circuit board inside.  You can also see the access hatch.

The second photo shows the access hatch open.


In a pinch a convincing lie is as good as the truth.
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 Posted: Sun Apr 23rd, 2017 05:10 pm
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Joined: Sun Feb 17th, 2013
Location: Friedberg, Germany
Posts: 786
re the Triang advertisement photo you posted -wasn't the caption something like:
( boy in the red jumper)" Dad, see that bogie derailed just on the points - how do we get there?" ( Second boy) " Now that they're at it, I'll back that train further and watch their faces when it goes down!"

Last edited on Sun Apr 23rd, 2017 05:10 pm by Helmut

Regards, H.
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 Posted: Mon Apr 24th, 2017 02:34 am
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Hi Helmut :wave:

Te He Hee :P

The distribution of rolling-stock on that layout...

...makes John Allens 'Timesaver' look like a walk in the park !! :shocked:

It reminds me of those 100-square plastic tile puzzles...

...where 1-square is missing & you have to move the numbered tiles into the correct order !! :Crazy:

- - - - - - -

I have to say, I was of course joking a bit in response to Stephens Post.

My Dad made me a Tri-ang layout, when I was a kid.

He wasn't & never has been a railway modeller ever & had ZERO experience.

The layout was built in 2 large bay-windows, with a connecting 'L' section.

It had 2 long continuous run loops & perhaps around 16 switches.

The wiring was 'basic' to say the least.

I don't think the 2nd bay window even had a power-feed !

The hot sun came streaming in through the glass, baking that layout for years.

It was never cleaned properly, & was well before 'Relcos' ...

... but worked FLAWLESSLY for it's entire 6-year lifespan !!

Makes me wonder if all the talk around here of DISASTER without BPRC... a tad over the top ! L:

Just ran one of the ol' Tri-ang cars, with the 'meths-sponge' on the bottom, once a week maybe.

That simple.

Never picked up a single wire or soldering-iron, the entire time I had it.



Anyway ... I'm RCing a train now ... So don't worry ... I'm going with the 'in-crowd' ! ;)


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