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Offline Steve Smith

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Servo motors
« on: August 23, 2016, 07:56:14 AM »
Hi guys,

For those who are thinking of using servo motors for turnout control, I found a Chinese wholesaler offering a deal on 10 servo motors for R221, complete with fittings, and free shipping to SA.

http://www.dx.com/p/sg90-universal-9g-servo-motors-w-accessories-for-r-c-robot-helicopter-blue-yellow-10-pcs-337848#.V7vkqtR94sY

Cheers,
Steve

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Re: Servo motors
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2016, 09:12:39 AM »
Nice find.  :thumb:
I am using servo's  for my turnouts.
I have ESU servo decoders with their servo's on the layout that I am currently building.
Maybe we should arrange a group buy on these?

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Re: Servo motors
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2016, 09:58:32 AM »
I have used DX.COM in the past. Good dealer but the postage is VERY slow...
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2016, 09:59:38 AM »
Bloody good price BTW... :thumb:
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Re: Servo motors
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2016, 10:01:56 AM »
I have used DX.COM in the past. Good dealer but the postage is VERY slow...

Slow boat from China.  :peep:

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Re: Servo motors
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2016, 01:40:58 PM »
I don't mind slow if it's free.  It's when it gets lost that I get mad  :rant:  Normally it's the SA end where things get misappropriated.... er I mean delayed.

AS for servos for turnout control, that's just awesome.

Niel

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Re: Servo motors
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2020, 02:49:31 PM »
I have bought the Tower Pro Micro Servos, I am looking for the a method to control them. Where can I get or source these items?
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Re: Servo motors
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2020, 06:33:30 PM »
So there are a couple of options.

The first question is how do you want to control them?  Via a DCC system or via "analogue input" (read switch or push button on a panel) or a combination of both?

Then there is the question of do you want to use a commercial option or a DIY option?  The DIY option would require some sort of programming and electronic skill, which isn't for everyone.

I'm currently doing some work on a board that would allow for the analogue input method.  There are still some bugs that need working out.

Niel