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 Posted: Wed Aug 1st, 2007 01:10 pm
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You can see I am still befuddled by photobucket!
 

:Hmm:Try this photo site then...it might be easier for you.

http://www.picsoup.com/

Pretty simple browse and load your picture

then just copy & paste the link that starts with IMG/

 

Thats It!!..................OR.............Mail them to me

OR

If you can do Yahoo, Join my group and post any pics you want there...I can then transfer them here for you. Besides, we could use a guy with your experience chipping 1/32 cars :thumb:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Digital_Scale_Racing/



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 Posted: Wed Aug 1st, 2007 02:14 pm
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Hello,

some weeks ago I had a system for testing in my shop here in Germany.

It´s R/C "only" for trains.

With tjhis part you can drive 3 locos
http://train-control.de/html/junior_handsteuergerat.html

and this decoder you put in the loco.
A shay tender is no problem.
http://train-control.de/html/kleinlokdecoder_1a.html

The current comes from the track or from battry.

cheers
Kalle



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 Posted: Wed Aug 1st, 2007 04:29 pm
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Thanks Kalle. My German isn't very good but here's what I think it is. It looks like a combination of RC and DCC BUT it runs on 433KHZ which isn't approved for the US.

Any help would be appreciated.



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 Posted: Wed Aug 1st, 2007 07:14 pm
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Todd-I like the idea of sending pix to you! I have no brains and that seems like a "no brainer" so that's what I will do. Thanks for the link to the slot site.

          Woodie



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 Posted: Thu Aug 2nd, 2007 06:25 pm
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I'm new to model trains, but I've been an avid R/C airplane flyer and competitor since I was a teenager....about 30 years. 3 years ago I switched my entire hangar to electric (LiPo) power and this past winter I switched to spread spectrum 2.44 Ghz radio systems.

My stuff isn't designed for trains but I can't really see how what I use would be much different if it were designed for trains.

I can post some links to the equipment I use to fly my smaller (indoor) planes with here if people wish.

Cheers,

Wiz

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If you want some realy small RC gear take a look at the offerings from Plantraco.

http://www.plantraco.com/hobbies/product_hfx900.html

I don't use RC gear that small myself, so my stuff is a little more affordable. I can easily imagine the Lithium Polymer (LiPo) batteries I have, recievers (RX) and electronic speed controllers (ESC) working in On30 size trains if it's tucked into a box car or tender.

Wiz


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I think I'll wait for the price to drop.



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 Posted: Thu Aug 2nd, 2007 08:06 pm
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I can see your point. RC gear isn't cheap. I also think a train specific system would be better. With that said, I just might try adapting one of my systems for train use.

I would think MRC would be in the best position to come up with a train specific RC system, simply because they are an MFG DCC equipment as well RC gear now.

I wonder if some of you more prolific train modelers could suggest it to them (MRC) in an effort to persuade them to bring a product like that to market.

It's just a thought.....

Wiz

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I meant the price of those little planes. I put together a system that runs two trains for about 100 bucks.



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 Posted: Fri Aug 3rd, 2007 04:42 pm
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Plantraco is known for being quite expensive, but then they also make some of the very smallest RC gear available. The stuff I fly with is quite a bit larger, but still small enough of most On30 stuff, I believe.

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