IP Engineering Railbus

JimmyB

Semi-Retired; more time for trains.
My latest project is going to be building an IP Engineering Railbus. The kit has arrived, and is powered by 2 X AAA batteries, but I am considering sound and R/C, so my first task will be to buy a bigger (volts wise) motor i.e. 6 - 12 volts, and see what I can fit in. I will keep you up to date on the build:


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PhilP

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Jimmy,
Worth an email to Ivan, he may be able to swap the motor for you?

If not, you should be able to get a suitable motor in the same size 'can'.

PhilP
 
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PhilP

G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
5 Jun 2013
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Tamworth, Staffs.

PhilP

G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
5 Jun 2013
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Tamworth, Staffs.
Another idea...

Have you seen the Mostyn Seven?

Might be worth contacting 3D Wayne, and asking if he could print you a pair of lights?

PhilP
 

DGE-Railroad

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Ooo, Good choice Jimmy. I will be following your build with interest. I was browsing the IP Engineering site last night and drooled over the railbus for a bit. It's a nice looking little kit!

I had also wondered about the station platform kits but wasn't sure how well they'd weather if permanently installed outside, even if varnished (which in itself may also leave them looking peculiarly shiny...)

Another motor option may be a little Apple Tree Railway gearbox?
 

JimmyB

Semi-Retired; more time for trains.

JimmyB

Semi-Retired; more time for trains.

Greg Elmassian

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They look nice, now to sneak some lights into them. The problem with LEDs in this situation is they do not emit light in 360 degrees.

the 2 orange topped enclosures will be tough... the "headlamp" type ones can get a little surface mount LEDs and work nicely. Here in the US there are plenty of places that have the surface mount LEDs with wires already soldered to them.


these are small enough that you could possible glue 2 of them back to back and get into your "orange beacon" housings...

Greg
 

JimmyB

Semi-Retired; more time for trains.
They look nice, now to sneak some lights into them. The problem with LEDs in this situation is they do not emit light in 360 degrees.

the 2 orange topped enclosures will be tough... the "headlamp" type ones can get a little surface mount LEDs and work nicely. Here in the US there are plenty of places that have the surface mount LEDs with wires already soldered to them.


these are small enough that you could possible glue 2 of them back to back and get into your "orange beacon" housings...

Greg
Greg, many thanks didn't realize such things were available, found similar in the UK, a definite possibility :)