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 Posted: Sun Feb 2nd, 2020 07:43 am
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Hi Jim,

Glad to hear you are on NGRM Online as well and found it useful.

I don't think you can buy direct from Deltang any more,
he has handed that over to the various retailers.

If you do need to order from the UK, the one I use is Micron,
they understand railway modelling and will answer questions by email.
 
Also they supply the transmitters ready built,
whereas some others only supply the kits.

The 009 Society website is new,
I guess they are still getting it sorted.

I'll let them know there is a problem.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 2nd, 2020 09:07 pm
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Frank.

You are correct.

I emailed Deltang, they directed me to Micron,
so I'll order from them when I have the funds.

I could order one receiver and one transmitter now, but I want 2 of each,
so will hold off a bit longer, and not pay higher postage.

I've been a member of the 009 Society for several years,
as I was working a bit in 009.

But I'm now back to US rail modeling.

The only benefit for overseas members was really just The News,
and to the sales, for UK items in my case.

But the emailed sales listing have become fewer and further between
(I don't think I have seen one since last summer),
so that really is no longer a benefit.

Anyway, I will be visiting NGRM Online more frequently, again,
to follow yours and others work in small scale RC.

I so look forward to no track wiring!  LOL

Jim


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I live in Australia. 
Micron of UK is my preferred supplier.
 
Andy Rutter, principal, is very helpful and will program your receiver,
if you require unusual needs outside the defaults.

Highly recommended supplier.




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Jim,


009 Sales is still active,

they send out emails fairly regularly.
 

It might be worth contacting them,

to make sure they have a current email for you.


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Frank,

My address hasn't changed, and the News gets to me every month.

Still won't hurt to check, though.

Thanks.

Jim

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Rod Hutchinson wrote:  
I live in Australia. 
Micron of UK is my preferred supplier.
 
Andy Rutter, principal, is very helpful and will program your receiver,
if you require unusual needs outside the defaults.

Highly recommended supplier.


Yep, Andy is quite helpful!

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In addition to the link showing the HOn3 K27 I converted,
I have converted many using Deltang. 

Pictured is a little critter that has a Bachmann N Scale Plymouth mechanism. 

The trailing car has the receiver,
a Pololu voltage regulator to boost voltage to 9 volts,
and the plug for the battery. 

The battery when installed is covered by the load of Budweiser. 

Installing in an average HOn3 is not a problem. 
The biggest factor is the battery size. 

Battery size/capacity will determine run time. 
Most good HOn3 motors will run a good hour on a single cell 250 mAh battery. 
A two cell 250 mAh battery will provide two hours or more. 

If installing in a loco with tender there is usually room for plenty of battery capacity.

It is entirely possible to put a complete DCC sound equipped battery system in a tender,
using the Airwire 900 system, although the price tag goes up a bit,
as you need the converter board, transmitter and DCC decoder.







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Space required for effective operation is pretty minimal. 

If you can find this amount of space you are in. 
Height requirement is 4mm. 

Shown is a 250 mAh Li-Po battery with built in protection circuit,
Deltang RX60 receiver and Pololu 9 volt regulator.

In the event you are not familiar with Li-Po numbering - the number relates to size.
First two numbers the height, second two the width and third two the length. 
The battery shown is a 402035 which is 4mm x 20mm x 35mm. 

Knowing this you can find a battery that will fit your available space,
by searching for a specific size by number. 

You won't always find an exact match,
but will usually find all the close options.







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Just a small update.

I have found and bought a Minitrains F&C tender loco.
When it arrives I'll give it a break in.

I'll buy a larger 3D-printed tender from Myner Models,
one that looks like it has enough room for the receiver and battery.

Micron has 2 receiver listings,
one for 6 volt, one for higher than that.

Most of the 6v are backordered,
but I can use one of the higher volt ones, correct?

I'm looking at a Rx62 and the Tx10 transmitter.

Do I need a regulator?

Thanks.

Jim


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I would not recommend the smaller receiver for your application. 

The RX 60 would be best. 


You will also need to decide on, 'low off', or 'center off'. 

With 'low off', you use the toggle switch for direction control. 

With 'center off', the direction control is, knob to right for forward, knob to left for reverse. 


I would recommend 'low off' for most applications.




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