Another Cheap R/C Conversion

Madman

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Using G Scale Graphics Simple Critter Control, an inexpensive transmitter/receiver, a toggle switch and a 12 volt Li-on battery, I have R/Cd two Bachmann trams for very simple radio control. The Simple Critter control sets the speed desired. Press button A on the transmitter and the tram starts at that speed. Press button B and the tram stops.....instantly. In the interest of rider safety and comfort, and not wanting to hear from any attorneys, I keep the speed down to a comfortable level.

Some photos of the works.

Transmitter

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G Scale Graphics Simple Critter Control, from the bottom
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Main on/off toggle switch
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Simple Critter Control, from the top. Don't take note of the boo-boo
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Li-on battery on the left. Receiver on the right.
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Charging pig tail
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dunnyrail

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Looks to be a nice simple set up. What was the cost sans batteries?
 
Zerogee

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Nice conversion and clever use of simple bits...... but why is the young lady passenger at the back of the car apparently making a rude gesture at the camera....? :rofl:

Jon.
 
Gizzy

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Nice conversion and clever use of simple bits...... but why is the young lady passenger at the back of the car apparently making a rude gesture at the camera....? :rofl:

Jon.
The antenna is in her finger.... :eek:
 
Madman

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Looks to be a nice simple set up. What was the cost sans batteries?
Batteries (2) $35.90 + $1.98 shipping, Ebay

Transmitter / Receiver (2) $31.98 Free shipping, Ebay

Simple Critter Control $39.00 Each, G Scale Graphics

Toggle switch Purchased some time ago as part of a lot. Minimal $$
 
Madman

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Nice conversion and clever use of simple bits...... but why is the young lady passenger at the back of the car apparently making a rude gesture at the camera....? :rofl:

Jon.

LOL..... put your glasses on. She's a smoker. And I don't mean in looks.....:rofl:
 
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Zerogee

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LOL..... put your glasses on. She's a smoker. And I don't mean in looks.....:rofl:
Ahhh....... from the angle of the photo it didn't look like a ciggie, looked more like a ring on her finger....
Filthy habit, she should give it up.... ;)

Jon.
 
Madman

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but what about when you were alone ;):h: :inlove:

In that case, it would probably be dark and she would have difficulty finding it.....:giggle:
 
Fred2179G

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You guys do know how to subvert a thread . .