SIMPLON Rx/ESC
BATTERY POWER Rx/ESC FOR ALL 2.4 GHz DSM2/DSMX R/C.  Sep 1st 2022

The RCS SIMPLON Rx/ESC is a combined DSM2/DSMX 2.4 GHz Rx & 3 AMP ESC in a small package that fits easily into small locos.  

NO PROGRAMMING

SIMPLY ORDER PRE-SET FORMATS. 

DUPLEX 2 x C-O LOCOS ON ONE TX.
OR
REGULAR CENTRE OFF
OR LOW OFF.
Tx to Rx Binding is automatic. Available August 1st 2022.
The BASIC is 38 mm x 18 mm x 10 mm.
The CENTRO & ELITE versions are 47 mm x 18 mm x 10 mm.
Please take the time to download and read the following instruction booklet.
It will provide all SIMPLON details. RCS would really appreciate feedback.

RCS SIMPLON INSTRUCTIONS

SIMPLON Rx/ESC
"CENTRE OFF" & "LOW OFF" CONTROL.
     
   
6 VOLTS - 18 VOLTS
(45 WATTS MAX = 3 AMPS at 15 volts)
SUPER SMALL SIZE = 38 mm x 18 mm x 10/15mm
SUITS MOST SMALL TO MEDIUM LOCOS.
IDEAL FOR THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS.
PERFECT FOR BACHMANN "ANNIES" & ALL 2 x AXLE LOCOS.
SOME SMALL 4 x AXLE DIESELS OK, BUT NOT BIG HEAVY LOCOS.
 SIMPLON DIRECTIONAL LIGHTING.
There are two lighting outputs for LED's or regular bulbs.

SIMPLON & SOUND.
Users can choose between the
RCS WHISTLE - HORN only sound cards or
MYLOCOSOUND
ALL NEW DESIGN BY ANDY RUTTER.  MICRON RADIO CONTROL
RCS SIMPLON INSTRUCTIONS
Updated  01/08/22
Not sure what "CENTRE OFF" and "LOW OFF" means? 
GO HERE TO FIND OUT

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Model Price Image Description

BRAND NEW DESIGN LOW COST!!!
 Rx/ESC 50 WATT 6 - 18 VOLT.
NOW AVAILABLE - INTRODUCTORY PRICING.
FREE WIRING KITS
All models are supplied with 1 x self fitting Polyswitch© auto-reset fuse and 1 x male - male Breadboard type header cable. 
Two pairs of JST connectors with super flexible silicone coated cables are an optional extra.
Rx/ESC's can switch from one preselected format to a different one.

DUPLEX CENTRE OFF TX & RX.
DUPLEX

A$139
US$107
2 x Snap action sound trigger functions.  One on each channel.  Plus one on Ch # 5.
Designed for use with the SIMPLON DUPLEX combined R/C rx / ESC. Fit an RCS DSM2 Rx  for use with any brand of regular Centre OFF ESC's.
These Rx/ESC's cannot be used with regular LOW OFF handpieces.
The sound triggers work the same way as they do on Channel # 5.
DUPLEX-A
A$89 (L)
US$ 61
The DUPLEX-A Rx/ESC is designed expressly for the DUPLEX Cab A  handpiece.
Servo output on Channel # 2 for RCS sound.
DUPLEX-B
A$89 (L)
US$ 61
The DUPLEX-B Rx/ESC is designed expressly for DUPLEX Cab B handpiece. 
Servo output on Channel # 4 for RCS sound.
CENTRE OFF ESC's
BASIC-CO
A$79 (L)
US$ 55
The picture on the left shows the # BASIC-CO bare bones  hardware with solder pads.
Moderate to good soldering skills may be needed
CENTRO-CO
A$89 (L)
US$ 61
 The CENTRO-CO version comes with screw terminals on the power IN Motor OUT connections, pre-wired plug in for Whistle/Horn sound plus Front & Rear lighting outputs. 
ELITE-CO
A$99 (L)
US$ 68
The ELITE-CO model has screw terminals (as above) and pre-wired JST Sub Mini  plug and socket connections for front - rear lighting outputs & 2 or 3 MyLocoSound triggers. 
LOW OFF ESC's
BASIC-LO

A$79 (L)
US$ 55

The pic on the left shows the # BASIC-LO bare bones  hardware with solder pads.
Moderate to good soldering skills may be needed

CENTRO-LO

A$89 (L)
US$ 61
 

The CENTRO-LO version comes with screw terminals on the power IN Motor OUT connections, pre-wired plug in for Whistle/Horn sound plus Front & Rear lighting outputs.
ELITE-LO

A$99 (L)
US$ 68
 

The ELITE-LO model has screw terminals (as above) and pre-wired JST Sub Mini plug and socket connections for front - rear lighting outputs & 2 or 3 Mylocosound sound triggers.
 
Each locomotive will require one Rx/ESC combination listed above.
You can bind as many locos to one TX as you wish.
You can control them
e
ither one at a time or ganged together as an MU consist.

 
Model Price Image Description
SIMPLON Rx/ESC ACCESSORIES.
SIMPLON CENTRO + MRW SINGLE SOUND CARDS
SIMPLE PLUG IN SOUND CARD INSTALLATION. 
Ideal for use with Bachmann Thomas and Friends locos.
 LYN-SOUND
 A$49 (L)
US$ 36
STEAM WHISTLE & DIESEL HORN
GO HERE FOR SOUND SAMPLES 
 
IF YOU HAVE ARISTOCRAFT & BACHMANN PnP SOCKET EQUIPPED LOCOS,
MAKE INSTALLATIONS A BREEZE WITH OUR PLUG'N'PLAY PCB KITS.

BATT-PNP
A$19 (L)
$13 (L)

Simplified Battery only 3 amp Plug'n'Play adaptor for the standard Bachmann® & AC® socket.  Fuses not supplied.
PDF Instructions

EXPANSION BOARD 1 x + & - IN = 5 x + & - OUT
JST-PDB

$19 (L) JST Female lead - Screw terminals on pcb.
Recommended for use with JST installations when needing more + & - outputs.
JST CABLES
JST-2x300
A$8 (L)
 Includes 2 x pairs of JST silicone leads,
JST-4x300
A$15 (L)  Four pairs of small JST two way in line connector cables.
300 mm Silicone multi strand leads.
JST BASED INSTALLATION KIT
JST-SWITCH
$29 (L)
$20 (L)
JST installation loom kit.  Super flexible 20 cm  silicone leads. SPDT switch, 2.5 charge jack, 
Use a # JST-FUSE for system protection.
PLUG IN R/C ACCESSORIES FOR SOUND TRIGGERS, ETC.
5-Volt-Reg
$29 (L)
$20 (L)
# 5 Volt Regulator.
# 5 volt regulator provides a higher voltage than the stock 3.3 volts.   Increases volume.
25 mm x 13.5 mm x 12 mm.
MRW-SSSS
$19 (L) Solid State Single Switch.
# MRW-SSSS has 1 x
3amp trigger control function especially for channel # 5.
21 mm x 13 mm x 10 mm
DITCH LIGHTS KIT FOR AMERICAN DIESELS.
Manual or Automatic control.
MRW-SSDL
$29 (L)
$ 25 (L
)
Solid State Ditch Lights.
Lights are ON or OFF when running.
Triggered by the Diesel loco horn control.
SERVO EXTENSION LEADS.
Cut in length to suit various requirements such SIMPLON-CENTRO.
FUTABA MALE to MALE Extension leads.
20cm-m-m
A$6 (L) Double ended Male - Male Plug in 3 wire servo lead.  Can be used for lights, sound triggers etc.  Cut in half for 2 x 100 mm cables.
FUTABA MALE to FEMALE Extension leads.
15cm-m-f
A$5 (L)  6" extension servo lead. Used where RX is separated from the servos.  EG Tender locos.
30cm-m-f
A$6 (L) 12" Double ended Male - Female Plug in 3 wire servo lead.  Can be used for lights, sound triggers etc.
Cut in half for use as an In-Line connector.
50cm-m-f
A$7 (L)

As above

 

WITH BATTERY R/C ENQUIRIES IT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL FOR RCS TO KNOW:

Where you are? 
What the scale and gauge is?
Will the TX handpiece also be controlling Live Steam locos?
How many operators?

What is the loco you wish to convert?
Will the batteries and R/C be on board the loco or in a trail car?

 
GO HERE OR 2.4 Ghz DSM2 TX HANDPIECES.
GO HERE FOR SUITABLE BATTERIES & CHARGERS.
GO HERE FOR OTHER INSTALLATION KITS.
GO HERE FOR R/C SWITCHES.
GO 
HERE FOR SOUND CARDS.

 
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