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 Posted: Thu Jun 9th, 2011 09:47 pm
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I was at the Prototype Rail meet in Coco Beach back in January and noticed something interesting. There was an eight food or so long On30 switching layout with dcc control and a couple of locos idling with their sound on. The kicker was that there were no wires anywhere and there was a quarter laying on the track. Evidently there is a $40 RC receiver plug in that can be used with a dcc loco that picks up the signal from the hand controller. On this display they had an NEC dcc controller unit. For power they were using 4 3.5 volt Li Ion batteries in series to get the necessary 14v. I was told that the 800 ma unit could run for 3-5 hours and the sound drew very little current. I didn't get all of the details I should have and I am going to try and see if I can locate the guy who was there but I did get the info on the receiver. It is a Linx RXM-900-HP3. There is a data and spec sheet available at
http://www.datasheetarchive.com/RXM-900-HP3-datasheet.html

I was told that the receiver was a straight plug in to a dcc board.


One of the locos was a B-mann Shay. He had the four batteries scattered, 2 in the cab and 2 under the frame and they were barely noticeable as they were painted engine black. He also had a tiny on/off switch on the back of the tender and a recharging jack on the end beam.

As I now understand it, this is vary similar to the Stanton System. I have started messing with RC and love the concept (it works) but I like the idea of utilizing DCC's capabilities and the opportunity of having sound.

I have read all of the posts hear and was wondering if anything further had been developed for these types of installations.

John (Quincy) Adams

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 Posted: Thu Jun 9th, 2011 10:32 pm
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Hi John,

You could spend $30 on a radio chip from Linx Technologies, but you would still have major investment and work to do if you wanted battery powered, radio controlled locos.

I have a complete system, which you can check out by following the various Stanton threads on FreeRails.

I don't use the HP3 because it's too expensive and too big to fit smaller locos. I do use the RXM-916-ES chip from Linx, connected to conventional DCC decoders; NCE's D13SR for example. We also have connections to SoundTraxx Tsunami decoders thru collaboration with a decoder installer in California. In fact, it may be one of his installations that you saw at the On30 show.

Please follow-up with me if you have futher interest and I'll send you some info. I'll need an email address to which I can send PDF files if you want documents.



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 Posted: Fri Jun 10th, 2011 12:51 am
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Neal;

I would be very interested in any info you have. I have learned a lot from listening to Woody but I like the idea of a system tailored for trains and not cut and fit.

You can send any info to

I look forward to learning more.

John


John-- I deleted your Email address after forwarding it to Neil in a PM.

Not a good idea to have you address out where the world can see it.

Well, only half the world--the other half don't look at FreeRails

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Thanks Herb, I couldn't figure out how to get it to him direct.

John

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 Posted: Sun Jun 12th, 2011 11:09 pm
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Surprise...surprise...

This from the Sn3 Yahoo group:

In Sn3@yahoogroups.com, "Jack Walton" <jack@...> wrote:

"Battery power, for motor power? I want to know more about this. 5 hours?

Jack,

I am not mechanically minded so I cant give you techy details. What I can tell you is that I went to the show to see the products. Mike Pfulb does installations and is a long time user of these products. The R/C board is no bigger than a Tsunami decoder and about .30 thick. He tapes them together. You still get full Tsunami sound. You get the same control as DCC and there is no more track wiring. As I stated, you can run up to 99 locos with the Stanton throttle. You can switch between locos as they are running, just as with DCC. The only thing that I could find different was that the R/C throttle uses only a two digit address where a DCC throtle can program a four digit number. Not a big deal to me, I dont have any locos with the same last two digit road numbers. I did a quick google for Stanton and came up with this link:

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=3146&forum_id=45

It will give you an idea of the size etc. Mike is quoting me a price of $200 for a throttle, R/C decoder, install and battery. I dont have that much invested in my NCE that it is a big deal for me to make the switch. I watched these guys run On30 locos using this system and it was fantastic. My buddy and I then ran some for quite awhile, and there were no glitches. These guys even paint the tops of their rails. To me, this is the future. There was another supplier, Air Wire from CVP who was going to debut a super small R/C receiver at the show but had plane troubles and could not make it. You may want to check out them also. JEff.

Seems like the spark has finally been struck from within...

Hmmmmm...

James Sullivan

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 Posted: Sun Jun 12th, 2011 11:27 pm
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Well I'll be dangdingled, James--Imagine that!  Whoda thunk---


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Naaw, this ain't right! You git a torch and I'll git a pitchfork and we'll fix them raydeeo corntrol monsters!

                         



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Woodie! Finally -- Vindication is coming -- Sweet!!!



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There are several different RC Systems you can use to add to your trains.

I am building an HOn3, C-17, 2-8-0 engine and have installed Radio Control with Batteries. This is a small engine and I needed a small system. This is a link to the complete C-17 thread:

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=3300&forum_id=51&jump_to=38467#p38467

I have two different Radio Control Systems. The All-Trol System and the Stanton System. I did a trial installation using the All-Trol System first. I then did a trial installation using the Stanton System. These pictures show the Stanton System. Both systems are made for small trains and very easy to instal.

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The engine runs very smooth.

The Stanton Receiver can mount the antenna in several ways. I ordered a few more Stanton Receivers and asked for the optional antenna locations.

I received three new Stanton Receivers today (the short ones). I got them with two different antenna locations.

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 Posted: Tue Jul 12th, 2011 10:46 pm
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Hi,

I'm successfully using a Spektrum 2,4Ghz System and Lipo batteries for controlling my trains.

I have written several posts about this here on freerails, that might be found by my username if there is interest. Also here if you want, but there texts are in German.

But, as this is the Stanton's radio system thread, I think we shouldn't mix it up with questions about other systems.

Juergen

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