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by Aeromole
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Protocab control system
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: Protocab control system

I think what you are looking at is the Tam Valley DRS1. You should also see BlueRail DCC by Tam Valley on the DeadRail Installs website. I presume it's called that because it uses blue tooth comms. The module either runs as a DCC controller, or - with the addition of a jumper lead - controls the mot...
by Aeromole
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Protocab control system
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: Protocab control system

Ah, should have added that the control app was really easy to download onto an Ipad mini, and connected to the board first time. Dead easy!
Might try and take some photos later (when management agrees to me disappearing to the workshop again!) P
by Aeromole
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Protocab control system
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: Protocab control system

Update. My DeadRail module took an age to arrive. First 2 weeks was for DeadRail to update and test the firmware, then they entrusted the package to USPS. Despite paying for priority handling, USPS took several days to get the package to UK where it then sat in customs for a further few days. I had ...
by Aeromole
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Protocab control system
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: Protocab control system

Thanks for that. The Ring Railpro looks good - 8A stall current, but it is big and expensive! Been chatting to another S7 RC user who has had success with DelTang kit. This has a stall current limit of 1.5A, but he has ABC gearbox/motors fitted (high efficiency spur gears thus presumably smaller mot...
by Aeromole
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Protocab control system
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: Protocab control system

Morning all. I've been following up on BananaRepublic's interesting and informative post. I'm also losing faith in Protocab. They seem to have gone into a rabbit hole, and only very occasionally pop up. I need their higher power loco control unit, but the wheels of progress grind exceeding slow here...
by Aeromole
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Protocab control system
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: Protocab control system

Very interesting!
by Aeromole
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Protocab control system
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: Protocab control system

Hi Bigmet. Not sure what you mean by a second slave unit...unless you are talking about multiple motors. I was more toying with the idea of putting a current limiting device between the control unit and the motor.....oh, and reducing the weight of the loco! The problem is just on startup, when the s...
by Aeromole
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Protocab control system
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: Protocab control system

Hi. I've had Protocab for a while now. I think it is great, but not without its limitations. I model in Scale7, using CSB suspensions and ball bearings in place of plain brass. The benefits of not having to worry about insulating wheels/frames etc are wonderful, and as for dispensing with those ante...

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