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Lee, yes it is possible to build something similar to Giles' work...but it would take some serious funds! Giles has the good fortune (besides being an artist and micro-surgeon) that he has access to the ultra small receivers which make these vechicles possible. proportional forward/reverse and steering. From what I understand, such "Eurpoean" devices are "banned" by our Homeland Security because crazies "can make bomb detonators" from them! However, if the parts could be had here, maybe we could talk. I have wanted, for years, to build a nice 1:32 or 1:35 Model T, etc. which would be r/c...but my problem is that the front suspension of such a model would need to be scratch built since it shows (details) and would have to be made from metal. But also, am I more interested in running trains or running r/c cars? Hmmm...

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I wasn't aware you had a ban affecting such useful bits as Davies T's receivers.... most unfortunate....
However, a van, or box trailer would easily contain a more fonventional aircraft type receiver- you just wouldn't get the flat-bed that is otherwise possible.

I'm certainly busy with work for a while, but never say never, producing one-offs - but they couldn't be cheap, unfortunately.



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Giles wrote: I wasn't aware you had a ban affecting such useful bits as Davies T's receivers.... most unfortunate....




However, a van, or box trailer would easily contain a more fonventional aircraft type receiver- you just wouldn't get the flat-bed that is otherwise possible.









I'm certainly busy with work for a while, but never say never, producing one-offs - but they couldn't be cheap, unfortunately.





Fair enough. I just wish

someday I could have a drivable version of this to drive around the layout:
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What Deltang products are banned? I see you can buy the Rx 60etc series and Tx's in the US.



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The On30 guy stocks Deltang in the USA
http://www.on30guy.com



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 Posted: Wed Mar 22nd, 2017 08:02 pm
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I was just going from Woodies post - so great if they're available....!

That ambulance thing looks eminently suitable. You'd get batteries that would last all week in that....

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Hi Giles, my reponse was to Woodies post not yours. I already new they were available. I am a FB friend with On30 guy and quite familiar with his web site. But fake news permeates everywhere it seems.

BTW I bought a Blade MSLP4DSM Tx. Just need to obtain some RX45s from Andy at Micron.



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 Posted: Wed Mar 22nd, 2017 08:21 pm
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No problem at All! In this day and age one really doesn't know... It's all very interesting! (And informative)



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Re your TX - good. If you find its configured to the wrong 'mode', you may find a switch hidden under the blanking plug in the centre. (Mode 1 / Mode 2)

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