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Old 09-27-2016, 11:16 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 09-27-2016, 11:31 PM   #2
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I have never heard of railpro so I googled it. Very interesting!

http://www.ringengineering.com/RailP...omparision.htm
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Old 09-27-2016, 11:50 PM   #3
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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 ?
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Old 09-30-2016, 09:44 AM   #4
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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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Old 09-30-2016, 04:20 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 10-01-2016, 07:21 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 10-01-2016, 07:27 AM   #7
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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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Old 10-01-2016, 10:22 AM   #8
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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
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Old 10-01-2016, 11:21 AM   #9
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Good luck and keep us posted.

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Old 10-01-2016, 08:56 PM   #10
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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...

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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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