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 Posted: Thu Dec 29th, 2011 07:20 am
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Giles
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I recently experimented with building a radio controlled truck to run round my new 0 gauge / 0-14 layout.
It is a Corgi Vangaurd Morris Commercial, now with full proportional control, including a Micro Tiny RX/speed controller (with reverse) which is approx 12mm square. A lipo battery from an Ipod Nano sits under the load bed, leaving all the workings mostly invisible.
There is also a driver fitted - but not in this photo!





also, a video of it 'on trials'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yp7Sy8ni3Y&context=C38153feADOEgsToPDskIayKH04tNDo8lIhjvL61sG

Last edited on Thu Dec 29th, 2011 07:25 am by Giles



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 Posted: Thu Dec 29th, 2011 09:16 am
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Very funny!!! Another way for play with something not related with trains... but in a train layout!!!:thumb:



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Neat!

Now you can play "race the train to the crossing"
Did you change the gearing to get it to run realistically slow?

I like that!

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Way to go! Now you must decide between running trains or running trucks...Is the train r/c also?
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Woodie--

You should do that with the tour bus that you have--


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 Posted: Thu Dec 29th, 2011 12:00 pm
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The motor/gearbox unit is a beautiful 6v job built for video camera lens control, and this one has a built in 100:1 ratio, giving a scale top speed of 20mph (you can also buy 3v and 12v versions, but the 6v is ideal for running off a singlr Lipo).
I forgot to mention that this works WITH the railway..... the NG tippers will discharge down a chute into either standard gauge wagons, or, when required, into the back of this truck, which takes about three tippers worth, and will then drive off into the sunset!

the trains are DCC, rather than radio - thus far, I hadn't considered radio - and I suspect I shan't have space in these!



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I want one of those!!!



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 Posted: Fri Dec 30th, 2011 12:14 pm
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Nice work Giles. That has a lot of potential in other areas of the layout. Nicely done.
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Here's the latest video of the truck working on 'The End of The Line' which is not yet finished!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOcCpTOzXcA

All the best,

Giles

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Hi Giles,

Wonderful is the car. I want to start one in 1:35.
Do you have some more information (photos) about the construction
I thought I had seen more about the construction on the internet but can't find more.

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