Author Topic: Dead Rail  (Read 1534 times)

TomO

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Dead Rail
« on: May 16, 2016, 09:01:56 PM »
I have seriously been contemplating Dead Rail for over a year. Today I received my boards from BlueRail and for 1 locomotive operation it works very nice. I AM NOT trying to convert anyone to Dead Rail and certainly not to BlueRail. But, I had to try it!

As some of you know I sold my house, layout and the Rail Pro system with it. Lipo batteries have gotten smaller, safer (unless its a hover board) and they are not expensive. I understand the safety concerns of Lipo batteries but have never had an issue with the RC stuff I have. I understand the size issues of the Kato engines I have and may have to have the batteries alone in a trailing unpowered unit.

If I just purchase the LM2 module (I still have 3 uninstalled) and the HC-2 and use battery do I need to buy the power supply? Will everything function without it? The way I am reading all the literature I do not believe I do.

Thoughts please.
TomO


Alan

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Re: Dead Rail
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2016, 09:16:59 PM »
No, you do not need a power supply.

But you will need many batteries as time goes by  :P
Alan

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When I was a kid... no wait, I still do that. HO, 28x32, double deck, 1969, RailPro

TomO

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Re: Dead Rail
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2016, 10:10:42 PM »
Thanks Alan--right after I wrote the post I remembered I took one loco and the controller to a friends layout and ran it there. Senior moment... Batteries can be expensive if you have a large fleet, I no longer do.

What I'm thinking of doing is buy the starter pack. Run with Rail Pro while I experiment with dead rail.

Love you blog and your posts. If I can be 1/3 as organized as you are I will be a very happy Railroader.

Thank you
TomO