INFRA-RED RED ARROW
The controller/transmitter comes to you ready to use except for the battery (PP3)
The receiver has to be fitted into the locomotive or motor unit, as do the battery, reed switch (for isolating the receiver when not in use), and infra-red detector. A method of connecting to a charger must also be arranged by the modeller.
Installation and operating instructions are included with the equipment, as well as being available on this website.
Once fitted with the receiver the operator programmes each motor by sending a unique code from the controller.
After this the motor unit can be driven by the operator. Direction, acceleration and speed can all be control- led.
Plastic with key pad and liquid crystal display. Battery compartment for PP3 battery.
Transistor board approx 36x14x6mm, and the IR detector is 10x7x7mm. The latter can reasonably be fitted into a diesel loco cab, or under coal with a small piece of IR filter to cover
8x7x6mm plus connections
The receiver module uses a small current when live. A reed switch is inserted to isolate the receiver from the battery when the loco is not in use. A magnet is used to switch to off.
Used in-line when rail/wheel pick up is used for charging. Ensures that current polarity to the battery is correct whichever way the incoming current is connected.
The most usual for the loco is a PP3 battery which is readily available with a charger from retailers. This delivers a maximum of 9 volts which is sufficient for most scale model railways (other batteries to order e.g. 16mm for boiler)
RADIO VERSION of RED ARROW
For details of the radio version of Red Arrow please call us.
This version works in a similar way to the infra-red one but has the addition of a radio transmitter and extra infra-red emitters. This extends the range and ensures good coverage in all areas. This version is proving to be popular and has been fitted into both 4mm and 7mm systems.
hand held controller
Red Arrow receiver kit
16mm diameter battery for boiler (to order)