Forums Power and Sound Power and Sound
  • Topic: gscalegraphics

    Back To Topics
    (0 rates)
    • April 8, 2019 5:08 PM EDT
      • Ormond Beach, Fl. 32174
         
      • Posts
        468
      • Thanks
        3
      • Thanked
        223

      gscalegraphics

      Has anybody had any experience with their RC railboss system for remote control battery system, any input would be appreciated, or any other system at fits well in small space engines,  Bill

    • April 8, 2019 5:45 PM EDT
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
      • Posts
        13,147
      • Thanks
        928
      • Thanked
        645

      I use Del's previous Railboss system. I've not used his Railboss 4, but the systems I have are solid and Del is a great person to deal with - very responsive.

      ____________________________________

      www.cvsry.com www.cvsry.com

    • April 8, 2019 5:53 PM EDT
      • Saint Helena, CALIFORNIA
         
      • Posts
        340
      • Thanks
        17
      • Thanked
        48

      I use the RailBoss 4 in all of my engines (8) and am quite the "fan boy".  They are very reliable other than a single failure that was replaced immediately for free.  Del Tapparo, the designer/owner, has provided excellent and timely support on the few times that I have had questions.

       

      These have been installed along with batteries, no sound, without much surgery or difficulty.  I do strip out most all factory wiring and circuit boards including the rail/wheel pickups and direct wire to the motors.  My engines are the 1:20.3 Spectrum Bachmanns and a Heartland railbus. 

       

      For my needs they have proved to be the best bang for the buck.  Highly recommended.

    • April 8, 2019 6:03 PM EDT
      • Hendersonville, North Carolina
         
      • Posts
        236
      • Thanks
        31
      • Thanked
        55

      I also am a fan of Railboss.  I have installed at least 10 of Del's systems.  They are simple to install and operate (buttons) and extremely reliable.  They have many features including sound and lighting control.  Their range seems to be over 100 ft.

       

      Doc

    • April 8, 2019 6:28 PM EDT
      • Ormond Beach, Fl. 32174
         
      • Posts
        468
      • Thanks
        3
      • Thanked
        223

      thanks I appreciate the input and any special places to get batteries, was going to use a trailing car and utilize my Makita batteries but my first build is a mason bogie using a LGB 2074 motor block and really didn't want a trailing car for it. Thanks again, Bill

    • April 8, 2019 7:24 PM EDT
      • Penacook, New Hampshire
         
      • Posts
        190
      • Thanks
        0
      • Thanked
        28

      Hi Bill, I am one of the sponsors here and offer over 10 different battery packs w/charger and control systems with sound. You can see all my products at www.rcsofne.com

      Do you know Rick Delaney from Ormond Beach? He is a customer. 

      Del offers a good product that I recommend when you need a basic setup. If you need  more lighting effects and on-board sound then visit my web site for another idea. 

      Enjoy your build of the Mason Bogie.

      Don

       

    • April 8, 2019 8:19 PM EDT
      • Vail, Az
         
      • Posts
        4,722
      • Thanks
        1,015
      • Thanked
        826

      Del does offer onboard sound and he is the distributor for My Loco Sound and he offers directional lighting.

      He just celebrated 15 years as G scale graphics.

      ____________________________________

      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • April 8, 2019 10:20 PM EDT
      • Vail, Az
         
      • Posts
        4,722
      • Thanks
        1,015
      • Thanked
        826

      Bill Barnwell said:

      thanks I appreciate the input and any special places to get batteries, was going to use a trailing car and utilize my Makita batteries but my first build is a mason bogie using a LGB 2074 motor block and really didn't want a trailing car for it. Thanks again, Bill

      While batteryspace was my go to and all-battery was 2nd, all-battery has gone to:

      https://power.tenergy.com/

      Might as well get the best from the source.

       

      ____________________________________

      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • April 8, 2019 11:04 PM EDT
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
      • Posts
        13,147
      • Thanks
        928
      • Thanked
        645

      I'm no longer a fan of Tenergy batteries. I've had every pack I ever bought for them have one or two cells fail. To be fair, my charging regimen was not optimum, but not horrible either. I have been buying the MTO packs from Don Sweet and have had great success with them. They cost a few dollars more, but you get what you pay for.

      ____________________________________

      www.cvsry.com www.cvsry.com

    • April 9, 2019 12:22 AM EDT
      • Vail, Az
         
      • Posts
        4,722
      • Thanks
        1,015
      • Thanked
        826

      Jon Radder said:

      I'm no longer a fan of Tenergy batteries. I've had every pack I ever bought for them have one or two cells fail. To be fair, my charging regimen was not optimum, but not horrible either. I have been buying the MTO packs from Don Sweet and have had great success with them. They cost a few dollars more, but you get what you pay for.

      Thanks, guess I'll go back to my #1 batteryspace.com

      ____________________________________

      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • April 9, 2019 7:17 PM EDT
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
      • Posts
        13,147
      • Thanks
        928
      • Thanked
        645

      John Caughey said:
      Jon Radder said:

      I'm no longer a fan of Tenergy batteries. I've had every pack I ever bought for them have one or two cells fail. To be fair, my charging regimen was not optimum, but not horrible either. I have been buying the MTO packs from Don Sweet and have had great success with them. They cost a few dollars more, but you get what you pay for.

      Thanks, guess I'll go back to my #1 batteryspace.com

      I think Batteryspace also sells Tenergy and possibly others.  Just stay away from teh Chinese stuff. The Japanese stuff is very good, so I'm told. I don't know who's cells MTO uses, but the Sanyo cells have a great reputation.

       

      You buying components (cells, protection boards etc.) packs, or maybe not even Lithium?

      ____________________________________

      www.cvsry.com www.cvsry.com

    • April 9, 2019 8:16 PM EDT
      • Defending the State of Exile! ,
         
      • Posts
        13,435
      • Thanks
        1,591
      • Thanked
        1,044

      In case watchers are reading this thread I thought I would add a link to Del's site considering Don added one to his. 

       

      https://www.gscalegraphics.net/#/

       

      I'm not biased either way but I thought a link for the original posters question would be nice for the lurkers.

       

       

    • April 9, 2019 8:29 PM EDT
      • Saint Helena, CALIFORNIA
         
      • Posts
        340
      • Thanks
        17
      • Thanked
        48

      Hmm, so far I've not had a failure of any of my battery packs.  They are exclusively Tenergy from All-Battery  My last order was September of 2016 and most of the pack are the 4 cell 14.8 volt.  The first pack that I purchased was in July of 2013.  

       

      All of the packs are shrink wrapped so I cannot see an individual cell's country of origin.  Perhaps I was lucky and they were all manufactured in Japan.  I use the Tenergy TLP-4000 Universal 1A Smart Charger for Li-Ion/Polymer Battery Pack (3.7V-14.8V 1-4 Cell).

    • April 10, 2019 1:07 AM EDT
      • Vail, Az
         
      • Posts
        4,722
      • Thanks
        1,015
      • Thanked
        826

      Jon Radder said:
      John Caughey said:
      Jon Radder said:

      I'm no longer a fan of Tenergy batteries. I've had every pack I ever bought for them have one or two cells fail. To be fair, my charging regimen was not optimum, but not horrible either. I have been buying the MTO packs from Don Sweet and have had great success with them. They cost a few dollars more, but you get what you pay for.

      Thanks, guess I'll go back to my #1 batteryspace.com

      I think Batteryspace also sells Tenergy and possibly others.  Just stay away from teh Chinese stuff. The Japanese stuff is very good, so I'm told. I don't know who's cells MTO uses, but the Sanyo cells have a great reputation.

       

      You buying components (cells, protection boards etc.) packs, or maybe not even Lithium?

      Odd question and phrasing methinks...

      Since it was asked; my first 2 sets a dozen years ago were tabbed NiMH, I assembled, that served me well. And as Mark has described my 3 or so year old lithiums are shrink wrapped.

      I'm in the midst of Chemo and am 30 miles from said batteries. But I know I paid for lithium and a charger ...

      Sorry about your bad luck.

      ____________________________________

      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • April 10, 2019 7:46 PM EDT
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
      • Posts
        13,147
      • Thanks
        928
      • Thanked
        645

      I'm glad no one else is having issues.  The on-board Lithium batteries I built into my Shay and my Porter are also Tenergy and they have performed great for years.  I think the difference is use. The failing packs were underused and not kept charged while in long term storage. That is probably why they had early cell failure. Like I said, my charging regimen was not optimum back then.

       

      @John -  I was just wondering what you were buying as NiMh is a whole different animal. The reference to components was because I have had good luck with Tenergy cells and boards to roll my own LiIonpacks.

      Continued good luck with the Chemo. I know that is no fun. We all hope the discomfort is worth the outcome.   And yes I sometime phrase things oddly - Implied but not stated was the preamble 'I wish you'.

       

      ____________________________________

      www.cvsry.com www.cvsry.com

    • April 10, 2019 7:52 PM EDT
      • Defending the State of Exile! ,
         
      • Posts
        13,435
      • Thanks
        1,591
      • Thanked
        1,044

      Jon Radder said: And yes I sometime phrase things oddly

       

       I no longer fear naked and alone!

    • April 12, 2019 6:32 PM EDT
      • Shut Up Rooster
         
      • Posts
        8,412
      • Thanks
        151
      • Thanked
        675

      Jon, a pretty big difference between your first post and your second.

       

      Long term storage of batteries is an issue, with all types, more so with nicad and nimh, but can also be with lithium.

       

      What battery type did you have the bad experience with that caused you to not like Tenergy? That would be helpful.

       

      (also how long?)

       

      Greg

      ____________________________________

      Be sure­ to visit ­my site, l­ots of tec­hnical tip­s and modi­fications,­ and you c­an search ­for topics­ and key w­ords.


      ­Click HERE for Greg­'s web sit­e
      PLEASE NOT­E: Please do NOT use private messaging, i­f you have­ a questio­n, feel fr­ee to emai­l me priva­tely, u­se regular­ email onl­y: greg@el­massian.co­m

    • April 12, 2019 8:06 PM EDT
      • Defending the State of Exile! ,
         
      • Posts
        13,435
      • Thanks
        1,591
      • Thanked
        1,044

      Greg Elmassian said:

      Jon, a pretty big difference between your first post and your second.

       


       

       

      Hello Pot my name is Kettle

    • April 13, 2019 4:03 PM EDT
      • Shut Up Rooster
         
      • Posts
        8,412
      • Thanks
        151
      • Thanked
        675

      You have way more in the bank than me Rooster, would never hope or aspire to top the king!

      ____________________________________

      Be sure­ to visit ­my site, l­ots of tec­hnical tip­s and modi­fications,­ and you c­an search ­for topics­ and key w­ords.


      ­Click HERE for Greg­'s web sit­e
      PLEASE NOT­E: Please do NOT use private messaging, i­f you have­ a questio­n, feel fr­ee to emai­l me priva­tely, u­se regular­ email onl­y: greg@el­massian.co­m

    • May 14, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

      •  
      • Posts
        300
      • Thanks
        0
      • Thanked
        4

      Thanks for the support guys! I don't seem to have (or take) the time to browse the forums anymore, so I just noticed this one. G-Scale Graphics just continues to grow, year after year.

Forums Power and Sound Power and Sound

    Icon Legend

  • Topic has replies
    Hot topic
    Topic unread
    Topic doesn't have any replies
    Closed topic
    BBCode  is enabled
    HTML  is enabled

Add Reputation

Do you want to add reputation for this user by this post?

or cancel

Ads by Google