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NineElmsNigel

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  1. Apologies for the delay Ian – Lots of family birthdays, (including my 65th) in the last 6 weeks or so. List as follows: RX61 Receiver from DelTang http://www.deltang.co.uk/ - Current price £27 Trustfire Li-Ion 10440 batteries .. 4 for £4.45 - Ebay (free shipping from China – Approx 2 weeks delivery) Sil socket strip – Turned pin (10) – Ebay - £1.59 Heat Shrink tubing for above – Ebay - £2 DIP switch - 1 way SPST - Ebay - Approx £3.00 for 10 That just about does the Loco receiver wise – You then need a Spektrum DSM2 compatible transmitter or one of Davids TX20 kits
  2. I have now installed the new DelTang Rx60 Receiver/ESC in a Hornby Clan Line Pacific loco (or rather tender) and thought I would share this. I wanted to make the installation relatively Plug and play so have installed a 4 pin socket for power and motor connection, made from SIL turned pin miniature sockets (Turned Pin sockets ) and have made the plugs from the same pins removed from the plastic casing, soldered and shrink tubed to the wires. Rx60 - Rx61 and Turned pin SIL socket strip SIL pins soldered to wires which were connected to the tender wheels power picku
  3. Just one more question - Is there a recommended expansion gap for Peco code 100 track (yard lengths) when used outdoors - Thanks
  4. I think that is where I got my interest in steam railways Roddy - I lived in Clapham and like you, the Golden Arrow was one of the many trains that passed the bottom of the garden. I would like to re-create that with full length trains so the garden seems the logical place to have the space to do this and with RC I would not have to worry about wiring the track, apart from points operation. Having investigated the conversion of several locos and EMUs, it is clear that tender locos (non tender drive) are easy to convert as there is space for the LiPo, Li-Ion or LiFe batteries but smaller t
  5. After the successful conversion of my Hornby West Country 'Torrington' I have now installed the new Deltang Rx60 receiver/esc in a Hornby Clan Line Pacific loco (or rather tender) and thought I would share this. I wanted to make the installation relatively Plug and play so have installed a 4 pin socket for power and motor connection, made from SIL turned pin miniature sockets (Turned Pin sockets ) and have made the plugs from the same pins removed from the plastic casing, soldered and shrink tubed to the wires. Rx60 - Rx61 and Turned pin SIL socket strip. SIL pins
  6. Finally made it to the local club to test my Hornby loco modified with the excellent Deltang micro 2.4 Ghz Receiver/ESC and TX2 transmitter module. Electrical pickups have been removed from the loco and tender wheels and the power is supplied to the loco motor via the tender to loco pickup wires and connection. The track had power applied just to light the Pullman coaches. Battery power is supplied by 3 x 3.7v Lithium Ion cells of approx 300mah in series giving a nominal 11.1v. I initially tested the loco with 6 heavy Pullman coaches but suffered severe wheel slip on the gradients. The Tr
  7. Thanks for the info chaps ... I have found a guy who has a large amount of track for disposal but it is steel and not NS - Would this just mean occasional de-rusting of the top working surface of the rail bearing in mind I am not interested in the electrical integrity of the track as I will be using radio control and on-board batteries? Ta .. Andy
  8. I have one of Davids micro receiver/ESC units and am awaiting a voltage booster from HK to run on 3.7v lithium batteries installed in the tender ... http://freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=4576&forum_id=45 David will be working on a receiver/esc which will handle 3 - 16v so 3S lipo will be usable doing away with the booster ... Cheers .. Andy
  9. I like this idea and searched the Bay for magnets .. Came across these which could be used with a 1mm rod in 1 magnet, locating in the 1mm hole in its partner - A little more expensive but might make alignment more positive .... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pack-of-25-very-small-Neodymium-ring-magnets-3mm-dia-x-1mm-dia-x-1mm-N35-grade-/130650106975?pt=UK_Collectables_WeirdStuff_RL&hash=item1e6b5a6c5f
  10. Years ago I had a Gaugemaster controller with a separate 'Inertia' simulating control - I have to say, compared with the standard controller mode the trains moved so much smoother and more realistically. Apparently, this function can be easily incorporated in my proposed Radio Control system but I just wondered how many modellers use this feature in DC and DCC ....
  11. Here is another application of RC in OO/HO modelling; [video no longer available] A bit if refinement required but the hard work done - I have just bought the same model of 2.4Ghz Transmitter on Ebay for £12.50 for my RC loco test so not expensive ..
  12. When the rail sides have been painted/weathered, I guess the difference will hardly be noticed so code 100 it is .. Thanks for your comments ...
  13. I have just spent my extra hour (BST) reading this thread and watching the videos of the superb K&WR garden railway. I am in the process of collecting rolling stock, track etc. ready to start after the next house move and this will certainly inspire, encourage and enthuse me to get started asap ... One thing that strikes me, especially watching the videos of the driver and brake van views is the incredible detail and also the amount of time and effort this must have taken .. Hopefully we will have a summer next year, so I look forward to updates on this special railway - Great stuff
  14. One option for re-charging is to have a short section of siding 'live' - This would obviously need pickups to the wheels but no fiddling with connectors etc. Most small Lipo batteries will accept a charge of 2C or twice their capacity so a 30 minute charge should be sufficient - Provided the receiver/esc has a low voltage cutoff for lipos and the correct charger is used, all should be hunky dory
  15. Having already trawled many of the model railway forums, I am still undecided whether to use code 100 or 75 rail for my intended garden railway. I do not have any old rolling stock and while not being a rivet counter I would like the railway to look realistic. I currently have a 5 car Hornby Brighton belle, Golden Arrow pullman train (unrebuilt and rebuilt locos) and intend to also run a CEP or VEP electric set - Long trains, hence the decision to go Garden rather than indoors. There seems to little difference in price and as I intend to use Radio Control I am not worried about wirin
  16. Space for the battery is the biggest challenge - However, check this out .. http://www.deltang.co.uk/rx45-v5.htm especially the video of the N gauge loco .. So OO gauge tender locos are no problem to install micro RC and batteries but others will be a challenge. The 2.4Ghz receiver and integrated ESC is 9.0mm x 9.6mm x 2.1mm - Brilliant - I was amazed how far RC miniaturisation has developed. The best part is, the guy who developes and makes these little beauties lives a 10 minute walk from me .. Currently, the receiver/esc module only supports up to 6V but there should soon be a version
  17. Wow- Thanks for the link - Just what I was looking for - That saves re-inventing the wheel .... I am surprised that no-one on the forum has tried RC though, given the huge benefit of hardly ever having to clean and maintain outdoor track - Just charge and play ... I have to give this a go so will let you know how I get on ... Thanks again (now where is that Christmas list ....)
  18. Having a Son and 4 Grandsons gave me the opportunity to share my interest in all things modelling, from radio controlled planes and boats to RC cars and it occured to me that with RC equipment becoming smaller and more reliable, would it be feasable to run an RC OO gauge railway powered by on-board 11.1v 3s Lipo batteries - Advantages: No track wiring and no connection issues 4 channel receivers could operate lights, sound etc. Each loco/unit independantly controlled via a dedicated transmitter (Although the channel allocation can be changed to control any loco) Batter
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