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    • September 13, 2018 8:29 PM EDT
    •  David

      In case you are serious, and just don't know what most people who are looking for these parts want...

        All Gilbert is trying to do, is offer replacement parts, to replace what Aristo offered on the original models.

        If some potential customers want a specific horn, or part, other than what Aristo provided, they can contact Gilbert, and possibly arrange for the specific part to be produced.

           Accuracy is desirable for some, but not others. 

             Fred Mills


    • September 13, 2018 8:13 PM EDT
    • Fred Mills. said:

      GLX now has the HORNS, and Wipers for the Aristo FA1.  They are even chromed.  I'm sure he would make unpainted ones too, on demand.

           He also now has the HORNS for the RS3.

                Fred Mills

      What is the difference between the FA-1 and RS3 horns ? I'm just curious since you "strive" for accuracy? I'm pretty sure that the eastern roads used a modified Nathan on the early Alco RS-3 locomotives however the Alco FA1 seemed to prefer the Leslie. I also understand that all roads varied according to their,there,they're needs. Me personally I'm a huge fan of the Nathan k5la that is a sweet sound...


      Wait I forgot you don't do sound as it's an inferno noise as you have stated in the past so I'm thinking these horns that GLX has made are just for show and not really specific to any prototype.


      Either way I thank and congratulate Gilbert on his work which I think will sell well for those NOT into "Prototypical Operations" as a few preach.



    • September 13, 2018 6:22 PM EDT
    • GLX now has the HORNS, and Wipers for the Aristo FA1.  They are even chromed.  I'm sure he would make unpainted ones too, on demand.

           He also now has the HORNS for the RS3.

                Fred Mills

    • May 11, 2018 1:03 PM EDT
    • Yes, that's right, Fred! I have been able to 3D print an Aristocraft Mallet Pilot, 21500-166. At first, the replacement part was made in several pieces before final assembly. Now, with my 3rd 3D printer, I am able to print it in one piece. 

      The new part is made with thicker vertical posts and has a brace running under the grill bars of the pilot to strengthen it further. It is also possible to mount it to the locomotive with 4 screws rather than just 2. These improvements should make the part stand up better from the odd branch, rock or debris lying on the track. 

      Photos are in a new album I just uploaded.

      This printer is a Wanao Duplicator7 Plus.



    • May 10, 2018 12:53 AM EDT
    • I met Gilbert at the latest OVAR dinner meeting, here in Ottawa on Tuesday evening (May 8th)

         He showed me some fresh, new samples of some more replacement parts...Aristo articulated locomotive owners will be happy...

       He says he will be making an announcement shortly...on this forum...stay tuned...

        Fred Mills

    • September 7, 2018 3:02 PM EDT
    • Hi Sean, the REVO is doing well.  Reliability is great and so are Sales. Navin is available for any kind of REVO and Aristo Craft service. Call or email him. No web site for service. 

      Navin's phone is 201-565-6069.   email: [email protected]


      JK released a new steam sound, S_N90 which is the best so far. Press # 4 for short whistle. Press #3 for crossing. Press 2 for bell that rings for 10 sec. Much better,  high #9, medium #8 and , low #9 for volume control. But the steam engine has a really good chuff. Got to love it for free!!


    • September 7, 2018 2:45 PM EDT
    • Sean McGillicuddy said:


      How is the revo holding out?

      Is Navin still on board?

      Do you have a link for the company....

    • September 7, 2018 1:24 PM EDT
    • Don

      How is the revo holding out?

      Is Navin still on board?

      Do you have a link for the company....

    • May 14, 2018 1:28 PM EDT
    • Hi Joe, thanks for the input. I will pass this onto JK.



    • May 14, 2018 12:09 PM EDT
    • Press and hold #9 to increase volume, press and hold #7 to decrease volume would make more sense.

    • May 14, 2018 10:00 AM EDT
    • Revo update.

      I asked JK for variable sound volume and he said YES!!  I explained how Dallee and Phoenix offer this capability.  In the next revision of the receiver firmware he will add it. Not sure when or what buttons he will choose. I suggested using button 9. Press and hold  for increase volume and press and hold to lower volume. 

      What would you guys like to see?



    • August 15, 2018 5:54 PM EDT
    • Thanks Greg.

      The relay switches are very useful for triggering LGB sounds when converting their locos to battery R/C.

      No need to nut out the wiring LGB uses.  Simply parallel the reed switches in the relay terminals.  One channel can trigger two sounds.

      The dual Relay can also be used as a very simple OFF - ON - OFF directional speed controller.  Ideal for users who only want to trundle around at low speed.

    • August 15, 2018 3:39 PM EDT
    • Nice additions to your product line Tony, more options for the users in easy-to-use "building blocks"



    • August 15, 2018 12:03 PM EDT
    • Ok...I misread the title also and thought it was an RC switch for turnouts.


    • August 15, 2018 11:13 AM EDT
    • Tony the title of the thread led to a misunderstanding, we read it as 'R/C turnouts'... which along with R/C uncouplers are in demand.

      Layout accessories is the weak side of R/C. I decided on maintenance requiring Spring switches and kept the numbers down, others, I'm sure would love to push a button ...


      I can see a secondary Tx with a phone keyboard to dial in a numbered Rx switch to control...

    • August 15, 2018 1:20 AM EDT
    • Sorry Richard.  I don't understand what you mean.

      All of the R/C switches go onboard the locos to control various loco mounted items.  Lighst, sound systems, water pump motors etc.
      They could be used for controlling track turnouts but so far I have not had any interest in using them for that.

    • August 14, 2018 11:03 PM EDT
    • you have any pictures of how these units actually look on the garden railroad??


    • August 14, 2018 8:25 PM EDT
    • This is for those users of digital proportional R/C who have had problems finding reasonably priced R/C switches.  R/C switches are designed to use spare channels on any brand of stick radios and RCS R/C equipment for sound triggers and switching motors ON - OFF, both in Live Steam and Battery R/C.
      Whilst Centre OFF proportional ESC's are very low priced very few of them have sound trigger functions and/or directional constant brightness lighting outputs.

      RCS is now selling a range of such devices.  Both solid state R/C switches and relay R/C switches.
      They can all use the R/C Rx battery pack to provide 5 volts or switch traction battery voltage.  Full wiring instructions are included.  Outputs can be selected Momentary or Latch ON - OFF.
      They simply plug into the R/C Rx and use screw terminals for connecting to the devices or lights that are to be controlled.

        # MRW-SSLS.  Solid State Lighting Switch. Lights are ON before loco moves.  Reads motor control channel polarity to switch lighting direction automatically.


        # MRW-RSS Relay Single Switch.  Provides 1 x 1 amp trigger control functions for any channel used.


      # MRW-RDS Relay Dual Switch provides 2 x 1 amp trigger control functions for any channel used.


      # MRW-SSDS Solid State Dual Switch.  Provides 2 x 3amp trigger control functions for any channel used.  


       # MRW-SSQS Solid State Quad Switch.  Provides 4 x 3amp. trigger control functions.


        # E-SWITCH Single Electronic Switch.  Any spare Channel turns on RX battery voltage supply up to 2 amps.Cannot be used for sound triggers.

      Full details are here.


    • July 20, 2018 8:58 PM EDT
    • Tony,

      My garden railroad is not continuous run but operates like a real railroad with station starts/stops, crossing trains and shunting. Therefore what I like about the EVO-BATT is that I can hold it in one hand and can do everything with my thumb without having to look at the transmitter. My thumb will rotate the forward/reverse/throttle knob and also press the sound triggers. My other hand is then free for setting switches, uncoupling, etc.

      Oh and my 3 year old granddaughter likes it too......


      Peter Lucas


    • July 19, 2018 8:00 PM EDT
    • I guess you could say this post was timely, given the recent discussions of control systems.

      Although my main product line is catering for Live Steam R/C, I am making a couple of dedicated DSM2 Digital Proportional Tx hand-pieces just for Battery R/C.

      Unlike regular stick radios which work 90º either side of neutral, RCS hand-piece knobs use 150º degrees of speed control, either side of neutral.  That equals much finer speed control.

      There are two items in the RCS EVOLUTION range.

      The # EVO-BATT is for simple entry level battery R/C.  It can handle 1 x loco for Centre OFF control with three sound triggers.

      The other item is # EVO-BATT-DUO.  This allows 2 x Centre OFF control Locos to be operated simultaneously from the one Tx handpiece. Cab "A" & Cab "B" each have 2 x independent sound triggers.

      Three Suitable VIPER ESC's from 3 amps @ 12 volts to 12 amps @ 24 volts are a perfect match.