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 Posted: Wed Nov 1st, 2017 07:36 pm
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Allow me to make one comment. I am assuming that "toy r/c car" systems are those used in the $7 toys for kids. I started with those and with the proper mechanism & motor (Grandt Micro-Mo 80:1 gearhead and Grandt drive components) the little cheap boards work well for railcars and little critters. However, the r/c car boards that I have been using for many years are "hobby grade" quality which came from the expensive models, not cheap toys. I got into the r/c idea back when nobody was interested in this and most thought it was craziness to want to operate without DC or DCC. I am glad to see how far the idea has come but there is far, far more to happen before it is taken "seriously".
So, I still feel that the cheap toys are a way to "get your feet wet" in r/c but don't include high-tech r/c car equipment in the "cheap toy car" discussions.
Now that I have vented my views, I will sit back and watch what develops. Well, maybe not, I feel like going out and running one of my Shays, there are full ore cars that need to be switched at the mines.

Carry on...
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I started with some of those cheap RC cars to get my feet wet.  I do have some FlySky equipment waiting to get installed in my Shay.  Still, I like to use those inexpensive RC stuff just to see what I can make happen.

The best part is that I'm having a great time!



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I began and have only used Deltang.  Works very well.  



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" I do have some FlySky equipment waiting to get installed in my Shay."


Hi Michael :wave:



Been doing a few tests on my 'FlySky' stuff here. L:

Amazingly easy to use & immediate 'trim' controls on those transmitters. :bg:


No programming required ... Thank god ! :old dude:





Slightly different transmitter to the ones you & I have.

But the same easy-set analog controls.

NICE !

Less than $20 Bucks for all that ? ... Yep ! ... Bring it on bruv. :pimp:



:!:



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For a simple dead crawl on a straight track, you don't need BEMF control at all. But when it comes to switchwork, curves and grades, especially under load, you'll be forced to readjust your speed settings in order to compensate their effects. Now everybody is spoiled by the standard DCC decoder offering this feature without any required action from the operator. It isn't realistic for all but the newest generation of locos, but that's what the average guy doesn't know. 



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Dave,

If your friend is willing, replacing the existing motor with a precision gear-head unit to get very low crawl speeds might be the answer. See the link below. 

I have several of these and they are amazing (2.5mA no-load current draw).

Dan

https://www.allelectronics.com/item/dcm-705/precision-dc-gear-motor-used/1.html


   

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We have found this one quite good. geared motor with crossbox by Bernard Snoodyk

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Are those Hobbytown helical gears?

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No.  I think they are PSC helical gears.



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How is it that despite the Tam Valley solution that is the matter for discussion, and that the solution they offered was for RADIO CONTROL OF DCC, we keep returning to other, non DCC topics? I am all in favour of a bit of topic drift, but there are other threads covering BPRC that is not DCC related.

I come to this thread to find out if there is any more news on a successor to Tam Valley’s DCC based solution. I already know that I can install a cheap solution based on a toy that doesn’t support DCC, I know that I could go the DelTang route, and if I want to read about those solutions, there are plenty of other topic threads I can turn to.

We have 6+ pages in this thread, and 5 of them have nothing to do with the OP, and are covered elsewhere in the Dead Rails part of this board. Much of that dross appears to be the output of a moderator, too. Hardly a good advert for Free Rails.

For those wondering about the difference between a forum and a blog, assuming a blog allows comments and thefore dialogue, then a blog tends to stay to the point rather than being derailed into other agendas.



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