Early Adventures with Radio Control
First Success with Battery Power and Radio Control
First Installation of S-CAB Radio
S-CAB Radio and BPS
I got a BPS and another S-Cab radio/decoder and installed it in this model. All eight wheels of the model are geared to the motor, a Maxon, about an inch in diameter. I never measured the amperage of this motor with all wheels slipping. I should -- but this whole setup has continued to meet all expectations. I admit that I was little dubious about runtime with all the power coming from a single cell, but I have never ran it long enough to have low voltage protection shut down the battery. The loco, being a switcher, never moves more than about six cars, although an informal drawbar test suggests it would pull at least 30 cars -- if I had that many! It goes through an hour and a half operating session on a single battery charge and with no power from the track.