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 Posted: Tue Sep 20th, 2016 08:41 pm
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in those small vehicles, you have only room for a 1S LiPo (3,7V). Cell phones all have those. So a 3V-motor is mandatory. It is surprising, how well they perform provided you get the mechanism right and freely running. The TT-scale 3-axle switcher  I showed in this forum originally used 250mA@12V full slip, and 54mA@3V afterwards.



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 Posted: Tue Sep 20th, 2016 08:48 pm
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Hi Helmut & Stephen.

Yeah ... Tape-players need a surprising amount of 'grunt' to play my old '70s C.C.s !

Yes 3.7-Volt indeed.
I like most people these days, seem to have a mountain of old cellular hardware !

I'm gonna have to figure out how all this Deltang jazz works one day !!

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 Posted: Tue Sep 20th, 2016 09:37 pm
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Go pay a visit to David T, he'll tune you in.



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 Posted: Sun Oct 2nd, 2016 02:40 pm
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Hi Stephen.

Can you tell me, Which DelTang Rx. did you use for the critter ?
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Did you DIY a transmitter, using DelTang as well ??

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 Posted: Mon Oct 3rd, 2016 03:36 pm
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Hello Si. TX22 and RX60. The TX22 came as a kit. I wanted theTX22 so I could add more later. Looked intemidating staring at all the pieces. But I took my time and got it crammed together. I expected smoke but it worked great.

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I performed another test this weekend.  I only have so much right of way for my railroad.  About 8'x3'.  I have a couple of things I want to include on my layout.  Elevation change and continuous running.  To accomplish both I plan on using hidden reverse loops.  I did some test to see how small of a radius my critter could get around ease.  13" radius is about the smallest I can go.   I made a test reverse loop.




Another advantage to R/C is wiring a reverse loop.  There is none. Just drive your train around it.  It is automatic. The points throw themselves.  I will probably try a light spring to keep some tension on the points.  The visible track will be hand laid with rail from flex track.  Question: What is a good way to, blacken, weather, or rust the rail that comes on flex track?  Some kind of home remedy that will not cost much $$.  Most people try to avoid oxidation. I want to speed it up.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 13th, 2017 07:17 am
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Hmm, bottle rocket sticks for ties ... could one maybe create a JJAbrams-style reboot of the prototype world where there is a local mine which has a necessary element for fireworks and the RR serves those plus the local community?
Oh, and keep in mind that thought comes at 01:16 at night. ;)



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 Posted: Mon Feb 13th, 2017 06:30 pm
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Howdy Stephen, Looking good there. One question and an answer? Why use more expensive flex track to get rail? If you bought just rail then it would be far cheaper and MICRO ENGINEERING offers "pre weathered" or blackened rail. Nickel silver rail will oxidize but it won't look like rust! If I was doing this (ONLY MY OPINION), I would buy a spray can of RUST-OLEUM "Camouflage" #1918 Earth Brown and spray the rail (or flex). That is a "match" for Floquil's old "rail brown". And if you want cheap ties (you gotta spend a little $$), I WOULD BUY from the hobby store a Master Airscrew Balsa stripper (about 6 bucks) and a few sheets of basswood (or balsa) of the thickness you want and make your own ties. I have owned the same balsa stripper for about 20 years now and have handlaid track for mmm...over 50 years. Yes, profit from my experience.
BRAVO on using r/c...it makes life much easier!

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 Posted: Mon Feb 13th, 2017 07:20 pm
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Thanks for the reply. The flex track was free.  A neighbor of mine found about 30 pieces in a old house he was cleaning out.  He knew I fooled with trains so he gave it to me.  Trying to talk him out of the On30 Hawthorne set he found for my parts box.  Painting is what I have done in the past. I want to dull my the tops of the rail where paint may not stay. 
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 Posted: Tue Feb 14th, 2017 12:59 pm
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Hi Stephen :wave:

Lookin' LOOPY ! :Crazy:

I think you can have a lotta fun in 8'x3' ! :bg:

Got any idea what you might do for the rest of the track ?

The reverse-loops are a great move for up/down running !



I drew this loopy load of loops for 1:32 slotcars.

The reversing loops being at the left where the junctions are.

Elevations are in inches on a 6'x2'ish area.

This topology gave me maximum length, minimal tunnels & good viewing from the front from pretty much all angles.

Just an idea, not exactly something I've seen Lance Mindheim draw. ;)

Probably more like a theme-park track than a railroad, but could be a wild ride !! :shocked:


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http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

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http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
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