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    I wanted to run my Big Big Trains at a local O gauge club, on their track. But the control over the trains using the standard side switches was not suitable for club running. I decided to try radio control but without wanting to spend a lot of money on something that may not work. In the end I have converted two Blue Flyers, a Ruston and the green 0-6-0 steam engine to radio control by buying radio control toy cars in charity shops and taking out the PCB’s with all the wires etc then just connecting the wires that went to the car motor to the train motor. In all four trains I had to change the voltage to 6 volts to get them to work which was easy in the Blue Flyers but required fitting a AAA battery box in the Ruston and 0-6-0. All four now run at my train club and the motors seem okay with 6 volts. I may now invest in better radio control systems and fit lights and maybe even sound but for now I am very happy with the results for very little money I have (in my mind) updated the Big Big Trains I own to a more modern system. Please let me know any ideas you may have for updating these trains. John


    Hi John,

    Welcome to the forum. Great to hear that you run your trains at a local O gauge club. Must be nice to see them run on a large layout. I also played with the idea to convert one or two locos to RC control. I think the Deltang system is very nice and suitable for this. It can do lighting and even sound! One control unit can control several loco’s. Here’s a good video about this but there are lot more to find on Youtube:


    I bought a receiver and transmitter but I haven’t had the time and courage to convert a loco yet. Plan is to convert a RV262 steam loco. The only thing missing is a good fitting battery pack.

    There are several websites about the Deltang system. I think this one is providing lots of info: http://www.rctrains.co.uk

    When I will do my conversion to RC then I will post about it definitely.

    All the best and have fun with your RC Big Big models!




    As an addition to my earlier reply: This is also an exellent video that shows the Deltang system and how it works: https://youtu.be/dvPks5HAfpQ

    Have fun!


    • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by Dave.

    Any chance you can post any photos or wiring details /diagram please.



    Hi Mike,

    I found that the site I mentioned earlier has excellent info.

    This link will take you to the downloads section where you can find lot’s of info in downloadable PDF documents.

    I took this diagram from the basic wiring info (Courtesy RC Trains)

    RC deltang basic wiring - courtesy RC Trains

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