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 Posted: Wed Jul 26th, 2017 07:12 pm
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" Hats off to Si for finding such stuff "



Howdy Woodie :cb:



Thanks very much ! :bg:



It's nice to know there are one or two people, with a positive attitude to a high-quality AND economical solution.

We haven't all retired sitting on gold-mines. ;)



Of course it's 'the kids' who are 'the future' of R.C. trains as well ...

... and how much dough do they wanna blow on an R.C. experiment ?



If R.C. trains are seen as prohibitively expensive, then who's gonna think they can afford them ?

The truth IS out there ! :mex:



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Even more AWESOME price of only £17.08p inc. P&P !


For the 2.4 GHz 'FlySky' Transmitter AND receiver twin-set !!


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/For-FlySky-FS-GT2E-AFHDS-2-4G-Transmitter-Receiver-Radio-Remote-Controllor-BG-/112480238916?hash=item1a30583d44:g:IQUAAOSw9VZXOy5m



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 Posted: Wed Jul 26th, 2017 07:25 pm
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Si,

It that the receiver the one you took apart to reduce its' size?  I know you'll need an ESC.  But, to get decent RC it's costing somewhere around $25-$30.  That's much more doable for me rather than spending over $100.  Beside I have a long 'want' list so I really need to stretch my budget. 

This could be an ideal way of going with my newly discovered On30 shay.



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 Posted: Wed Jul 26th, 2017 07:30 pm
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" That's much more doable for me rather than spending over $100 "


Hi Michael :wave:


I aint gonna be spending no $100 Bucks plus ! on making no choo-choo go along !! :Crazy:


;)



Micro E.S.C. ( Electronic Speed Controller )


Latest AWESOME price of £2.58p inc. P&P


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Quality-RC-ESC-20A-Brush-Motor-Speed-Controller-w-Brake-for-RC-Car-Boat-Tank-F-/272700034112?hash=item3f7e304c40:g:~twAAOSw8lpZMn-g



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Yes Michael ... The receiver is the one I have & the E.S.C also.


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 Posted: Wed Jul 26th, 2017 07:31 pm
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Here's a 3 channel receiver for $4.59.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/332024917197?ul_noapp=true#



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 Posted: Wed Jul 26th, 2017 07:38 pm
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Hi Michael :wave:



That one is PLUS quite expensive P&P.



I bought the same receiver for an AWESOME price of only £3.84p inc. P&P !!



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Si.



The back is easily unscrewed, to leave a much reduced-size 'naked' board.

At only £3.84p a pop, shortening the connector-pins & direct soldering is an option as well.

Even I can afford to bin that kinda dough, if I screw up ! ;)


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 Posted: Wed Jul 26th, 2017 07:57 pm
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I'm sure I've asked this before, but what is that 'loop' that comes with the receiver?

I'm not much smarter than a rock when it comes to RC.


Si, do you think I could cram everything needed for RC into an On30 shay?

Need to start making a list of what I'll need for that shay I found. 




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 Posted: Wed Jul 26th, 2017 08:05 pm
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Hi Michael :wave:



That 'loop' of wire on a connector is used when 'binding' the transmitter & receiver.

You plug it it, do the 'binding' then remove it for normal operation.



The Shay probably has much less space than a railtruck.

But the cab & rear-bunker will need enlarging quite a bit for an 'upscale' to 1:35.


Of course it's the battery that is possibly the biggest chunk of stuff.

Unless you have the actual parts in front of you to look at, the rest is just pure SPECULATION !



I may well make my first R.C. conversion for my Porter instead of the Plymouth.

I'm messing with the Plymouth, making a tender for the Porter & of course there's the railtruck as well.



We'll see . . .



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 Posted: Thu Jul 27th, 2017 02:58 am
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I figure that I'll remove the cab and make it an open-air affair a la Woodie style.  Someone else had done the same thing with the battery in the roof, and the four posts holding the roof were brass and carried the current.  To charge the battery simply remove the roof and place it in a holder.  Make a second roof so you could keep running while the first 'roof' charges.

I'm thinking that the receiver would fit in the fuel bunker.  Woodie would probably know more.



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Si and gang,

Okay, here is my shopping list for RC for my Bachmann On30 Shay:


Transmitter/Receiver for $15.99: http://www.ebay.com/itm/112504664949

ESC at $3.79: http://www.ebay.com/itm/162488309545

7.4v 500mAh Li-Po battery at $3.89:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/131954568533


Total cost$23.76 including shipping.  That looks to be about the cheapest I can get it.

Just want to confirm that I'm ordering the right stuff, and that it will work (at least in theory).




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 Posted: Thu Aug 3rd, 2017 09:15 pm
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You  forgot the power supply (stepdown to 5V..6V) for the receiver.



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