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 Posted: Fri Nov 15th, 2019 11:18 pm
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Check out the news section on the Deltang site.






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 Posted: Fri Nov 15th, 2019 11:42 pm
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Oh dear.






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 Posted: Fri Nov 15th, 2019 11:46 pm
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Merits some serious thinking,

at least we have some time before it happens.





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 Posted: Sat Nov 16th, 2019 11:10 am
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Maybe a fix could be developed in that time by David.

If it is only some of the equipment, the chips used on the others must be OK,
and could perhaps be used in revised versions of those affected.

I would wait a while and see if DelTang come up with a solution.

Frank


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 Posted: Sun Nov 17th, 2019 01:14 pm
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It means that a new PCB has to be developed to accommodate the pinout/size of the replacement transceiver.

I do not expect any functionality changes.





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Hmmmm, this is very interesting to me,
as I am about to take my first steps into R/C control,
and plan to use Deltang equipment.

I do have options having effectively a clean sheet to start from,
my main restriction being size.

I have to fit this into HO scale diesels,
no DCC controls to worry about retaining though.


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Hi Nick,

I can recommend the DelTang product,

but then again, it's what I use and the only method I have first hand experience with. 

I'm in HO as well.

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 Posted: Mon Dec 2nd, 2019 04:39 am
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Nick Bradshaw wrote:
Hmmmm, this is very interesting to me,
as I am about to take my first steps into R/C control,
and plan to use Deltang equipment.

I do have options having effectively a clean sheet to start from,
my main restriction being size.

I have to fit this into HO scale diesels,
no DCC controls to worry about retaining though.


I use Deltang exclusively.

Your biggest problem is where to locate the battery. 
These are the largest item so check the space inside your locos. 

The RX are quite small so finding a place for them is less of a problem. 

If you wish to run OEM motors you can use one battery (1S) and a step up voltage converter. 
Alternatively you can use 2 or 3 batteries (2S or 3S) but this complicates the wiring for re-charging.




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Nick,  

I have not been very successful in my experiments,
where I tried to install everything inside an HO, "powered" diesel shell.
As a solution, I decided that I needed to install the battery inside a "following" dummy unit.

I tend to have no problems installing both the DelTang Receiver,
and usually a 2 cell Li-Po inside the tenders of my steam locomotives. 

I'm modelling a nearby and historic, 1860's short line era railroad and so use steam exclusively,
but I'm cheating by using steam power that extends to the turn of the century,
in order to operate with better locomotives and longer trains.

But I was interested in diesels because of my grandchildren. 
They want to run diesels.  

I got around my lack of available space inside the "powered" diesel,
by buying a pair of attractively priced, second hand DC powered locomotives
(Canadian Pacific F units),
and then installed my receiver and a three cell Li-Po inside the unpowered B unit.
Works well.

If you end up managing to shoe horn everything into a powered diesel,
I will be very interested to hear your report of what method you used to do it. 
I'm sure it's quite possible to do, especially for those more skilled than I am.

Rick







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