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 Posted: Sat Oct 1st, 2011 04:45 am
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wolfman
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Hello everyone. I am a complete newbie to the possibilities of converting over to rc. I still have alot of reading to do.

My question, Is it possible to use a NCE Pro Cab wireless throttle to run an rc battery powered train?

I just spent a boat load of money on the ProCab Wireless 5 amp system.

I love the idea of not having to wire up endless amounts of track.

Also, how much function can you get from a radio controlled train, ie sound, lights, smoke generators etc.

I would love to hook this up to my rivarossi big boy and tender.

Thanks all, I appreciate any comments

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 Posted: Sun Oct 2nd, 2011 03:17 pm
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Wolfman asks:  "Is it possible to use a NCE Pro Cab wireless throttle to run an rc battery powered train?"


The simple answer is "No" because the NCE wireless throttle communicates with the ProCab command station, which communicates with the loco thru the track. The purpose of battery power is to eliminate to need for rail to wheel electrical contact and its associated problems. Without rail to loco electrical contact, the ProCab master station cannot communicate with the loco.

There's a lot more info available in some of the Stanton Radio threads.



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 Posted: Sun Oct 2nd, 2011 08:01 pm
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Welcome Wolfman-the truth is out there....as for r/c, you can spend as little or as much as you want. Sound, etc. is possible, battery charge life is limited because the sound eats power. Check out the threads and see what's been done.
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 Posted: Mon Oct 3rd, 2011 01:53 am
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Thanks Guys :bg:

My new NCE system is now for sale on Ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/260865673795?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1586.l2649

Just might go for the Stanton system

I might also be switching scales from HO to O scale

Last edited on Mon Oct 3rd, 2011 04:26 pm by wolfman

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