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 Posted: Thu Jul 26th, 2007 12:19 pm
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Woodie.................PICTURES BUDDY........... PICTURES!!!!!!!

1 picture is worth a thousand words................Just think of all the typing I'm trying to save you......Less typing, more time to convert trains to R/C and Chip Scaley Digital cars :):):)

I'll help you post them.............I'll even post them for you even if need be.:thumb:



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 Posted: Sat Jul 28th, 2007 03:39 am
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Woodie the rescue!

Since I'm using a boxcar to hold all the electronics and batteries, I needed some sort of small connector that could easily be connected and disconnected. I stopped by Woodie's shop and he had just the right thing. A package of Miniatronics 2 pin Micro-Mini Connectors.

 
Thanks for the help Woodie.

http://www.miniatronics.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc

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 Posted: Sun Jul 29th, 2007 06:09 pm
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Some of you who have been around the other forums might recognise this critter. It was the first thing I did in On30 so it's fitting that it became part of my first fully complete RC combo.



 

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 Posted: Mon Jul 30th, 2007 02:23 am
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Bob-EXCELLENT!!! You had better watch this critter, I might sneak over and relieve you of it!!!

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 Posted: Mon Jul 30th, 2007 06:27 pm
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Hi Woodie,

I have Vol 6, #5 - Oct/Nov 2004 LID with your article in it I have read it several times and have read all the posts here and at the FS32NGModelrail-yahoo group in reference to R/C Control for model trains.

I made a list of what I think I need and called my local Hobby Town. I buy some of my train stuff from them. They have a big R/C Dept. and I told the R/C guy what I wanted to do and gave him my "stuff" list. They have everything on the list that I need to try my first R/C train.

1. Futaba 2 ch/2 stick receiver about $50
2. Proportional Foward & Reverse about $40
3. Battery 8.4 volt about $20
4. Charger - about $25

Do I need to buy an R/C car for the motor or can I use a small train motor? I would like to use a small train motor but if the first one would be easier with an R/C Car motor they sell a Bahi VW that is about 1/36 scale for about $76.

I am going to the store this afternoon and have a look at it all. I was asked to bring something about the size of what I want to put this into. I have a Bachmann On30 "Stock Car" and will take it.

I am scratch building a fleet of On30 McKeen Motor Cars and believe all the R/C and battery(s) stuff will fit inside one of them without a problem.

Am I missing anything?

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 Posted: Mon Jul 30th, 2007 07:48 pm
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The motors you want to use are those ment for model railroading! Quality little motors by Sagami, Mabucci, etc. are what you want. If you are doing your own mechanism, try to get the best you can. micro-loco-motion.com is a fellow located up here in Hurst, TX and has these and more like Falhauber gearhead motors, etc. Give him a try. The r/c car motors are probably too big for what we do and they are wound for SPEED, not slow speed operation. All the stuff you bought will work great with any model railroad motor, no problems. Remember that for you to be satisfied with this, be sure to use a great-running mechanism. Radio control won't make a sow's ear work right, use something that runs well from the outset. I also suggest hooking everything up permanently from the outset, just hooking up some wires to see what happens may cause problems(maybe not, but why court danger?) Bob has an excellent tutorial in the radio control site on the first page which details what he did and that is using the Losi board & Futaba transmitter. As we have discovered, our bridges back to dc or dcc may have been burned by going wireless, I know I won't use antique power for my trains any more! Good luck and have fun. Write if you need anything.

                Woodie



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 Posted: Mon Jul 30th, 2007 10:26 pm
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Bob, that critter looks Great..:apl:................If it runs Half as good as it looks, you might have the NMRA throwing fits if you enter it in a NG contest ROFLMAO :)



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 Posted: Tue Jul 31st, 2007 02:07 am
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Thanks Todd. I never did add any details.



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 Posted: Tue Jul 31st, 2007 02:25 am
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Bob;
     Looks good outside. Could you take off the engine & car shells, and show us the innerds?  I think it would be inneresting ;). (LOL)

     Thanks,  Doc.



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Hi Woodie,

This is what I looked at:
1. Futaba 2DR on sale for $39.99 but out of stock. They are ordering me one at the sale price but It will be a week or so till it comes in. The guy helping me thinks the Futaba 2DR will control 2 engines with little or no problem if I want to do that. He will help me set it up that way.

2. Receiver - "Tazer 12T - Dynamit" - $40.

3. Battery Pack - Cheap one for now. 8.4 volts $20. Charger for it is $10.
I want to get the first one up and running. Then I will decide how many and what kinds of Motive Power I want / need.

4. All the above will fit into something the size of a Bachmann On30 "stock" car. My smallest McKeen Motor Car will be about as big as the "Stock" car.

5. Motors - working on the type of motor I will try. I have several motors to pick from.

The R/C guys at the store showed a lot of interest in what I want to do. They picked up on the benifit of a battery powered engine and NO wires fast.

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