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Old 06-20-2020, 02:21 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Hello Hoosier Daddy.

If you are planning to eventually have Live Steam to go with battery R/C, apart from RCS, none of the above makers quoted can provide a pocket sized Tx handpiece that can do both.
RCS does both at a reasonable price.



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Old 06-22-2020, 10:50 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Thanks for the RCS Evo Duplex solution, I'll check it out. I'm thinking of starting out with battery operated loco with remote control and maybe getting into live steam a little later as time & money permits.

I've just started planning to build my elevated outdoor layout and am hearing that pressure treated lumber for outdoor use is getting scarce in my area of central Maryland. Both Lowes and Home Depot seem to be out of 4x4 deck posts for example....I'm guessing that with Covid19 keeping people home from work they're doing one heck of a lot of home improvement projects. Who'd a thunk it?
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I use Tony's RCS control set up on my G scale live steam locomotive. Excellent system. Pretty much any G scale locomotive can be made to be battery controlled. As to whether it carries its own battery onboard or in a trailing box/passenger car depends on the locomotive model. Steam locomotives are the easiest as most have a tender to put the battery and control electrioncs inside of. Tank engines like the LGB Euro Mallet can also be done fairly easily. RLD hobbies in Illinios specilizes in battery conversions and can convert the engine for you or sell you the stuff to do the work yourself. His shop is a full line G scale hobby shop with new and second hand trains. I myself have Bachmann, LGB and Kalamazoo/Hartland locomotives that are coverted to onboard battery power as track power and live steam do not get along well. I also got tired of cleaning track to run track powered trains outdoors. Mike
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