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Old 08-06-2012, 12:13 AM   #1
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BEST power pack known to man ....for HO scale...

thank for everyone on here that taught me so much about model railroad...currently after some research i found out that my layout is way too damn big for just a regular DC train to pull certain load... i have to run 2 power pack for 10 feet length layout ...so i come down to two power pack ...but i read so much info and research on them and seem like i dont know which one to get ...

the mrc tech 4 260 : which have good power transfer unit...........aka Accutec Technology… Throw a switch, turn on a town full of lights, challenge a
steep grade and your loco responds prototypically. Constantly monitoring
feedback from the layout, Accutec Technology in Tech 4 train controls detects
sudden changes in load and instantly compensates for the new demand by
delivering the power needed to sustain a realistic reaction without a drop
off in power. Train controls with Accutec Technology enhance slow speed
control, power output and other control characteristics. Only MRC's Tech 4
train controls have Accutec Technology.


Runs HO, N, TT, Z and other DC scales. We've endowed the 260 with a huge power reservoir plus momentum...two of the most important features serious modelers insist on to coax maximum enjoyment from their railroad.

Accutec technology
Momentum
Pressure sensitive braking
Proportional Tracking Control
Direction control
Power indicator light
Futuristic, ergonomic design, rugged engineering resin housing
Momentum indicator light
Overload indicator light
Fixed AC terminals for accessories
UL listed
5-year limited warranty

or i can go with power pack-a-punnch lolbut no reserve power for other challenge like steep hill and such

Big Power...30VA gets you going — ammeter and voltmeter put you in control

Runs HO, N, TT, Z and other DC Scales. Meters monitor your layout to optimize railroad performance. They can tell you what’s happening. For instance, if the meter indicates your loco is drawing too much, maybe you should lubricate the gears to overcome friction before it overheats. Or both ammeter and voltmeter flutter, a sure sign of intermittent contact...clean the track. High current and low voltage appear at the same time...maybe there’s a short somewhere. The 9500 puts you in control.



Momentum control with on–off switch
Fixed AC terminals for accessories
Fixed DC terminals for expansion
LEDs indicate momentum, power output and overload conditions
Advanced Proportional Tracking Control for maximum realism
Spring-loaded brake switch
Direction control switch
5-year limited warranty
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:29 AM   #2
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ok im a little lost here (and maybe its because im up at 0100 in the morning reading this) but are you asking what power pack is better (if yes what are the two you want to compare?) or are you asking for assistance on what power pack to get?

I see your asking about the MRC tech 4 but whats the other power pack your wanting info on or wanting to compare? or are you asking something completely off base?
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:59 AM   #3
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what im asking is that i want to compare which one is better then the other and what disadvantage and advantage tat both have..
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:06 AM   #4
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Somebody needs to tell him and me what the best HO transformer is to buy. Pete
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:20 AM   #5
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The mrc tech 4 260 is the best one for us right now norgale.... Lol cause it hve a power reserve unit...
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:51 AM   #6
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Hey I got recommendation from gunrunnerjohn for the mrc 280. as i have more than one train and needed 2 throttles, read the specs on mrc and believe they are the best out here right now escpecially for my operatios, one is in my future!! just my 2 cents worth!!
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:57 AM   #7
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Oh boy, this looks similar to a good ol' Chevy vs Ford discussion coming up.

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Old 08-07-2012, 12:16 PM   #8
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Oh boy, this looks similar to a good ol' Chevy vs Ford discussion coming up.

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Or Windows vs Mac vs Linux...

(hey, pass the popcorn please!)
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:22 PM   #9
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I will take a good ol Ford any day (older then 1998) any day, that was back when truks were built as trucks...not cars in truck bodies?...oh wait...where did the pop corn go to.....
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