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 Posted: Mon Jan 27th, 2020 12:16 pm
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Anyone working on doing R.C. for N scale mechs. usable for HOn30?

I'd stay in HO scale if it were feasible, but will look more at On30 if not.

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DavidT on his website shows how it is done in an N scale 0-4-0.

And may I humbly draw your attention to this thread - a small TT-scale diesel switcher.

H0n30 is no issue except for the smallest European contractor's locos.




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Well, there you go!
That fellow doesn't really need track to run upon.
He could mess with his friends by running the teeny loco across the table top.

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I model in 009, which is the UK standard for 4mm scale on 9mm gauge track,
so similar I think to HOn30.
I have built several radio control locos using N gauge chassis.

The scale/gauge combination seems to work well.

The modern chassis have efficient motors that respond well to radio control systems,
and the bodies are slightly bigger than N scale ones so fitting in the equipment is often quite easy.

Several of my locos use the Kato four wheel chassis and this works very nicely,
although I have not tried the new one yet.

Frank


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There is an article on one of my locos on the 009 Society website:

https://009society.com/news/selected-articles-on-aspects-of-009-modelling/


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" I model in 009, which is the UK standard for 4mm scale on 9mm gauge track "
 
" I have built several radio control locos using N gauge chassis "

" Several of my locos use the Kato four wheel chassis and this works very nicely "


Hi Frank


I am sure you have seen the Freerails Forum for small scale narrow gauge

HO & OO - Narrow Gauge ... HOn3½ - HOn3 - HOn30 - HOn2½ - HOn2 - HOm - HOe - HOf - OOn3 - OO9

It would be great to see some photos of what you are working on

I cannot recall ever seeing any photos or anything about your work being Posted

We have some keen modelers in these scales who I am sure would be very interested


It would be great to see more photos in the Radio Control Forum as well

There are Pages and Pages and Pages of talk about milliAmps batteries and wiring

But sadly the Radio Control Forum good as it is happens to be ultimately lacking photos


Any regular Members photos of small scale narrow gauge would be great to see here


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 Posted: Wed Jan 29th, 2020 08:04 pm
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Hi Eddie,

Thanks for the encouraging words.

The main reason there are none of my photos on the website is that I mainly use an iPad to access the site,
and the photos are on a big old slow desktop on a desk covered with other stuff so it's not easy to get to.
I will have to dig it out though now you have asked.

The other reason is that I had a lot of photos on other forums,
that were hosted on PhotoBucket and so are now lost.
I have not re-created them anywhere else since. "Once bitten twice shy".
I know now having read the various posts that you have a 'Gallery' here,
but that is news and I have not used it yet.

I put the link to the 009 website,
in the hope that some of the forum members would follow it and see something of what I do.
Incidentally I notice clicking on the link takes you to the site,
but you have to reload the page to see the article - don't ask me why!

Frank


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@fallen

It says the PDF can be downloaded but there's no link to do so.

Reloading the site doesn't help either.




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All you have to do to download the PDF

Is click on the PDF windows 'DOWNLOAD' button at the top right


BINGO ! the PDF is yours !


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@Jim Fl

http://freerails.com/view_post.php?post_id=109761

is the start of a thread showing conversion to BPRC of an H0n3 loco.


@Nice Guy

Thank you for that nice help!

After using Edge instead of Firefox, the pdf opened.

Even the 'open in pdf reader' plugin of FF didn't do the trick.




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Many thanks for the replies.

Frank, it was seeing your work on the NGRM-Online forum,
that got me started considering RC.

The .pdf would not appear for me, when I went to the Society's web site,
no button, nada.

I did manage to get it using the browser on my Kindle, though.
If it is a Firefox issue, it's the 1st one I have ever come across.

I have batteries, switches and other items I need,
just need to buy a Deltang receiver and DT transmitter.

If their US dealer does not have them,
I'll try ordering direct, once I have the extra funds.

Jim


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