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 Posted: Tue Feb 16th, 2021 09:59 am
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Hi everyone
I am Chris & new to this Forum.

I have been told this is a great place for getting info. on converting my layout to RC.

My layout is around 35 meters of twin track, equaling around 80 meters of track,
on a shelf/trunking that I have fitted around the ground floor on my bungalow,
just above the doors & windows.

Was making it all for DCC.
But after a lot of work & not thinking things through properly,
I am now going down the Radio Control route as I can see many benefits.

Now I am a retired electrician, but the work I did had very little to do with electronics,
& can get very confusing in the way things are done.

Even with basic things like switching with 0 Volts, or positive or negative fusing.
This is a bit alien to a mains voltage electrician.

But I am hoping with your help, I will get things up & running. 




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 Posted: Tue Feb 16th, 2021 11:09 am
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Hi Chris

Welcome to the Forum.

There are plenty of members here into the R.C.
So you should get answers to your questions when you post them.

Sit back and enjoy the ride.

:2t:

.....Peter.




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 Posted: Wed Feb 17th, 2021 11:23 am
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Many thanks Peter,

from the up/over side of the planet. 

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Chris,

in which scale do you work?





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Chris,

Glad to have you here.
There are some very fine modelers on this Forum.

I think I speak for us all when I say we'd like to see photos of what you have so far.
You can learn something from ANY layout, even if it's nowhere near completed.




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Hi, thanks for the welcome.

I am working with On30,
as it's all on a high level shelf & HO/OO was a touch to small.

I will post some photos a bit later.

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Hi Chris  :wave:

WELCOME to Freerails !  :old dude:

Good to see you onboard our modelling :slow: express train !!

;)

I'm sure someone has the answer to your 'Micron' R.C. Transmitter question.  ???


Your original Post was moved from the 'D.C.C. Electrical & Sound' Forum ...

... to the 'R.C.' Forum, so Members 'watching' R.C. got no notification.  :f:


I'm afraid my own small R.C. experience is with 'FlySky' products.  :)


What kind of On30 are you running Chris ?  L:

American ? ... Brit. ? ... European ? ... Downunder ? ... etc. etc. ? 


:cool:


Si.




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Hi Si.

I purchased quite a bit of stuff,
like loco's, carriages & freight cars from the States,
& track & signaling in the UK.

Most are On30 Bachmann from Trainworld New York.
This was still far cheaper than the UK even with P&P cost.

Not sure why?
But P&P from the States is silly money.

Was going to buy some freight cars the other day,
from Oregon USA they wanted £76/$58 P&P.

From the UK to Oregon £14/$11.
Both weighed 2 Kg.




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Hi Chris  :wave:


Arrh ! ... Yes !! ... TRAINWORLD N.Y.C. ! 

(Was ... Is ?)  Every Brits. best friend, for On30 goodies !!  :bg:


I have in the past ordered various items from the U.S. on eBay ...  :cool:

... but the TOTAL RIP-OFF  'Global Shafting Program'  has made that history.  :f:

May as well just sign a nice BIG FAT CHEQUE ...  :old dude:

... & send it direct to 'Pitney Bowes' H.Q.  :Crazy:


Folk in the U.S. don't realise that for us Brits. ...  :java::mex:

... an On30 'Bachmann' Christmas 2-6-0 to repaint, is TREASURE !  :shocked:


Over 'The Pond' I get the impression ...

... that if you paid any more than $10 Bucks for 1 at a garage sale ...

... they'd call the 'men in the white coats' for you !  :Crazy:


;)


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Laugh.

I just started making some freight wagons out of some old 40' Dinky toy 1:50 lorries,
& pulling the container off the lorries, & mounting on some 4mm nylon,
then screwing 2 bogies underneath.

Will look good for about £12-15 each.
They want around £70 for just a flat bed over here.




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