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 Posted: Sat Jul 11th, 2020 05:06 pm
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Recently completed the conversion of three S scale engines to BPRC. 

Pictured is an American Models GP9. 

It has two 900mAh cells wired to a battery protection circuit,
which then is wired to a Pololu 9 volt step up regulator,
which in turn powers an Airwire C-25 board. 

The board receives the signals from the transmitter,
and passes them to a Tsunami 2200 decoder. 
A sugar cube speaker provides the sound. 

LED lights front and rear are aimed towards fiber optics in the shell light fixtures. 
A switch and charge jack are mounted to the chassis. 


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Another conversion is the same except using an Airwire C-15 board. 

It is an American Models GP-35.


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The third is an American Models Pacific. 

I installed larger 2200mAh cells with all the space available in the tender. 

The switch and charge jack are located in the top of the tender behind the coal bunker.
Very easy to access.


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Completed two more S scale engine conversions.  

This 2-8-0 has an Airwire 900 C15 board, Tsunami 2200 decoder,
two cell Li-Ion 18650 battery, protection circuit and Pololu 9 volt regulator. 

Runs very nicely. 


Pictures on Flickr.

https://flic.kr/p/2jFuC5a
https://flic.kr/p/2jFuC5A

The charge jack and on/off switch are hidden under the water hatch.

https://flic.kr/p/2jFy5bL




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The second is an American Models Alco RS3. 

Same basic parts except a two cell Li-Po battery.


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Very nice work.

Your wiring is much neater than mine.  :2t:



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Really nice work!


I did the same thing with a O-Gauge Williams RS-3.
 
Using the new BlueRailTrains DCC board,
powered by a 12v Li-Po battery.


That Tsunami2 decoder,
has an amazing array of programmable features.

Major operating difference is use of a smart device app,
as opposed to a hand-held controller.


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Agree. 

I have installed 5 Bluerail systems since the release. 

Thought I would not like using smartphones but they grow on you. 
Overall I think I still prefer knobs and switches though. 

Wish they would have a traditional throttle,
that was compatible with the Bluerail boards.




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Have you seen the video,
showing a hand-held game controller operating BlueRail?

Check it out. 
It's neat.


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Meant to post the video game controller link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plinKYtuwrM



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