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HOn30 - 'Battery Powered Radio Control' ?
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 Posted: Sat Jun 20th, 2020 08:11 pm
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Youtube video of the latest effort in smaller scale. 

Engine is a brass D&RGW K36 in HOn3.
 
I installed an Airwire900 system powered by a single cell 250mAh battery,
boosted to 9 volts with a Pololu step up voltage regulator. 

For ease of use I made the battery removable. 
This eliminated the need for a switch and charge jack. 

Battery plugs in and sits in the tender coal bay and is covered with a coal load. 
With two batteries there is ability to run continuously. 

It has a TCS WOW sound decoder, headlight, backup light and firebox flicker light.
Everything fit very easily in the tender.

https://youtu.be/2ndDhpyiXUs




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Nicely done.








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Latest R/C system is the new DCC compatible decoder from BlueRailTrains which runs great on battery power.

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I have installed Bluerail in two engines now (for others)
and in my opinion it is a very good system. 

I especially like the fact that the board can be shortened,
by "breaking off" the connector part of the board and hard wiring to the solder pads. 
That reduces the length to 1.5". 

Personnaly, being an old dinosaur, I am not crazy about touch screen operations. 
I  prefer knobs and switches. 
I am sure that most people these days are comfortable with a touch screen.

The programming aspects are great. 
You see on screen exactly what is currently programmed and what each CV is. 
No need to look up the CV and then guess at what to set it.




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