PIKO r/c sender & receiver

ebay mike

ebay mike

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Just spotted this on ebay. Is it what was being discussed a few days ago?

 
PhilP

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Mike,
Google translate has failed-me..

But I think this is what they are fitting to the likes of the 'Clean Machine' diesel? - Not the trackside offering..
 
Neil Robinson

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Just spotted this on ebay. Is it what was being discussed a few days ago?

Yes it's the on-board version of this.
It's just been released by Piko
 
dunnyrail

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This could work out to be a relatively cheep entry point to Battery Control, however we need someone to try it out and see any foibles. I would suspect it will not support Sound in the effect that calls for Whistle etc will not be facilitated. Looking at the Transmitter with just 4 buttons suggests speed up/down and forward/reverse only. Enough for a cheep fix. But I would really like to know the Battery Power it would take, the Clean Machine is just 4 AA I believe so would this device cope with 10-12 Volts or more?
 
ebay mike

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Hmmm.
 
maxi-model

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These products are being discussed on another thread here Piko Analogue R/C system. - G Scale Central The 33028 could be an answer for those who may suffer a failure of their Aristo' Train Engineer. So long as you don't need the accessory control function for points and such like. Max
 
PhilP

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Forwards, backwards, front and rear light outputs (automatic), two 'triggers' for sound et-al..
All many people will need, I reckon?

Pity the receiver is quite so large. - Similar in size to a 'standard' large-scale decoder.

Eight channels/frequencies, so you can have a number of loco's, if you wish? - I see a market for a sheet of self-adhesive numbers, here! ;)
 
Greg Elmassian

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I like the enormous heat sink in the picture, if it made that much heat, it needs a better contact than just laying the unit down on a chunk of metal.

Interesting, you would think for 3 amps no heat sinking needed, but they mention it is the switch board, which only has some diodes besides the switch, not the motor drivers. Very goofy.

Greg
 
PhilP

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Perhaps they use low-melt solder?
:giggle::giggle::giggle:
 
dunnyrail

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Well linked so 7-24vDC and 3A. Looks a contender for a reasonable priced setup. Sound may be possible using a MLS Card. Probly a bit big for Jimmy’s US 2-6-0 project but may work for some of the LGB other than Stainz, 0-4-0 etc projects. My only dislike is the button cell in the Transmitter, these can be quite expensive and short lasting but probably the only option for a small hand unit.
 
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Long time lurker and noticed this thread as I was looking for a good heat sink for the Piko 35040 receiver. I have run a Camelback for about 10 minutes with no noticeable heat (still easy to touch) but am wondering about running for hours. I am looking for a decent heat sink option just in case. (I imagine that is what Piko was thinking when they pictured a large board, I dont think anything larger than a decoder size is necessary considering the low amount of heat I detected after 10 min.)
 
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I have purchased 2 of these units and using them on our 3 Counties modular layout, it is normally Massoth Dcc control but we have members that only run analogue, these R/c units have been proved to be worth every penny we spent, as other options were really not available at a sensible cost. The switches are mounted on 3mm metal plates to act as heat sinks but as shown by other subscribers there is very little heat produced, different size locos have been controlled very satisfactorily. i don't think the cost of button batteries should be of any concern at about £3 for 10. The units are easy to set up and having eight easily programmed channels available makes it a very adaptable method or r/c either located in a loco or using as we are track-side. 2 more are on order with "top slot's 'n' trains" for another analogue layout with 2 tracks. We all appreciate the flexibility of being able to walk around our layout as with the old Train Engineer , this fills that gap. Yes I know you cannot control points with it but you are not paying nearly £300, only £55.99
 
Neil Robinson

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I have purchased 2 of these units and using them on our 3 Counties modular layout, snip .................................snip but you are not paying nearly £300, only £55.99
Thanks for this post.
Whilst recovering from my surgery I'm researching this system for your neighbouring East Midland's Group layout.
You seem to have discovered a particularly cost effective method of using Piko's system.
I'm a little confused by Piko's descriptions of some similar items.
I was thinking of using the boxed 35008 R/C rather than the exposed 35040 "loco decoder" type Rx but this seems to have a lower current rating, is more expensive and doesn't include a Tx. What's more Piko suggest using their 35005 power supply with their 35008 , this supply appears to have a rating of only 32VA, surely insufficient for a 4A G scale controller!

I'm interested in the power supplies you use. I'm aware that Piko's earlier digital system was happy with either AC or DC input. However for later examples are DC only but that linear DC is no good, it needs to be switched mode. Am I right in presuming that, as battery DC is an option with your units A linear DC supply will work.
 
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Neil,
I believe Piko America has a 35028 listed which has a 35008 controller (throttle) and a 5A (22V) power transformer plus the remote. So this is 4.5A to track. The 35040 receiver seems to be designed for 3.5A (from what Piko America states) consistent power. I would imagine it could go over that, as Piko tends to be cautious with numbers, though the higher you go the more necessary a heat sink would likely become.
I am planning a heat sink just because I want to run 6-8 hours on weekends. With a less than 2A draw from a Camelback I am sure putting a heat sink in is just being cautious, but I would rather be safe than sorry. The 3.5A for the 35040 should let you run Piko, Bachmann, and LGB locos... possibly some other brands if they aren't power hogs.

Oh, I noticed the 35040 works better for sound locos without the yellow wire connected. (common wire for sound) Not sure why that is?