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Radio Control - a first adventure

 
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Roger



Joined: 25 Jul 2011
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Location: Wales

PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:15 pm    Post subject: Radio Control - a first adventure Reply with quote

I don't think i have ever posted before in the "on my workbench" section.

Anyway, i got a 16mm narrow gauge diesel loco from ebay a while back, made from Mamod parts and with a small radio control unit. It looked ok but it really did not like my Mamod track outside and promptly fell off the track at any slight hint of a curve. The radio control was a bit hit and miss too - all in all rather a disappointing episode. I took the loco and controller along to my local railway model shop and had it looked at by a radio control expert (more with aircraft but he liked the challenge). Loco now ran much better and he added a re-chargeable battery pack et cetera. Loco still fell off the track though. Bah!

Fed up now, i stripped it all down and salvaged the motor and radio control side of things and set to work on creating my version of the Talyllyn
"Old No 5" in 1/12th, or 7/8ths if you like, but to run on the Mamod track. (15" gauge roughly)

Another change of idea struck, as i rather like the BEV and Clayton type battery, mine locos that used to be around in great numbers once.

I'm progressing with it well now with a Houston Gate Loco Works chassis and balsa wood and coffee stirrers and plasti card and it (finally) stays on the track all the time!

Roger
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An update and some pictures can be found here

http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=10538


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roger, that little loco looks very good to me.
I like the subtle weathering, not too much, just right.

Regards Peter. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Peter Very Happy

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