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 Posted: Mon Apr 10th, 2017 02:35 am
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I'm keeping my little 35n2 layout inside where it's comfortable as opposed to Woodie building and operating in the great outdoors.  But, for those that model in the large scale outside I can see where keeping any moisture out of the electronics an advantage.



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 Posted: Mon Apr 10th, 2017 02:00 pm
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Well, Mother Nature caused me to become an indoor modeler ...my foray into the outdoors was neat but not again. However, I will not wire a layout again nor use DC or DCC in my trains. My one little 2 by 4 Gila Tram is DC and every time I want to run it, I spend at least an hour cleaning track & loco wheels...what a bunch of crap!

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 Posted: Mon Apr 10th, 2017 04:12 pm
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You could try one of these for the Gila micro-layout Woodie :cb:



Very cheap, very simple & they work !

No need to change ANY of the wiring you have on the Gila micro-layout or locos either.

Cheap as chips on eBay. :cool:



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Hi Michael :wave:


Great to see you have a new R.C. car to experiment with.

The 'Coke can car' was a valiant try out !

Perhaps it could have worked ... perhaps not ... Who knows ?

The slightly bigger option with proper battery you have now seems better though.


Good luck ! ... I will be keen to see how you get on with it !!

Great to see some proper grassroots workbench experimentation going on here ! :thumb:



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 Posted: Mon Apr 10th, 2017 06:22 pm
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Thanks Si, my problem is that I stay away from fleabay...I save a lot of money that way! I have heard of the RELCO unit years back, I wouldn't mind having one but there's that fleabay thing...Oh well.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 10th, 2017 08:00 pm
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Well ...

... " Fleabay " has let me down once or twice in over 600 trades !

Not a bad percentage by any means.

On those one or two let downs, I have ALWAYS had a return/refund, no problem at all.

Seeing as I have actually saved $$$£££ a ton of that < in the process...

...even if I did get ripped a couple of times (which I haven't)...

...I'd still be WELL AHEAD in the game !

Payment with a VISA-card is no problem either, with all their protection as well.

Nuff said.



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The interesting thing about the RELCO is...

...because it works by 'ionizing' any small 'gaps' in the circuit...

...it not only works on the rail/wheel interface...

...but works as well throughout THE WHOLE loco contact system, wipers, the lot.

Parts that are difficult to clean inside the loco are ionized as well.


I used one years ago when I did 'N'-scale.

I basically NEVER ! cleaned the track, or the wheels or ANYTHING !!


I also found that in areas where there were SLIGHT uneven bits of track...

...the RELCO did total WONDERS in particular to ensure that small locos like 0-6-0s get around smoothly.


Can't be used with DCC of course, so bad luck on that score.

But it has meant that numerous units are on the 2nd-hand market for pennys !

NOT because they don't work, but because they can ONLY be used on traditional DC setups.


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 Posted: Tue Apr 11th, 2017 01:21 am
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Hoping to make some progress this week with that R/C car I got recently.  I should have room in my little critter for all the necessities.




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 Posted: Tue Apr 11th, 2017 04:20 am
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Si,

That Coke can car just wasn't going to work.  Too small and too delicate.  I was just pushing the limits of that little car.  Still it only cost me a buck or two, and it was a learning experience that gave me the courage to press on.

I do want to thank everyone for their suggestions and input.  It's also a reminder that not everything that we do is a success.



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 Posted: Tue Apr 11th, 2017 03:22 pm
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Michael & everyone else...the little toy r/c cars can be made to "do the job", maybe not operating a locomotive but a railcar, etc. But you need to carefully cut the wires (and note what they go to) and splice on other wires to make the circuit. I have heard many times that trying to solder to the tiny board is too difficult, well it is damn near impossible unless you are a robotic wonder or a 12 year old Chinese girl in a sweatshop. I used these little buggers when I got into wirelessness and was able to make them work. What I used "starting out" were camera batteries (Duracell CR2, etc) which supply 3 or 6 volts and everything worked fine. Maybe you should spend a couple of bucks more and try again.
Good luck and carry on.

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 Posted: Wed Apr 12th, 2017 01:17 am
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Hi Michael :wave:


WOW !

I just looked at your new car again.

I had only seen it on my cellphone before.

It says 1:10 Scale on the box !! :shocked:

That's a pretty big car.

Cars like my 1:32 NASCARs seem quite large to me.

But I guess that size is not big enough for the wheels to run over concrete etc. any good. :brill:


Just out of interest Michael...

...how long is it bumper-bumper ? and how much $$$ did it cost ?

I figure the circuit-board must still be tiny though & of course battery size is up to you.

Looks interesting. :bg:


I am gonna have a go at this jazz, when I get time to find a suitable car.

A friend of mine got one from his Mrs. for Christmas, which I had a go at.

I think it would have been ideal.

Problem is, he left it with her Dad, when they were on holiday.

So with no car, no box etc. no one knows what the hell it was ! :f:


A catalogue comes in the post to me with quite a few budget R.C. things for sale.

So I guess I'm gonna have to take a punt & add that sucker to the project list !

I did see a really cool looking, approx 1:32 I think, fork-lift truck in it.

Steering rear wheels, fwd/rev, & operating up/down forks ! :cool:


Could be good for delivering stacks of wheels/tires to the pit-lane on my slotcar layout !

I guess it could also 'take to the track' slotlessly...

...doubt it would beat my souped up Chevy NASCAR though !! ;)


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 Posted: Wed Apr 12th, 2017 01:17 am
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I did get another of the Coke can cars, but I'm going to let it sit on the sidelines for the moment while I dig into the larger RC car I just got.  I'll probably give the Coke can car another try later on after I gain a little experience.



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