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 Posted: Wed Oct 12th, 2011 04:19 pm
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Hello, I'm considering the Stanton system for my Bachmann large scale shay. Sounds like a winner based on what I've read here.

Has anyone converted their B shay yet?

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 Posted: Wed Oct 12th, 2011 04:59 pm
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The maximum current capability of the Stanton battery power supply (BPS) is half an amp (500 mA), which may be a limiting factor for a large-scale loco. Just depends on full load current and how often the Shay gets to full load.

The S-CAB radio is fine in any scale.



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 Posted: Wed Oct 12th, 2011 10:28 pm
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If you need more power than 1/2 amp, you might consider CVP Products' AIRWIRE system, made just for large scale. Cheaper still would be a Futaba Attack 2 channel system (about 50 bucks) with an esc/receiver which can handle 5 amps or install an after market esc which can handle 50 amps. Stanton is aimed at small scale which sorely needs r/c systems.
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And Aristo Craft's Revolution Train Engineer would be an alternative for large scale locos as well.

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Neil-does your system have something like a "grade compensator" or such so that equipped locos can run un attended on light grades without someone needing to watch the throttle? You may have covered this before but I am not good at searching past posts. Thanks for your system, it is what the tired old model railroad hobby really needs.
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Woodie,

It's the decoder that controls the loco and yes, some decoders attempt to run the loco at constant speed, compensating for grades, load, etc. I have not tested this feature, which is sometimes called "back emf (bemf) feedback", so I'm not sure how effective it is.

The throttle (or Cab) just tells the decoder what speed the operator wants.



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Neil,

Thanks to Bill Fornshell's mention of the Stanton R/C system over on the Conspiracy, I think I have read enough here to whet my appetite, but I have a question.

Does the receiver/decoder unit have to be hard wired into a locomotive equipped with a DCC ready 8 pin socket, or will it simply plug into that socket?

Also, are you still selling the starter set at the introductory price as mentioned earlier in this thread?

Thanks,
Bill in FL

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I just received a few "New" Stanton RC Receivers. They are the "Stand-up Antenna" version and this batch is shorter then the last ones. Any change that takes up less space is great for me.

1. Shortest version so far.


2. Shortest version and longer versions.


3. Older and longer style.

Last edited on Mon Sep 21st, 2015 01:08 am by Bill Fornshell

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 Posted: Sat Oct 29th, 2011 08:44 pm
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Bill,

Glad to see the electronics for the S-CAB getting smaller. Right now the biggest problem for me is the size of the BPS. Man that thing is huge. It looks like in the last picture you have some kind of blue battery setup? What is that?

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Hi Titus,

That is a Team Lois 7.4 volt battery. I use stand alone batteries, no track wire of any kind so far. I do have two of the Stanton Battery Boards (called BPS I guess) to try with short sections of DC power one of these days.

That Team Lois Battery is the same size as the newest of the current Receivers.
It is a really good battery and because of its small size I use it in most of my smaller scale RC Trains.

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