PARTS & SERVOS FOR LIVE STEAM LOCOS. May 1st 2020

  Remote Control Systems (RCS)

TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE SHIPPING ON OFFER FROM RCS THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL NEED WHEN FITTING OUT A LIVE STEAM LOCO FROM SCRATCH.
1 x EVO-BASIC Tx HANDPIECE
1 x AB-EM or AB-TM AUTO BIND RECEIVER
1 x HT7215 SWITCH ASSEMBLY
1 x BATTERY HOLDER FLAT 4 x AA or AAA
4 x AA or AAA DRY CELL BATTERIES
2 x X-ES08MD SERVOS. (HI-TEC HS65MG EQUIVALENT).
1 x SIG-REV SERVO REVERSER.
1 x BATT-FUSE.

LS-ENTRY-AA A$ 205    

LS-ENTRY-AAA A$ 205
USING LOWEST COST ITEMS THE MINIMUM TOTAL WILL BE A$ 205.

SPECIFIC ITEMS CAN BE VARIED AS LONG AS THE TOTAL IS AT LEAST A $ 200.
SEE HERE FOR EVO BUDGET R/C Tx HANDPIECES.


A SELECTION OF
Rx BATTERIES, SWITCHES, CABLING, & SERVOS.
ADD ON MULTI FUNCTION R/C SWITCHES & E SWITCHES ARE AVAILABLE HERE.
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Model Price Image Description
READY MADE HOBBY PACK BATTERIES FOR STANDARD R/C RX's.
USING ENELOOP HYBRID NiMh-ALKALINE RE-CHARGEABLE CELLS.
4 x CELL (4.8 volt) ENELOOP HYBRID NiMh-ALKALINE RE-CHARGEABLE PACKS.
4-LSD-AAA
$39 Pack of 4 x fully charged AAA ENELOOP
800 mah LSD hybrid batteries. JR Plug
4-LSD-AA
$39 Pack of 4 x fully charged AA ENELOOP
2,000 mah LSD hybrid batteries. JR Plug
5 x CELL (6 volt) ENELOOP HYBRID NiMh-ALKALINE RE-CHARGEABLE PACKS.
Some 2.4 Ghz receivers work better on 6 volts.
5-LSD-AAA
$59 Pack of 5 x fully charged AAA ENELOOP
800 mah LSD hybrid batteries. JR Plug.
5-LSD-AA
$59 Pack of 5 x fully charged AA ENELOOP
2,000 mah LSD hybrid batteries. JR Plug
.
HYBRID NiMh-ALKALINE LOOSE CELL RE-CHARGEABLE BATTERIES
BATTERY HOLDERS WITH SERVO PLUGS SHOWN BELOW.
LSD-AAA-2
$16 (L Pack of 2 x fully charged AA ENELOOP
LSD hybrid batteries.
Ideal if you plan on using AAA size battery holders.
LSD-AAA
$ 28 (L) Pack of 4 x fully charged AAA ENELOOP
LSD hybrid batteries.
Ideal if you plan on using AAA size battery holders.
Please use only with locos up to 1 amp current drain.
LSD-AA-2
$16 (L) Pack of 2 x fully charged AA ENELOOP
LSD hybrid batteries.
Ideal if you plan on using AA size battery holders.
LSD-AA
$28 (L) Pack of 4 x fully charged AAA ENELOOP
LSD hybrid batteries.
Ideal if you plan on using AA size battery holders.
Please use only with locos up to 1 amp current drain.
DUAL OUTPUT Tx & Rx BATTERY CHARGER
RX-CHARGER $29
240v mains powered 4.8 volt charger for the above batteries.
Charge lead plugs into the HT-7215 ON-OFF switch assembly.
N.B. Can only be used in Australia.
Similar chargers are available Overseas.
ALKALINE LOOSE CELL NON RE-CHARGEABLE BATTERIES
See below for suitable battery holders.
SB2413
$  4 (L) LOW COST QUALITY
1.5 volt AAA Alkaline batteries pack of 4 = 6 volts.
S4955B
$  4 (L) LOW COST QUALITY
1.5 volt AA Alkaline batteries pack of 4 = 6 volts.
NOTES ON R/C SERVO CABLING.
Hi-Tec plugs and sockets are smaller than Futaba plugs and sockets.
This means HiTec servos will fit into Futaba sockets but Futaba servos will not fit into H-Tec sockets.
ON - OFF SWITCH & BATTERY HOLDERS.
Plug and socket connections with standard Futaba servo connectors.
Use 4 x Dry Cells if Receiver requires 6 volts.
HT-7215
$10 (L)
Hi-Channel ON-OFF switch with standard 3 position 2 wire connections.
Includes an externally accessible charger lead.
Batt-Fuse $10 (L 1 amp In line fuse to protect Rx batteries.
P-SWITCH
A$9 (L)
3 amps Battery ON - OFF slide switch.
  Fitted with standard servo connectors.
Built in charge point and LED indicator.
Ideal for trail car installations.  Glue in place. 
34 mm x 15 mm hole for in loco mounting.
4-AA-BRICK
A$10
Hi Channel Battery holder holds 4 x AA size batteries in a square brick format. With a standard 3 place RX battery plug.
4-AA-TS  A$10 (L)
Holds 4 x AA size batteries in a Twin Stick
 format.  Small size for small locos.
With standard RX battery plug.
 4-AAA-FLO
A$10 (L)
Holds 4 x AAA size batteries in a FLat Open
 format.  Small size for small locos.
With standard RX battery plug.
4-AA-FLO
A$10 (L) Holds 4 x AA size batteries in a FLat Open format.  Flat holder for under roof etc.
With standard RX battery plug.
5 volt 3.5 amp BEC in case of heavy 5 volt demand.
U-BEC-5v $10 (L) BEC 3.5 Amp 5 volt supply to drive servos
that control accessory functions such as Kadee uncouplers. A  7.4 volt pack is ideal.
SERVO LEADS FOR EXTRA WIRING AIDS.
These are all Futaba/JR compatible.  See notes above about servo cable sizing.
15cm-m-f
A$3 (L)  6" extension servo lead. Used where RX is separated from the servos.  EG Tender locos.
20cm-m-m
A$3 (L) Double ended Male - Male Plug in 3 wire servo lead.  Can be used for lights, sound triggers etc.
Cut off 1 x plug to use as a connector.
30cm-m-f
A$3 (L) Double ended Male - Female Plug in 3 wire servo lead.  Can be used for lights, sound triggers etc.
Cut in half for use as an In-Line connector.
15cm-Y
A$6 (L)  6" Short parallel connector Y cable to drive two servos from one RX output.  Useful for Garratt type locos.
30cm-Y
A$8 (L) 12" long parallel connector Y cable to drive two servos from one RX output.  Useful for Garratt type locos.
MICRO & MINI SERVOS.
If only servos are ordered we remove the servos from their supplied boxes. 
All items are then rebagged to fit shipping packets.
N.B. RCS Tx handpieces & Rx's do not have servo reversing.
Hi-Tec servos can be used with Futaba cabling sockets.
X-ES08MD A$29 (L Xenon supplied Digital metal gear servos.
23 mm x 11.5 mm x 24 mm. (Same as HS-65MG).
 HS-45HB
A$29 (L)   Hi-Tec® super micro servo with KARBONITE gears & sleeve shaft.   Recommended by Argyle Mfg.
 HS-65MG
A$59 (L)  Hi-Tec® micro servo with metal gears & BB shaft for long life.   Use # 9g-S-Brack.
The standard servo used by Argyle Loco.
HS-82MG
A$35 (L)  Hi-Tec® mini servo with metal gears for long life. 
The servo recommended by Accucraft for the NA.
HS-85MG
A$59 (L) Hi-Tec® mini servo with metal gears & BB shaft for long life.
The standard servo used by Argyle Loco.
SERVO-CHK
A$10

Easy to use servo checker.
5 - 6 volts.

SERVO REVERSERS FOR USE IN LIVE STEAM LOCOS.
Reverses any one servo that is backwards.
Useful when two servos are working together on one signal.  E.G. Garratt type locos. 
Needed if one servo throw is backwards relative to the other engine.  OK with Hi-Tec HS82MG.
Saves reversing the servo in linkages.

T-SIG-REV
$ 5 (L)
US$4
For use with a 1s Li-Ion cell. Absolute maximum battery voltage is 4.5 volts actual.
Made in China.
SIG-REV
$ 5 (L)
US$4
Maximum battery voltage = 6.0 volts nominal.
4 x Dry cells or 5 x Rechargeables
MRW-11

$ 24 (L)
US$17

SERVO END POINT EXPANDER & REVERSER.
Reverse servo & adjust servo centre + end points from 90o full throw to 180o full throw.
35 mm x 18 mm x 7 mm  PDF Instructions
HEAVY DUTY "Y" CABLE WITH ONE REVERSER FOR DUAL SERVOS.
SIG-REV-HD
$ 17

Heavy duty "Y" cable with built in servo reverser.
Suitable for use with Garratt type locos where reversing the servo of one engine of the two is required, to maintain the operating relationship of the engines at each end of the loco.

DUAL CONSTANT BRIGHTNESS FORWARD & REVERSE LIGHTING R/C SWITCH.
Power by R/C BEC or Traction batteries.
Provides 2 x Lighting controls.
 Can be used with any spare channel for manual R/C control.
Plugs In-Line and reads direction of Ch # 1 or Ch # 3 to change lighting direction automatically.
MRW-SSLS
$29 (L)
Solid State Lighting Switch.
Lights are ON before loco moves.
PDF Instructions
POLARITY REVERSING R/C SWITCH.
MRW-RDS
$33(L) Relay Dual Switch.
# MRW-RDS can be wired to reverse any voltage using any centre off channel available.
PDF Instructions
PLUG IN LIGHTING, SOUND TRIGGERS & FUNCTION CONTROLS.
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