Possible source of remote control

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Possible source of remote control

Postby docnjoj » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:57 pm

It is not radio but infrared but that could be OK. I will be careful when I disassemble it so we can use it for a Christmas present if it does not work out. You need a special triangle screwdriver to open it, so good old Amazon came through. It has a powerful motor and radio system, and the quality is very high. I will check it out to see if it can be used in a model train.
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Re: Possible source of remote control

Postby PeterH » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:17 pm

Cute. How big is it, and what is the range? Does it need to be line-of-sight, or will the IR bounce around model buildings?
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Re: Possible source of remote control

Postby chris69 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:24 am

That looks interesting. What is the Price ? Curious if it beats Deltang and is as good.
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Re: Possible source of remote control

Postby mad gerald » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:25 am

G'day,

Discovered those recently in a local toy shop ... they also stock an ipad/iphone controlled version ...

https://www.amazon.com/Brio-33863-BRIO-App-Enabled-Train/dp/B01C64OCUG

... which uses bluetooth.

I'm curious, which gauge it would run on (if wheels turn out to be swapable) ...

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Re: Possible source of remote control

Postby docnjoj » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:24 pm

It looks like about 32 mm gauge. So possibly o gauge track. The loco is about 94 mm long, and the radio needs to be line of sight. I will keep going backwards if out of range. Not sure about forward.
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Re: Possible source of remote control

Postby PeterH » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:26 pm

Thanks
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