Right there Tac......I have not been for years.  ... moreRight there Tac......I have not been for years. NEC rip off. and that starts with the car park!!
Its cheaper to travel down to London to the London MR Show or the Model Engineering show at the Pally...
Steve Featherkile said:
Yes, its easy. Just fill out these... moreSteve Featherkile said:
Yes, its easy. Just fill out these forms,
In triplicate, of course.
then go see the proctologist.
Yea, he enjoys seeing new faces.
If only one engine is to be done then a dedicated system may be ... moreIf only one engine is to be done then a dedicated system may be the best choice cost wise, but if you want to run several conversions from a single controller then there are choices to be made here also. I would definitely want speed and direction control as the original poster does have a good sized outdoor RR.
What size battery, current rating (more amps expressed in mah (MillAmpHours) is longer run time) and voltage (higher is faster speed). THe RS3 is a 2 motor engine and I would suggest 3 or more amps (3000mah) and at least 18 volts. Be aware that some 22 volt batteries when fully charged are over 22 volts and the receivers are rated at 22 volts max, so be sure the battery you purchase is under the receiver max voltage spec.
SO, bigger battery features take up more space.
Also consider the charger expense and features for best battery protection.
David Maynard said:
Dennis, well now at least you have the numbe... moreDavid Maynard said:
Dennis, well now at least you have the number for it, 8-82107, if you call the TCA library, or email or call Lionel.
David, i will give them a try.
Update: I cleaned the axles and found three of four gears cracke... moreUpdate: I cleaned the axles and found three of four gears cracked on two cars! On the trailer car, I've now got electrical contact from the wheels to the lights. I removed one axle gear from the other trolley and it appears that one gear will pull the trolley. I've decided to get six new gears and just replace them all. Now I've got 1.5 trolleys! Now I'm removing the hook couplers and replacing them with 3D printed draw bars.
Is this the enjoyment with everlasting challenge part? less
Hey Chris...I have two road bed types; 1. concrete, and 2. ladde... moreHey Chris...I have two road bed types; 1. concrete, and 2. ladder system. I've had the concrete system on the area I call Phase 1 for about 10 years and have had issues with it from the beginning. I've learned not to screw the track down as it causes derailment from time to time. And depending on how precise you are with getting the concrete level...well that definitely plays into the whole thing. A major issue currently is the trees planted 10 years ago are a lot bigger...I have one area where a root has broken and raised the track level which causes my cars to come uncoupled from time to time.
Phase 2 uses a ladder system built from vinyl strips purchased at Home Depot. I've really enjoyed this method as it has proven to be quite reliable.
I've not done the trench with crushed gravel, etc and secured things with ballast. I'm actually considering removing the concrete over time and replacing it with a form of the ladder system.
For what its worth...Richard less