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 Posted: Thu Jun 16th, 2016 02:46 am
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Pete,
I don't have the MRC loco genie yet but think I will get one for Bachmann HO 70 ton that I will convert to HOn3. I think the boards will be available around October from what I read on a retailers website.
I do have some Del Tang equipment. I built one of the Tx-21 transmitters. Have a receiver in a Fn18 mine tram, shown here http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=5174&forum_id=40 I also have receivers in Bachmann large scale Rail truck and gas mechanical. Right now, everything is packed in storage and unavailable for demo.



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Patrick:

Are you a member of any of the San Diego clubs? Do you have other model railroad friends in San Diego?

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Pete,
I'm a member of San Diego Garden Railway Society but haven't joined any others yet. I moved here less than 2 years ago from Salt Lake City.



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Pete and Patrick,
Another San Diegan here - I live in Santee.

If it helps I am *really* interested in dead rails DCC like operation. Going to check out deadrailinstalls.com right now.

Sorry to all for the semi-necro-post.



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I have used the MRC systems. I now have the new new genie that is for the light steam and the heavy steam versions.i paid 52 dollars for each. I have plans to use these in conversions in MTH O scale porter. This will be a 3 rail to 2 rail conversion. These units are very small and operate with only 7.4 volts..

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That's cool, let us know how it works for you.  I haven't been able to find out much on this system.

As for being out of stock, seems to me the big trouble is that most of our stuff comes from chinese factories, and China is going through huge economic changes right now, so It's more than likely an issue for getting these products produced and shipped to the US in a timely matter.

There are other DCC/radio systems out there that look much more promising, and for only a small increase in price, so I wouldn't fret too much if this Loco Genie takes off or not, R/C DCC is the direction I think people in the hobby will head to in time..

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I have installed the version that is in the ho loco in some On30 440s. They worked very well. I tweaked the systems using dcc to adjust individual functions because they we programmed for the small rtf locos they were in. This version is not the genie but a 2.4 Ghz version used in those locos. I kitbashed one of the engines to On30 and put the battery in a tender. This allowed me to use existing lights and chuff matching wheel size. This is merely a 2 wire hook up. The ones I removed the system I gave to my HO friends. These cheap engines run very slow and the cost is low.
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This is very good news... a DCC style board which can run off batteries. Now yer' talkin'...

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I installed the diesel version of the MRC genie in both a S scale unit and a O scale speeder and they functioned as advertised. A friend installed the steam version in a Rex S scale engine I could not believe how well it sounded. These were powered by 7.4v batteries or in the S scale a Pololu 12v step up was added because of space. The cost of these units were less than 60 dollars. They are the Best Buy in the dead rail market.

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I installed the diesel version of the MRC genie in both a S scale unit and a O scale speeder and they functioned as advertised. A friend installed the steam version in a Rex S scale engine I could not believe how well it sounded. These were powered by 7.4v batteries or in the S scale a Pololu 12v step up was added because of space. The cost of these units were less than 60 dollars. They are the Best Buy in the dead rail market.

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