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 Posted: Mon May 8th, 2017 03:58 am
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I've been looking at getting my Old Analog Controller 'lash up' fixed properly for a while now !


In nosing through some old materials...

...I came across a very nice piece of timber, I cut ages ago, for something completely different !!


It fitted the parts perfectly, and looks really cool with my 'dusted-off' Old Analog Controller mounted on it. :bg:





From left to right ... 1950s,  1970s,  1960s,  I think.

Hornby Dublo A.C. transformer, RELCO high-frequency unit, Tri-ang Railways P-42 circuit-controller.


The history of mooodern plastics ...

... From left to right ... Bakelite,  A.B.S,  Phenolic-resin,  I think. ;)


Chunky stud-mount Schottky-rectifiers, courtesy of my Bulgarian contact in the Russian space-program ! ;)

3300uF 63 Volt smoothing capacitor.


Some adapting of the Tri-ang P-42 to come, leads need modding, for 'walk-around' styleee.

More soon  .  .  .



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...somebody is raiding the Victoria and Albert Museum...

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Love the braided cable and steam punk wiring!



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Thanks Guys ! :)



Victoria & Alberts braided cable steampunk controller (TM)

Could be a winner ! L:



I think I finally saw what Holster Hal might have been on about ?



I did search for some o' the ol' MRC packs a while back ...

... but only came across this dude today.






:old dude:  "  WOT ? ... No digital display ?  "



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C'mon Si,
where's the nostalgia?
That's a state-of-the-art switch-mode 10Amp PWM Controller selling for as little as $248.- Adding a display would have breached the price barrier set by their sales dept.
It's all electronics and chips inside - urrps!



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" C'mon Si, where's the nostalgia? "  :old dude:



Hi Helmut :wave:



OK ! ... I'll give you that one !! :f:

Perhaps I'm lusting after mooodern microchips after all ? :shades:



Now THIS one, IS the real-deal ! :thumb:

I'd consider parting with some serious bread for one o' THESE babys !! :cool:





Look at that beautiful patina !! :shocked:



I know that's normally reserved for the 'Antiques Roadshow' description of fine ancient bronzes.

But really, you just CAN'T fake that kinda RUST with a splash of paint & a few weathering powders ! ;)



Those decades of corrosion & oxidization are GENUINE ! :P



:pimp:



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I wonder if it comes with the attractive green satin ?

I think Faberge Eggs would look awesome, displayed on such a luxurious fabric.

Could make a good field as well, with a drenching of Dull Cote (TM) & some died sawdust. :)



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No, MRC's #501 always were that copper colour. Lo and behold - there is a pulse switch for those balky /PFM /FED /KK /Balboa motors that came with that Far East Brass.

Oh, BTW -they offer them with unmarred case for ~$8.00 on ebay.

@Si
you wanted LCD displays? Here it is.

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" you wanted LCD displays? "



Hi Helmut :wave:



Maybe  L:  ... But I don't want a heart attack !  :shocked:

THREE HUNDRED BUCKS ! ! !  :Crazy:  ... sspplluutteerr ...  :shocked:





I bet it's not even genuine Bakelite ! :f:  ;)


I bought one of those V/A meters for my DIY 'executive' S.C.R throttle ... For £1 ! ...

... & I've got a momentum/brake ! :P


I don't get it dude, why peeps gonna pay that much dough just to make a chu chu chug ? :dope:



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Does everyone selling old MRC analog packs have great taste in home furnishings ?






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This 'Lionel' controller looks like an interesting design. L:





An 80-Watt model, I believe.

Not sure about A.C./D.C. operation.

But I'm sure the intrepid modder could add a few rectifiers if needed.



:cool:



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