I am installing one of my All-Trol Radio Control Systems in the Tender of each of my HOn3 Kit-Bash K27's. To give me room for the RC Receiver and my Battery it is necessary to modify the Tender. I had to cut open the top of the Tender and mill most of the metal used for weight on the Tender chassis.
1a. Before and after shots. Looking through the top of the Tender.
1b. Looking through the bottom of the Tender.
2. To make the Radio Control Receiver easier to install I organize the wires. The gray and orange wires go to the motor on the engine. The red and black wires go to the Battery and the white, yellow and blue are for the front and rear lights. The blue wire is the common wire for the lights. I will solder tiny connectors to all wires and use heat shrink on the ends of all wire.
3. Everything ready to go into the Tender.
4. Ready to connect the wires.
5. The different wires that go forward to the motor and the lights.
6. I will add small connectors to the ends of all wire, plug it together and this part is finished. Using the All-Trol Radio Control System makes installing Radio Control in your trains very easy.
If you have not found the complete thread for my K27 Kit-Bash Project follow this link:
Bill-very cool. From now on, I won't listen to those "backward thinkers" who say that "you can never put r/c into an HOn3 locomotive". Thanks for doing this pioneering work, I will send a link to this thread to all those dis believers that I cross paths with. Tell me, does your local club have HOn3? If so...what will they think when you run your K's on their track...or across the floor! Great work-keep it up. Woodie
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The HO Club does not have any HOn3. We do have a few members that model in HOn3 and have home layouts. I have thought about trying to start a Module Group for HOn3 and build a small layout that could be setup at the few local train shows we have.
Hon3 will get a bit easier when All-Trol releases their new smaller receiver.