Posts Tagged ‘controlled’

Computer Controlled Trains

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Computer controlled Lionel Trains.
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How To Video: Computer Controlled Model Trains & Making Your IPod Touch/Iphone a Wireless Throttle

Monday, April 16th, 2012

sorry about my voice am sick. but not sick enough to stop playing with the trains. Here i show you how I added computer control to my HO scale Model Railroad. ALSO I show you how made my Ipod Touch into a Wireless throttle for my DCC system. It the COOLEST thing EVER!!!!! Please Comment with any responses or questions you may have! I will be more then happy to help! Thanks For Watching, Hope You enjoy!!
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RC controlled –> BATTERY OPERATED <–HO trains?

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Question by John G: RC controlled –> BATTERY OPERATED <--HO trains?
Seems to me that if HO scale trains could be powered by on-board batteries (or batteries carried in a dummy unit, tender, or rolling stock) and then radio controlled (like an RC airplane or car) THEN the entire issue of track wiring would go away and operation would be more prototypical.

BUT….no one seems to be making anything close to this. DCC is not close. But I’m betting I’m not the only one to have thought of this and hoping someone else has either done a conversion -or know who DOES them? Your thoughts?
Jim: Actually, Jim, track power could be used to charge the batteries. Track work which is electricially tricky (like reverse loops, etc.) can simply be isolated “dead.” At some point, batteries will die, of course -but the replacement would be relatively seldom, right?

Best answer:

Answer by jim
Charging batteries is a bit of a pain in the …, well, you know. Batteries do wear out, and it would add to the expense of a already expensive hobby. Radio control isn’t really needed because your in the same room as the train. They do need something better than DCC, but I think that can be done with out a radio

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