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by collectors
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Anyone experienced with battery trains. ??
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: Anyone experienced with battery trains. ??

mick1219 wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:22 pm
Got to be the way forward, anything to get rid of wiring the track
Its certainly a lot simpler to deal with & battery technology & RC control is getting a lot better these days.
by collectors
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: What voltage for my train??
Replies: 2
Views: 260

What voltage for my train??

Hi, just as an experiment i have an on30 DCC Bachmann 50-ton diesel that i want to remove the DCC & run with an onboard a battery with radio control on a no-volt track. Any ideas for maximum DC battery voltage./ When on DCC, it was fine at 17.5 volts although a little slow. But i assume DCC is a com...
by collectors
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Anyone experienced with battery trains. ??
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: Anyone experienced with battery trains. ??

Must admit, there are a few sites out there dealing with this type of thing, but most are very poor quality sites & you wonder if to deal with them. One site that looked good was www.rctrains.co.uk But this went offline. Spoke to the fellow who owns the site & said sack your IT team. He messaged me ...
by collectors
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Anyone experienced with battery trains. ??
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: Anyone experienced with battery trains. ??

Spot on Tricky, most that run this sort of layout now days have clever ways to disguise the jack plug for recharging. I have seen one using the buffers to recharge. I have even seen an N gauge layout using this. Too tiny for my shaky hands. lol. Many larger trains, you can get the very flat lipo bat...
by collectors
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Anyone experienced with battery trains. ??
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Anyone experienced with battery trains. ??

I stumbled across some forums on battery trains & wonder if anyone has tried the conversion. This was initially brought out for G-rail. But I went the DCC route with on30 scale & so wished i had found this first. It all runs on dry track, so no voltage problems, can use cheap trains, run 12 trains a...
by collectors
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: What size shunt to use ??
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Re: What size shunt to use ??

Thank's Richard, its pointed me in the right direction & it looks like these meters read of a shunt anywhere from 10-100amp & all are @ 75mV. Just need to get the correct size amperage to be safe. I will try one of these & compare to my amp meter. If it works, fine. If not, it was only a couple of q...
by collectors
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: What size shunt to use ??
Replies: 2
Views: 608

What size shunt to use ??

Hi, slightly off topic but hoping someone here can help. Apart from trains i also like RC electric model aircraft. Now the larger electric planes can run at quite high amperage, so i thought it would be handy to fit an ebay volt/amp meter to the plane permanently as you can test on the ground what a...
by collectors
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Is 20 volt pushing a points motor
Replies: 3
Views: 788

Re: Is 20 volt pushing a points motor

Thanks guys, this made testing a bit easier. :)
by collectors
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Is 20 volt pushing a points motor
Replies: 3
Views: 788

Is 20 volt pushing a points motor

Hi, i have an old laptop power supply that i was going to use for testing points. Is 20 volt pushing a points motor/coils?? or should it be OK.
Thanks
by collectors
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Just ruined my XU2175M XURON TRACK CUTTER
Replies: 21
Views: 4603

Re: Just ruined my XU2175M XURON TRACK CUTTER

Just used mine to chop up and old rabbit cage which was made from 1/8 wire, they chopped through that lot without breaking sweat. They will be the last set of pliers you will buy so well worth the money. Laugh! i read that as the rabbits didn't break a sweat. Not sure how accurate a rabbit would be...