The Revolution TE System
was announced in 2008. Beta users received their systems in March 09 and
production units reached dealer shelves mid May 09. By mid June most dealers had
sold out of the system. New supplies arrived in September 09. The system consists of a transmitter, receiver, adapter
board and a smoke system control board. A Non-PNP board with screw terminals is
available for installing in non Aristo locos and a capacitor board is available
for smoother track powered running.
The system will work with
Track Power or Battery Power, is easy to install and appears to be a huge
success. It is quickly attracting a following of users looking for an easy to
use, reliable Radio Control system with many features, including:
Plug and Play installation
into new Aristo-Craft locos with PNP board.
6 Auxiliary Functions for
triggering sound boards and controlling lighting accessories and smoke units.
Easy to use Menus for various
functions and settings.
Headlight on/off controls.
Easy MUing of up to 6 locos.
Here are links to several
good sites with information on the Revolution TE System, including my own
review, Tips and Installation Photo pages.
Discussions and good source for help with the new Revo
TE. This is where I have learned the most about the Revolution TE
Verstile Revolution TE
My early experience with the Revo system.
Tips I have learned for installing the
Revolution receiver and using the Revolution Transmitter.
|Photos of my various Revolution receiver installations.
|On several of my
installations, I installed new LED lighting so I could have full
control of the directional headlights and have number boards and
marker lights come on with the track power. Here are some tips on LED
Power & Radio Control
|Paul Norton has written excellent
How To articles for installing the Revo TE in a GP40 and GP7/9 with
battery power. There is also an article on using the Revo with the
Phoenix 2K2 sound board.
||Dave Bodnar's web
site for train related electronic projects. Dave helped develop the Revo
system and presents Revolution TE seminars at the East Coast Large Train
Shows and others. He has posted these presentations on his web site
along with information on building Revo accessory boards.