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 Posted: Thu Mar 31st, 2011 07:10 am
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I few days ago I received a email from All-Trol. They continue to have medical problems and don't really know when they will get back into production.

I decided to buy one of Neil Stanton's new RC systems and try it. It arrived today. The Receiver is about 2-1/2" long, 19/64" thick (thinner then the All-Trol Receiver) and 3/4" wide.



Woodie, The Throttle is a sliding switch that stays where you leave it.

I spent some time this evening soldering connectors to the different wires. The Receiver wires are color coded same as most DCC Decoders I have had anything to do with and the same as the All-Trol Receiver.

As you can see in the picture I am using one of my Eflight 11.1 volt rechargeable Lithium Polymer Batteries.



The Stanton RC System will be sold by North West Short Line.

Later today I will find a set of trucks for the front of my test chassis and see how it works. The power truck is a NWSL - Stanton Drive.

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Bill-the slide throttle sure beats a pushbutton! The board looks to be about the size of a Kyosho board and I assume it has that beloved sound capability that everyone wants. Now, what's the price? Let us know when you have it hooked up & running.

                    Woodie



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 Posted: Thu Mar 31st, 2011 03:23 pm
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Yes, Bill, we need to know more.

NWSL does not at this time have a listing for the unit and I can't find anything on Neil Stanton.

Looks promising...



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Hi Woodie and others,

Neil posted a special intro offer of $200 for one receiver and the hand held controller here sometime back. I believe the MSRP for additional receivers will be $60 but from NWSL.

No sound as it comes. That only means no sound with this version.

I have my own idea on how to add sound but only after I get this one running and I understand what all it will do.

I will then talk to Neil about how I think sound can be added for those that like a bit of noise with their trains.

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Sullivan wrote:
Yes, Bill, we need to know more.

NWSL does not at this time have a listing for the unit and I can't find anything on Neil Stanton.

Looks promising...


Hi James,

Neil Stanton is a member here. Look at this thread:

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=2276&forum_id=45&jump_to=31211#p31211

It is about his work with Radio Control.

He designed the Stanton Drive for North West Short Line. This item may not be in NWSL's inventory yet but you should still be able to get his intro offer direct from him if you or anyone is interested. I just ordered mine end of last week and got it yesterday. I talked to Linda at NWSL yesterday to ask about this. She confirmed that they will sell this item. It may be new enough that they don't have any yet in stock. I didn't ask that question.

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Thanks for all the info, Bill and Neil.

I will have to cogitate on this one for a bit. I certainly do like the slide thottle. The transmitter looks about the same size as the one EZ DCC has.

Very cool...

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I used one of the Stanton Drive - Dummy Units on the front. Next I taped the RC Receiver to the Battery and plugged it in. The Blue, Yellow and White wires are for front and rear light and are not connected. I turned the Hand Held Controller on, selected Loco, set the direction switch and advanced the throttle.

The chassis started up and ran around my small test loop. My test loop has NO track power.

That was easy.





The NCE Decoder part of this system can do things like a normal DCC Decoder does so I will be studying the Instruction material to understand that part.

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G'day Neil:

Just wondering if it would be ok to send you an e-mail address of a friend of mine on Vancouver Island so you may forward info on your wireless equipment.

He and some of the modelling group have shown some interest in your Wireless control equipment and would like the information.

I am in Oz and we both get the AMR magazine and he has been asking me all the questions after reading your last article, I have done my best, but I feel my friend needs to be in contact with you.

Regards

Fred

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Hi Fred,

Yes, it's okay to send me your friend's email, but I suggest you send it as a private message. Another option for your friend is to join FreeRails where we can share some of the discussion with other members, if appropriate.



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Hi Neil:

I have sent my friend the Forum site and suggested he join up and then he would be able to contact you by private email, I will write him again to get him to join, otherwise, I will send his address along to you.

Thanks again

Fred

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