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Old 02-23-2020, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What transmitter and receiver do you recommend to purchase to be compatible with this eBay seller's servo package? A 2 channel should be sufficient.

I have no experience with this kind of R/C. I use the Revo system in my R/C battery powered locos.
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I use Tony's (RCS https://www.rcs-rc.com ) transmitter and receiver. The transmitter can be use for both battery and steam power. I like his equipment very much, it works well, is easy to install and Tony is very helpful.
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I use Tony's (RCS https://www.rcs-rc.com ) transmitter and receiver. The transmitter can be use for both battery and steam power. I like his equipment very much, it works well, is easy to install and Tony is very helpful.
Thanks Winn! That looks like the ticket.
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What transmitter and receiver do you recommend to purchase to be compatible
Those are standard servos, and any r/c receiver will accept the plugs and control them. You can buy a cheap aircraft stick r/c system with receiver from many suppliers (Tower Hobby, Servo City, HobbyKing.)

Like Winn, I use an RCS TX3 handheld from Tony W. It is DSM2 compatible and much easier to hold and to control a train. RCS receivers are good, but any DSM2 type seems to work - I have tried and use Orange, Spektrum and a no-name $6 unit from China. Industry standards are great!
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Old 02-24-2020, 09:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have been using Fly Sky transmitters for years. The 6 channel transmitter and receiver can be had for $44 .
The advantage of a 6 channel is you have a three channel setup on either side so you can actually run two engines at the same time with throttle, direction and whistle on each. extra receivers are around $8

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...ky+transmitter
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By the way, a Ruby can be controlled with one servo on the reverser only, especially with a dual-rate RC to get a smoother start. All my Ruby type Accucraft locos and my scratch-built ones with this type of reverser use only one servo for speed/direction. However this does not work for locos with more complicated valve gear like Stephenson or Walschaerts, which need one servo for direction and one for the throttle.
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