Battery Track Power “Track Power”

dunnyrail

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Just got an email about this product (USA availability only at the moment by the looks of things) about a research concept that has apparently turned into a Product. Might be just the thing for those that do not wish to install Mains Analogue Controllers outside. Cost around $100. interesting concept that shows perhaps Battery Power one way or the other may well be the future for Garden Railways.

 
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A useful gadget, it could be handy for a source of power for lighting etc, if you are already battery powered
 
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A useful gadget, it could be handy for a source of power for lighting etc, if you are already battery powered
I think that you may have just sold me in buying one if they get to UK, thanks Paul. Have been pondering Building Lights for ages and one of these could be just the thing with a Detecter and timer to fire up the Lights at dusk for an hour or two, LED of course for Low Power Drain.
 
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Just got an email about this product (USA availability only at the moment by the looks of things) about a research concept that has apparently turned into a Product. Might be just the thing for those that do not wish to install Mains Analogue Controllers outside. Cost around $100. interesting concept that shows perhaps Battery Power one way or the other may well be the future for Garden Railways.

That would be full circle, then - 'cos that's how many non-steam garden railways were first powered :rock::rock::rock::rock:
 
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Paul, my emoticon was because if you were to use it for lighting, you don't need the $110 box, just the battery or power supply, which is NOT supplied for that price.

This is a $110 speed controller that handles 10 amps, with a knob and switch, no remote, and power source not included.

I don't bedgruge the manufacturer making a buck, but you could build this for a lot less with parts off the shelf.

Greg
 
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If one had the Electrical Nouse one could.
 
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Oh Boy!

So...................................................................

You want lights..
Outside...
Without mains, or track-power....


I think what you need is a battery? :think::nerd::nerd:

Now, if you want it a source of track-power.. That is a different narrative..
 
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A long extension cord and a power pack would do the job, for less money....
 
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But, don't forget, it's a gadget and we love gadgets, don't we?
 
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Oh Boy!

So...................................................................

You want lights..
Outside...
Without mains, or track-power....


I think what you need is a battery? :think::nerd::nerd:

Now, if you want it a source of track-power.. That is a different narrative..
Oh dear never mention Track Power in a Battery Thread or Vic Verc!
But, don't forget, it's a gadget and we love gadgets, don't we?
yus indeed.
 
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Oh dear never mention Track Power in a Battery Thread or Vic Verc!

yus indeed.
Ah! but this is a news area, so i think we could get away with it here. Thinking maybe we need a Battery/DCC and all so a Battery/Track Power area, and we really ca mess up not posting in the correct place :)
 
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Ah! but this is a news area, so i think we could get away with it here. Thinking maybe we need a Battery/DCC and all so a Battery/Track Power area, and we really ca mess up not posting in the correct place :)
Good idea Jimmy, you know me like to set off the blue touch paper and retire out of the way.
 
Gizzy

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I knew a chap who ran his DC layout on batteries once.

I believe they were ex-airfield ones....
 
PhilP

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I knew a chap who ran his DC layout on batteries once.

I believe they were ex-airfield ones....
Oh yes? :think: i wonder who that *might* have been?? :lipssealed:

Did they go quite fast, when starting? - I would expect they would just take-off!
:rofl::rofl::rofl:
 
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It seems that we may have visited this place before. Back in the day, those living in rural areas used dry cells to power their trains. What's old is new again.
 
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The beauty of today's technology being, where you had dry-cells, or 'wet' lead-acid, you can now use Lithium-based batteries to get a greater charge-density in a smaller, lighter package.
 
Rhinochugger

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Just proves that there's nothing new under the sun :nerd::nerd::nerd:
 
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This is what I used over sixty years ago.

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