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    • January 19, 2021 11:56 AM EST
    • Nice work Tony. I love seeing your ingenious solutions to installs.

    • December 11, 2020 10:47 AM EST
    •     Very nifty work.

       

    • December 10, 2020 7:53 AM EST
    • Nice install, I'm doing an install in an LGB #50 switcher and looks like the RailPro system is all going to fit. The battery will have to go in the cab, but fits well on the left side floor area and is hard to be seen from the outside, so I'm happy with that. I like the split battery idea, looks like it is going to work out well in the climax, I may have to do that on some of my smaller engines with installs in the future. 

       

      trainman 

    • December 10, 2020 7:23 AM EST
    • I recently installed another RCS battery R/C and MyLocosound in a new version Bachmann Fn3 Climax. This is the 4th version of how I did it.

      I have done a few of these excellent locos since they came out.  This is the is just the second one where I have been able to have everything on board. 

      There is no chopping and cutting of bodywork or changes to the existing Bachmann wiring.

      The secret is fitting the Li-Ion battery pack up in the roof.  Once again, the Australian Sanyo distributors made me a special 2 part 4s 1700 mah Li-Ion pack with wiring between two parts, so they could fit up under the Climax roof.

      The Bachmann Plug'N'Play socket is featured as the easiest way of wiring the loco.

      The specially made pack fits neatly either side of the ventilation hatch in the roof.

      It looks like this when mounted correctly.

      The packs need to be placed as shown so they clear most of the Bachmann Cab fittings.

      The red cable above plugs into the JST in line socket shown in the next pic.

      Once the roof is replaced, the cabling is virtually invisible.

      The slide switch was glued under the rear edge of the cab roof and is easily operated by large fingers.

      A small decorative component needs to be removed to clear the battery packs when re-fitting the roof.

      The Red power cable runs under then cab floor and then up into the tender comportment. Black heat shrink disguises the cable.

       

      The stock dummy PnP plug is removed and will be replaced with the # Battery-PNP kit.

      In between the PnP socket rows there is enough room to mount the # MRW-SSTS sound trigger card.

      There is only one wire added to the stock circuit card, That is the the sound system chuff wire to pin # J1-5

       

      Remove the 4 x pcb supports in the coal cover,

      A styrene sheet is cut to size to fit under the coal load,

      The various components are mounted to the styrene sheet.

      The styrene sheet with components is mounted in the coal load with thin double stick foam tape.

      The main # Battery-PNP plug is almost shown on the above pic..

      The Fosworks RCS OMEGA-10 is exactly the same size as the Centre OFF COBRA-260, so can be used for Low OFF control.

    • January 4, 2021 10:38 PM EST
    • Joe Zullo said:
      Jon Radder said:

      I don't know. He had what I wanted in-stock. Should arrive here tomorrow, but USPS has been running 5-7 days for Priority Mail which should be 2 days to most places.

      USPS still has not delivered a Xmas present box that I mailed from Florida to Long Island NY 2 day Priority on Dec 4th! That is 1 month in transit for a 2 day Priority package. I had them track it and they said it is on Long Island in a 53 foot trailer awaiting sorting. No refund of my Priority shipping cost and one disappointed grandson!

      I've stopped using the USPS as much as I can, worst thing is when I ship it UPS, or FedEx sometimes they give it to the USPS to be delivered, another three, or four days delay. 

       

      trainman

    • January 4, 2021 9:00 PM EST
    • Jon Radder said:

      I don't know. He had what I wanted in-stock. Should arrive here tomorrow, but USPS has been running 5-7 days for Priority Mail which should be 2 days to most places.

      USPS still has not delivered a Xmas present box that I mailed from Florida to Long Island NY 2 day Priority on Dec 4th! That is 1 month in transit for a 2 day Priority package. I had them track it and they said it is on Long Island in a 53 foot trailer awaiting sorting. No refund of my Priority shipping cost and one disappointed grandson!

    • December 4, 2020 9:19 PM EST
    • We been talking to Robby for last few days and no problems on anything so far on stock or sale items. Our order is shipping.

    • December 2, 2020 8:40 AM EST
    • Robby keeps pretty well informed on what's happening in the Industry...

      Even if the web page shows out of stock, call Robby and ask...

      Or if something you want is not listed, call him...

      And no, he doesn't pay me to say this...  hehehe

      He's just good and an honest person....

    • December 2, 2020 7:53 AM EST
    • I usually try to find out in advance if suppliers have what I want to buy instock before I order, this way I don't get all twisted out of shape having to wait. You know how it goes, when you order something you wanted it yesterday.

       

      trainman

    • December 1, 2020 4:00 PM EST
    • He had what I needed also, well cept 18 pieces had to be black and not gray...

      Needed some more concrete ties to replace regular damaged ties on my mainlines...

      Shipped yesterday, got them at noon....             

    • December 1, 2020 3:04 PM EST
    • I don't know. He had what I wanted in-stock. Should arrive here tomorrow, but USPS has been running 5-7 days for Priority Mail which should be 2 days to most places.

    • December 1, 2020 1:49 PM EST
    •    Jon, I don't remember RLD being so completely out of stock of so many items...is it a combination of Covid and Chinese manufacturers?

       

    • November 26, 2020 11:08 AM EST
    • If you have not heard, Robbie is having a Thanksgiving Weekend sale. On-Line only.  7% off website prices on purchases $250-$749 and 10% off $750 or more.

       

      Very tempting!

    • November 14, 2020 4:37 PM EST
    • John Bouck said:

      Is the "crossing" whistle all you can do, or can you give single toots for in the yards.?

      Hello John.

      These whistles are single sound only.

      Very soon there will be a micro SD card based version that will be loadable with up to eight sounds.

      The user can load their own sounds or purchase the first version using a reconstructed 3 x chime file for:

      1 press = 1 x toot STOP

      2 press = 2 x toots Forward.

      3 press = 3 x toots Reverse.

      4 press = Grade crossing.

      5 press = Bell hand rung.

      6 press = Bell power ringer.

      7 press = All Aboard call.

       

      It has been designed with switching operations in mind.

      I have a working sample using different sounds.  It is a very precise selection using the Ch # 5 bind button on all RCS Tx hand-pieces.

      Also usable with stick radios.

    • November 14, 2020 3:03 PM EST
    • Jon Radder said:

      Could be!  It was a Baldwin whistle and they made a lot of standard gauge too. The way you describe it on your website is perfect.  BTW, Mr. Radder was my father

      Nevin at the East Broad Top confirmed the PRR whistles are very similar. The 3-chime will work on the K4 (which is where mine is going, and that tender is mostly empty so I am hoping to get a BIG speaker somewhere.) It also works for the G5 and E6 (Accucraft & WuHu) live steamers, and many more.

       

      I think Tony found the 5-chime whistle recording on a std gauge loco, and from my digging it appeared the D&RGW used that type on both their std and narrow gauge locos. I plan to put one in my DSP&P Mason Bogie with a big speaker.

      Almost any Youtube video of a steam excursion includes lots of whistling, so it is easy to compare these sounds with the prototype you have.

       

      My Accucraft Countess now has the "Lyn" whistle and a small Radio Shack speaker. Obviously you need to use the biggest one that will fit, with a proper baffle (enclosure.) I just ordered a whole bunch of 20-50mm round and rectangular speakers to play with. . . 

    • November 14, 2020 10:38 AM EST
    • John, it's a simple single sound playback. Could be anything, but only one on this board.  They have a 5 sound board in the works

       

    • November 14, 2020 10:34 AM EST
    • Is the "crossing" whistle all you can do, or can you give single toots for in the yards.?

    • November 14, 2020 12:52 AM EST
    • OK Jon.

      Just trying to be polite.

      BTW, Peter pointed out that your sample my not be 100% perfect sound.  That has been fixed on production versions. New samples will be sent as soon as they arrive here.

    • November 13, 2020 11:24 PM EST
    • Could be!  It was a Baldwin whistle and they made a lot of standard gauge too. The way you describe it on your website is perfect.  BTW, Mr. Radder was my father

       

    • November 13, 2020 9:07 PM EST
    • Thanks for your help Jon.

      It was Peter Thornton who told me that it was the same type of whistle as used on the K4's etc.