Which controller?

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m3lyc
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Re: Which controller?

Postby m3lyc » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:45 pm

Yeah I really like the look of it. Not sure where to put the reciever module yet though, I'll be using the whole of the layout in the centre of my room.
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Re: Which controller?

Postby poliss » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:16 pm

You do know the Dynamis hasn't got a PC interface and it has problems with some types of fluorescent lights?

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Re: Which controller?

Postby m3lyc » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:24 pm

Yep and yep. I have a standard energy saving bulb in here, not a fluorescent. And I'm not too bothered about the pc interface.
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Re: Which controller?

Postby poliss » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:33 pm

Energy saving bulbs are fluorescent. Your requirements have changed a lot since yesterday. :roll:

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Re: Which controller?

Postby m3lyc » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:08 pm

Not really, I just figure the ability to control the trains from where I'm sitting (which is usually at the computer) wirelessly or on the pc itself would be great. And it doesn't matter if the reciever is affected by the light, I can easily change the bulb.
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Re: Which controller?

Postby thebritfarmer » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:24 pm

I have the flourescent bulbs above my layout and I have no problems.

Many people dis the Dynamis for this reason or that, none of which have materialized in my case. I think for the money you can't beat it.
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Re: Which controller?

Postby poliss » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:36 pm

As I said, it's only affected by some types of fluorescent lights. The standard B&Q tube seems ok with it.
The OP seemed to want modern tech that was future proof and could be connected to a PC. The Dynamis is none of those.

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Re: Which controller?

Postby m3lyc » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:58 pm

I change my mind alot. I like the Dynamis anyway.
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Re: Which controller?

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:23 am

m3lyc wrote:technophile


One who commits unspeakable acts with pieces of technology :shock:
Always worried me when people refer to themselves as that lol :D
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Re: Which controller?

Postby m3lyc » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:21 pm

You dirty minded numpty!
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Re: Which controller?

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:30 pm

m3lyc wrote:You dirty minded numpty!


Thats a bit harsh

Was only having a laugh
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Re: Which controller?

Postby m3lyc » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:01 pm

Sorry, my reply was meant in jest.
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Re: Which controller?

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:45 am

:) thats OK then
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Re: Which controller?

Postby EddScott » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:47 am

I have the Roco Multimaus Pro system. Its wireless and comes with a cut down version of RR&Co train controller. You can pick one up off Ebay for couple of hundred. Cheaper than buying something like a digtrax system and then buying control software for a PC.

I would say it isn't as easy as using an NCE Powercab which I had before but as I wanted PC control and had played about with the trial RR&Co the Roco system seemed to fit the bill. The only downside is you have to use Roco modules but these can also be found on ebay 2nd hand.

OP = you used to be into RC cars? My summer hobby is cars and winter is trains - my layout is in the loft so a bit too warm during the summer months. Seems to suit as I start to get bored every 6 months or so.

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Re: Which controller?

Postby m3lyc » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:54 pm

I was into rc cars, I'm fed up of some of the people in the hobby on a forum so I'm taking a break. And besides, I've been into model trains longer than I have cars. I used to drive 5" gauge live steam locos at a club not far from me when it wasn't busy, and will soon have the space for a OO layout so I'm going to build one. As far as control goes, I was looking to control the layout remotely; the Hornby Elite with PC control would have been an ideal choice as I spend alot of the time on my pc, but it's not a huge neccesity and when I found the Dynamis, I really liked it owing to the fact it's remote and wireless, cheap and the LCD display reminds me of them old handheld LCD game things, which I used to love lol. So it would be ideal for me. I can't wait to build it haha.
Good things come to those who wait.... On that basis I should be able to start building my layout soon!


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