BATTERIES, PARTS, SERVOS & SOUND
FOR LIVE STEAM LOCOS. April 1st 2021

  Remote Control Systems (RCS)

A SELECTION OF Rx BATTERIES, SWITCHES, CABLING, & SERVOS.
ADD ON MULTI FUNCTION R/C SWITCHES & E SWITCHES ARE AVAILABLE HERE.
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PLEASE NOTE. Some Rx's are battery hogs. RCS Rx's will work happily on a steady 4.8 Volts, but, if they drop below 4.6 volts erratic behaviour may become a problem.
Higher voltage batteries or a UBEC 5 v supply, may be needed for supply stability.
A regulator eliminates R/C batteries but does require a higher voltage battery.
WELDED BATTERY PACKS ARE MORE RELIABLE THAN BATTERIES IN HOLDERS.  WELDED HOBBY PACK BATTERY PACKS FOR STANDARD R/C RX's USING ENELOOP HYBRID NiMh-ALKALINE RE-CHARGEABLE CELLS.
AAA  size 4 x CELL (4.8 volt) ENELOOP HYBRID NiMh-ALKALINE PACKS.
4-LSD-AAAB
$49 Brick Pack of 4 x fully charged AAA ENELOOP 800 mah LSD hybrid batteries.
JR Plug
4-LSD-AAAF
$49 Flat pack of 4 x fully charged AAA ENELOOP
800 mah LSD hybrid batteries. JR Plug.
4-LSD-AAAT
$49 Twin Stick Pack of 4 x fully charged AAA ENELOOP 800 mah LSD hybrid batteries.
JR Plug
AA size 4 x CELL (4.8 volt) AAA ENELOOP HYBRID NiMh-ALKALINE PACKS.
4-LSD-AAB
$49 Brick Pack of 4 x fully charged AA ENELOOP 2,000 mah LSD hybrid batteries. FUTABA Plug
4-LSD-AAF
$49 Pack of 4 x fully charged AA ENELOOP
2,000 mah LSD hybrid batteries. JR Plug
4-LSD-AAT
$49 Twin Stick Pack of 4 x fully charged AA
ENELOOP  2,000 mah LSD hybrid batteries.
FUTABA Plug
AAA size 5 x CELL (6 volt) ENELOOP HYBRID NiMh-ALKALINE PACK.
Some 2.4 Ghz receivers work better on 6 volts.
5-LSD-AAAF
$59 Pack of 5 x fully charged AAA ENELOOP
800 mah LSD hybrid batteries. JR Plug.
AA size 5 x CELL (6 volt) ENELOOP HYBRID NiMh-ALKALINE PACK.
Some 2.4 Ghz receivers work better on 6 volts.
5-LSD-AAF
$59 Pack of 5 x fully charged AA ENELOOP
2,000 mah LSD hybrid batteries. JR Plug
.
5-LSD-AAH
$59 Humpback Pack of 5 x fully charged AA ENELOOP 2,000 mah LSD hybrid batteries.
FUTABA Plug.
DUAL OUTPUT Tx & Rx BATTERY CHARGER
Other chargers are HERE
RX-CHARGER $33 240v mains powered 4.8 - 7.2 volt charger for the above 4 cell and 5 cell battery packs.
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
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.
S4970B
$  4 (L) LOW COST ALTRONICS QUALITY
9 volt PP3 Alkaline batteries for TX handpieces.
Long life with above Tx handpieces.
Cannot be posted overseas.
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.
IN LINE ON - OFF SWITCHES.
Plug and socket connections with standard Futaba servo connectors.
RC-SWITCH
$12 (L)
Hi-Channel ON-OFF switch with standard 3 position FUTABA in line wire connections.
Includes an externally accessible charger lead.
FUT-SWITCH
A$15 (L)
3 amps Battery ON - OFF slide switch.
  With Futaba servo connectors & LED indicator.
Built in Rx charge point or requires 1 x RC-Fuse. 
Ideal for trail car installations.  Glue in place. 
34 mm x 15 mm hole for in loco mounting.
SOLID STATE POWER "ON" SWITCH. MADE IN CHINA
E-SWITCH $12 (L) Single Electronic Switch.  Any spare Channel turns on RX battery voltage supply up to 2 amps.
Cannot be used for sound triggers.
5 volt 3.5 amp BEC in case of heavy 5 volt demand.
U-BEC-5v $15 (L) BEC 3.0 Amp 5 volt supply for heavy duty servo use.  Very useful if using MyLocosound in Live Steam locos.  A  7.4 volt pack is ideal.
(Instruction manual)
GO HERE FOR JST COMPATIBLE WIRING & CONNECTORS
FOR BATTERY R/C LOCOS.
FUTABA COMPATIBLE CONNECTOR LOOMS 
With SPDT switch and 2.5 charge jack.

FUT-KIT

 $19 (L)  

 Basic Futaba installation loom kit.
SPDT switch, 2.5 charge jack,
Suitable for Live Steam aplications.
We recommend a suitable fuse. (FUT-FUSE)
for system protection

FUT-FUSE $10 (L) 3 amp In line fuse to protect Rx, batteries and wiring using Futaba/JR Connectors.
Inexpensive system protection.
MALE to MALE Extension leads.
20cm-m-m
A$6 (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.
MALE to FEMALE Extension leads.
15cm-m-f

A$5 (L)  6" extension servo lead. Used where RX is separated from the servos.  EG Tender locos.
30cm-m-f
A$6 (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.
50cm-m-f
A$7 (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.
"Y" CABLES Extension leads
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 FROM DUALSKY.
USE 4.8 Volts (Nominal) - 6.0 Volts (Nominal).
N.B. RCS Tx handpieces do not have servo reversing. Use # Rx107v2.
Dual Sky servos are recommended by RCS.  They are supplied with a variety of changeable servo arms and fit all JR/Futaba cabling sockets.



DS-65MG
A$33 DUALSKY® Digital micro servos.
With Metal gears & dual BB shaft for Long Life.
23 mm x 11.5 mm x 24 mm.
Mount holes 28.5 mm
Small enough for use in cab of Gauge # 1 locos.
DS-82MG
A$33 DUALSKY® Analogue mini servo.
With metal gears & dual BB shaft for long life.
Reliable replacement for Hi-Tec® HS82MG etc
The servo recommended by Accucraft for the NA.
29 mm x 14 mm x 31 mm. Mount holes 34.8 mm
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
4.8 v to 7.2 v battery voltage.
4 x Dry cells or 5 x Rechargeables.
Recommended when using non programmable receivers.  Made in China.
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
AUTOMATIC DUAL CONSTANT BRIGHTNESS FORWARD & REVERSE LIGHTING R/C SWITCH.
Power by R/C BEC or Traction batteries.
Provides 2 x Lighting controls.
Plugs In-Line and reads direction of Ch # 1 or Ch # 3 to change lighting direction automatically.
 Can be used with any spare channel for manual R/C control.
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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PLUG IN WHISTLE ONLY SOUND SYSTEMS.
Go to sound page and click pics to hear sound samples.

Uses Rx battery for power. Connect to any 8 ohm speaker.
Avoid AAA size batteries.  USE 4 or 5 x AA size ENELOOP.
Instructions

 NOWHERE TO PUT A SPEAKER IN YOUR LIVE STEAM LOCO?
A TRAIL CAR IS AN EASY PLACE TO FIT A BIGGER SPEAKER.
1.  R/C IN THE LOCO/TENDER - EXTENSION LEAD TO SPEAKER IN TRAIL CAR.
2.  R/C IN LOCO/TENDER - EXTENSION LEAD TO SOUND SYSTEM IN T/CAR.
3.  MAIN R/C IN LOCO/TENDER - PARALLEL R/C IN TRAIL CAR.

LYN-SOUND

A$49 (L)
US$ 36
Real recording of the Lynton & Barnstaple "LYN" loco.
Suits most small steam locos.
3-CHIME
A$49 (L)
US$ 36
Real recording of a 3 x CHIME Whistle.
Suits K4s, G5s, D16sb, J1, and M1
Similar to EBT # 14
(Sound clip courtesy Mr Jon Radder).
(Usage info courtesy of Peter Thornton).
5-CHIME
A$49 (L)
US$ 36
Real recording of a 5 x CHIME Whistle.
Suits D & RGW NG locos.
(Usage info courtesy of Peter Thornton).
6-CHIME
A$49 (L)
US$ 36
Real recording of a 6 x Chime Whistle.
Suits Sierra # 3 & NKP765 locos.
(Whistle and info courtesy of Peter Thornton).
C38
A$49 (L)
US$ 36
(COMING SOON)
Real recording of NSWGR C38 Whistle.
(Sound clip courtesy Mr Gary Warton).