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ELECTRONICS FOR GARDEN RAILWAY

Post by FWLR » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:20 am

Read a thread about some one doing things with electronics that are way beyond most of us who find it hard to understand how too wire up a plug :lol: :lol:

Seriously, most things about writing programs for things to run or not in my case, are way beyond me, I have only just got round to figuring out how to “Bond” a Rx in my own Tx, and that’s with the help of the excellent videos that ge-rik has on is Blog.

There was mention about how it would bring people to meets and again it was mentioned how will they meet when everything is done on the internet! Well I agree, how would that make our hobby accessible to more people, when most can just about run a loco with a Tx.

I agree there is a need for more younger people into the hobby, but do we really need to go down the electronic route. I do like to see things progress, but likewise I do want to see things not so complicated. Not all young people know about electronics, just like many don’t know how to make things with their hands, so things like scratch built locos, wagons, building and such like would be a thing of the past, very much like the Steam Railway way of life, that’s why most of us try to keep it alive today.

Keep on using electronics to by all means to help in our running of R/C and hopefully make it cheaper and better for us to run our trains and get more youngsters into the hobby, my own Grandkids love running their little locos I have given them, although only one at the moment has full control of his or her loco, thats why I am going to upgrade them to having their own Tx.

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Re: ELECTRONICS FOR GARDEN RAILWAY

Post by Robert Hammond » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:31 pm

I agree absolutely with all that you have said. Electronic equipment is a useful tool which can be used for particular purposes within our railway world, but has its limitations. I would not use electronics for its own sake, but one beauty of our hobby is that we can each do exactly what we like with our own railway. It is always rewarding to include younger people in anything mechanical or practical. My 5 year old grandson often drives a battery loco with supervision and other youngsters too are delighted with the experience. I had one who could not resist moving point levers, but he did see the effect that it had. Incidentally, wiring a mains plug used to be in the secondary science school curriculum, but that was scrapped when all appliances had moulded plugs attached. I still keep a box of wireable plugs.

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Re: ELECTRONICS FOR GARDEN RAILWAY

Post by FWLR » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:03 am

Agree with you about the wiring of plugs, though you still can buy plugs that you can wire up yourself, so the knowledge on how to do it properly is lost now to youngsters. But I do believe that we can all learn how to do things with electrics with the help of people who know how to do these things properly. I have learnt a lot on the forum from people such has Rik and others. I still have lots to learn, but I have time to pick those things up when needed. Again though it's all about doing things over and over again to get the skills honed to the level that is neat and safe.
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