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    • May 6, 2020 6:14 PM EDT
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      Cheap & Simple Battery R/C Options

      I'm looking for an R/C system that will be cheap and simple for a small to medium sized locomotive.

       

      Potential systems ideally fit this criteria:

      1. Have Speed Control

      2. Have Direction Control

      3. Can accept a 14.8v battery

      4. Under $200 total for the system package

       

      What R/C systems out there will fit this criteria?? What do people recommend??

    • May 6, 2020 6:38 PM EDT
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      I recommend the Railboss system from G-Scale graphics. It’s around $200 for transmitter and receiver. Battery is extra. 

      Doc

    • May 6, 2020 6:47 PM EDT
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      Hi Joe, Today I offer the PIKO R/C sender that will fit your criteria. It is a complete bundle including the 14.8V 3.5Ah battery, charger and install kit for $228 shipped to you.

      Please visit my web site at www.rcsofne.com

      Don

    • May 6, 2020 7:06 PM EDT
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      I agree with Doc and am a fan of G Scale Graphics (don't let the name fool ya) R/C and critter controls.

      I plan on a critter in one train and let it run while I control the other train with R/C. His battery modules make wiring easy.

      https://www.gscalegraphics.net/store/c1/Featured_Products.html#/

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      John

       

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

       

       

    • May 6, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

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      Hello Joe.

      This may be of interest to you.

      https://www.rcs-rc.com/pages/battery-r/c/evo-package-deals

      They range in price from US$ 135 - US$ 184 with free Air Postage.

      All RCS Tx handpieces have proper knob controls and famous RCS quality.
      Plus they can all be used for Live Steam operation too.

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      Best wishes,
      Tony Walsham

      Remote Control Systems. www.rcs-rc.com/
        Modern technology. Old Fashioned reliability

    • May 6, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

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      All excellent recommendations !

    • May 7, 2020 7:28 AM EDT
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      Trainli has a 90 dollar remote control xmit/rcvr combo.

      TL60-10002

    • May 7, 2020 12:19 PM EDT
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      Another vote for the G Scale Graphics RailBoss.  It fits all of my needs (limited as they are) and have been absolutely reliable.  

       

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    • May 7, 2020 6:42 PM EDT
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      Another vote for the railboss, just installed one in my Mason Bogie and couldn't be happier, battery, control and sound board all fit in my small tender, controller is small enough  to fit in my pocket and easy to control, Bill

    • May 8, 2020 5:10 PM EDT
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      Thanks all for your pieces of mind.  Seems like the Railboss is the way to go. 

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