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Dr. StrangeLiPo ... or How I Learned To Stop Worrying & Love The Battery !
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 Posted: Mon May 22nd, 2017 08:02 pm
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For the uninitiated, like me, does it really make a lot of difference which type of connector you use?



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 Posted: Tue May 23rd, 2017 08:10 am
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Michael,

The main thing is that you need the right connector for the batteries you are using. As there are several different but apparently similar connectors, you need to make sure you have the right one. Best thing is to get the batteries and connectors from the same supplier.

I use the same connector for the battery and for a charging connector, that way there is only one type to worry about.

Frank

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Hi Guys :wave:


Well ... The battery connectors I ordered finally arrived. :cool:




They fit the batteries & charger I have.

So I think I now have all the parts.


:!:


Si.


An update on the Plymouth to follow.

I saved $980 by buying the Model-Power, rather than the $1K loco.

So I figured that spending a few Bucks on an ultra-cool bespoke 1:35 body wouldn't melt the VISA !


Smallbrook Studios 1:35 'Blackbird'





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Si,

Really like that Plymouth body.  Should turn out to be sweet looking loco.  Wish my budget could afford something like that.  Well, maybe later.

Ran across a 4-wheel 2-axle Camco Models HO wagon.  Was thinking it might have possibilities in 1/35.

Anyone know why European railroads often favored 4-wheel cars compared to the US where just about everything is 8-wheel even narrow gauge?



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 Posted: Mon Jun 26th, 2017 03:07 pm
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Hi Guys :wave:



Although I started out with the idea of R.C.ing my Model-Power Plymouth, which may still happen ...

... I also have a few other options for my first R.C. loco.



I have done some basic assembly of the Smallbrook Studios 1:35 Plymouth resin-kit.

I measured the hood of the Model-Power Plymouth very carefully before ordering a number of R.C. components.

It was internally about 22mm wide & would easily fit eg. my new LiPo batteries.

Since getting the resin-kit however, because of the extra thickness of the resin-parts ...

... the internal width of the kit hood is LESS than 20mm. :f:

The stuff will still fit in, just a bit of a rethink is needed.



Also a dear friend of mine recently gave me a Bachmann HO G.E. 44 Ton mechanism.

This is a lovely running chassis with side-rods, but visually a bit on the small side for 1:35n2.

I know this is probably a MASSIVE CHEAT ... :shocked:

... but it would fit a modded Smallbrook Studios Plymouth & would be 100% invisible under the very low axle-boxes etc.

It is very very tempting to consider using this very nice mech. in the resin-kit.



I have also been slowly building a tender for my now modded to 0-4-0 Bachmann 0-4-2 Porter.

The idea being that this engine might well be better as my first R.C. loco.

Decisions, decisions  .  .  .



I was a bit hard on the JST 1.25 connectors.

I have messed with them a bit & am coming to accept them a bit more than at first.

The wire is still way way thinner though, than all the other wires on eg. the E.S.C board etc.

Mmm ...



:moose:



Si.



I never said I was QUICK !



Possible antenna question, for all you experts, coming up as well  .  .  .

Later  .  .  .





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I'm by no means an expert but when I put RC in my Plymouth the antenna was only about 2 inches long.  I haven't experienced any trouble with the signal so far.  The RC car for my rail truck has a much longer antenna, about 10 inches long, so I'll have to come up with a new solution there.

It's surprising how room under the hood for RC electronics gets filled up so quickly.

That resin kit is a beauty!



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If we assume the standard 1/4 wavelength antenna, then 1.25cm or 1/2" is all length you need with 2.4GHz



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Very nice!  I've got a few HO Plymouths; wonder if I can build something like yours in 1/35 scale?



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DEE-LIGHT-FUL!!!

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My stash of R.C. funky junk !





To the Batmobile Robin !!  .   .    .



:Crazy:



Si.



Wish me luck ... The burn-cream is on standby & the air-ambulance landing area cleared ! :shocked:



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