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JPR 11-05-2019 11:57 AM

Z Scale power/controller
 
I have been running HO for many years, but recently had to scale down to a move to a much smaller living place.
SO... I went all in and embraced Z Scale.

Question is: As I have many old 12v power controllers, and I am not ready to convert to digital yet, I would like to use one of my 12v contolelrs to power my Z scale. I am aware that z scale should be only 8-10v, so what I want to know, is how hard is it to convert or change an old controller? Is there a resister or step down module i can buy? Any suggestions?

x_doug_x 11-06-2019 10:00 PM

I have 2 z scale starter sets i'd sell, but I can't let them go too cheap.

ogaugeguy 11-10-2019 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by x_doug_x (Post 2468594)
I have 2 z scale starter sets i'd sell, but I can't let them go too cheap.

Which sets are they, their condition, approximate run time and how much would you want for them? Pictures would be appreciated. Thanks! :)

RadCrow 01-14-2020 09:40 PM

Z Scale Battery Operated Controller
 
Is there a way to utilize a Rokuhan Z gauge battery train controller RC03 to power non-Rokuhan accessories such as street lights and scratch built carnival rides? Rokuhan does not sell the sockets that fit into their accessory power terminal. Alternatively, I require a battery controller for a suitcase layout. Is there any other battery controller that would do the job that is not made by Rokuhan?

traction fan 01-14-2020 11:07 PM

Voltage regulator
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JPR (Post 2468016)
I have been running HO for many years, but recently had to scale down to a move to a much smaller living place.
SO... I went all in and embraced Z Scale.

Question is: As I have many old 12v power controllers, and I am not ready to convert to digital yet, I would like to use one of my 12v contolelrs to power my Z scale. I am aware that z scale should be only 8-10v, so what I want to know, is how hard is it to convert or change an old controller? Is there a resister or step down module i can buy? Any suggestions?

JPR;

You might try a voltage regulator. Common fixed regulators are 5 v, 9v, 12v, and 15 v. I'm not sure that there is a fixed 8v regulator. but a 9v one may work. Also there are variable regulators that you could set for 8v. I recommend mounting the regulator on a heat sink, since it will get hot in operation. One source for voltage regulators, heat sinks, and any other electronic components, is www.allelectronics.com Use the "Search line at the top to pull up "voltage regulators" and scroll down to find a 9v regulator.

Good luck;

Traction Fan :smilie_daumenpos:


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