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 Posted: Tue Sep 25th, 2012 12:41 am
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Golly gee, Martin...after my latest post on that "other" site...we may both be censored or deleted! Well, at least we have our trains!

Thank goodness for Freerails!

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 Posted: Tue Sep 25th, 2012 12:42 am
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Martin - Yes on the bi-directional Rx/ESC. There are several types available.

Programming trains is also of no interest to me. I like RC control because it avoids this, and allows complicated, realistic looking trackwork without having to worry about track wiring or cleaning.

Dan

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 Posted: Tue Sep 25th, 2012 01:30 am
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Hey! Martin -  I went back to the Micron website and they are showing the bi-directional boards discussed earlier. Check out the link when you can.

http://www.micronradiocontrol.co.uk/rx_dt_land.html#dt_rx43d_1_v5

Dan 

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Woodie, it wouldn't surprise me. They have their favourites on that forum and I have never been one of em! I just ask too many questions and show that this lark is not as difficult as so many think. But my threads get a lot of response, right up until I get booted off, which I already was a long time ago!!

As you say, we have our trains and thank heavens for Freerails. I've just linked a slot car friend across to the R/C thread because he wants to do all the James Bond bits in one of his Aston Martin DB5s. He is really excited by what he's read.

Dan, thanks for the link. I missed that bit. That's a very good price.

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Martin



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Also, please define your terms and acronyms. I was into page 7 of this thread before I decided I HAD to know what ESC was before continuing.

Definition: Used only on some electric R/Cs, the ESC is a device that regulates the amount of power that goes to the electric motor. The device may be separate from (but plugged into) or a part of the receiver. ESC stands for electronic speed controller. The ESC interprets signals from the receiver and works to provide variation in motor speed and direction and may act as a braking mechanism. There are electronic speed controls for brushed and brush-less motors.

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Howdy Nick. Yep, you found out about the secretive ESC's. As for "brushed and brush-less" motors, all the motors we use in model railroading are brushed. There has been some discussion about using brushless motors and I am awaiting the first photos and descriptions of how one is installed. So for now, just look at brushed ESC's.

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Woodie, back on 04/12/2012, you said, "If I could figure out how to install solar collectors that look like cab roofs, I wouldn't need batteries any more...that would be a hoot!"

When were at the train show last week, they had a train with an infrared controller (not radio) that worked when pointed at a small rectangle on top, that looked exactly like a steam loco roof vent!

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Wow Nick! Glad that you remember what I wrote...I can't remember what transpired last night!! (Missy will probably tell me later)
That IR loco sounds cool, I ain't an IR kind of guy but whatever works is the right thing to do. Train shows down here in Dallas are still stuck in the last century. A year or so back, a club with DCC didn't want me to run an r/c loco because they feared it might goof up their equipment. Well, my loco wouldn't have liked to run on their layout anyway.

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