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 Posted: Fri May 11th, 2018 11:59 am
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Mark Shearin
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Hello guys,

My name is Mark Shearin.
I am located in Winston-Salem, NC USA.
I have been a modeler since a very young age.
I currently have a 7.5'' gauge live steam railroad at home with 3200' of track down.
I have been collecting 1:20.3 narrow gauge locomotives and rolling stock for several years and have built a few structures.
 
I am about to begin building my dead rail layout.
I am seeking advice on a lower budget r/c system.
Although,  lower budget may not be the correct term to use.
I am after a system where one or two loco on a larger loop and also do some switching operations with a few other locomotives.
I see several "store bought" systems that can do what I would like to a accomplish. They seem awful proud of them.
Batteries aren't the cheapest thing either.
So, I thought I would spend several weeks reading through your old forums before I ask ANY redundant questions.

Thanks so much for your time,

Mark


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 Posted: Fri May 11th, 2018 03:15 pm
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Hi again Mark  :wave:



Great to see you here on Freerails ! ...  :thumb:

... and WELCOME !!  :)



Now ... 7.5" gauge ... WOW ! ... That's BIG !!  :shocked:  :bg:

I suppose Fn3 must be something like going from 'O'-scale to 'N'-scale for you then ?  ;)



What sort of locos & stock have you liked for the Fn3 collection Mark ? ?  ???

It sounds good to have some buildings already.



There are lots of clued up folk, on the R.C. Forum here at Freerails.

I think almost every conceivable size & type of loco has been R.C.ed at some point or other.

I'm sure you will find the right solution for your needs.



All the best.



:moose:



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 Posted: Sat May 12th, 2018 04:00 am
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Glad to have you here Mark!

This is a great place to learn about RC systems.
The great part about large scale is that you have many systems to choose from and battery space.
Just be sure to test each engine for voltage and amp draw before installing remote control.
Even my little porter draws over an amp when stalling.




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 Posted: Wed May 16th, 2018 10:07 am
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Currently, I have a Bachmann 0-4-0 Porter and also a Bachmann 55 ton three truck Shay.
Both 1:20.32 scale and neither have ever been taken out of the box.

I have gotten in touch with a fellow on Facebook who has really been a large help in the decision making process as picking an RC system.
We spoke on the phone yesterday.

Jtrain that's great info, what type Porter do you own?

Mark


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 Posted: Fri May 18th, 2018 02:56 pm
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I've got the newer Bachmann Porter.
It runs great.
Definitely recommend getting some track and playing with them in the house of out in the yard, G scale is a blast.

For the Porter I think a 1.5 or 2 amp rated RC receiver will do the trick.
The trouble with some systems is that they're meant for smaller motors, so they don't have the capacity for G scale.




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