Originally Posted by sschaer
i have a 27mhz aristo train engineer.
what are the differences between aristo and crest ? thought that was the same company.
over here almost all buildings are made of steel reinforced concrete.
g-scale trains go around the house. except for the backside of the house there's always at least one 15" thick concrete wall between handheld throttle and the receiver.
I still use this same system. What I did to get more range, and if possible, is mount the TE Receiver on a board mounted to a stake and then mount that so it extends above your roof line.
I did this with one and it worked out great, was able to run my train from 2-3 houses away watching it through my neighbors security system on his smart phone to see if it was getting to the train.
If you can give it some height and just let the antenna dangle, it should work. Just a suggestion for you.. Good Luck.