BATTERY R/C INSTALLATION KIT
FOR THE NSWGR "C38" ELECTRIC LOCO.
FEATURING MyLOCOSOUND.  FEB 1st 2020

  Remote Control Systems (RCS)


PHOTO COURTESY OF ARGYLE LOCOMOTIVE WORKS.
VISIT ARGYLE LOCOMOTIVE WORKS.
 

Traditonally, ready to run, large scale, electrically powered locomotves have been manufactured to pick up their power from the track. This required reduced detail and fine tolerances in their running gear to ensure reliable electrical performance. In a world first, Accucraft and Argyle Locomotve Works have designed the C38 for battery powered radio control from the outset. This reduces the price of all versions of the locomotve and allows it to run on any track, powered or not.
RCS and MyLocoSound have collaborated with Argyle to produce a drop in module to power the locomotive with the option of sound.
The same R/C Transmitter (Tx) handpieces and Receivers (Rx) can be used with an Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) that operates in exactly the same way as a Live Steam model.

The model has factory fitted in-line cable connections for the motor & headlight.
The tender has matching connections for truly Plug'n'Play installation.

Do you already have an RCS Tx handpiece with at least 2 x knob channels?
If so, you can save money as you will only need the Power Module kit plus the MyLocosound option if sound is wanted.

TX HANDPIECE
A$119
PLUS POSTAGE

This very convenient Tx fits in the palm of the hand and offers very simple, finger operated, controls. With separate regulator and reverser knobs,
the Tx can also be used to control your live steam locomotves.
Automatic linking (binding) with the locomotve Rx. Range is around 100m.
300º knob for 90º control of the steam regulator equivalent = super smooth control.

"Low OFF" ESC to operate battery R/C just like you do with a live steam loco.
Operator variable real time momentum control.

Model Price Image Description
RCS EVO-BASIC+ 5 Ch 2.4 GHz DSM2 TX.
EVO-BASIC+  $119 DSM2 5 x CH R/C TX
For controlling Battery R/C & Live Steam locos.
Same as our earlier TX-1 in a new smaller case.
In Stock.

pdf instructions

 
POWER MODULE
A$480
PLUS POSTAGE
 
Fifeen cell rechargeable AA hybrid battery developing 24 volts fully charged.
Run time exceeds two hours with a 6 x car HUB train.
Five channel, 2.4 GHz receiver with extended range antenna. Electronic speed control giving precise throtle control across the speed range, forward and reverse. Automatic headlight switching. Mains powered, plug in Smart battery charger included. 

Complete Power module drops onto the tender floor under the coal load.
Peter Lucas designed & made the 3d printed items & the Laser cut installation tray.
 
Model Price Image Description
On board battery R/C kit comprises;
AUTOMATIC BINDING DSM2 RX.
Low cost 6 Channel DSM2 2.4 Ghz
RX.
Disabled Failsafe.  Turn off TX to cruise at last ESC speed setting.
N.B. 20 cm single antenna needs to be exposed for maximum range.
AB-RA
$29(L) Long Range Xenon Rx's with 20 cm Diversity antenna.  Top Mount pins.
PDF Instruction Manual
OMEGA-10 ESC "LOW OFF" CONTROL.
OMEGA-10
A$89 (L)

100 Watt ESC runs up to 30 volts

PDF FEATURES, SPECS & INSTRUCTIONS

ON - OFF SWITCH & ALL PRE-WIRED CABLING.
C38-CABLES $20  Hi-Channel ON-OFF switch with standard 3 position 2 wire connections. 3 amp fused.
Includes an accessible charger jack in tray.
15 x CELL 18 VOLT AA SIZE ENELOOP BATTERY PACK.
C38-HYBRID $199   Quality ENELOOP hybrid AA cells will hold a  charge for months.  24 volts when fully charged.
Standard charge rate is max 1 amp.
SMART CHARGER
IMAX-B6AC
A$59 Mains powered quality IMax B6AC
Multi chemistry conditioning charger.
Up to 15 NiCd, NiMh or Hybrid cells.
Up to 6 Li-Ion or LiPo cells.
Intro instructions
COMPONENT TRAY.
C-38 TRAY
A$49 Laser cut 3 mm MDF component tray.
Supplied fully assembled with all components and cables mounted.
 
 
 
MyLOCOSOUND
A$199
PLUS POSTAGE
 
Adds realistc sound with load and speed sensitve chuff plus whistle, electric generator and brake pump recorded on the actual locomotve. Selectable safety valve blow off, injector and Guards whistle. The Power module package includes quality speaker, speaker cover, chuff timing mechanism and remote control unit for adjusting and selecting sounds. The sound module fits in the tender with the power module.
 
 
Model Price Image Description
MylocoSound BLUE.
C38 STEAM
SOUND
A$89
NEW !!!  For the ARGYLE battery C38.
Realistic magnet controlled Chuff.
R/C control of real C38 whistle, dynamo & injectors.  Additional automatic engine effects.
C38 Steam Instructions for RCS
K-MART-IR
A$20 K Mart Home & Co IR remote for programming sound systems.
Pre-coded & Batteries supplied.
C38-SPK+COV

A$20 High quality MOUSER 70 mm x 40 mm oval speaker complete with 3d printed speaker box.
Uses 3 place, 2 wire servo cable for connection.
3 mm tapped mounting screws supplied.
CHUFF-TIMER
A$20   3d printed tender bogie mounted mechanical Chuff Timer.  3 mm x 1 mm Rare Earth magnets.
Requires placement on tender truck.
MRW-SSTS
$49 Solid State Triple Switch.
# MRW-SSTS provides 3 x
3 amp trigger control functions using 3 x separate channels. 
PDF Instructions  21 mm x 39 mm x 10 mm.
PDF Instructions
 
RCS C38 TX HANDPIECE
  
C38 EVO-BASIC+   C38 EVO-BASIC+ CONTROLS