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rdcfellow 09-28-2016 12:16 AM

On the fence
 
I have been thinking about RailPro system but and that is a big BUT, I have a lot of engines that have DCC or DCC with Sound plus a lot of Tam Valley items. Oh ya, I have a wireless MDC handheld plus the power supply. Most of the engines have not been out of their box. I maybe only ran two of the 16 engines !! I can remove the decoders and sound systems as they will not be needed and find a new home for the goodies.. Some engines with DCC and sound I probably will just move them on too. The problem will be finding a new home for all of this. One thing else, most of the engines are HO and just a couple are On30. So here I am, sitting on the fence. Maybe something will come about as I am in no hurry to make the change, yet.. Cheers, the old fardt in Orygun.

Bwells 09-28-2016 12:31 AM

I have never heard of railpro so I googled it. Very interesting!

http://www.ringengineering.com/RailP...omparision.htm

rdcfellow 09-28-2016 12:50 AM

Follow up
 
About the only thing other than being able to use the engines, the decoder socket for most of my engines are 8 pin and RailPro uses 9 pin. Not a big thing as there is an adapter for that. I have six brass engines that i was going to hardwire a decorder harness and socket anyway. Lots of things to consider but do I make the change ?
On the fence......

Odyknuck 09-30-2016 10:44 AM

If i had not already invested into NCE, without a dought the Railpro would be the route i would go. Just the simple way it does consisting sold me.

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MikeB 09-30-2016 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bwells (Post 1341425)
I have never heard of railpro so I googled it. Very interesting!

http://www.ringengineering.com/RailP...omparision.htm

That's a very interesting pro/con article. You have now givin me something else to think about. I have only 1 (either DCC ready or equipped, I forget). Since I haven't bought a system yet, I still have options.

MikeB 10-01-2016 08:21 AM

I just went to railpro's home page and watched their videos, very interesting product. To me, $400.00 just to get started seems on the expensive side. That doesn't include a sound module, which is another $80 or so.

Their turnout control module is interesting, but it can only operate 4 switches. If got 11 on my layout, so I'd need to get 3 to operate all of them.

I do plan on keeping this in the back of my mind when it gets closer to choosing an operating system. So far it between NCE power cab and the railpro.

Odyknuck 10-01-2016 08:27 AM

A 5 amp NCE radio starter set is 500 bucks. This set is whats required to match Railpro. Food for thought.

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rdcfellow 10-01-2016 11:22 AM

On the fence
 
Well today is the day to make a decision as I have waited long enough, shelve the idea or go for it. Leaning toward going with RailPro as I see it like most others, the easy of handling and most of all, fun. Cheers

Odyknuck 10-01-2016 12:21 PM

Good luck and keep us posted.

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MikeB 10-01-2016 09:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Odyknuck (Post 1347689)
A 5 amp NCE radio starter set is 500 bucks. This set is whats required to match Railpro. Food for thought.

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Thanks for the info. I've basically been looking at the 2 amp power cab (average 150.00 on eBay) as I'd be running 2-3 trains at the most. Now my son has let me know he wants to start his own layout and have it connect to mine. Now I need to start thinking bigger...

Quote:

Originally Posted by on30fellow (Post 1347913)
Well today is the day to make a decision as I have waited long enough, shelve the idea or go for it. Leaning toward going with RailPro as I see it like most others, the easy of handling and most of all, fun. Cheers

Please let us know your opinion when you start using it.


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