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 Posted: Tue Nov 26th, 2019 04:09 pm
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John Boshier
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Hi,

I was told to join Freerails by someone on the Narrow Gauge Railway Modelling Online,
because of my interest in radio control, although I have lurked here in the past.

I've nearly got an Arduino based RC system for locos and layout control working,
that should be able to control all my small and micro layouts from one Tx,
saving me loads of wiring.

I'll write about it when I've got a bit further.

I've got too many part built layouts at the moment,
in OO, EM, P4 (including 7ft broad gauge), O9, O-16.5 and O,
but it's stuff I've wanted to do for years, and if I don't do it now it may be too late!

Progress is very slow though, as life keeps getting in the way!




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 Posted: Tue Nov 26th, 2019 08:11 pm
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Lee B
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John,

Can't wait to see what you have in mind.

Welcome!





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 Posted: Tue Nov 26th, 2019 11:46 pm
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W C Greene
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Howdy John, welcome to Freerails.

Since you have been using radio control, your wiring troubles are a thing of the past.
I am interested in your 7' broad gauge work, even though I model the other direction...2 foot gauge.
Do you have any photos of broad gauge models?

Woodie




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 Posted: Sat Nov 30th, 2019 05:45 pm
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Huw Griffiths
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Hello John - and "welcome aboard".


I hope you enjoy being on this site, in fact, I'd be surprised if you don't,
as a number of people here seem to be into radio control.

As for Arduino based R/C, this all sounds rather technical to me,
I wonder how much setting up it involves.


(Just for the record, I think I'd better apologise,
that it's a while since I've been active on here.
Unfortunately, my parents' health has been, and still is, an issue)


However, as other people here have commented,
your build projects sound rather interesting.

As for the models of 7ft gauge prototypes,
I can't help wondering if these might include dark green locos,
and dark brown and cream coloured coaches.

Just out of curiosity, would I be right in guessing,
that some guy with a cigar and a tall stovepipe hat,
might have had something to do with some of the prototypes?


Seriously though, whether or not your interests include the Great Western Railway,
the broad gauge models are likely to involve a lot of model making,
as broad gauge doesn't seem to be very well supported by RTR manufacturers.


All the best with your modelmaking.

Regards, Huw.


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" I've got too many part built layouts at the moment "


Hi John  :wave:


How's it going ?  ???

Have you managed to chip away at the job-list a bit ?  L:



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 Posted: Sun Feb 16th, 2020 05:07 pm
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John Boshier
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Si. wrote:
Have you managed to chip away at the job-list a bit ?  L:


Of course not.

I'm still plodding on very very slowly with the radio control.


Once that's working properly,

there may be a huge explosion of action,

as I install it on most of the layouts.


Or maybe not.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 17th, 2020 10:23 pm
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Welcome aboard John....

Indecisive??
Hey I resemble that remark he he.... Have fun....

I find the whole R.C. thing fascinating but am old school....

Took a shot at DCC in slot racing,
but yea, it was kind of more time spent tinkering than racing,
so once again I went back to old school....

Now back in the model rail world back to my On30 stuff....

Hope your multiple adventures find success....

I have too many other hobbies....
Can only handle 1 miniature world at a time. 

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John welcome to the Forum.

Look forward to seeing some of your work.

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