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General Discussion / Re: RailPro And Australia
« on: August 22, 2020, 02:49:17 AM »
Hi Members,
I just received an email from Ring Engineering that answers my question about the power supply and it confirms Tim's answer here on the forum.
It is just a matter of a plug adapter US to EU. And I have several in stock.
So No Problem to use RP here in the Old Continent.
Thanks & happy model railroading!

General Discussion / Re: RailPro And Australia
« on: August 21, 2020, 06:44:16 AM »
Bonjour Tim and Marco,
Thanks for your kind reply!
I'll check with Bill for confirmation on the power ratings.
It should not be a problem than. Just need the HC2b I understand.
And I'll put the CI-1 on the order as well - thanks for the advice Marco.

I still have some questions left. Like do the Sound modules LM-3S come with preloaded sound files or does one need to download them manually ? My roster is mostly Steam loco's.
I need to check and read the posts here on site and find out. There is indeed a lot of quality info here!
Anyway thanks for all your kind help to you all !
Greetings, Filip

General Discussion / Re: RailPro And Australia
« on: August 20, 2020, 10:29:46 AM »
To Marco and All,
Thanks for your reply - much appreciated !
My experience living in France for 20+ years is: It's a wonderful country but so sad there are French living here...
What I mean to say is: why would you keep or make it simple if you can make it difficult !
That's simply the 'French mentality'. But lets keep in line with this topic....
I'm convinced that RP is the way to go and I just need to examine the risk of 'burning money' when customs open the packet and discover the 'time bomb' inside!
Another issue is: RP comes at 110V  so how did you solve this ? Use another power supply ? What is the recommandation in this case ?
For the moment I use NCE Power Cab DCC. Bill suggested that I keep this to get started but will need a charge adapter 220V to 110V for the HC. (???)
Any advise is most welcome !
Thanks & greetings,

New Users Start Here / Re: Introduce Yourself...
« on: August 13, 2020, 06:53:26 AM »
Bonjour Tim and Cecil,
Thanks for your warm welcome. I feel home already !
Greetings, Filip

General Discussion / Re: RailPro And Australia
« on: August 13, 2020, 03:51:58 AM »
Merci beaucoup - Thank you very much for your kind replies !
It's a relief to read your comments and I understand the point. Wifi is indeed the same band here in the EU.
Indeed it seems a matter of certification.
Thanks to you all !
Greetings, Filip

General Discussion / Re: RailPro And Australia
« on: August 12, 2020, 09:15:32 AM »
Hi, This is a point I never had any idea of and it's like a cold shower to read this post.
I live in France and did research on the availability of RP here in the EU. Zero results. Now I understand why!
Still, I live in a remote place in the middle of nowhere and I wonder what the consequence can be using the RP.
What is the radio interference after all ?
Will it interfere with the radio or TV broadcast signal for my neighbor who lives 2 miles away ? Will it take the airplanes down who fly by ?
So, after all can I - an EU citoyen - buy the RP, say in the US, and have it shipped to my address in France - even if it's 'not legal' ?
Thanks, Filip

New Users Start Here / Re: Introduce Yourself...
« on: August 12, 2020, 08:33:18 AM »
Bonjour Everyone, Nice to find this RPUG Forum. I live in France - Centre but original from Flanders in Belgium. My name is Filip and I'm almost retired .. but still young at heart ( The reason I play with trains...)
An 'armchair' modeler for to long coming from a childhood Märklin 3 rail system to the DCC 2 rail and in the build of my second layout "The AnneliesVille RR" since 2018. Running on NCE Power Cab for the moment but tired of the wires and CV programming. Now is the time for a change and Railpro is my choice after examining the 'Systems' around and seeing YouTube vids from Kpack and others. I love all aspects of this fine hobby but electronics are not my piece of cake, although handling the soldering iron is not a problem.
So, I like to step in and find 'the' answers to my questions here.
Since 'English' is not my mother tong please excuse me for the language 'mistakes'.
I have a blog on MRH with photo updates:

Looking forward to meet you I send you my 'Happy model railroading greetings'
Cordialement, Filip

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