Here ya go, folks! More hot action from this year’s Midwest Narrow Gauge Show — the biggest in history!
Category: Shop News
We’re here in Salem, Ohio, for the 27th Annual Midwest Narrow Gauge Show (now known as the Midwest Model Railroad Show). The T-Trak modules were up and running in minutes! So, I’ve wandered around and taken some pictures! More later!
I’ve recently started to resell DelTang’s Rx102 receiver, which is intended for use with live steam or large scale trains that have power requirements that go beyond the current handling capabilities of the Rx65 (by use of an external ESC and reversing switch). While the Rx102 is highly configurable, it deviates from many of the “standard” DelTang binding and setup procedures, instead relying on jumper plugs for setting most functions. We’ve set up a special page just for the Rx102 programming options, which you can view here.
All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go. I’m standing here … well, you know the song. You’re welcome for the ear-worm. You can holler at me about it in Maine tomorrow, if you’d like.
While, I won’t have a table of my own, I am taking a few items of stock with me, and I’ll be within a cellphone call of the Berrett Hill table in the dealer room. I should have enough product with me that I could sell up to four starter sets, two of which could be our new “Super Starters”. These will be the versions with 180mAh batteries, and with no wires on the receivers. And, they’ll be at special prices (for cash, exact change sales): $90 for the standard kit and $115 for the Super Starter. To see what’s in the kits, visit the shop. Remember, those prices are for exact change cash sales only.
I’ll see you at the show!
The Turnigy E3 Compact LiPo charger is a very simple to use charger for 2S and 3S battery packs. No need for additional power supplies, as this little unit has its own built in power supply. The E3 charger is capable of charging a single 2S or 3S LiPo pack automatically. Like the Turnigy P403 LiPo Charger, the E3 is designed to work with all Turnigy NanoTech LiPo 2S or 3S battery packs for fully automatic battery charging.
Unlike the advance P403 LiPo Charger, it’s not possible to alter the charging rate, nor can you charge two 7.4V LiPo packs simultaneously. Additionally, the E3 can’t be used “in the field” from a 12V DC source (so, if you also fly R/C airplanes or helicopters, you can’t easily take it to the flying field to recharge your flight pack batteries). However, we feel the E3 offers a great value, especially if all you have is a small layout and only a handful of locos, or if you don’t wish to “fast charge” a battery pack (which we really don’t recommend anyway).
We’ve also updated the original Dead Rail Starter Set to include our new Tx21 Assembly and Operations Manual as a download, as well as made it available as an individual download in the shop.
Which reminds me … A bunch more work has been done on the catalog pages. We think they’re now a little better organized, so it should be easier to find things.
Effective immediately, starter sets are shipping with the pre-made battery packs and simplified wiring components. And new components in the set require a new wiring diagram. It’s finally ready. The new scheme requires fewer connections, and is less complicated. This wiring diagram replaces the one in the Primer, and is part of the Dead Rail Primer download package in the shop.
The On30Guy Dead Rail Primer is now available free of charge as a PDF download from the Shop! Based on the on-line version, it covers the basics of Dead Rail in general, and DelTang in particular — complete with suggested wiring diagrams. You can find it in any of the Dead Rail shop categories.
We had a great day today at the Great Scale Model Train Show, talking to folks about dead rail railroading with DelTang RC Systems. We’re there again tomorrow from 10AM-4PM. Be sure to come visit. We’re co-located with Berrett Hill.