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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by roundabout, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. roundabout

    roundabout New Member

    OK, first post here. I'm 32 and know forums are invaluable to learning about
    anything on the web. So here i am with my prodject looking for advice
    on how to set her up.

    My dad made this train 15 years ago and now we are restore it with some
    modern controls and am selling after we get it done.

    Right now it has a white noise clips like a steam a "pphhst" that is activated by the
    4 dummy wheels that go at a different speed than the golf cart drive. So you get
    a "chochocho--cho-----cho----cho--chochocho--cho----cho-----cho" to simulate
    wheel spin. No, there is not a sand dispenser, LOL. We want to keep the way it is
    activated but it could use a new sound clip.
    We also had a HORRIBLE wav whistle sound activated by a switch. Its got to go.

    The train will have an engineer. I would like to use a modern speed controller
    with buttons that activate cool wav clips VIA SD card. The track has no power
    in it.

    As you can see from the video its super detailed made from "soft" molds
    from real rivets, bolts, wood, leather and steel. I think it is THE coolest
    train you can ride i have seen.

    Anyway i want it modern with lots of controls, LCD screen, speed knob.
    Sky's the limit really.

    So what kind of cool electrical setup could i use from your model RR stuff.

    Thanks Alex Morgan

  2. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    :wave: welcome to the gauge :wave: could not get your video to download :( might be my ultra slow dial up connection.
  3. roundabout

    roundabout New Member

    try to just stream it
  4. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Welcome to The Gauge:wave:

    Now THAT is some real railroadin':thumb:
  5. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I saw the video, how is the locomotive powered up? Does it run on battery power like a golf cart or does it use a small Briggs & Stratton?
  6. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Welcome to the Gauge.Nice looking rolling stock you have there.
    I don't think anything thats available for model railroads could be used for that. Everything we use is low voltage and amps, if that is golf cart drive, you'll just burn up stuff for model railroads.
    You might want to try one of the "Riding Scale" or Live Steamer websites. They might have exactly what your looking for.
    Here's a site that my help you out:http://www.realtrains.com/
  7. roundabout

    roundabout New Member

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