Piko Radio Control for Battery Powered. LOcomotives

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In my latest copy io Garden Rail there is a product release advice (Fall Issue 19) of an on board Battery System from Piko. Ref 35040 with reciever and pocket remote at USD 99.99. Are also listed on Gaugemaster Website at Pound Sterling 70. Sounds much like the system in the eagerly awaited RC 25 Tonner. With a Voltage of 7-22 this may be one to keep an eye on for those that are looking to dip the toes in Battery RC.
 
Neil Robinson

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They are also introducing a trackside mains transformer powered version using the same remote. This may, in some circumstances, prove a suitable but lower powered replacement for the old Aristo/Crest train engineer.
 
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Just reading the latest Gaugemaster Mail, looks like the Piko 25 Tonner Battery / Track Power Locs are now shipping.
Link to the details:-


Gaugemaster Price £350 but I am sure better value options will be available, TopSlots being a good culprit in the Blackpool Area. Interestingly 10 RC Channels are quoted so who will be the first to have 10 all separately controlled? Sounds like a great recipe for a Train Crash!
 
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A little bit more info on the Piko RC setup. Looks like they have covered all angles though I think the separate RC Reciever for Battery Locomotives is a little big but may be ok for many setups.
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A little bit more info on the Piko RC setup. Looks like they have covered all angles though I think the separate RC Reciever for Battery Locomotives is a little big but may be ok for many setups.
For the record the 35028 set is listed by Piko of America and includes a 120V mains transformer.
 
PhilP

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So, looking at the European offering, you need:

35008 r/c controller €110
35041 transmitter €30
35005 transformer €76

As I read it, the transformer this side of the pond, is a lower specification?
 
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So, looking at the European offering, you need:

35008 r/c controller €110
35041 transmitter €30
35005 transformer €76

As I read it, the transformer this side of the pond, is a lower specification?
That's also as I read it. What's puzzling me is that the 35008 is the same with a 22V 5A rating but the recommended European 35005 transformer is only rated at 32VA. I'm no electrical or mathematical genius but that doesn't make sense to me. Shirley the 35000 transformer rated at 100 VA would be a better choice.
I note the 35040 Loco Receiver, 5A, w/Pocket Remote is listed as out of stock on Piko's German site with no indication of the future availability. I hope it's a case of demand exceeding supply rather than teething troubles.
 
PhilP

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I hope it's a case of demand exceeding supply rather than teething troubles.
Possibly, they can't find the Chinese Gentleman, they bought them from on evilBay? ;):giggle:
 
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Having downloaded and reviewed the documentation, it seems quite promising, and with top slots n trains selling it at £55.00 could be cost effective. Yatton engineering are pursuing a similar key fob remote, but prices start at £75.00 and something of this rating over £100.00