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 Posted: Mon Mar 31st, 2014 05:24 pm
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Went to Cheyenne to see Harry Brunk's layout again to see the progress they hhave made. They have done quite a lot but still have a ways to go. It was nice to be only one of four of us the was there. Got to talk to one of the operators, and he explained how they have overcome the slight earthquakes they get every time the UP rolls past the station, which is quite a bit. More or less just Hon3 wireless system or RC control of Blackstone engines with Tsunami sound. Sound, battery, and receivers in a Kadee C&S car behind the engine. Really works well because no track voltage is required.
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 Posted: Mon Mar 31st, 2014 08:21 pm
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Man, that sounds like they have brought Brunk's layout into the 21th century! That news really makes me happy, it will surely influence others to follow the same wireless path. Thanks for the update.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 1st, 2014 02:03 pm
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I have always been more of a modeler than an operator, but this turned the tide for me. The ease of operation is what I think I have been waiting for. I never really investigated this type of option. My thoughts are that the small lithium batteries may be an issue in there availibility. The system was installed in a Hon3 C&S Kadee reefer. What are your thoughts on this? Are there small batteries out there. This one was about the width of the car, about 1/2" tall, and maybe 1" long. The guy said it has about 1 hour running time. It did have a range of 10 to 12 feet. One good thing is that when you dod get out of range, it just stopped but did not reset the DCC. When in range it just started up again. One guy with me said it would be nice to have the battery in a separate car, that way you could continue operating if you want to. Who sells the controllers?
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