Aristocraft Basic Train Engineer

voodoopenguin

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Found this in the bottom of a box, must have arrived a long time ago in a job lot of stuff. No instructions but I think I can guess. Connect two wires to where it says Track to the track and feed in a suitable DC to where it says 12-22V DC. If nothing is broken will the handset automatically connect to the power box or is there some special handshake I should use? Can I assume that I can use this with any DC track powered trains of any scale? The handset says Basic but basic is the level I am at and have no desire to immerse myself in DCC with sounds and all that. Anything I should be aware of?
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Cheers

Paul
 

PhilP

G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
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Theoretically, yes.. And most analogue loco's will run OK..
 

voodoopenguin

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Thank you. Is there a special transformer that it connects to, I'm looking at that round plug on the end of the wires?

Paul
 

Greg Elmassian

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And it won't work well under 12v.... Also I believe it can be damaged with wrong polarity... pretty sure plus is in the center...

manual says max is 2.5 amps, but to only use 2 amp loco... I have a copy of the manual if you want it...

Greg
 

voodoopenguin

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I will search for a suitable power unit in the next few days, thank you.

Paul
 

Dan

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I measured mine and did not detect a diode. I have the B unit at 27.045 mhz. These units are on a CB channel and the letter tells us the frequency and the transmitter and receiver must match letters.
 

Wobbleboxer

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I have one of those, with a power supply if you’re interested. The controller may be useful as a spare. PM me if you want to discuss image.jpg