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.
Last edited on Thu Aug 2nd, 2007 06:28 pm by Mr. Wiz
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.
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.