Battery and R/C trains
I have reviewed the forums for previous discussion on using R/C with batteries instead of using track power and it appears most of these discussion are rather old. So I thought I would start a new discussion and hopefully get the latest information on R/C with batteries.
- Are you using R/C with batteries to power your engines instead of using track power?
- If yes, are you using DCC decoders?
- If yes, are you using sound decoders?
- If yes to using R/C with batteries would you provide details to what system you are using including brand, where purchased, ease of installation, battery life, and other pertinent information.
I am fortunate enough that I am starting my Proto:48 layout from scratch, currently plan on having one operating engine (Red Caboose GP9 with P&D drive) working on the layout , and plan on building a portable layout thus the reason for wanting to move away from track power. The nice thing about O scale is the ability to contain the batteries and control devices inside of the engine thus not requiring a box car to be permanently attached to the engine. The portability is to take the layout to train shows to help inform others about Proto:48 as well as not having to take up a lot of room in the basement all the time since there are still 4 kids living at home.
Looking forward to hearing from you guys about this.
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