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Seen for Sale on Ebay, etc. / Re: O2 and wagons on ebay
« Last Post by Peaky 556 on Today at 02:43:01 PM »
Hopefully it’ll get used Mark and not sit as a static display for years more! Good luck to him anyway.
Tim
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Seen for Sale on Ebay, etc. / Re: O2 and wagons on ebay
« Last Post by AllWight on Today at 02:35:59 PM »
i found out who bought it i wont divulge as its not my place to but its gone to a good home. And no it was not me got far too many round tuits as it is without 4 more!!

Mark
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Seen for Sale on Ebay, etc. / Re: O2 and wagons on ebay
« Last Post by IanT on Today at 12:30:12 PM »
Not me I'm afraid Mark - but it's still a reasonable price for the whole package.

I went to check it yesterday out of curiosity - but the link just threw up a Bedford lorry that's for sale - couldn't see what the O2 had gone for...  but now I know.     :)

Regards,   IanT
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Seen for Sale on Ebay, etc. / Re: O2 and wagons on ebay
« Last Post by AllWight on Today at 09:26:27 AM »
so who won the bid then anyone here??
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Seen for Sale on Ebay, etc. / Re: O2 and wagons on ebay
« Last Post by Peaky 556 on Yesterday at 11:21:28 PM »
They went for £510, which is probably a fair price.  I was interested but baulked at a 400 mile round trip to pick them up.  🤨 Tim
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Radio Control / Re: On board brains
« Last Post by cabbage on June 23, 2018, 04:28:57 PM »
Yes !!! Exactly like that one!!!

Regards

Ralph
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Radio Control / Re: On board brains
« Last Post by Doddy on June 23, 2018, 04:05:03 PM »
I have always intended to build a Soviet Era R7 launcher transporter.
Like this one?










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Radio Control / Re: On board brains
« Last Post by Doddy on June 23, 2018, 03:59:08 PM »
I have just ordered the quadrature encoder from RS. This should enable the Kangaroo card to establish speed , torque ,  rotation count and distance travelled.
I would be interested in dynamic inertia control. That is to set both the acceleration and decelleration profiles for a selection of different traffic typers and dynamically alter them in response to throttle and brake controls.
In monitoring the acceleration, different sound banks can be activated for slow shunting, slow or fast passenger or goods traffic. For braking, a general coasting profile each of a range of different traffic types allows different braking distances to be set and dynamically altered when the brakes are activated along with the appropriate sounds to be produced.
Associating the profiles with smoke generators would make sense as well. For the GCR 0-8-2 I had planned on making the smoke loco produce smoke from where it would normally be expected. I.e. Chimney, Cylinder Draincocks, Safety Valves and Whistle.
I had considered a wheel rotation counter to achieve the automation you described, but ruled it out due to the possibility of wheelslip countering the accuracy of positioning from a mechanically derived system.
Perhaps interfacing the Kangeroo board with a GPS location sensor would be more appropriate?


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Radio Control / Re: On board brains
« Last Post by cabbage on June 23, 2018, 12:23:14 PM »
Robert,
I have just ordered the quadrature encoder from RS. This should enable the Kangaroo card to establish speed , torque ,  rotation count and distance travelled.

The Evil Daemon inside me wonders if I can program it to do automatic slow down and waiting... Thus the loco leaves Brassica, saunters up to Holmes Halt and then makes its way to Lowe Point. All without human thinking!!!

Regards

Ralph
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Radio Control / Re: On board brains
« Last Post by Doddy on June 23, 2018, 10:23:36 AM »
PIKO has brains! Or least a very small portion of them that we require in the hobby. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP-efQgx2Uk Available in HO scale, the software has been developed to accomodate PIKO's G scale trains as well. I think the features are extremely basic on this model.



ROCO's Z21 camera system on the other hand!  8) This system allows iPads, Smartphones and similar to load a DCC control panel which shows the interior of the locomotive type being controlled, allows speed ontrol of the locomotive with the visual aspects taken from a CCTV camera fitted within the locomotive displayed in the window apertures of the cab graphics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvwvgkkW2G4



As of yet, I only seen ROCO's technology sold as part of European model locomotives and also not sold as seperate items from what I can see.

For myself, I do have a 2.4G HD 1080p wireless camera on order which has P2P support allowing direct connection to iPads and Smartphones without the hassle of having to use intermediate wireless routers, although it can connect that way if required.



Hmn... The integrated controller/camera solution is not quite there yet as the camera system and RC controller are two distinct pieces of hardware!  ???
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