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 Posted: Mon Oct 30th, 2017 10:05 pm
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Ever heard the expression 'nuts & bolts' ??

Sometimes ... Perhaps many of the times ...

... THAT is what gets the dooody DONE !



From an understanding of a NEWBIE ... ( no R.C. experience ) :f:

... to getting some kit ...

... HAS been a learning curve, but NOT that much of a one !! :dope:



Just gotta get my micro-chips installed ...

... but HEY ! it ain't ROCKET SCIENCE !



AND it CAN be simple & affordable ...



:)



Si.



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' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

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 Posted: Tue Oct 31st, 2017 01:25 am
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Si. wrote: Ever heard the expression 'nuts & bolts' ??

Sometimes ... Perhaps many of the times ...

... THAT is what gets the dooody DONE !



From an understanding of a NEWBIE ... ( no R.C. experience ) :f:

... to getting some kit ...

... HAS been a learning curve, but NOT that much of a one !! :dope:



Just gotta get my micro-chips installed ...

... but HEY ! it ain't ROCKET SCIENCE !



AND it CAN be simply & affordable ...



:)



Si.


Sorry Si...WEEDS is all I see in your post, don't get how your response is helpful for anyone looking into BPRC.



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 Posted: Tue Oct 31st, 2017 02:41 am
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Hi Bob :wave:



I'm sorry to see that my enthusiasm over learning about R.C. is not appreciated. :f:

Not entirely sure about what you are saying concerning WEEDS ? ??? :dope:



What I HAVE DONE ! in the R.C. Forum ...

... is to propose an alternative for railroaders who might wish to consider an interesting alternative, to the same old expensive mantra !



If my Posts are considered "WEEDS" by you ...

... or perhaps " Unhelpful " ...

... I am sincerely looking forward to YOUR massively helpful Posts ! :) :2t: :thumb:



Don't worry about the HUGE ( Kg ) MASS of your chu-chus ... :us:

... concentrate on useful FACTS ... I am trying to do so !



If anyone comes up with anything that is useful ...

... Post it !



Just don't MOAN about what people DO Post ! :y:



:y:



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' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
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 Posted: Tue Oct 31st, 2017 04:15 am
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Si,
I'm trying to get everyone to post data, ideas, and suggestions on what information might help folks determine how to proceed on converting an engine to BPRC.  This information shouldn't be spread throughout 1000s of posts but held in a depository/primer so anyone could take a look.

I like to BS as much as the next guy but BSing and making snarky remarks don't' help anyone who is trying to learn BPRC.

So my first serious thought is to ask for a primer/database in the form of a sticky at the top of the RC Control forum.

Next is...how do we get something in the sticky if it's relevant?  There's a lot of useful information here but it's so diluted by posts that offer "attaboys", "cudos", etc that the data gets lost.

If nothing else I'd like for all of us to list exactly what pieces and parts we used when installing a BPRC system.

I'll start.

Most of my O-scale installs use the following:
RCS Australia Tx2, Tx3, or Tx7 transmitter

Deltang Rx65b (from RCTrains) OR RCS Australia ALPHA3v2 (Rx65b-based) receiver (no longer offered I think)

RCS Australia BIK-U3/6 battery installation kit (includes on/off switch, fuses, charging jack, and screw connections)

Tenergy 9.6v, 2000Mah, NiMh OR 11.1v, 2200Mah, LiPo battery packs from All-Battery in California

3mm LEDs, warm white, 6-12vdc, with 14" wire leads with inline resistor from Evans Designs in Colorado

Tenergy Model 01005 OR 01336 Universal Smart NiMh/Nicad Charger for NiMh batteries (for 7.2-12v packs) (I have both models)
OR
Model 01267LiPo/LiFe Balance Charger for LiPo batteries (for 1-4 cell packs)

There's also a need for some connectors/adapters/jacks depending on the connectors that come with the battery packs, if I can find the part numbers I'll post them, but I found what I needed at the local hobby shop (LHS) based on this link:

RC CONNECTORS

I also have 3 engines using the Bluerail Bluehorse Rx board and the same battery types and battery install kit listed above.  The Bluerail board uses an APP on my Ipad (used as a Tx).

Deltang, RCS Australia, and RCTrains all have documentation showing how to install the equipment.  IMO the one thing that needs clarification are the instructions on changing the Rx65b settings.  Once it's done a couple of times it's easy to see what is going on, but the first time can be a really tedious.  I had to make changes because of the factory settings on one of my Tx and a couple of Rx.  I prefer low-off to center-off throttle.  99% of the time, changes to factory settings aren't/weren't required.

Maybe a bit of an explanation as to what the different Tx do is in order, but my fingers are tired.

This may not be what I/we really want to see, model or part numbers change way too often and don't tell you what the requirements really are.  Doesn't help to tell someone to get "X" receiver if it's not available anymore.

Batteries...Most of my (O scale) motors are 12VDC can types.  But a couple of them are 14-15vdc can motors.  Using a 9.6v or 11.1v battery doesn't get these motors up to full speed that the motor is capable of, while some of the engines using 12vdc motors scream at full throttle.  This may be due to gearing differences.  But if I can determine what track voltage the motor was normally run with I'll go with that when looking for a battery.

More later ;)



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 Posted: Tue Oct 31st, 2017 05:09 am
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"  like to BS as much as the next guy
but BSing and making snarky remarks don't' help anyone who is trying to learn BPRC."


Hi Bob :wave:



Couldn't agree more when it comes to the 'facts'.

'WEEDS' can be chopped up & burned ! ;)



I'm an amateur around here ...

... but if I have what I think is useful $4!7 then I'll Post it. :)



Might even get that R.C. junk I scored in my Porter soon !  .  .  .  ???



:!:



Si.



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' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
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 Posted: Tue Oct 31st, 2017 05:12 am
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Bob, the only way that much info could be concentrated into an easy to read series of articles is if a new website was created.  Think about it, all the different aspects of R/C would have to be explained in great detail and then the stuff useful to beginners would have to be published in a series of Primer articles.
I love freerails but this isn't a blog or a standard website, this is a forum with hundreds of users.  Telling Si off, who is a Super Moderator mind you and one of the core people on this forum, just because he's having fun doesn't solve anything.  Any thread with this much info will inevitably have posts that are humorous and off-topic.  Believe me, you aren't the first to try this.
What I recommend, and I'm willing to help, is that you start a blog/website with Blogger.  Blogger is free, plenty of data storage, and simple to use.  You can add authors as well so not everything needs to be done by one person.
Anyways, this is getting off-topic since the thread is about Tam Valley no longer selling deadrail equipment.  PM me if you have questions.
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Theses websites maybe helpful.
https://www.deadrailsociety.com
http://rctrains.co.uk/index.htm





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Somewhere in FreeRails Si did provide a simple list and photos of necessary RC parts to convert a loco.  It consisted of a FlySky transmitter and receiver along with an ESC.  Easy to pick up off of eBay.  I think the total cost was about $25 plus whatever dollars for a battery.

I have all the parts but just haven't gotten around to converting my Bachamnn On30 Shay to RC yet (too busy playing outside with my layout).

I have converted two locos by using inexpensive RC cars as donors.  My rail truck runs at a top speed of 12 inches every 13 minutes!  I've got a third on my workbench that I'm about to dive into.

I almost sound like I know what I'm talking about.




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 Posted: Tue Oct 31st, 2017 06:30 am
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It might come as a surprise to some folks, or maybe not ...

... but it seems to me, most 'blogs' are a bit of a waste of time ...

... when do you ever see a 'conversation' in a blog ?


Never that I've seen.


They come & go ...

... perhaps a minute amount of something interesting there ...

... but if so, mostly though a 'non conversation' ... conversation COUNTS.


As for 'moderators' or 'not' ...

... what is the relevance there ??

This is FREErails ... not draconianRAILS.


Freerails is exactly as it says ... FREE ! ...

... FREE to Post what one wishes, to move a Topic forward.

To discus & Post SURPRISES as well as solutions.


One thing there is no place for, is DOGMA.


All this talk about exactitude as far as every possible scenario is concerned ...

... as far as I can see, is just 'dreamworld' ?

Anyone gonna write THAT up ?


Members wanting sound help & advice GET IT and can DISCUS IT ...

... what else is there ?

A blog ??



???



Si.



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' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
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Sorright.
I don't even know what a Blog is!!!



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