James Rice

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  1. James Rice

    Remote control/Motorised Switch tracks (Points)

    Thank you to all for the replies and the inspiration so far. So a general question: Which is the best option to choose for automating say, 4 sets of points? 'Powered up' or 'power functions'?. I also want to bear in mind future capabilities for adding additional functionality such as potentially adding a distance sensor etc (although i don't want to run before i can walk). I'm also assuming everyone suggests bricklink for obtaining the parts needed? Best regards, James.
  2. Hi All, I'm new to this forum, and new to the Lego RC train world. I have just started collecting this range with my son (who's 5) so this is mostly about me.... :) In all seriousness, he is over the moon with these trains and the sets in general and we have 3 already (60051, 60197 and 60198). I'm looking for some expert guidance as to the best and most cost effective way to be able to remotely control/motorise the switch tracks (points). Having done some research online, I see there are many ways, although i haven't found a definitive step by step guide yet. It would be good to get some valuable feedback and guidance from someone who has been through this process if possible (i.e method and functionality vs cost and practicality). Appreciate the time spent reading my post and any feedback received. James.