Wish I could figure out how to post photos on this Forum. I appear to be so brain dead that no matter how much I try it doesn't work. Other people seem to breeze right through this stuff.
As I mentioned previously, my locomotives are powered by Del Tang receivers and transmitters. The Del Tang receiver is the smallest model train receiver a person can buy. It is well made and probably the best fit for the tight spaces we face with our HO scale equipment.
The Del Tang receivers and transmitters are actually purchased these days from a larger company called Micron Radio Control. This is a British company that I've received very good service from. We buy these products online and they are shipped to our door very well wrapped. These people are available to communicate with by email and can answer all of our questions (remember, they are five hours ahead of us)
Micron provides radio controlled products for all applications but has made up a special section just for model trains. Here it is:
Here as well is a YouTube video concerned with Steve Sherrill's
conversion of his On30 guage model railroad to Del Tang products. It's worth looking at. Although he's running O scale size equipment you can get a pretty good feel for Del Tang products by watching this video.
Here it is:
I think that people should bear in mind that there is nothing complicated about deadrail but there is indeed a lot of information gathering to do. Once you understand it, it's pretty easy stuff. But there is a lot of new information to absorb.
In my case I wanted the simplest method available and I believe that Del Tang (Micron) plus their American competitor, Bluerail provide it.
But Bluerail for my purposes still sells a larger receiver
than does Del Tang and that means everything to me. I believe I need the smallest receiver available plus I need a simple installation process.
Another personal preference is that in my case I do not need any special features. Therefore the fact that Del Tang does not offer sound is no problem for me.
But most people these days, yourself included would like to also have sound. What I wanted was simply "forward / reverse and speed control and that's what I get with Del Tang. That's all Del Tang provides although they do indeed have the "momentum" feature, but although it's provided on my transmitter, I don't use it.
This post is getting really long, but I would also like to add that the equipment for a DCC railroad is fairly expensive to buy. But similarly, Dead Rail receivers and transmitters are also fairly expensive too. So I don't think any real money is saved when a person chooses to build a deadrail layout.
Rob, you also asked in your last post: If I follow you correctly by using the 7.4 voltage, there is no need for the up charge to 12 volt function built into the older boards?
answer: - Yes, you are correct. These DC motors run quite happily on 7.4 volts and the only impact is the fact that top speed is lowered.