Not taking new TX orders ATM.. Parts supply issues.. Problems? let me know, via the contact page. Phil Partridge.  12/09
Radio Control for Model Trains
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Accessories
The range of accessories will steadily increase as the website becomes more established. Please keep checking back.
Please note: Some products may vary slightly in appearance from those shown on this web page - this is dependent on the stocks available from my suppliers.
Wiring looms
Basic loco wiring loom (for rechargeables)
A basic wiring loom ready to install into a battery powered, radio controlled loco powered with rechargeable batteries. All that is required is a receiver (eg the RCT-Rx102) or a receiver/ESC (eg the RCT-Rx65b) and a battery box (eg see below). Includes: two-way switch, polyswitch fuse, DC charging socket and PP3 connector for the battery box. See more .......

Available with additional 2-pin JST plug (2.5mm RCY, 2.5mm XH or 1.25mm micro - see pictures) for connecting to the receiver.

If you require any variations on this circuitry, please enquire through the Contacts page ..
£5.50 or £6.25 with (white) JST-XH or Micro connector
or £6.50 with (red) JST-RCY connector (see pictures)
Connectors
Switches
On/Off/On SPDT toggle switch
Miniature toggle switch for use as a power switch in model locos. Centre off, click one way to power up the receiver, switch the other way to enable the loco's batteries to be recharged via the recharge socket. 6.5mm hole for mounting. Includes nut and washer. See more .....

Available without or with 2 x 15cm wires attached
£1.20 without wires     £1.40 with wires
Wiring
Fuses
16v 2A polyswitch fuse
Used to protect the receiver and batteries from overload and short circuit. This fuse is suitable for most small locos when used with the RCT-Rx65b receiver. Place in the circuitry as near to the battery as possible. The fuse will auto-reset when the overload or short circuit has been removed. Can be used with any voltage below 16v. See more ......

Available without wires or with 2x10cm wires attached
£0.65 (without wires)
£0.85 (with wires)
Wiring
Connectors
2.1mm DC charging socket

Standard DC socket for connecting batteries to the charger. 7.5mm mounting hole, 2.1mm female connector. Includes isolation switch (if needed).

Available unwired or with 15cm wires attached (red = +ve, black = -ve, grey = -ve isolation lead (this lead is normally live but is switch off when the plug is inserted into the socket)). See more ........

£1.20 unwired
£1.45 wired
Wiring
2.1mm male DC plug with solder tags

Standard 2.1mm plug for connection to 2.1mm charging socket with solder tag connections. 

£1.00 each
2.1mm male DC plug with screw connectors

Standard 2.1mm plug for connection to 2.1mm charging socket. Screw connectors allow for easy connection to the output from a battery charger

£1.00 each
2.1mm male DC plug to 2.5mm socket adaptor

Allows you to plug effectively insert a 2.5mm DC plug into a 2.1mm DC socket. Useful if you have a charger with a different plug to the sockets on your locos

£1.50 each
2.5mm male DC plug to 2.1mm socket adaptor

Allows you to effectively insert a 2.1mm DC plug into a 2.5mm DC socket. Useful if your charger plug does not seem to fit into the sockets on your loco.

£1.50 each
3 pin JR/Hitech male servo style connector

Standard three-pin JR/Hitech male servo style connector with 10cm leads. Useful for connecting power leads and accessories to the RCT-Rx102 receiver.

Available singly or in packs of three

£0.75 each
£2.00 for three
Quantity
3 pin JR/Hitech servo extension lead

Male plug on one end and female socket on the other end.
Three lengths available - 15cm, 30cm and 50cm (better to get one that's too long and coil it than find it's too short). You could cut the wires at any point and have a 3-pin plug and socket with leads attached.
£1.00 (15cm)    £1.20 (30cm)    £1.45 (50cm)
Length
2 pin JST-RCY connector (pair)

Used mostly as power lead connector for receivers (eg RCT-Rx102). 

Male/female pair available as single pair or in packs of three

£1.00 pair
£2.50 for three pairs
Quantity
2 pin JST-XH 2.5mm connector (pair)

Matched male/female pair of JST-XH 2.5mm connectors with 10cm wires attached to both. The ideal connector for internal wiring in battery locos. Compatible with LGB 2-pin lighting connectors (eg LGB Stainz loco - see picture).

Male/female pair available as single pair or in packs of three pairs

£0.60 pair
£1.50 for three pairs
Quantity
JST SM 2 pin 2.5mm connector (pair)

Matched male/female pair of JST-SM 2.5mm connectors with 9.5cm wires attached to both. These claim to be waterproof but I would prefer to assume they are water reisstant.

Male/female pair available as single pair or in packs of three pairs

£0.60 pair
£1.50 for three pairs
Quantity
2 pole micro JST 1.25mm connector

Two-pin micro plug and socket with 7cm leads. Useful for connecting together accessories where space is at a premium.

Available as single male/female pair or in packs of five pairs

£0.60 pair
£2.50 for five pairs
Quantity
3, 4 or 5 pin 2.5mm JST connector leads

Multi-pin JST connector leads. Ideal for joining several cables inside a loco or for use as 2S, 3S or 4S balance charge leads. The leads can be cut in half to give a plug lead and a socket lead.

3pin = £1.00  4pin = £1.20  5pin = £1.35
Number of pins
4mm Banana Plug

Standard 4mm banana plug with screw for securing wire to plug. Available in red or black. These are the standard plugs for connecting a battery charger such as the iMax B6 to the charge plug on a loco. Combine two of these with a screw connection DC plug and a length of two core cable to make your own charge lead

£0.50 each
Colour
PP3 type battery button snap connector

Used for attaching to PP3 batteries, they can also be used in pairs for joining leads together. They are also required for making connections to battery boxes (see below).

Two types are available. The smaller flexible plastic style and the larger rigid plastic style which is more durable.

Flexi - £0.30 each
Rigid £0.45 each
Type
12-way terminal (Choc) block - 3A

12 way polyethylene terminal strip (BS1590).  L x W x H = 93mm x 17mm x 14mm. Max cable size 4mm2 . Can be split into smaller combination or individual blocks.
£0.50 each
Batteries
Please note:
I do not stock rechargable batteries to power locomotives. For NiMh batteries and packs I would recommend Strikalite and for li-ion batteries and packs I would recommend Ecolux. Please mention my name if ordering from them.
Duracell Industrial PP3 9v alkaline battery

Heavy duty, high quality 9v alkaline battery for powering RCT and Deltang transmitters.
£1.45 each
Battery holders
3 x AA battery box

Battery box for holding three AA batteries side-by-side. L x W x H = 60mm x 48mm x 17mm. (4.5v alkaline or 3.6v NiMh). With PP3 type battery button connections,  which enables you to remove or change the battery box with the minimum of effort. You will need a PP3 connector (see above)
£1.45 each
4 x AA battery holder (straight)

Battery box for holding four AA batteries in two rows of two. L x W x H = 112mm x 24mm x 17mm. (6v alkaline or 4.8v NiMh). With PP3 type battery button connections,  which enables you to remove or change the battery box with the minimum of effort. You will need a PP3 connector (see above)
£1.55 each
4 x AA battery holder (square)

Battery box for holding four AA batteries in two layers of two, side by side. L x W x H = 60mm x 28mm x 28mm. (6v alkaline or 4.8v NiMh). With PP3 type battery button connections,  which enables you to remove or change the battery box with the minimum of effort. You will need a PP3 connector (see above)
£1.55 each
4 x AA battery holder (flat)

Battery box for holding four AA batteries side by side. L x W x H = 68mm x 64mm x 19mm. (6v alkaline or 4.8v NiMh) ready-wired (14cm long wires, red and black)
£1.55 each
6 x AA battery holder

Battery box for holding six AA batteries in two layers of three batteries side by side. L x W x H = 60mm x 44mm x 28mm. (9v alkaline or 7.2v NiMh). With PP3 type battery button connections,  which enables you to remove or change the battery box with the minimum of effort. You will need a PP3 connector (see above)
£1.75 each
8 x AA battery holder (square)

Battery box for holding eight AA batteries in two layers with four batteries side by side on each layer. L x W x H = 62mm x 62mm x 29mm. (12v alkaline or 9.6v NiMh). With PP3 type battery button connections,  which enables you to remove or change the battery box with the minimum of effort. You will need a PP3 connector (see above)
£1.95 each
8 x AA battery holder (straight)

Battery box for holding eight AA batteries in two layers with two rows of two in each layer. L x W x H = 110mm x 30mm x 29mm. (12v alkaline or 9.6v NiMh). With PP3 type battery button connections,  which enables you to remove or change the battery box with the minimum of effort. You will need a PP3 connector (see above)
£1.95 each
10 x AA battery holder

Battery box for holding ten AA batteries in two layers if of five side by side. L x W x H = 78mm x 60mm x 30mm. (15v alkaline or 12v NiMh). With PP3 type battery button connections,  which enables you to remove or change the battery box with the minimum of effort. You will need a PP3 connector (see above)
£2.35 each
Servos
Tower Pro SG90 micro servo

The most popular 9g servo in the world! Small, lightweight servo suitable for fitting into tight spaces for operating live steam loco controls (regulator / reverser etc.). Includes three actuator arms and screws.

Weight: 9g 
Dimensions: 23 × 12.2 × 29mm 
Stall torque: 1.8kg / cm (@4.8v) 
Gear: Nylon gear set 
Operating speed: 0.1sec / 60degree (@4.8v) 
Operating voltage: 4.8v 
Temperature range: 0 - 55 Degrees Celsius 
Dead band width: 1us 
Power Supply: Through External Adapter 
Servo wire length: 25 cm 
Servo Plug: JR (Fits RCT-Rx102, JR and Futaba) 

£2.49 
Servo tester

This handy little gadget is designed to test up to three servos at the same time. It has three modes - Manual, Neutral and Auto. In manual mode, the knob is used to move the servo arm. In Neutral, the servo returns to its centre position. In Auto mode, the servo travels from end to end repeatedly (like windscreen wipers). Useful for checking servos have been set up correctly in live steam locos for for checking an ESC.
(Could also be used to remotely operate a servo for switching pointwork).   See more .......

Specification: 
Input:
DC 4.8 to 6.0V (can be powered from ubec or receiver battery) 
Output signal: 1.5ms±0.5ms 
Size: 36.5 x 31.0 x 22mm

£2.55
Components
LEDs
Bright white LED (5mm dia)
This LED gives a bluish white light and can be used with the RCT-Rx102 directional lighting outputs (Pins 6 and 7). No resistors are needed when used with the RCT-Rx102 as these are built into the receiver. If you want to use this LED with the RCT-Rx65b, then you will need to include a resistor to limit the current to the LED (see below)

Available without wires, with 2 x 20cm wires, or with 2 x 20cm wires and JR/Hitech servo plug attached. See more ....
£0.25 without wires
£0.50 with wires
£1.20 with wires and servo plug
Wiring
Bright white LED (3mm dia)
This LED gives a bluish white light and can be used with the RCT-Rx102 directional lighting outputs (Pins 6 and 7). No resistors are needed when used with the RCT-Rx102 as these are built into the receiver. If you want to use this LED with the RCT-Rx65b, then you will need to include a resistor to limit the current to the LED (see below)

Available without wires, with 2 x 20cm wires, or with 2 x 20cm wires and JR/Hitech servo plug attached. See more ....
£0.25 without wires
£0.50 with wires
£1.20 with wires and servo plug
Wiring
Warm white LED (5mm dia)
This LED gives a warmer yellowish light and can be used with the RCT-Rx102 directional lighting outputs (Pins 6 and 7). No resistors are needed when used with the RCT-Rx102 as these are built into the receiver. If you want to use this LED with the RCT-Rx65b, then you will need to include a resistor to limit the current to the LED (see below)

Available without wires, with 2 x 20cm wires, or with 2 x 20cm wires and JR/Hitech servo plug attached. See more ....
£0.25 without wires
£0.50 with wires
£1.20 with wires and servo plug
Wiring
Warm white LED (3mm dia)
This LED gives a warmer yellowish light and can be used with the RCT-Rx102 directional lighting outputs (Pins 6 and 7). No resistors are needed when used with the RCT-Rx102 as these are built into the receiver. If you want to use this LED with the RCT-Rx65b, then you will need to include a resistor to limit the current to the LED (see below)

Available without wires, with 2 x 20cm wires, or with 2 x 20cm wires and JR/Hitech servo plug attached. See more ....
£0.25 without wires
£0.50 with wires
£1.20 with wires and servo plug
Wiring
Bright red LED (5mm dia)
This LED can be used with the RCT-Rx102 directional lighting outputs (Pins 6 and 7).  No resistor is needed when used with the RCT-Rx102 as 180 ohm resistors are built into the receiver. If you want to use this LED with the RCT-Rx65b, then you will need to include a resistor to limit the current to the LED (see below)

Available without wires, with 2 x 20cm wires attached or with 2 x 20cm wires and JR/Hitech servo plug. See more .......
£0.25 without wires
£0.50 with wires
£1.20 with wires and servo plug
Wiring
Bright red LED (3mm dia)
This LED can be used with the RCT-Rx102 directional lighting outputs (Pins 6 and 7).  No resistor is needed when used with the RCT-Rx102 as 180 ohm resistors are built into the receiver. If you want to use this LED with the RCT-Rx65b, then you will need to include a resistor to limit the current to the LED (see below)

Available without wires, with 2 x 20cm wires attached or with 2 x 20cm wires and JR/Hitech servo plug. See more .......
£0.25 without wires
£0.50 with wires
£1.20 with wires and servo plug
Wiring
Bright white LED (5mm dia) pre-wired with resistor and 20cm leads
This LED gives a bluish white lights and can be used with the RCT-Rx65b directional lighting outputs. If you are using pads 1 and 2, then you will need a 3.5v pre-wired LED. If using pads A and B then choose the pre-wired LED which is just above your supply voltage - 7.5v or less, 12v or less and 18v or less (eg if using 6v, buy the 7.5v version). The leads are colour-coded (Orange = 3.5v, Yellow = 7.5v, Red = 12v, Brown = 18v) See more .....
£1.00
Voltage
Bright white LED (3mm dia) pre-wired with resistor and 20cm leads
This LED gives a bluish white lights and can be used with the RCT-Rx65b directional lighting outputs. If you are using pads 1 and 2, then you will need a 3.5v pre-wired LED. If using pads A and B then choose the pre-wired LED which is just above your supply voltage - 7.5v or less, 12v or less and 18v or less (eg if using 6v, buy the 7.5v version). The leads are colour-coded (Orange = 3.5v, Yellow = 7.5v, Red = 12v, Brown = 18v) See more .....
£1.00
Voltage
Warm white LED (5mm dia) pre-wired with resistor and 20cm leads
This LED gives a yellowish white light and can be used with the RCT-Rx65b directional lighting outputs. If you are using pads 1 and 2, then you will need a 3.5v pre-wired LED. If using pads A and B then choose the pre-wired LED which is just above your supply voltage - 7.5v or less, 12v or less and 18v or less (eg if using 6v, buy the 7.5v version). The leads are colour-coded (Orange = 3.5v, Yellow = 7.5v, Red = 12v, Brown = 18v) See more .....
£1.00
Voltage
Warm white LED (3mm dia) pre-wired with resistor and 20cm leads
This LED gives a yellowish white light and can be used with the RCT-Rx65b directional lighting outputs. If you are using pads 1 and 2, then you will need a 3.5v pre-wired LED. If using pads A and B then choose the pre-wired LED which is just above your supply voltage - 7.5v or less, 12v or less and 18v or less (eg if using 6v, buy the 7.5v version). The leads are colour-coded (Orange = 3.5v, Yellow = 7.5v, Red = 12v, Brown = 18v) See more .....
£1.00
Voltage
Bright red LED (5mm dia) pre-wired with resistor and 20cm leads
This LED can be used with the RCT-Rx65b directional lighting outputs. If you are using pads 1 and 2, then you will need a 3.5v pre-wired LED. If using pads A and B then choose the pre-wired LED which is just above your supply voltage - 7.5v or less, 12v or less and 18v or less (eg if using 6v, buy the 7.5v version). The leads are colour-coded (Orange = 3.5v, Yellow = 7.5v, Red = 12v, Brown = 18v) See more .....
£1.00
Voltage
Bright red LED (3mm dia) pre-wired with resistor and 20cm leads
This LED can be used with the RCT-Rx65b directional lighting outputs. If you are using pads 1 and 2, then you will need a 3.5v pre-wired LED. If using pads A and B then choose the pre-wired LED which is just above your supply voltage - 7.5v or less, 12v or less and 18v or less (eg if using 6v, buy the 7.5v version). The leads are colour-coded (Orange = 3.5v, Yellow = 7.5v, Red = 12v, Brown = 18v) See more .....
£1.00
Voltage
Bi-colour LED (red/white) (5mm dia) 
This LED has three 'legs'. There are two sorts -
 a) The centre leg is a common cathode (ie negative lead) and the two outer legs (anodes) are connected to the positive supply
b) The centre leg is a common anode (ie positive lead) and the two outer legs are cathodes which are connected to negative.
Connecting the outer legs will make the LED glow bright white or red dependent on which one is connected to the supply. If you are connecting this LED to the direction outputs from the RCT-Rx102, you will not need to use a current-limiting resistor as one is built-into the Rx. However, with all other applications, then a resistor will need to be connected to the cathode, its value being dependent on the voltage being used (see below). Available with or without 20cm wires attached. See more .....
£0.50 (without wires)
£0.75
(with 20cm wires)
Wiring (common anode + )
Wiring (common cathode - )
Bi-colour LED (red/white) (5mm dia)
pre-wired with resistor

This LED can be used with the RCT-Rx65b directional lighting outputs. If you are using pads 1 and 2, then you will need a 3.5v pre-wired LED (common cathode). If using pads A and B then choose the pre-wired (common anode) LED which is just above your supply voltage - 7.5v or less, 12v or less and 18v or less (eg if using 6v, buy the 7.5v version). The wires to make the LED glow red are colour-coded (Orange = 3.5v, Yellow = 7.5v, Red = 12v, Brown = 18v) The wire to make it glow white is coloured white. See more .....
£1.25
Voltage (common anode + )
Voltage (common cathode - )
Resistors
Resistors for LEDs

If you are not connecting LEDs directly to an RCT-RX102 receiver, you will need to include a resistor in series with your LEDs. The value of the resistor is dependent on the supply voltage. To use the LEDs supplied by RCT Trains, you will need the following values:
  • 3.5v - 150ohms
  • 7.5v (or less) - 270ohms
  • 12v (or less) - 680ohms
  • 18v (or less) - 820ohms
Available singly or in packs of five

£0.05 each or £0.20 for five
Value and quantity
1k resistors

If you are intending to use RCT receiver output pads to trigger soundcard effects by connecting them to soundcard inputs, then it is advisable to protect the receiver from excess back current from the soundcard by putting a 1k resistor in each trigger lead. See more ....

You can buy them individually or in packs of five.
£0.05 each or £0.20 for five
Quantity
MP1584 Adjustable 3A DC-DC Converter Step Down Voltage Regulator

Takes any voltage from 4.5v to 28v and reduces it to anywhere between 0.8v and 20v - fully adjustable within that range. Useful if you want to run an electronic device which requires a lower voltage than your main loco battery.  Available as a plain board or pre-wired and pre-set to a specific voltage. See more ....
£1.50 plain board or
£3.00 pre-wired and pre-set
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Lithium-ion battery protection circuit boards

These circuit boards help to protect rechargeable lithium batteries from over-charging, over-discharging, excess current drain and short circuit. When making battery packs for locos with two or three lithium cells in series (2S or 3S), it is essential that they are protected from adverse conditions. Please do not make up your own packs of lithium batteries unless you are confident about what you are doing.  See more ........
£4.00 (2S) -  £4.25 (3S)
UK destinations  only
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